Celebrate Dr. Seuss’ Birthday on March 2 By Exploring Online Activities Based on His Stories

If Dr. Seuss was alive, he would celebrate his 108th birthday on Friday, March 2.  During his life, Dr. Seuss wrote 44 books including favorites such as The Cat in the Hat, The Lorax, The Grinch, Horton Hears a Who, as well as countless other rhyming stories full of silly words that make up our home libraries.  In honor of his upcoming birthday, teach your kids more about Dr. Seuss and explore activities inspired by his books.

Read a biography about Dr. Seuss— Dr. Seuss was born in Springfield, Massachusetts as Theodor Seuss Geisel.  Learn more about Dr. Seuss through printable biographies. Take a look at them to determine which is most age appropriate for your child and read one together, sharing as much or as little about his life as they want to know and you deem appropriate.

Cook a version of green eggs and ham— Sam I Am didn’t think he would like green eggs and ham. While they may be a little intimidating for your own children, make a version together that is only a little bit green.  Try a cheesy spinach and ham quiche, deviled eggs garnished with a sprinkle of parsley with ham on the side, or a version from Rachel Ray that incorporates tomatillos, avocados, and cilantro!  When children help with cooking, they are more inclined to try the things they make.  Even if they are picky eaters!

Take a walk on your own Mulberry Street— And To Think That I Saw It On Mulberry Street was the first book that Dr. Seuss wrote.  Read the book and then take a walk down your street.  Talk about the things you saw but let your imagination take over just as in the story.  Then find free printables on Seussville.com

Read Dr. Seuss stories on the go— Keep Dr. Seuss’ silly rhymes and enchanting stories with you at all times thanks to apps developed for portable devices such as the iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, Android platform, NOOK, Kindle Fire, and HP TouchPad thanks to Oceanhouse Media.  From collections to single favorite stories, Oceanhouse Media has a plethora of Seuss stories to choose from that are great for incorporating reading wherever you go.  Lite versions of Dr. Seuss’s ABCs, Green Eggs and Ham, and The Cat in the Hat are available for free so you can try out the books before purchasing the full versions.

Enjoy interactive web content on Seussville.com and PBSKids.org that incorporate learning activities with The Cat in the Hat and other favorite Seuss characters.  Depending on the age of your child, you may want to explore the sites together or be close by in case they need parental assistance.  Always be sure to preview content before allowing your child to experience the site just to make sure it is age appropriate.

Birthday cake with candles via Shutterstock

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