Dr. Seuss Week!

Dr. Seuss’s birthday is March 2 so each year we plan our Dr. Seuss week at this time to celebrate.

We honestly could do an entire month on Dr. Seuss books, but we tend to throw his books into the mix often for other lessons {i.e. We save The Lorax for Earth Week}, so we’ll focus on a few to keep us busy for a week. {For a listing of literally hundreds of Dr. Seuss activities, check out my Dr. Seuss Pinterest Board.}

Confession time: Up until about 6 1/2 years ago, I never understood the Dr. Seuss phenomena. I knew him as the author of The Cat in the Hat and Green Eggs & Ham and honestly, I didn’t like those books. When my eldest minion started to LOVE the books, I started to tolerate them. It wasn’t until I read The Parables of Dr. Seuss by Robert Short that I grew to appreciate the man, so deeply in fact that we have read nearly every book written by Theodore Geisel in addition to his history. He was a man of vision, integrity, and one who had such hope for children few have been able to match.

OK – so on to the really fun stuff. Preschool Dr. Seuss Lessons 🙂

Books

Note: There is a NEW Dr. Seuss Book being released this summer! You can pre-order What Pet Should I Get now for your little ones.

I like to mix a longer Dr. Seuss story with a shorter one {for my sake and theirs!}. The longer stories have wonderful morals while the shorter stories tend to be made for the children to read, though some do still have deep messages not necessarily clear to little ears. Here is the list of books our Dr. Seuss week will consist of.

Long Books:

  • Horton Hears a Who
  • Bartholomew and the Oobleck
  • Thidwick the Big-Hearted Moose
  • Yertle the Turtle
  • The King’s Stilts

Short Books:

  • One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish
  • Hop on Pop
  • The Cat in the Hat
  • Green Eggs and Ham
  • Dr. Seuss’s ABC Book
  • Fox in Socks

Crafts

Food

Every one knows about Green Eggs & Ham {we’ll be having that, of course!}, but what about Pink Ink, or the Noodles Poodles eat?!? Bring the Seuss fun into the kitchen!

  • Green Eggs & Ham {not italicized as I mean the food, not the book.}
  • Cat in the Hat Cheese
  • Cat in the Hat Homemade Pizza
  • Cat in the Hat Fruit Stack
  • Cat in the Hat Fruit Parfaits
  • Poodles with Noodles from Fox in Socks {a.k.a. Pasta Salad}
  • Pink Ink from One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish {a.k.a. Pink Lemonade}

Need more Seuss? There are also games, coloring pages and crafts posted at Seussville.com. Also, click here to review 101 Dr. Seuss Ideas {You thought I was obsessed?!?}.

There really is so much you can do with Dr. Seuss, it is hard to limit! I hope that this helped inspire you and your Dr. Seuss week as well!

Have a Wacky Day!
Andrea-sig

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