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"Green" Lesson Plan

Posted by Susan Armstrong on February 9, 2011 at 1:52 PM

"Green" Lesson Plan Using

Green Eggs and Ham By Dr. Suess


Developmentally appropriate for toddlers, 18 months to 3 years old. Green eggs and Ham will be used in story time and as a food activity. It is designed to enhance listening skills and give encouragement for learning reading and discovering books. Allow the children to help you turn the pages and try to say the rhymes along with you.

Purpose/Objectives of Activity:

  1. Practice language and rhyming skills
  2. Practice color recognition
  3. Practice listening skills
  4. Fine motor development

Space and Materials Needed:

This activity is to begin in the language/reading center.Lay out a large green blanket for everyone to sit on as you read. The activity will end up at the eating tables, so it is to be done either before breakfast or lunch. You can have green eggs and ham for your meal!

  • Book: Green Eggs and Ham By Dr. Seuss
  • Green food coloring
  • Prepared/sliced ham
  • Prepared scrambled eggs in a large bowl
  • Large spoon
  • Paper plates
  • Silverware
  • Napkins
  • Aprons or smocks to protect clothing


Read Green Eggs and Ham on the green blanket as a group. Be sure to use different voices for the characters. Try to act out the feelings of the characters from the story. Encourage the toddlers to try to say the rhyme with you “Not in a box, not with a fox…” as you read.

Once finished reading the story move to the tables for breakfast/lunch to have some green eggs and ham. The ham and eggs should already be prepared before you begin reading or another teacher can prepare them as you are reading. Ask the children if they would like to try some green eggs and ham too. If you get some “no’s” try to encourage them to try new things. Remind them that once he tried them, he really, really liked them.

Bring out the large bowl of scrambled eggs and drop in a few drops of green food coloring in front of the children. Let each child have a turn at stirring and mixing the eggs to make them green. Ask questions like “What color eggs are these? Do you see the eggs change colors? I wonder if it will taste the same?” Once the eggs are all blended and green, give each child a serving of green eggs and ham to enjoy. Afterwards, let the children help clean the tables and put away their dishes in the sink. Ask them if they liked their green eggs and ham and if they tasted different or not.


Take into consideration this is designed for toddlers with no allergies to egg or pork products. Be prepared and have some regular scrambled eggs set aside incase any child does not want to eat them because they are green. Talk about the story and act out any parts you can remember as the food is being prepared and placed on the plates. Enjoy this activity!

Evaluation and Follow Up:

Were all the objectives met? Did the toddlers like the green eggs? Did the story help them or encourage them to try something new? What would you change?



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