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Silly Wacky Crazy Seuss Hair Day


Silly Wacky Crazy Seuss Hair

Can you believe Adaline is in Kindergarten now? Today she had Crazy Hair Day at school and I thought I’d share her silly, wacky, crazy hairdo with you!

Silly Wacky Crazy Seuss Hair

I can’t take credit for the awesome hair…my mom did it.
I’m hair-challenged and can barely put hair in a ponytail.

SILLY WACKY CRAZY SEUSS HAIR
*Put hair in multiple ponytails.
*Twist the ponytails into knots and secure like tiny buns.
*Use colorful scrunchies and barrettes.
*Accent with curly-Q pipecleaners.

Silly Wacky Crazy Seuss Hair

I think her hair has a very Dr. Seuss-esque quality to it. It would be perfect for a Dr. Seuss celebration, Read Across America, or Wacky Wednesday!

Silly Wacky Crazy Seuss Hair

Party in the back…

Silly Wacky Crazy Seuss Hair

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March Holiday Traditions


March Holiday Traditions

March is almost here and it’s time to start planning your holiday traditions! Here are some ideas for family traditions for March Holidays.

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March 02 is Dr. Seuss’ birthday and Read Across America Day (March 03 for 2014)

*Celebrating Seuss
Celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday with green eggs and ham, create a Foot Book,
and make Thidwick moose antlers from hand tracings!

Ideas for Celebrating Dr. Seuss' Birthday

*A Splendiferous Dr. Seuss Breakfast
Green eggs and ham, bread butterside up, and Moose Juice!
Splendiferous Dr Seuss Breakfast

*10 Easy Dr. Seuss Snacks
10 Easy Dr. Seuss Snacks

*FREE Dr. Seuss Fonts
These free Dr. Seuss fonts can be used for printables, invitations, birthday parties,
baby showers, school classrooms / preschool, and more!

Free Dr Seuss fonts

*Dr. Seuss Posts
Links to all of my Dr. Seuss posts.
Dr. Seuss Posts

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St. Patrick’s Day is March 17!
Leprechauns, shamrocks, clover, green, rainbows, and pots of gold!

*St. Patrick’s Day: Leprechaun Trickery
All of my posts in the “leprechaun” category in one convenient place
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*Leprechaun Visit 2011
Leprechaun tricks, pranks, and mischief. He leaves green footprints,
turns the toilet water green, turns the milk green, and makes a huge mess!

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*Leprechaun Visit 2013
More leprechaun trickery including green footprints, and toilet papering the house!
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*50+ FREE St. Patrick’s Day Printables
Free St Patricks Day Printables

*30+ April Fools Pranks to Play on Your Kids!
These April Fools pranks also work great as leprechaun,
Elf on the Shelf, and Thing 1 and Thing 2 mischief!

April Fools Pranks to play on your kids

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Easter is usually in April (like this year, 2014) but sometimes it happens in March.
Click the label above to visit the “Easter” category for related posts.

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Holiday Traditions for February


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Dr. Seuss Posts


If you’re looking for some Dr. Seuss themed ideas for his March 02 birthday, Read Across America Day, check out the links below!

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March 02 is Dr. Seuss’ birthday and Read Across America Day!
Dr. Seuss Posts

*A Splendiferous Dr. Seuss Breakfast
Green eggs and ham, bread butterside up, and Moose Juice!
Splendiferous Dr Seuss Breakfast

*10 Easy Dr. Seuss Snacks
10 Easy Dr. Seuss Snacks

*FREE Dr. Seuss Fonts
These free Dr. Seuss fonts can be used for printables, invitations, birthday parties,
baby showers, school classrooms / preschool, and more!

Free Dr Seuss fonts

Celebrating Seuss 2011
Ideas for Celebrating Dr. Seuss' Birthday
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*Seuss Fails 2011
*Dr. Seuss Celebration at the Library 2011
*Dr. Seuss Storytime at Target 2011
*Read Across America with Dr. Seuss 2011


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Seuss Fails


We’ve been having a lot of Dr. Seuss related fun around these parts this month, but there were a few little hiccups along the way that I haven’t shared with you yet. In the spirit of keeping things real, here are my Seuss fails…

During Dr. Seuss Storytime at Target I got out the juice box that they supplied in the gift bag. This was the first time Adaline ever had a juice box, so naturally I didn’t give it to her to hold. She reached for it anyway and gave it a good squeeze and we got juice all over her pants and the carpet.

