Dr. Seuss’ birthday is today! Want some fun ways to celebrate with your little ones? Find everything from themed snack time to reviewing your child’s successes with Oh the Places You’ll Go below. Here are five of our favorite ways to celebrate the holiday:
1. Read Your Favorite Dr. Seuss Book
Everyone has a favorite Dr. Seuss book from childhood! Pick your favorite and reminisce with your children. Not only is this a great way to increase early vocabulary, but the lyrical genius also teaches important life lessons along the way. From What Pet Should I Get? to the Dr. Seuss’s ABC Board Book, browse our Seuss book selection here: https://www.kaplantoys.com/store/trans/search.asp?tbSearch=dr+seuss&searchButton=
2. Take a Trip with Oh the Places You’ll Go
Love Oh the Places You’ll Go? So do we, as it encourages a sense of adventure and wanderlust in children! Talk about the different successes in your child’s life and the many goals that they aim to achieve. Make it into a craft project by breaking out a local or world map with pins for all of your child’s favorite haunts, family vacations, and places to visit! The map is a great reminder to keep dreaming!
3. What’s in the Cat’s Hat Game
Have little sensory learners in the household? What’s in the Cat’s Hat Game is a great way to celebrate Dr. Seuss Day while also bolstering your little one’s sensory skills. Hide something in the hat for children to discover! Kids can ask questions, use clues, and interact with the hat’s fun exploratory features to discover what it is! Find the game here: https://www.kaplantoys.com/product/62394/whats-in-the-cats-hat-game?c=11%7CKTGM02
4. Seussical Snack Time
Get creative with snack time! Incorporate hands-on learning in the kitchen with your favorite Dr. Seuss book. From Cat in the Hat cheese sticks, to green eggs and ham, there are a plethora of snacks you can try out with your little one on our Dr. Seuss Pinterest board: https://www.pinterest.com/KaplanToys/ways-to-celebrate-dr-seuss/
5. Fox in Socks Inspired Craft Time
Pull out the paper plates and orange paint! Here is a fun kid craft for making a fox to go along with Seuss’ beloved Fox in Socks. Go as far as picking out fun socks for your child to wear as they wiggle their feet and enjoy the rhymes of Dr. Seuss! Cut out and paint a fox afterwards for a cute memento.
Find instructions here: http://thisgirlslifeblog.com/2015/02/fox-in-socks-dr-seuss-crafts.html