10 Ways to Celebrate Seuss!

Whether you love Seuss as much as our family does, or you’re just getting started, here are…

10 Ways to Celebrate Seuss this week:

  1.  Celebrate with Green Eggs and Ham (Bacon)! Or invite some friends to an ice cream shop for some “Beautiful Schlopp with a cherry on top!” Our family uses the “Green Eggs and Ham” Cookbook, but you can improvise…
    Green Eggs and Ham Cookbook [Book]
  2. Buy a new Dr. Seuss book, or check some out from the library! Read a favorite, or discover a new one every day. (There are over 60.) We’ve put all of ours on our living room “library shelf” for the week.

    Our "Suess" Bookshelf

    Our Dr. Seuss Bookshelf to celebrate!

  3. Write your own silly poem as a family or have a poetry celebration in his honor! (Include as many made-up words as possible.)
  4. Dress up like your favorite Seuss character. Make up your own silly character or imaginary place, and draw a picture of it.
  5. Count out 113 items to glue to a poster board – that’s how old Theodore Geisel would be on March 2nd. (You could glue fruity cheerios to a tree and pretend they are “truffula” fruit! Or cotton balls, popsicle sticks…let your imagination run wild!)
  6. If you’re in Columbus, OH or Shippensburg, PA, you can go see “Suessical the Musical“, For the rest of us: Listen to some audio recordings of his books in the car or at snack-time. (I can’t find the recording that I remember from my own childhood, but my kids listen to the one with Jason Alexander and David Hyde Pierce.) Or learn some silly Dr. Seuss songs, download Seuss songs.
  7. Share the love. Give a Dr. Seuss book to a friend or family you know. Or donate some to a school. Let your kids help inscribe them in honor of his birthday.
  8. Buy your kids “Thing 1” and “Thing 2” shirts to celebrate, or make your own with fabric paint.
  9. Play the “Terrible Tongue Twister” game with your family and friends. (Write down some favorites from “Oh, Say Can You Say” to draw out of a hat. See who can go the longest and fastest without messing up.)
  10. Watch The Lorax!” , but make sure you read it first.  watch the trailer (We’ve been reading this book for a few years now. The first time I read it, I cried, its message is so poignant. We have already bought our tickets for opening day on Friday, and it will be a family celebration in honor of his birthday, and mine which is the next day.)

Let me know… what are your favorite Seuss books and memories?

“Happy, Snappy, Zappy Birthday, Dr. Seuss!”

a poem by Mommy Manders

This news just in! Did you not know?

(That’s why I’m bothering telling you so!)

Listen up, all you ears, if you have not yet heard.

Grab your Whisper-ma-Phone and help spread the word:

Friday is a special day –  For readers near and far away!

A day to rhyme, a day to laugh, a day to imagine a purple giraffe!

A day to don a special hat, and party with a special cat.

It’s Dr. Seuss we celebrate! For it’s his birthday – don’t be late!

All children ’round the world should know, children high and children low,

Children west and children east, children eating warm roast beast,

Children blue and children green, children everywhere in between!

Tell all the creatures, great and small,

from Yertle the Turtle to the Zall down the hall,

from the Jungle of Nool to the lakes of Da-Dake,

Make sure Jo-Jo in Who-ville is alert and awake!

Tell the Quick Queen of Quincy and her quacking quacker-oo,

And don’t forget Horton, and Fox in Socks, too.

Tell the Zax, Sam I Am, and the Wump and the Yink,

(And I’ll let YOU pass it on to Rink-Rinker-Fink.)

Shout the news to the north and the south of Na-Nupp,

And we must make sure all 23 Daves are up.

From the Valley of Vail and the high mountain-top,

Gather every Seuss creature whose voice can shout, “YOP!”

Climb to the top of the Eiffelberg Tower, climb the tuttle-tuttle tree,

tell the Zower in the Shower …

that today is a day to celebrate!

To play, laugh, and sing, to read, to create.

Today  is a day to adore a man who…

“Biggered” our brains with a Zong and Jibboo,

He biggered our language, our yearning to read,

Taught us to imagine a Zans and a Thneed,

He taught us that play is still key for a kid,

And passed on life’s best lessons – that’s what he did!

He biggered our dreams and he biggered our fun,

He biggered the world for every one!

We love Dr.Theodore Geisel, it’s true!

“Happy Birthday, Snappy Birthday, Zappy Birthday to YOU!”

Comments

  1. Tamara says:

    Such fun ideas – Callie’s birthday is actually a Cat in the Hat theme this year:-)

  2. Melanie says:

    I love this poem! So clever and fun.

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