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Dr. Seuss Storytime at Target


NEA’s Read Across America and Dr. Seuss’ birthday are being celebrated nationwide throughout the month of March. Last Saturday we went to Target for their Dr. Seuss Storytime. They were already reading when we arrived, but we were greeted by an enthusiastic Target lady waving us over to the girls department from across the isle. As we approached she handed us a cute tiny white reusable Target bag with some freebies in it and we went to find a seat.

I’d never been to a storytime at Target before, so I didn’t really no what to expect. Would there be characters or books being read by The Cat in the Hat? No. I had it built up much bigger in my head. There were some Target employees wearing red Seuss/Target shirts and Cat in the Hat hats and they took turns reading the books to the group of kids and their parents sitting on the floor. The reading was, unfortunately, pretty bad. It was hard to hear them, most had no excitement or inflection in their voices, and many had no clue how to read from the book while still showing the pictures to the kids. Nonetheless the kids sat and listened and seemed to enjoy themselves. That’s the magic of books and Dr. Seuss in particular. It doesn’t matter how many times you hear “Green Eggs and Ham” (even if it’s read monotone)…the story and the illustrations are still so captivating that young minds and hearts respond to it every time.

At 19 months old Adaline is really a little too young to sit in a group and listen to (boring) strangers read a book, especially if she’s not close enough to see all of the pictures. This is where the goodie bag really came in handy. There was an activity sheet and 3 crayons in the bag along with crackers and a juice box. Adaline has recently become a big fan of coloring and when I sat her down on the floor with the paper and crayons she kept looking up excitedly at my mom and me shouting “Crayons! Color! Green!” She didn’t pay attention to most of the stories (it was really hard to hear).

At one point we moved to a different spot just when the best reader started to read Dr. Seuss’ ABC, which happens to be Adaline’s favorite book. During the reading she was shouting out different things from the book, “Bubbles, Donuts, Doggy, Itchy, Kerchoo, Lollipop!” and she got a few laughs from the other parents.

So she colored her paper, had some snacks, and enjoyed (at least one of) the stories, and then we decided it was time to go. I’m not sure how long we were there. It was long enough for them to read Are You My Mother, Go, Dog! Go!, And To Think That I Saw It On Mulberry Street, The Tooth Book, Ten Apples Up On Top, I Can Read With My Eyes Shut!, and some others too.

After we were done with the reading we went back to the book department to pick up some Dr. Seuss books on sale. We only had a few at home, so I was happy to pick up six more at $5 each (until I noticed a sale paper yesterday that said Toys R Us has them $4.49 Buy 2 Get 1 Free…I think I need to make another trip!). We picked up some crayons for Adaline and a few other things and then we stopped to get something to eat and head home (check back on Wednesday for a quick funny story about our lunch).

Over all it was a nice day and Adaline seemed to really enjoy herself (even if my mom and I wanted to poke sharp things in our ears in response to the oh-so-boring interpretations of beloved children’s classics).

I’m glad that we took her to Target’s Dr. Seuss Storytime 🙂
We’ll probably go back again next year…
and maybe I’ll volunteer to read 😉

Did you go to Dr. Seuss Storytime at your Target?
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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A Splendiferous Dr. Seuss Breakfast


When my sister and I were young our mother used to make us green eggs and ham and we thought it was the coolest thing ever. It wasn’t for Dr. Seuss’ birthday…I’m pretty sure no one thought to celebrate it back then since he was still alive at the time. It was just a random green eggs and ham breakfast…and we loved it!

Dr. Seuss’s Birthday was on Wednesday March 02 and we celebrated with a splendiferous Green Eggs and Ham breakfast.
Splendiferous Dr Seuss Breakfast

We had green scrambled eggs and green vegetarian bacon (which we call “facon”) colored with food coloring. We had our bread butterside up and drank Moose Juice (orange juice) all foods that I mentioned here.

I set out place cards that read “Here”, “There”, and “Anywhere” that I printed out on cardstock using the Grinched font.

I put down a red tablecloth and polka dot birthday hats that I got at Target. I found the white and blue plates at Target in their Easter dinnerware section (available in store only). The lines are sort of squiggly and right away they reminded me of Thing 1 and Thing 2, so I thought they’d be perfect for our Seuss breakfast. I got the cute little Cat In The Hat cup for Adaline on Amazon using my Swagbucks so it was free 🙂

Adaline seemed to really enjoy her Seuss breakfast. She kept calling the eggs “broccoli-dot”, which is how she says “broccoli”…I’m not sure why she adds the “dot” to the end. Dot or not, she ate her green eggs 🙂 During breakfast she kept pointing to the book and saying “Ham!” and “Sammy-Sam” (Sam I Am). She seemed pretty excited about it.