At the library Adaline was enjoying a piece of cake and some Goldfish crackers. I noticed some fuzz stuck to Adaline’s mouth which I tried to remove. Right after the photo was taken I lost grip on the plate and dropped the Goldfish all over the floor. The cake pretty much fell on her shirt so we were able to save it, but there was blue (green?) icing on her shirt and it needed to be washed for the second time in three days.

To save time I beat the eggs for our Splendiferous Dr. Seuss Breakfast the night before and stuck them in the fridge with a plate over the top. The next morning I didn’t have a good grip and when I pulled the bowl out of the fridge I spilled the eggs everywhere.

I traced Adaline’s right hand with no trouble, but when I tried to trace her left hand she started whining and pulling her hand away. It took some tickling to get her ready to have her hand traced.

Just in case you couldn’t see her little upset face, here it is again with a giant arrow.

I didn’t think through this craft project which I mentioned here. I should’ve left Thidwick’s original antlers out of my drawing and pasted the hands coming directly out of his head. For whatever reason I drew the antlers anyway, but her hands weren’t big enough to cover them completely, so I had to move them up so that the other antlers didn’t show. This just makes it look like Thidwick is wearing gloves on his antlers.

It wasn’t that bad, I guess, but the green eggs all over the fridge were pretty gross.

RELATED POSTS:
*FREE Dr. Seuss Fonts (Links)

*10 Easy Dr. Seuss Snacks

*A Splendiferous Dr. Seuss Breakfast

*Celebrating Seuss 2011

*Seuss Fails 2011
*Dr. Seuss Celebration at the Library 2011
*Dr. Seuss Storytime at Target 2011
*Read Across America with Dr. Seuss 2011

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Celebrating Seuss


During the month of March we’ve been celebrating NEA’s Read Across America. March 02 was Dr. Seuss’ birthday and we had a little “celebration” here at home.

Ideas for Celebrating Dr. Seuss Birthday

We began our day with A Splendiferous Dr. Seuss Breakfast of Green Eggs and “Ham” served with Moose Juice and our bread butterside up!
A Splendiferous Dr. Seuss Breakfast

We watched Horton Hears a Who!

Adaline and I read some Dr. Seuss books. We read the board book version of “Happy Birthday to You” then I read Adaline “Hop on Pop”, “Mr. Brown Can Moo, Can You?”, The Cat in the Hat, and “One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish” for the first time. Hop and Pop and Mr. Brown are now favorites. When reading the Cat in the Hat she likes to point out “Sally” and “Baby” (the unnamed brother) on each page and she gets a little irritated when I don’t read fast enough for her to turn the page and find Sally again.
(After reading her Hop on Pop and Mr. Brown only two times on two different days Adaline began bringing me the books and saying “Mr. Bonk Moo” (Bonk = Brown) and “Hop Pop”. I couldn’t believe she’d remembered the names of the books when I’d only read them to her twice!)
Reading Dr. Seuss

I traced Adaline’s hand for some projects that I wanted to do. She didn’t really like getting her hand traced, but she was excited to see it after it was done. I had to trace back over them since her fingers looked crazy 😉
(That’s not some strange cryptic code…Adaline’s been into letters lately especially since Dr. Seuss’ ABC is one of her favorite books so she’s always asking me to draw O, G, or B on her coloring sheets.)
Hand Tracings
(Yes, I did a wardrobe change…I’m fancy like that.)

Next I traced Adaline’s feet on to cardstock. She seemed to like that a little better than the hands (I don’t think she likes the crayon going in between her fingers).
Foot Tracings for Foot Book

I let Adaline color her hand and foot tracings.
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I wasn’t brave enough this year to stick her hands or feet in any paint, so the tracings will have to do.
I plan on saving this foot tracing and doing something similar each year and putting it all together as her own “Foot Book”. As she gets older maybe we’ll include some real footprints and other things. We’ll have a Dr. Seuss project that we can work on every year and have a keepsake too 🙂
(I held Adaline’s hand and together we wrote out “Foot Book” and her name.)
Dr. Seuss Foot Book

