Welcome! I am a mom to two wonderful kids, a lovely retired greyhound, and a wife to a great husband. Needless to say, there are a lot of daily messes to clean up around our house. Daily Messes is my blog to share ideas on things to do with your kids, snack and meal ideas, crafts, and holiday fun. I hope you find something to enjoy!

Wednesday, March 2, 2022

Read Across America Day/Dr. Seuss

March 2 is Dr. Seuss' birthday, as well as Read Across America Day! Below I have a Dr. Seuss-themed word find and other celebration ideas. 

What is your favorite Dr. Seuss book?

  • Layered Jello. Use red jello to create a red and white striped "hat" of jello. 
  • Green Eggs (Candy). Melt green Candy Melts and create a fried egg shape on a piece of wax paper. Place a yellow M&M on the candy before it hardens. Let set. (This works great for April Fool's Day too.)  
  • Green Eggs inspired Yogurt. Tint vanilla yogurt green with a few drops of food coloring (or use a key lime yogurt). Spread around a plate or bowl and place a yellow Candy Melt on for the yolk. For a healthier option, place a slice of banana as the yolk.  
  • Make Egg Topped Cupcakes, but make the white icing green to make a green egg topped cupcake! 
  • Create a lunch that links back to Seuss books, or have little snacks for each book you read. For example:
    • Pink lemonade like in If I Ran The Circus or call it 'pink ink' like in One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish.
    • Make schlopps with a cherry on top like in Oh The Thinks You Can Think!. It looks like an ice cream sundae to me!
    • Hot dogs. It looks like they are eating hot dogs with the Zable in There's a Wocket in my Pocket!.
    • Green candy eggs or green yogurt eggs (see above) for Green Eggs and Ham.
    • Donuts, egg, jelly/jam, lollipop for Dr. Seuss' ABC.
    • Cotton candy on a stick to look like the Truffula trees in The Lorax.
  • Story Times:
    • Many places seem to not have events this year, possibly due to COVID.
    • Barnes and Nobles: 3/2. Click here for stores and events near you.
    • Check in with your local library and bookstores for Dr. Seuss-themed events.
    • Seussville.com has a few online games and videos, coloring pages, and storytime ideas.
  • Read your favorite Dr. Seuss books.
  • Create your own Dr. Seuss type of book!
  • Have everyone wear their silliest or craziest hat to dinner.
  • Go fishing in the living room! Only catch the red, blue, green fish.
  • Make a Cat In The Hat with construction paper.
  • Read Oh, the Thinks you Can Think! and have everyone write down all their ideas.
  • Dr. Seuss Word Find

LINKS:Read Across America
Printables, Seussville.com

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