Thing 1 and Thing 2 *Updated*

You are never going to believe who snuck into our classroom last night... Thing 1 and Thing 2!  They wrote us a very fresh morning message, and left ALL of our Dr. Seuss books all over the rug.  Can you believe it?!?  The little ones said to me "now we KNOW it's not you doing this... you would NEVER leave books on the floor!"  So cute!

They even left self portraits on our easel!  Side note: the kids LOVE painting on foil.  This is the first time I've done it, and it was a huge hit this week.  I had the parents donate the foil and stirred in a dash of dish soap into each paint cup to help the paint stick to the foil.  Worked like a charm!

Today we made handprint Thing 1 and Thing 2s. I got the idea {HERE}.  It is so cute and easy!  I didn't say clean, just easy! 

Here's how:
  1. Paint the palm of one hand white, and all fingers of that hand blue.  Press it onto a piece of yellow construction paper.
  2. Paint the other hand red, except for the middle finger.  Press it onto the paper, below the first handprint. 
  3. Trim around each Thing.
  4. When dry, have children draw on a face with a thin black marker or Sharpie.
  5. Glue a small circle of white paper onto the stomach area.  Students can write a 1 or 2 on the circle.  I traced the bottom of a paint bottle that was about the size of a half dollar.
 I realized about halfway through that I could fit two "Things" onto one sheet of paper if the kids had smaller hands.  I love to save paper :)

Have kids rub their hands together for a quick color experiment (red + blue = purple).

Here are the finished "Things!"  Sorry for the poor quality phone photos and for the fact that the Things look like they are in jail.  The windows looking into my classroom are reinforced with wire and VERY classy.


vicky1970 said...

Mary - love your blog - very cute and love the Thing 1/2's. I'm your newest follower. Come visit my blog I recently posted pictures from our Dr.Seuss Day.
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Michelle Griffo said...

I have never painted on foil! It would be pretty to paint fish on foil! I want to try it in my room!

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