The hats were actually left over from Adaline’s birthday party. I had bought them for the adults to wear, but nobody did…partypoopers 😦 Adaline didn’t leave her hat on for too long, but definitely longer than I expected!


Have you ever had Green Eggs and Ham?
Let me know in the comments!

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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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10 Easy Dr. Seuss Snacks


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10 Easy Dr. Seuss Snacks

Here are ten quick and easy snacks that you likely already eat all of the time. Now you can make mealtime more fun by giving your foods Seuss names and linking them to different Dr. Seuss books. Making these snacks and reading the books is sure to be a hit with your kids!

10 EASY DR. SEUSS SNACKS
(Click on book images to enlarge them.)

Book: Green Eggs and Ham
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1. Snack – Green Eggs and Ham: This popular dish is easy to make. Just add green food coloring to your eggs and ham (you can brush it onto the ham but best results come from soaking it in green colored water). There are so many options with the eggs, scrambled would be the easiest but you can also try fried, deviled eggs, or egg salad. For healthier green options try adding green foods like spinach or pesto to the eggs instead of food coloring.

Book: Oh Say Can You Say and
The Butter Battle Book

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2. Snack – Bread and Butter: Oh Say Can You Say has a tongue-twister about Bed Spreaders and Bread Spreaders while the The Butter Battle Book is all about whether you like your bread butter side up or butter side down. Eat your bread/toast and butter with your green eggs and ham!

Book: Ten Apples Up On Top!
3. Snack – Red Apples: Yep, that’s it 😉

Book: Yertle the Turtle
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4. Snack – Blueberries: Yertle the Turtle says, “I’m king of a blueberry bush and a cat!”…so try some of Yertle’s blueberries 🙂

Book: Hop on Pop
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5. Snack – Eat a snack with Brown and Black: The snack that Brown in Black are pictured eating is sandwiches, green apples, bananas, and glasses of milk or water, there also appears to be a bowl of sausage links or hot dogs.

Book: Fox in Socks
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6. Snack – Cheese Trees: Cheese sticks will work as cheese trees. You could put cheese cubes on toothpicks and stick them in Styrofoam to make a “forest” of cheese trees.
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7. Snack – Blue Goo: Blue jello can be Blue Goo. You could also color other gooey foods blue such as yogurt, pudding, or even mashed potatoes.
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8. Snack – Poodles eating noodles: Any noodles will do…macaroni and cheese, spaghetti, etc. Bonus points if you have a stuffed poodle that can sit on the table as you eat or print pictures of poodles to color while eating.

Book: Oh the Thinks You Can Think
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9. Snack – Schlopp (with a cherry on top): I’ve seen some more “complicated” recipes for Schlopp online, but the easiest way to make Schlopp is simply to stick a cherry on top of ice cream, pudding, or yogurt.

Book: One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish
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10. Snack – Fish shaped snacks:
Gummy fish or Goldfish crackers
Make red and blue jello and use a fish-shaped cookie cutter. Or make blue jello and add different colored gummy fish to it before it sets…now you have fish in water!
Cut up different colored fruits and veggies and then display them in the shape of a fish.

And as a bonus…

SEUSS BEVERAGES

Book: One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish
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11. Yink’s Pink Ink Drink: Any pink drink will do from something simple like pink lemonade or strawberry milk to more involved things like strawberry milkshakes or smoothies. Milk would have the most ink-like consistency while the lemonade would look more like the illustration in the book.

Book: Sleep Book
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12. Moose Juice (Orange) and Goose Juice (Green): Moose Juice is orange and Goose Juice is green, so any orange/green beverage will do (Kool-Aid, soda, tinted drinks), or you could simply serve orange juice with your green eggs and ham and call it Moose Juice!

SEUSS DINNERS

Book: The Grinch Who Stole Christmas
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13. Who Roast Beast: Having roast for dinner? Call it Who Roast Beast. Maybe serve it with some blue “Blue Goo” mashed potatoes 😉

Book: Oh Say Can You Say
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14. Potato chips and pork chops: If you’re having pork chops for dinner, add some chips just they way they serve them at Skipper Zipp’s Clipper Ship Chip Chop Shop.

