Cat in the Hat Paper Plate Therapy Activity
Celebrate Dr. Seuss’s birthday and reinforce therapy skills with this fun and easy craft! It only takes a few supplies and comes together quickly. You can use this activity to work on following directions or as a reinforcement activity for speech and language skills where students earn the materials needed to complete their hat. I originally saw this activity here on the website “I Can Teach My Child.” You can have your students color the stripes, but I prefer to have them earn the paper stripes to glue on.
Here’s what you’ll need:
- paper plates (one for each student)
- red paper cut into 1/2″ strips
- pen or pencil
- glue sticks
What to do:
- Fold each paper plate in half and draw a line around most of the rim of the paper plate and then make a rectangle.
- Cut it out.
- Have the students earn their plate and stripes and let them glue the red paper on. If you are working with a group, they can do this as they are waiting for their next turn.
- Trim the excess red paper that is hanging over the edge of the rectangle part their hat.
- (Optional – Write articulation target words on the back to practice at home.)
I hope you have fun with this cute craft!