Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss!
Saturday (March 2) is Dr. Seuss' birthday. In my opinion, we should all celebrate his birthday. Why? For one, Theodore Geisel changed the world by teaching children to read, and enjoy it, when he introduced “The Cat in the Hat.” Yeah, for that! Second, his books have meant so much to our generation growing up that it's fun to share the silliness of his books with our kids. Third, Dr. Suess has stimulated our imaginations and engaged us with fun, humor and a whole lot of goofiness. To keep his memory alive and have fun with the kids, here are a few ways to to add some silliness, smiles, and color into a cold winter day.
Read and Explore. He wrote more than 40 books, so pick your favorites and spend some time in the wacky world he created. My favorites are The Lorax, Green Eggs and Ham, Fox in Sox, and One Fish, Two Fish. Don't have any of your own Dr. Seuss books? Grab some at the library!
Cook Up Some Fun! I love cooking with my kids and it's very easy to entice them into the kitchen to make some Seussical snacks and treats. It's the perfect time to spend time together and talk about your favorite Dr. Seuss books. The Kitchen Fun with my 3 Sons blog has some adorable, easy Dr. Seuss Hat Pops or she's got a healthier Fruit Pop version. This Dr. Seuss breakfast from the Make Myself at Home blog looks delish!
Take a Trip to Seussville. This fun website is dedicated to all things Seuss. You and your kids can play games, meet the wacky characters and learn more about the author.
Crafty like a Fox. There are so many cute Dr. Seuss inspired crafts out there that it was hard to choose just a few. But the Danielle's Place blog has some cute Lorax crafts that are super easy for kids to make. I love Apples and ABC's Truffula Trees art. Finally, this Fox in Sox paper bag hand puppet from Vanessa's Blog would be perfect to make and then read the book out loud with your kids.
Which is your favorite Dr. Seuss character or book?
Are you on Pinterest? Follow my Dr. Seuss Board on Pinterest to find a lot more craft and recipe ideas to help celebrate Dr. Seuss' birthday. I'm amassing quite the collection.
Sue Kirchner is a family fun coach, blogger, kids party planner, and weekly contributor to Patch.com. Sue and her family fun ideas have been featured on TV, newspapers, magazines, blogs, as well as her own family fun site ChocolateCakeMoments.com.