Dr. Seuss’s birthday is March 2nd and in the U.S. we now call this day “National Read Across America” day. Every year this day is set aside as a national reading celebration in which schools and communities bring kids together to read and bring awareness to the power of reading. It’s no coincidence this day is set on the beloved children’s author’s birthday, and you can celebrate with your kids in some fun ways! Keep reading for some cute ways to say “happy birthday” to Dr. Seuss.
1. Make Green Eggs & Ham
Green eggs and ham is the most iconic of all Dr. Seuss foods, and fun to boot. There’s actually a variety of ways to eat green eggs and ham, even if the thought of dyed eggs gives your kids the willies. Check Pinterest for fun cookies, pretzel bites, avocado deviled eggs and more ideas.
Head to ItsyBitsyFoodies.com for an easy and tasty way to whip up some green eggs and (non-green) ham.
2. Play Stack The Cat’s Hat Seuss STEM Game
Don’t just read Dr. Seuss, pair it with fun STEM activities too! This Stack the Cat’s Hat game uses just two sized of cups and some construction paper, things you might already have on hand. Let your kids try and see how high they can stack the cups (with and without the paper), and help them learn about gravity and stability too.
Check out this activity and more at LittleBinsForLittleHands.com.
3. Make Truffula Trees
If your littles love The Lorax, they’ll clamor to make some of their own Truffula trees. Made from pipe cleaners, sparkly pom poms and some play dough, this is the perfect for younger Dr. Seuss fans to enjoy the day. And of course, be sure to read the book when they’re done playing!
See the easy details of this craft at TheSeasonedMom.com.
4. Make Cat In the Hat Hats
The most famous hat in the world NEEDS to be crafted on Dr. Seuss’s birthday! While this particular version may require some adult supervision, it’s the definitely the cutest one we’ve found. Some paper plates, paper and paint are the main supplies needed. Don’t forget your copy of the Cat In The Hat too!
Check out the full instructions for making your own at ANightOwlBlog.com
5. Read Your Favorite Dr. Seuss Book!
Whether you’re a one fish, two fish or Lorax fan, there’s a Dr. Seuss book for everyone. The best way to celebrate the author’s birthday is to sit back and relax with your kids with one (or two, or three) of his books and enjoy the magic that comes from reading. If you don’t have any books by Dr. Seuss, you can find one at your local bookstore, Amazon, Target or Walmart. They are classics that will always be in style, and more importantly will give your kids a love of reading.
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