When I was teaching we always looked forward to National Read Across America day. It’s also know as Dr. Seuss Day because it’s on March 2nd, his birthday! At school we always planned special activities to celebrate. Sometimes we would take turns reading to different classes or have guest readers. And we always did crafts! This easy Truffula Tree craft has always been on of my favorites for a few reasons!
Adorable & Easy Truffula Tree Craft
The Lorax is one of my favorite books by Dr. Seuss. You can buy it here with our affiliate link if you don’t have a copy! We often read it during our activities surrounding Earth Day but it’s a great one to read on Dr. Seuss Day because many kids are familiar with it from watching the movie version. (Buy it here if you don’t have it.)
After you’ve read the story together, you can make this fun truffula tree craft that’s practical too! Weston loves using these pencils and Carrigan has decided they make good drumsticks!
I’ve included some affiliate links for some of the supplies in case you need to stock up. And even though this project needs a hot glue gun, with supervision and help, your kids can help stick the pom poms on!
What You Need:
What You Do:
- Plug in the glue gun and set it in a safe place away from the kids.
- Choose a pencil and a pom pom.
- Place a dot of hot glue on the eraser end of the pencil.
- Press a pom pom to the top. Press and hold it there for a moment to make sure it stays on.
And in just a few minutes you have this adorable Truffula Tree craft to go along with your story and celebration of Dr. Seuss Day!
Check out our other Dr. Seuss themed crafts and activities!