Do you have a favorite Dr. Seuss snack?
Let me know in the comments!

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10 Easy Dr. Seuss Snacks / A Splendiferous Dr. Seuss Breakfast / Celebrating Seuss 2011

Dr. Seuss Celebration at the Library 2011 / Dr. Seuss Storytime at Target 2011 / Read Across America 2011

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Free Dr. Seuss Fonts (links)


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Links to FREE Dr. Seuss Fonts (Coolest Family on the Block)

If you’ve been looking for a FREE Dr. Seuss font to celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday (Read Across America Day)…look no further! The following FREE fonts are perfect for any Dr. Seuss project, craft, printable, birthday party, baby shower, or school classroom.
Below are the links to 10 free Dr. Seuss-like fonts 🙂

The top line of each sample contains the name of the font in caps and lower case, the second line is all lower case, the last line is all upper case.

I did not create these fonts I only linked to them. To download the fonts you must click the links to go the various font websites. I have downloaded all of these fonts myself with no issues, but please be cautious when downloading anything on the internet. I am not responsible if you accidentally download a computer virus, download at your own risk. Many of the sites linked to below have several “download” buttons, but only one of them is for the actual font. Please read carefully before downloading.

Doctor Soos Bold
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Dr Seuss
As far as I know these are all the same font, but I included all of the links in case you had trouble downloading one of them.
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Capital letters are all dingbats
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Grinched
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Dr. Eve L
Not as “Seuss-y” as others, but saw it recommended in a
few places around the web so I decided to include it.
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Fishbowl
This one isn’t as “Seuss-y” as the others, but I thought it might work in particular with “fish” themes such as One Fish Two Fish or the goldfish from The Cat in the Hat.
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HoW tO dO SoMeThInG
Free Dr Seuss fonts

Squaresville / Lucyville
Free Dr Seuss fonts

Oogie Boogie
Free Dr Seuss fonts

Poorhut
Free Dr Seuss fonts

Gabbaland
Free Dr Seuss fonts

NOTE: You can not download the fonts here on my blog (I did not create the fonts, I only linked to them). You must click through the links to download the fonts and then install them on your computer. Read my comment below about how I installed these fonts to my Windows 7 computer. Please do an internet search for “how to install fonts” if this isn’t helpful to you. I have downloaded all of these fonts myself with no issues, but please be cautious when downloading anything on the internet. I am not responsible if you accidentally download a computer virus, download at your own risk. Many of the sites linked to above have several “download” buttons, but only one of them is for the actual font. Please read carefully before downloading.

How do you plan on using these free Dr. Seuss fonts?
Let me know in the comments!

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Read Across America with Dr. Seuss! 2011


March 02 is Dr. Seuss’s birthday and NEA’s Read Across America Day! You should be able to find some (free) Seuss and reading events going on near you.

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On Saturday February 26, 2011 (9a-11a) bring the kids to your local Target store to enjoy giveaways, coupons and hear Dr. Seuss favorites.

Target.com: Read Across America: Download the free printable of a Cat in the Hat hat to color and wear and a Lorax puppet. Many more non-Seuss printables can be found under the Start Reading and Activity Center tabs.

Read Across America: Learn more about Read Across America and find some great links.

Seussville: Seussville has a page dedicated to Read Across America that includes many free Dr. Seuss printables.

Check your local library!

Celebrate Dr Seuss’ Birthday: Stories – Activities – Treats
at libraries in the Beaver County, PA area.

*Carnegie Free Library Beaver Falls, PA:
Monday February 28, 2011 at 5:30pm.
*Rochester Public Library:
Monday February 28, 2011 at 6pm.
*Baden Memorial Library:
Tuesday March 1, 2011 at 1pm.
*BF Jones Memorial Library Aliquippa, PA:
Wednesday March 2, 2011 at 6pm.
*Monaca Public Library:
Wednesday March 2, 2011 at 6pm.
*Beaver Area Memorial Library:
Wednesday March 2, 2011 at 6:30pm.
*New Brighton Public Library:
Thursday March 3, 2011 11am.
*Chippewa Branch Library Beaver Falls, PA:
Saturday March 5, 2011 at 12:30pm.
*Laughlin Memorial Library Ambridge, PA:
Saturday March 5, 2011 at 1pm.
*Carnegie Library Midland, PA:
Saturday March 12, 2011 at 1pm.

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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