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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