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How the Grinch Stole Christmas {Review & Activities}

How the Grinch Stole Christmas {Review & Activities}

There is one Christmastime favorite that we revisit year after year: How the Grinch Stole Christmas by Dr. Seuss.  While youngsters delight in the simple, captivating language, the older students ponder the meaning of the tangible elements of the story:

  • Why did the Grinch dislike Christmas so much?
  • What does it mean when one’s heart is “two sizes too small”?
  • Why did the noise and singing particularly bother the Grinch?

The Grinch doesn’t stop at merely hating Christmas — the whole Christmas season.   No, he decides to do something about it.  What if he steals Christmas?  Rids every Who down in Whoville of all of the outward manifestations of their Christmas celebrations?  Then Christmas won’t come this year.

Of course, the Grinch finds that the trimmings and trappings of the Christmas celebrations in Whoville weren’t really what Christmas was about at all.

How the Grinch Stole Christmas should be a standard on the Christmas reading list each and every year, from childhood through adulthood.  Because even adults can use the reminder:

Maybe Christmas…doesn’t come from a store.
Maybe Christmas…perhaps…means a little bit more!

Additional Resources

How the Grinch Stole Christmas
Cute animated book retelling.

 

Activities

Grow Your Heart 3 Sizes
Ideas from Seussville (Random House) for doing a good deed each day counting up to Christmas.

Grinch-mas Videos
Three clips from the 1966 How the Grinch Stole Christmas video.

Who Pudding
Recipe for the feast!

Grinch Party
Fun download with lots of ideas, recipes, and crafts.

How to Draw the Grinch
Tutorial from Art Projects for Kids.

 

Books

How the Grinch Stole Christmas by Dr. SeussHow the Grinch Stole Christmas {Review & Activities}
The hardcover.  Also available on Kindle.

 

Unit Studies & Lesson Plans

How the Grinch Stole Christmas
Unit study from Teaching Ideas.

 

Printables & Notebooking Pages

Grinch Coloring Page
Printable from Seussville.

Official Good Deed Tracker Booklet
Download from Seussville (Random House).

Author Notebooking pages {Free Download}Author Notebooking Pages
Simple pages for recording information on Dr. Seuss including room for copywork, narrations, an illustration, dates of birth/death, and books by the author.

Drawing & Writing Notebooking Paper {Free Download}Drawing & Writing Notebooking Paper {Free Download}
Room at the top for illustrations and room at the bottom for copywork or narrations.