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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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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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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.
Celebrating Seuss

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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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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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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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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