Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!

Dr. Seuss's star

I think that everyone knows who Dr. Seuss, right? If you don’t know *gasp*, he is the author who has written the Cat in the Hat. The all famous black and white cat that wears a red and white striped hat. However, that is not the only book he has written as there are an abundance of books that any kid at heart can enjoy from age 1 to 99. I remember reading to my kids “Red Fish, Blue Fish” and also “Green Eggs and Ham” and to this day, all three of my kids still choose a Dr. Seuss book from their library.

So what is all this talk about Dr. Seuss though? Well, March 2nd is Read Across America Day and there is a week long celebration for Dr. Seuss’ birthday. Many kids will indulge into one of Dr. Seuss’ books  and bring home their homemade red and white hats that they made at school. To continue the celebration at home, or to even start if it’s your first time, here is a recipe and activity from two popular stories.

Simple and Yummy Green Eggs

Vanilla Wafers
Vanilla pudding
Green food coloring
Confetti sprinkles

Mix the pudding according to the directions on the box.
Mix in two drops of green food coloring. You can add more to make it as green as you like.
Spoon some of the pudding onto a plate.
Take one vanilla wafer and place it into the center of the green pudding.
Add a few sprinkles.

Horton Hears a Who Pink Clover

You’ll Need
Medium pink pom-pom
Small white pom-pom
Green pencil

Glue the pink pom-pom to the top of the eraser on the pencil.
Glue the small, white pom-pom on the pink pom-pom.
Allow the glue to dry.

Create a story

You’ll Need
Anything from your craft box (ie: glue, egg cartons, felt, wiggle eyes, toilet paper rolls, pipe cleaners, yarn, pom-poms)

Let your kids jump in and use their imaginations to create their own story. Use silly words, crazy names and odd pictures. Remember, it’s all about them having fun.

“To the world you may be one person; but to one person you may be the world.” ~ Dr. Seuss


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