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Happy Dr. Seuss’s Birthday! {and Read Across American Day}

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Mark your calendars: March 2 is Dr. Seuss’s birthday and March 3, 2014, is NEA’s Read Across America Day!

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“You’re never too old, too wacky, too wild, to pick up a book and read to a child”

March has barely just begun and it is already jammed packed with fun events and happenings.  First up is our beloved Dr. Seuss’s birthday on March 2.  Theodor Seuss Geisel (March 2,1904 – September 24,1991) was an American writer, poet, and cartoonist most widely known for his children’s books written under the pen names of Dr. Seuss, and Theo LeSieg. Everyone in our family is a huge Dr. Seuss fan.  Last year we decided to celebrate in high fashion by having a read a-loud gathering. Everyone will bring one or two of their Seuss favorites. Here’s a sample of the “books of honor” during this fun reading event:

  • Horton Hears A Who
  • Horton Hatches an Egg
  •  Happy Birthday to You
  • The Sneetches and Other Stories
  • The Lorax
  • Yertle the Turtle
  • How the Grinch Stole Christmas
  • Oh Say Can you Seed?
  • Hop on Pop
  • Green Eggs and Ham
  • Fox in Socks
  • The Cat in the Hat
  • The Cat in the Hat Comes Back
  • One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish Blue Fish

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Here are some more fun and creative Seuss ideas from our fellow book lovers and bloggers.

Allie from No Time for Flashcards has a great roundup of Seuss-ey activities! (55 to be exact!)

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More “Seuss-inspired” treats and eats at Keitha’s Chaos! (Love McElligot’s Pool)

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The House of Burke had this sweet One Fish, Two Fish craft

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Make and Takes has 9 Creative Ways to Celebrate Dr. Seuss’s birthday!

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KCEdventures has some great suggestions on Dr. Seuss Books and Games that Encourage Creativity – Inspire Creativity, Reduce Chaos & Encourage Learning with Kids

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In the mood for a different kind of Seuss Induced Fun? Check out these resources:

NEA’s Read Across America

Seussville! 

Dr. Seuss ebooks at Digital StoryTime

OceanHouse Media: Need some activity ideas for Dr. Seuss’s birthday and Read Across America Day? OceanHouse Media has an entire Pinterest board dedicated to Dr. Seuss crafts, recipes, games and more!
Check it out here: http://bit.ly/1duJxI

 

Enjoy!

1 thought on “Happy Dr. Seuss’s Birthday! {and Read Across American Day}

  1. Since I was a kid, Dr. Seuss’ books have held a special place in my heart. Certain covers actually give me a warm feeling inside 🙂 I don’t think we can say enough about the impact and effect this man’s work has had on countless lives—and still does! How wonderful 🙂

    And don’t you think the lion’s face on that poster is PRICELESS? 😀

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