How the Grinch Stole Christmas! Story Time and Craft

This collection of Great Grinchy Goodness is sure to make everyone as happy as Whos down in Whoville. Dr. Seuss's How the Grinch Stole Christmas is a favorite of children and adults alike. 


How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (Classic Seuss)

Read the book and extend the lesson with the clever The Grinch craft below, and be sure to check out the links we've put together for other festive Grinch-inspired ideas. 

The Grinch Preschool and Kindergarten Artwork and Craft

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What you need:

  • Grinch pattern
  • Green craft paper
  • Red craft paper
  • Yellow craft paper
  • White paper
  • Cotton balls
  • Green glitter
  • Black marker
  • Glue
  • Scissors

What you do:
Print Grinch patterns. Trace on red and yellow craft paper and cut out.

Paint child's hand with green paint and make a hand print on a white sheet of paper. Sprinkle green glitter on the hand print while it is still wet. Let dry.

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Cut out the hand print, leaving some white paper showing and glue the print to green craft paper. Glue yellow eyes on the hand print. 

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Glue the Grinch hat and jacket to the hand print. Glue cotton balls to the hat and the collar to make white fur. 

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Use the black marker to draw eyes, a nose and a mouth on the Grinch.

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Watch Out for The Grinch! Preschool and Kindergarten Circle Game 
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Children stand in a circle. Place one chair in the middle of the circle and place a hand bell below it. Choose one child to be a Who from Whoville. The Who is sleeping on the chair with his/her eyes closed. Quietly choose one child to be the Grinch. The Grinch sneaks up to the Who child and quietly takes the hand bell from under the chair. The Grinch runs out of the circle ringing the bell. As soon as the Who child hears the bell, he/she gets up and tries to catch the Grinch. The Grinch tries to run around the circle and into its opening to sit on the chair without being caught. If the Grinch succeeds, he/she is the Who child for the next round.

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How the Grinch Stole Christmas Literacy Activity
Grinch bag counting and addition preschool and kindergarten game
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Preschool and kindergarten the Grinch coloring page and activity
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Preschool and kindergarten the Grinch folder game and activity
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Presents in Sacks
Addition and Subtraction
The Grinch Coloring Page The Grinch:
Matching Hearts

Other Grinch Activities and Games found on the Web

Make up a batch of Grinch Goo with the recipe from Growing a Jeweled Rose and let children goop it up with heart-shaped cookie cutters. 

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Try these Grinch Kabobs from Nourishing Minimalism. Not only are they made with fruit, they're easy to put together and look spectacular when finished.

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Create a Greater than/Less than activity with this great idea from You can Make the Sun Shine Anytime

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