How To Celebrate Dr. Seuss’s Birthday

When I realized that Dr. Seuss’s Birthday was coming up, I knew that we had to do something to celebrate! His books are some of our most often read in our house at bedtime. Madeline is especially fond of them. She often requests Fox in Socks which still leaves me tongue tied!

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Right now my favorite is There’s a Wocket in My Pocket. I’ve always been especially fond of Mr. Brown Can Moo as well. Just when I think we’ve read them all (which we really haven’t) I find another book to add to our collection.

“Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter, and those who matter don’t mind.”
— Theodor Geisel

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Dr. Seuss Fun Facts

(source: Wikipedia)

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Unfortunately the craft store was all cleaned out of red candy melts due to Valentine’s day so I had to improvise with light blue melts. I think you get the idea though.

How To Celebrate Dr. Seuss’s Birthday

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1. With your local library – many libraries offer activities to honor his birthday.

2. With PBS Kids – watch the 2-hour marathon of The Cat in the Hat Knows a lot About That! on your local PBS channel. PBS will also air two brand new episodes of The Cat in the Hat Knows a lot About That! on what would have been Theodor Geisel’s 107th birthday.

3. Host a Dr. Seuss Birthday Party Playdate:

  • Read some of your favorite books
  • Serve treats inspired by his books.
  • Offer simple Dr. Seuss Crafts
  • Watch Cat in the Hat Video on Dr. Seuss’ Birthday!
  • Color a few Dr. Seuss Coloring Pages
  • Dress up as your favorite book character
  • Or try these FREE Dr. Seuss PRINTABLES: Dr. Seuss Character Match and Dr. Seuss Word Search.

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Fun Dr. Seuss Treats

  • Pink Yink Ink Smoothies
  • One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish…Goldfish Crackers
  • Cat in the Hat Marshmallow Pops
  • Thing One and Thing Two Cupcakes
  • or try a recipe from the Green Eggs and Ham Cookbook

And in honor of the late Theodor Geisel, a little clip from the Cat in the Hat video for your viewing pleasure:



Cat: So Kiddo, whaddya wanna do for fun?
Sally: I wanna make cupcakes!
Cat: Cupcakes! Oh yeaaaah!

I think Logan would most definitely agree with Sally and The Cat! Too bad we don’t have Cat in the Hat’s amazing kupkake-inator so we can make cupcakes out of anything we have in the kitchen!

What are your favorite Dr. Seuss books?

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Fun Treats to Celebrate Dr. Seuss's Birthday

Ingredients:

For Pink Yink Ink Drink
adapted from Raspberry Sweetheart Smoothie

1/4 cup orange juice
1/2 cup milk
3/4 cup plain or vanilla Greek Yogurt
10 oz frozen strawberries
1 tablespoon milled flax
1 teaspoon honey

For Cat in the Hat Marshmallow Pops

Jet Puffed Marshmallows
Wilton Lollipop Sticks
Red Candy Melts
Blue Candy Melts
White Candy Melts

For Thing One and Thing Two Cupcakes

Red Cupcake Liners
Blue Food Coloring
Chocolate Buttermilk Cupcakes
Vanilla Almond Buttercream - you will need at least 3 batches for a whole recipe of the cupcakes
Wilton #12 Tip
Wilton #2D Tip

Directions:

For Pink Yink Ink Drink

Put all the ingredients, in the order listed, into the jar of your blender. Cover and run on the Smoothie function (if applicable, otherwise puree on high for about a minute). Once the program is complete, turn the power off and serve.

For Cat in the Hat Marshmallow Pops

Insert lollipop sticks into the bottom of the marshmallow. Melt the white candy melts in the microwave or on the stove top per package instructions. Using a deep cup works best for dipping. Dip the marshmallows into the melted white candy melts. Shake gently to remove excess.

Stick the lollipops into Styrofoam or something else to hold them upright white they dry. After dry, melt the red and blue colored melts. Pour each into a small decorators squeeze bottle. Drizzle the colors on the dried white dipped marshmallows to resemble stripes from the Cat's hat. Let dry before serving.

Note: Candy Melts and Lollipop sticks are available at many craft stores, such as Micheal's.

For Thing One and Thing Two Cupcakes

Bake Chocolate Buttermilk Cupcakes in red cupcake liners. Prepare Vanilla Almond Buttercream without any food coloring.

When cupcakes have completely cooled. Frost a layer of white buttercream on top of the cupcakes - I used a Wilton #12 Round tip. This will be the Things' face.

Dye the remaining buttercream blue and pipe stars layered on top of one another in a pyramid like shape to resemble Thing One and Thing Two's crazy hair. I used a #2D Wilton tip.

Then just cut out some small circles and write "Thing 1" and "Thing 2" with black marker. Tape to the cupcake liner.