Wednesday, March 2, 2011

A Dr. Seuss Birthday Celebration!!

I was reminded :-) by Alexia at The Mommy Rambles how fun it might be to celebrate Dr. Seuss's birthday this year, so I did some planning and this is what the kids and I spent the day doing:

We had to do some reading of Dr. Suess books of course, with the help of some the Dr. Suess characters. (Only seven books and it had to be over an hour of reading combined....phew!)
We had some fun with food too! This is just a small pancake, sliced strawberries and whipped cream.
In my searches for Dr. Seuss foods, I kept seeing Thing 1 and Thing 2 cupcakes, but I couldn't imagine making a batch of 24 cupcakes so we could have 2! So I came up with these instead! It's just raspberry Jello in clear plastic cups with white and blue (dyed with food coloring) whipped cream....much better on the waistline too! ;-)
More Cat in the Hat hats! These are a Ritz cracker, vanilla frosting and gummy Lifesavers. We had to get creative and try different colored hats too :-)
I found these worksheets at http://www.seussville.com/. The first one was a simple addition worksheet, so we used colored goldfish ("One fish, Two fish, Red fish, Blue fish") to visually do the addition. Then we did a word search, maze, dot-to-dot and a couple coloring pages.

Of course there had to be games at a birthday party! We played "Three Cats in a Row" (Tic Tac Toe) and Morgan beat me!! LOL!
We also played "The Cat Says" (Simon Says) and Morgan and Blake do awesome at what they're told to do whether that cat told them to do it or not-lol. I guess we need to practice this one a little more ;-) (Here the kids are flapping their arms.)
We also had to have a craft! We made a Truffula Tree forest ("The Lorax") that I had seen on the Frugal Family Fun blog. We just gathered some twigs from the yard when Morgan got off the bus, then painted some yellow stripes on them. I had already colored batting with markers (I'd suggest using roving if you have it...the marker doesn't stick the batting fibers and comes off on your hands.) Then we glued the the 'Tuft' batting to the twigs and stuck them in some Play-Doh on a lid to a container.

The kids played quite a bit with this and even got the Lorax in there to protect the forest :-)

After we finished all our activities, I happened to glance at the CEIVA frame and it was showing 'This Day in History' at the time:
Pretty neat to learn a little more about Dr. Suess!! :-)

Besides all that, we also caught 'The Cat in the Hat' specials on PBS before Morgan left for school. Most PBS stations were running 2 hours of 'The Cat in the Hat' in celebration of Dr. Seuss's birthday.
It was truly a super fun day to celebrate!! :-)

7 comments:

Wendy said...

Looks like a great day! We celebrated Dr. Suess's birthday too at my house!

Marina@EBMR said...

Oh my goodness how creative is that!!!I love it! My dottie's preschool is sadly celebrating Dr Seuss week the whole of next week and I love the ideas. I'm hopping away now to follow your blog. Love the ideas!!

Alexis AKA MOM said...

Kristie you really are just amazing mom! I love all these ideas you never cease to amaze me!

Caroline said...

Love all of it !! You have such great ideas.

Alexia said...

Way awesome! I love those Thing 1 & 2 jellos! Once again, we did nothing Hehe.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

So cute. You are really crafty. Looks like the kids had a great time.

The Jacobsen Family! said...

SO fun! You are such a fun mom! Love those crafts!