I had a different plan for the handprints. Adaline really loves Thidwick the Big-Hearted Moose. She’s not interested in the story so much as she just loves the illustrations of Thidwick. She’s since replaced her love of Thidwick with the ABC book, but she still really loves to look at that moose.
I thought that I’d use Adaline’s hand tracings as Thidwick’s antlers. Using Adaline’s crayons I traced Thidwick from the book cover (I don’t have time for free hand!). I took the drawing and scanned it into the computer and printed out a copy on cardstock. I cut out Adaline’s handprints (also drawn on cardstock) and glued them over top of Thidwick’s antlers. Ta-da…
Dr. Seuss Thidwick the Big-hearted Moose
The problem is that I should’ve left Thidwick’s original antlers out of my drawing and pasted the hands coming directly out of his head. For whatever reason I drew the antlers anyway, but her hands weren’t big enough to cover them completely, so I had to move them up so that the other antlers didn’t show. This just makes it look like Thidwick is wearing gloves on his antlers. Oh well.

We had a great week celebrating Dr. Seuss. Adaline seemed to enjoy all of the activities we did and the readings that we attended (at Target and the library) and she even liked the green food that we ate. It seems as though she’s in the beginning stages of becoming quite the Dr. Seuss fan (yay!). She really has a love of books and reading and I’m so excited to encourage that and make it fun for her.

How did you celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday?
Let me know in the comments!

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Dr. Seuss Birthday Celebration at the Library 2011


We’ve been celebrating NEA’s Read Across America and Dr. Seuss’ birthday for the past week. Last Monday we went to our public library for their Dr. Seuss Birthday Celebration. The celebration was scheduled to begin at 5:30pm and Adaline’s bedtime is 6:00pm. We decided to go even though it would be past her bedtime.

Adaline, dressed in her Thing 1 t-shirt and a tutu from Christmas, got everyone’s attention right away. She was the youngest one there and the older children were oooing and ahhhing over how cute she is. Adaline smiled at the children and even went to sit near some of them. Right before the program started another group of children came in and Adaline came back over to sit with us.

The lady leading the program and doing the readings was great. She was nice and loud and enthusiastic…much better than the readers at Target. The kids were much more involved in the stories than the group at Target.

They read Green Eggs and Ham, Mr. Brown Can Moo, Can You?, Oh the Thinks You Can Think, The Shape of Me and Other Stuff, The Foot Book, and McElligot’s Pool. There was interaction/activity with each book. When all of the reading was done they handed out Goldfish crackers and a small piece of cake.

After the program was over Adaline and I went to the children’s reading room to hang out while Cool Daddy got a library card (we didn’t have one!). Adaline had a lot of fun playing with the hand puppets they had in there namely a frog, a bunny, and a lady bug. I was cringing at the thought of her touching all the other filthy toys I saw laying around. I’m not really a person that freaks out about dirt or germs, but I didn’t want to touch them myself let alone have her touch them. Yick. Luckily she stuck to the puppets which appeared cleaner, though I doubt they were.

Adaline enjoyed the stories but the highlight of the evening for her was a giant fake owl statue. They had it setting out for one of the readings and Adaline was enthralled by it. “Owl, owl!” She got to touch it up close and she was thrilled. She was also excited to see “Sammy-Sam” and “Hat Cat” on the reader’s shirt and pin respectively.

While the program wasn’t the peak of excitement in her life, I think it was worth keeping her up a little past her bed time. It was a nice first trip to the library 🙂

Just in case you’re looking for some ideas here’s a list of the “activities” that the library did with each book:
+Green Eggs and Ham: They had printed out pictures of the different items mentioned in the book and set them out as they came up. The reader would point to the pictures and have the kids call out the word rather than read it herself “ham”, “fox”, “box”, etc.
+Mr. Brown Can Moo, Can You?: They had different props related to the story and the child holding the prop would hold it up and make the noise at their part in the story.
+The Shape of Me and Other Stuff: After the story was over the reader put shapes/silhouettes on a board and had the kids guess what they are.
+The Foot Book: Again more props were used to be held up throughout the story, “big feet”, “small feet”, “fur feet”, etc.
+McElligot’s Pool: One wall was covered in paper and the kids were given crayons to draw their own creative fish in McElligot’s Pool.

Do you attend any reading events at your public library?
Let me know in the comments!

RELATED POSTS:
*FREE Dr. Seuss Fonts (Links)

*10 Easy Dr. Seuss Snacks

*A Splendiferous Dr. Seuss Breakfast

*Celebrating Seuss 2011

*Seuss Fails 2011
*Dr. Seuss Celebration at the Library 2011
*Dr. Seuss Storytime at Target 2011
*Read Across America with Dr. Seuss 2011

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