The Lorax

We read the Lorax yesterday, and today we discussed the importance of taking care of our world.  I found another Lorax book about recycling and being responsible with our earth's resources.  We made a list of all the ways we can do our part in helping our planet.  Here is how our day went..

I started our lesson by reading this Lorax book on taking care of our planet.

I made a Truffula tree as a graphic organizer (instead of a circle map) for the children to tell me ways we can help our earth.  I wrote their ideas on a post it note, and I placed it on the Truffula tree.

After we made our list, I asked each student to write their favorite idea from our list and to write it on their Lorax (we made these yesterday).  I had them come back in small groups to write their response.  They wrote it in pencil first and then traced it with a marker.  

Here is the finished Lorax bulletin board!

We also did a Lorax popsicle stick puppet with a background of Truffula trees.  We made the background first by water coloring stripes, and then we added the Truffula trees on top.

We made a small Lorax to put on a popsicle stick to go in front of our Truffula trees!  This little puppet was great to have them re-tell the Lorax story!

To download my little Lorax, please visit my TPT store!  It is my first time using it, so let me know if you have any problems!  :)


  1. I just love the Lorax painting with the trees. Would you mind if we do that?
     Chrissy

    First Grade Found Me

  2. Thanks for always visiting my blog!! I looooveee your Truffula tree graphic organizer!!! Great idea!!

    A Cupcake for the Teacher

  3. LOVE IT!! I really like the water color part! I am so "Stealing" this :)

    ♥ Jen
    The Teachers' Cauldron

  4. This is soooooooo cute!!! I'm thinking I may need to do a Lorax unit in April - so I can use these super cute ideas!!! Thank you for sharing!

  5. CUTE!!!!! LOVE, love, LoVe the Lorax . . . we saw the movie this week . . . what an amazing recreation of the forest they've done!! AdOrAbLe pictures - thanks.


  6. Fabulous idea. A-dorable bulletin board!

  7. Is there anyway I can still get this download? Didn't see it in your store anymore

  8. I didn't see it in the store either. Anyway we can still get this download?

  9. I really love your offerings for the Lorax. I am using the Lorax for my Earth Day displays. Couldn't find the template for the Lorax on your TPT page. Could you possibly re post it? Please.