Submitted by Ally M., Sprout Contributor
Dr. Seuss Day is celebrated on March 2nd in honor of Dr. Seuss’ birthday. How can you celebrate Dr. Seuss day with your family? Here are a few ideas:
Make your own Foot Book
You will need:
- Construction paper
- Washable paint
- Spread out some newspaper on the floor and assemble construction paper for the pages of the book by folding the sheets in half.
- Use paint in an aluminum pan large enough for one foot to step in.
- Make the pages of your family’s very own foot book by painting everyone’s feet and placing it on each one of the pages. You can design your family foot book after the story by Dr. Seuss (i.e. left foot and right foot, feet in the morning and feet at night, high and low feet, up and down feet, small and big feet, etc.).
- You can also create some feet of your own (i.e. different colors, diagonal feet, patterned feet, etc.).
- After the paint has dried, assemble the book using a stapler and then add words.
- Practice reading with your book and share with the family.
Here is an example:
One foot, Two feet
Red foot, Blue feet
Left foot, Right foot
A foot that is big, a foot that is small,
Let’s go ahead and count them all!
Feet. feet. feet.
Our family’s foot book is now complete!
Make Green Eggs and Ham
- Prepare the ham.
- Cut as many slices of ham as you need. Add a little water to some green food dye in a bowl, and soak the slices of ham in the mix.
- Crack the eggs into the mixing bowl and beat them until the whites and yolks are mixed. Add some green food dye to the eggs and mix it in until the mixture is evenly green. Add a little salt and/or pepper for taste.
- Pour cooking oil into the pan and heat it on a stove; pour in the eggs first and cook; when they are almost ready, put in the ham. If the ham is not green enough, add a few more drops of dye.
- Serve the Green Eggs and Ham!
- 1 part water
- 1.5 to 2 parts cornstarch
- Small amount of food coloring (optional)
- Start with the water in a bowl and add the cornstarch a little bit at a time.
- Mix with your hands until it has a gooey consistency.
- When the Oobleck is just right, slowly add food coloring if desired.
- Have fun! Have your child stick their hands into the Oobleck and squeeze the gooey mixture. Have them shape it into a ball, then open their palm!
Make a Cat-in-the-Hat Hat
- Red and White Construction Paper
- A pencil
- Tape, glue, or a stapler
- Take a piece of red construction paper that will go around your head and glue some strips of white construction paper onto it in a strip pattern.
- Form the paper into a tube that will fit around your head.
- Using the paper tube, trace a circle onto a red or white piece of construction paper. Then draw a larger circle around it, and draw tabs on the inside of the inner circle.
- Cut out the outside and inside of the circle with the tabs.
- Attach the tabs to the bottom of your paper tube to make a brim for your hat.
- Wear your hat and read a Dr. Seuss book!
Play Dr. Seuss Rhyming Bingo
- Print out these Dr. Seuss bingo cards and markers. Cut out with markers.
- Each child receives a game board and markers to cover spaces.
- Call out each word on the list. (Ex.-“Find a word that rhymes with cat…”)
- Each player searches his or her game board for a picture that rhymes with the word that has been called out. Players can cover a matching picture with a marker to claim the space.
- The winner is the first player to cover a row in any direction, or the first player to fill his or her entire board.
Don’t forget to have fun with your family, and let us know what other ideas you come up with to celebrate Dr. Seuss Day!