fun food friday: Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss

Today, March 2nd, is Dr. Seuss’ birthday. We are huge fans of a lot of his books in this house. Last year we had a whole Dr. Seuss celebration for his birthday, but this year I saw that his birthday was on a Friday, so I just had to make the kids a fun lunch using the themes from a few of our favourite books. I had a lot of fun making this one. It actually turned out a lot better than I imagined. That’s always a pleasant surprise. This was surprising pretty easy to make – it’s amazing what you can do with a tortilla and a pair of scissors! Here’s how I made this lunch:

The Cat in the Hat – use 2 white tortillas and a pair of scissors. I printed out a picture of the Cat in the Hat and used my scissors to cut the shape out. I just eyeballed it and it turned out really well! I also cut a hat from the white tortilla. I spread peanut butter between the 2 tortillas and did strawberry jam stripes for the hat. I used my black food safe markers and drew on some fur and facial features. I used white cheese for the eyes, and fruit leather for the nose, whiskers and bow.

Green Eggs and Ham – I cut 2 ovals out of white cheese and stuck 2 green smarties on them. I then cut an oval out of a piece of ham and used my food safe marker and coloured it green.

One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish – I actually didn’t have all those colours of fish, but I used a small silicone container and put some coloured goldfish crackers in it. Kirsten totally got what book I was referring to, which was pretty cool.

ABC – I used my small alphabet cutters and cut the letters out of fruit leather

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9 thoughts on “fun food friday: Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss

  1. Mrs. J. and Miss J.

    I want to come live at your house you have some really cool stuff. When my children were young I spent a lot of time fussing over so many things and enjoyed it so much. My children still talk about all the things we did when they were young. Now I just enjoy watching great mom’s like you doing all these wonderful things for their children. God bless you.
    Mrs. J.


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