Green Eggs and Ham Activities
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- Sequencing Cards Grades Various
Help your students sequence the events of Green Eggs and Ham. Download and print the sequence cards (these cards are written from Sam's point of view). Students can work individually, with a partner, in a small group, or even as a class to sequence Sam's green eggs and ham adventure. There are 4 pages to this PDF activity, right-click to save the document to your computer.
- Prepositional Phrases Grades Intermediate
This particular book is full of prepositional phrases and what better way to work on parts of speech then with Dr. Seuss? You can choose to either discuss the concept of a preposition before, during or after you read the book. Whichever way you choose, have your students work through the book to discover the phrases and have them record the phrases on a chart. If you would like, you can also have students illustrate the phrase. Feel free to download and print the page we have created.
- Writing Your Own Eating Adventure Grades Various
To kick off this activity, ask students why they think Sam was so stubborn about not eating green eggs and ham. After some discussion, ask them to think of a food that they used to not like. Using the planner sheet, students will plan and then write their own "eating adventure" story. Encourage them to think of fun and creative places and situations to include in their story. You can even pull in some social studies curriculum by focusing on a particular city, state, region, or country.
- Story Vocabulary Grades Various
Rhyming vocabulary cards from Green Eggs and Ham. Click to download, then print and use them in a variety of ways. We also have the same vocab words in a list that you can copy-n-paste if you don't want the cards.
Here are a few ideas:
- Provide a collection of the words and have students write their own story or poem.
- Match the rhyming words
- Sort/match synonyms and antonyms
- Sort by nouns, verbs, adjectives, etc.
- Sort by long vowel sounds
- Sort by short vowel sounds
- Sort by the base word – what has been added or what can be added to them (-ing,- ed, etc.)
- Sort by tenses
- Sort the nonsense words
- Vocabulary Puzzles Grades Various
Using the words in the vocab Green Eggs and Ham printables above, we created a word list for our puzzle makers. You can very quickly make a Green Eggs and Ham Word Search or Green Eggs and Ham Word Scramble. Make a puzzle in seconds by sliding down and clicking the generate button, or make these more fun by adding your own words (i.e. student names).
- Relocate Grades Various
Invite your students to pick other locations to eat their green eggs ham:
- Around the school
- Around the community
- Around the state
- Around the region
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