Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!

Today is Dr. Seuss’ birthday and we thought we’d have a little celebration around here. We’re huge Dr. Seuss fans in this house and on Saturday we had a whole Dr. Seuss day. It was a lot of fun. I let the kids pick 4 of their favourite books and I planned a meal, a snack, a story and a craft around these books.

Just look at all the books we have:

Here’s some pictures of our super fun day!

First we had green eggs and ham for lunch. When I say we, I actually mean me. The kids wouldn’t even touch it. They do not like green eggs and ham! They do not like them, Sam-I-am.

Next we made a snack. Two of the kids favourite books are ‘The Cat in the Hat’ and ‘The Cat in the Hat Comes Back.’ We decided to make Cat in the Hat Hats, and they were a huge hit (as if they wouldn’t be!). To make these, I dipped an Oreo cookie in melted white chocolate. Allow them to dry. Then dip both ends of a large marshmallow in melted red chocolate melts and stick on top of Oreo. Easy and adorable!

Then we read a story. The kids picked their Dr. Seuss pop-up book, which is an incredible book. It includes seven Dr. Seuss classics and has amazing pop-ups, sliders, and fun stuff to read and see. I had James take a few pics of us while I read the story.

Last, we made a Horton Hears a Who craft. The kids adore Horton Hears a Who – both the book and the movie. They were really excited to make a Horton with a clover. We painted toilet paper rolls gray, glued on gray craft foam ears and trunk and black craft foam hair. I drew the details – eyes, lines on trunk, mouth, etc. To make the clover we used a green pipecleaner and pink pom pom. I taped this to the back of the trunk and the ear. Kirsten’s Horton is the one pictured. Cam had already destroyed his Horton before his picture debut!

We had a really fun day and it was a great way to celebrate one of our favourite authors! Happy birthday Dr. Seuss!


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42 thoughts on “Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!

  1. Jill Samter Photography

    can you hear the applause from here? he he he! so cute jill! what a fun mom you are! your children will have so many amazing memories of all that you have created with them and for them! another great day! love the photos!

  2. Angee

    Looks like a fun day. We had green eggs this morning. Thankfully my little is to young to care about the color. I’ll have to remember the Horton craft for next year. Very cute.

  3. EmilyM

    Looks like your family had a fun day. I made green eggs for Alex today, he wasn’t impressed though. LOL He would have probably liked the Cat in the Hat treat though, I’ll have to remember that next year.

  4. kitten

    WOW. What a fun day! Jill, I think you are the coolest mom ever. You make me want to go back to my childhood and trade my mom for you! Hahaha!

  5. RedTedArt

    Oh my word!!!! You have A LOT Of Dr Seuss!!!! And LOVE your Dr Seuss day. Every single bit! Isn’t the Elephant just too adorable?!?!?

    Thank you for linking up to Kids Get Crafty! Always appreciated!


  6. Katrina

    I hats are the best, but I really like how you laid out your post too!

    I just started blogging myself, zoom over to my page and check out my b-day parties :)

  7. Victoria ObSEUSSed

    Your Dr. Seuss book display is wonderful! I love all the bright colors for kids. I want to try making the Horton with his clover and the hats with oreos and marshmallows. I don’t blame your kids for not liking Green Eggs and Ham. After my Aunt (who is also a teacher) made them for me when I was 5, I refused to eat any eggs until I went to college. Thanks for linking this to the Dr. Seuss Collection at obSEUSSed.

  8. Love and Lollipops

    Okay seriously now, that Horton is over-the-top cute!! It’s also so lovely to see you in a pic!

    Thanks too for your lovely birthday message! It’s been GREAT meeting you too :)



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