Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Dr. Seuss's Birthday!

Today is Dr. Seuss's birthday, and we are celebrating. We actually started yesterday. Do you know how many Dr. Seuss books there are? We don't own them all, but I told the kids we would read the ones we own. That is still a lot of books! Reading them over 2 days is best for all involved!

I love Dr. Seuss. I love that he managed to write books that are not only fun, but send some great messages, too. Kutey's current favorite books happen to be Dr. Seuss books--The Sleep Book and McElligot's Pool. McElligot's Pool is actually a favorite of mine, too. Imagination, faith, and hope. All things that are so important.

The Sleep Book is pure fun. You know how sometimes you get songs stuck in your head? That happens to me with The Sleep Book. I am considering attempting to commit the whole thing to memory. I already have large chunks of it unintentionally from pure repetition. Kutey does, too. She can sometimes fill in gaps for me when I can't remember. It has been a fun driving past-time lately!

In addition to reading the books, we had a special lunch.

I picked out some of the foods, but Kiddo always has creative additions. My mind does not work like his!


Can you guess which foods came from which books? Some of them are very, very easy. Those are likely mine. Some are much trickier. Those are likely Kiddo's. At least one food represents two books, too.

The books represented are: Sneetches, Ten Apples up on Top, Green Eggs and Ham, The Lorax, There's a Wocket in my Pocket, And to Think that I Saw it on Mulberry Street, and The Sleep Book.

Foods used: eggs, ham, cheese stars, apples, grapes, noodles, and water. The last three are a stretch.

Did you celebrate Dr. Seuss's birthday? Any great activities?