Dr. Seuss (for older kids)
Even older kids can learn valuable lessons (think character and history) from Dr. Seuss and his themes. Here are some links to begin the brainstorming.
Kindergarten Earth Day Writing - Lorax application
The Lorax Application - Earth Day
Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss! | Walking by the Way
Dr. Seuss (and other) books by reading level ***This is a fabulous breakdown! Uses the Accelerated Reader levels and references the use of CVC patterns, the Dolch reading lists for each grade level, etc. to break down the Seuss library by grade level (including beginning/middle/end of first grade!). Amazing resource for parents and even teachers!
Dr. Seuss Books by reading level
The Secret Alchemy of Dr. Seuss -- fun article
Why Dr. Seuss wrote The Sneetches
Why Dr. Seuss wrote the Butter Battle book
Seeking deeper meaning behind the loveable Dr Seuss - The Scotsman
Musing for Amusement: Deeper Meanings of Dr. Seuss
The Lorax Cup Craft for Kids - good for Dr Seuss Day
Cat in the Hat Crafts and Activities
Dr. Suess Horton craft.