Friday, February 25, 2011

Oh, the Party You'll Throw!

We love Dr. Seuss. And his birthday is in just a few Wednesday to be exact. So, I thought it would be fun to show you a couple cute ideas that you could do for your own little Dr. Seuss party. We've celebrated his birthday the last few years, even with the preschoolers, and we always have a great time. But, if your little one likes Dr. Seuss, I think this would be a fabulous birthday party theme anytime of year!

1. "The more that you read, the more things you will know!" Get out all your Dr. Seuss books and make them the main books you read for a few days (or weeks). If you don't have many, head to the local library and stock up. You'll find yourself getting smarter (and sillier!) by the day.

2. "Try them, try them, you will see!" Last year I tried to make green eggs and ham...and it went about as well as this guys. Pretty funny, but you should definitely try them!

3. "Snack, snack. Eat a snack." When my brother Jack was little, his favorite book was Hop on Pop. So, whenever we came to that line, we always read it like this..."Eat a snack with Brown, Black and Jack!" He loved it. Serve Brown and Black's snack to your kids...all you need is milk, peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, bananas, and apples, and you're done!

4. "Funny things are everywhere." Do a few educational activities that will be sure to get a few laughs. You can practice rhyming by letting the kids make up silly rhyming sounds and words. The more you laugh the funnier they think it is. If your kids are old enough, let them try writing short poems. Remember, they don't have to make sense, just let them have fun with it! These activities allow them to gain confidence in their language skills, while their having a blast.

5. "Oh, the things you can think up if only you try!" For your craft activity, let your kids get creative, and see what they can think up! Let them paint or color the zaniest creature they can imagine.

Want some more?! Here's a cute website that gives tons of detailed ideas for the perfect Dr. Seuss party.

*All quotes from the man himself. Taken from: 1. Oh the Places You'll Go; 2. Green Eggs and Ham; 3. Hop on Pop; 4. One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish; 5. Oh, the Thinks You Can Think.

1 comment:

  1. That line is the reason that snack is my most favorite word.