My Many Colored Days | 123Read&Write

 A simple reading comprehension quiz and literacy activities for the children's book, My Many Colored Days, by Dr. Seuss.

Book Summary

As a simplistic picture book about discovering and understanding one’s feelings, My Many Colored Days is a rare Dr. Seuss gem that not only children will love; but adults who share in this children's book will also enjoy it. The book itself is a work of beauty. The vibrant use of color and distinguished shading techniques, by Steve Johnson and Lou Fancher, work to perfection. I love the vibrant orange days, when “I’m a circus seal!” Or, the neon glow of a flamingo when the day is “happy pink.” The book does such a wonderful job of describing human emotions in a simplistic way; that as an adult, I sometimes correlate my days with the colors represented in this book.

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Reading Comprehension Quiz

After reading the story to your child, go to the following link to complete the quiz:

5 = Mastery

4 = Developing

<3 = Beginning

Follow-Up Lesson Plan Activities

Activity 1: Sorting Behaviors

Directions: Dr. Seuss taught us that some days we’re happy, and some days we’re sad. Determine if the following would make you happy or sad. Circle the correct face for how you would feel.

Activity 2: Identifying Emotions

Directions: Dr. Seuss describes many different emotions you can feel. Our facial expressions change with each different emotion. Draw a line to connect the name of the emotion to the facial expression it makes.

Activity 3: Color Match

Directions: Dr. Seuss shows the connection between emotions and colors. How well do you know your colors? Connect the color block on the left with the name of the color on the right. Use the beginning letter sound to help you find the right color.

Activity 4: Art Activity - Draw You!

Directions: The character in the story changed shape based on how he felt that day. In the space below, draw a picture of yourself. What color are you feeling today?

Activity 5: Creative Writing Prompt

Directions: Dr. Seuss showed us the different colors we can feel on any given day. Imagine you had a magic paintbrush to help you change the colors of the world. Write a story about your adventures with a magic paintbrush on the lines below. Draw a picture in the box to go along with your story.

My Many Colored Days Video