Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss!

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“From there to here, from here to there, funny things are everywhere.” – One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish by Dr. Seuss

 

 

 

Dr. Seuss’ birthday is March 2, and there’s no better way to celebrate the man who authored 46 fanciful children’s books than by embracing your inner child. You can celebrate with the kids at home or happily on your own, during a storm and then again once it’s warm, in the park or even after dark. You can celebrate here, there, everywhere! It’s not Dr. Seuss, I’ll grant you that, but you get the idea.

Here are some other ideas.

Read, Watch & More!

  • Dr. Seuss Day is also known as Read Across America Day. After all, his books inspired a love of reading in generations of readers around the world. Embark on a Dr. Seuss read-a-thon with your kids. You can find some classics in our catalog or download an e-book or audiobook from OverDrive.
  • Watch your favorite Seuss-inspired films, complete with Seussational snacks (below).
  • Pop into our Highlands Ranch branch for an array of Seuss-themed games and activities all day, including tic-tac-toe, coloring and more!
  • Dress up as a Dr. Seuss character. Pick your favorite — there are so many to choose from!
  • Talk in rhyme all day long.
  •  Want more ideas?

Crafts & Snacks

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Cat in the Hat Hat

Who doesn’t love that mischievous cat? The best part of making this hat is that it’s wearable, too!

 

Materials needed: a cardboard tube, red and white yarn, white foam sheet, school glue, and scissors

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Cat in the Hat Snack

This edible craft is perfect for little ones who want to help, or make it yourself when you’re craving something sweet and whimsical. (You could also try this healthier option from Spaceships and Laser Beams.)

Ingredients:
10 Oreo cookies
20 marshmallows
1/2 cup white frosting
Red sprinkles

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The Lorax Paper Plate Craft

Children’s books make learning fun, and The Lorax has important lessons to share. Craft time with the kids is just one more opportunity to talk about this fable-like story.

 

Materials needed: Paper plate, orange paint, large googly eyes, orange pom-pom, yellow construction paper, paint brush, glue, scissors

DIY Mustache on a Stick

Dr. Seuss Day should be full of whimsy, like the author’s stories and colorful characters. Take the Lorax craft project above a step further by making a bushy, yellow Lorax mustache that you can pull out and “wear” whenever the quirky inspiration strikes. The whole family can have fun with this craft.

Materials needed: Mustache template (easily found by Googling “Lorax mustache template”), white foam sheet, scissors, wooden dowel, yellow and white paint, paint brush, glue

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Green Eggs & Ham Pretzel Snack

This snack is just as easy to enjoy anywhere and with anyone as Sam I Am’s green eggs and ham. Only they’re sweet. And salty. And easy to make!
Ingredients:
Tiny twist pretzels
White melting wafers
Green Sixlets
A cookie sheet
Wax paper or aluminum foil