Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss!

Yesterday was Dr. Seuss' birthday, and our class had a mini-party to celebrate the man's life and works.

It was actually a week-long thing. We have been doing a lot of Seuss activities, reading a lot of his books, and had the kids write on their journals about their favorite Dr. Seuss book.

Speaking of activities, here is one of my favorites. We foot-painted (Yes. Don't ask.)  and made their imprints into "cat-in-the-hats". It turned out so darn cute that I didn't mind those stinky feet! Hahaha. Kidding aside, we did it first thing in the morning to avoid smelly footsies!

Here is what our bulletin board looked like!

I made some "truffula trees" for the kids using jumbo marshmallows, white chocolate and food color. They liked it, but they LOVED the sticks - which I thought was hilarious. After eating the marshmallow, they asked for ziploc bags so they can keep their sticks and play with them at home. Aaah, you can never really tell what is going on in a child's mind. :-)

Purple wasn't a very popular color! And yes, the sign at the back says "cave."

Anyway, those were just regular cake pop sticks which I wrapped with colored paper (spiral). I adhered the colored paper with a tiny bit of glue.

Lolly sticks and colored paper. Voila!

Of course, we had the proverbial green eggs and ham. No Dr. Seuss party would be complete without them! We had the kids participate by breaking the eggs and watching me cook them.  We were kinda' hoping that they would connect the facts - that those were just regular eggs with a few drops of green food color. Some of them were brave enough to try, and actually had seconds!

We scrambled 19 eggs - and there were none left at the end of the day. Hurrah!

Let me leave you with one of my favorite quotes from one of my favorite Seuss books:

"Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot,
Nothing is going to get better. It's not."
                                             - Dr. Seuss, The Lorax   




mommy peach said...

Fun Activities! Di ko alam birthday pala ni Dr. Seuss! 20829

J said...

@Peach: March 2 birthday niya, sis!

Tin | The Average Jane said...

Great idea on the foot print cat-in-the-hats. =)

J said...

@Tin: Can't take credit... they have been making that project for years. But thanks!

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