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Green Eggs and Ham

Last updated Thursday, May 18, 2017

Author: Dr. Seuss
Date of Publication: 1960
ISBN: 0394800168
Grade Level: Kindergarten    (GLCs: Click here for grade level guidelines.)
Date(s) Used: May 2017

Synopsis: "Do you like green eggs and ham?" asks Sam-I-am in this Beginner Book by Dr. Seuss. In a house or with a mouse? In a boat or with a goat? On a train or in a tree? Sam keeps asking persistently. With unmistakable characters and signature rhymes, Dr. Seuss’s beloved favorite has cemented its place as a children’s classic.

Discussion topics for before reading:
•  Have you ever read any Dr. Seuss books? Which is your favorite?
•  What other color of eggs can you imagine?
•  What do you like to eat for breakfast? Lunch? Dinner?

Discussion topics for during/after reading:
•  Do you like green eggs and ham?
•  How does Sam get his friend to try green eggs and ham?
•  Does Sam's friend like green eggs and ham after finally trying them?
•  What other places would you like to try something new? (i.e. on a train, in the rain, in a box, with a fox)
•  What are some of the rhyming words in this book? Can you think of more words that rhyme?

Craft ideas:
•  Cut out shapes of eggs and ham, color green or your favorite color, then paste onto a paper plate (if available) or round construction paper.
•  Make a mother's day card.
•  Check our craft ideas for May on Pinterest!

Special activities:
•  Write a a short word on paper and ask the kids to add words that rhyme with it.

*Note: These craft ideas are just suggestions. You can use them, but you don’t have to use them. You can expand upon them, or add your own twist. Remember, though, that the focus of your time should not be on the development and execution of a craft; the focus should be on the read-aloud and the enjoyment of the book!