March is the month for book readers. It’s a great time to help a child to learn to read for the first time, find new books to read, or re-read your favorite books. What a great way to celebrate Dr. Seuss’s birthday on March 2nd when the National Education Assocation (NEA) kicks off a Read Across America campaign. It is on that day when everyone is encouraged to spend a few minutes reading to a child.
There are outlined activities for the day on NEA’s web page. One of our favorites is the pattern for making your very own felt hat from The Cat In The Hat by Dr. Seuss. There are wacky, crazy things to do on every day of the week, compliments of the Kinderthemes web page. Check out their ideas for a Mixed-Up Monday, Top Hat Tuesday, Wacky Wednesday, Theodore Thursday, and Funny Food Friday here.
The Pop Shop USA also has creative ideas for each day of the week and a kid’s menu of wacky Seuss treats taken from the Green Eggs and Ham Cookbook where the recipes were inspired by Dr. Seuss. This book was concocted by Georgeanne Brennan and photographed by Frankie Frankeny. Tasty treats like Blueberry Bumplings, Schlopp with a Cherry on Top, Daisy Head Mayzie Burgers, Pink Yink Ink Drink, and Circus McGircus Pink Lemonade are found in this book.