Low-stress Dr. Seuss birthday activities | Everyday SnapshotsMarch 2 is Theodor Seuss Geisel’s birthday, so it’s time to pull out my low-stress Dr. Seuss birthday activities. I love a good rhyme and fun stories, so he happens to be a personal favorite of mine.

Personally, I think the man was a genius to write those early readers and make them so good working from a word list.

And I am almost certain that I have never heard a forced Seuss rhyme. Which is amazing considering that he wrote everything in rhyme. And then there are the illustrations!

Some of our personal favorite Dr. Seuss books are:

Fox in Socks – My this one gets tongue-twister crazy by the end, but we love it!
Green Eggs and Ham – Yes, one everyone loves. I like to read it with gusto!
The Tooth Book – This is Seuss, but he is writing as Theo Lesieg, and the illustrations are not his. This one may be one of our favorites though. There is a clam named Pam. 🙂
Six by Seuss: A Treasury of Dr. Seuss Classics – We also own this compilation which provides a wide selection, including favorites The Grinch and Horton Hears a Who.

Dr. Seuss Birthday Activities

I thought it might be fun to look at a few low-stress, non-crafty ways to celebrate March 2.

  • Read a Dr. Seuss book or two. Goes without saying that this would be a thing to do!
  • Watch Dr. Seuss, usually the free movie-of-the-week at BrainPop Jr. for this week, and do some of the fun activities.
  • Watch The Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That on your local PBS station.
  • Play rhyming games. How many words can you name that rhyme with bird or house or car? Giggle over the nonsense words that are sure to come up. Make a list. Can you write a two or three line poem?
  • Eat green eggs and ham.
  • Visit Seusville.com and explore.
  • Make oobleck. (Ok, I’ll admit that the mess of this could be a little stressful. We have done it outside, and honestly it scrapes right off when dry.)

There it is. I am done. Now you can have some fun!

Pam

Pam is the author of The Your Morning Basket Guide and Plan Your Year: Homeschool Planning for Purpose and Peace. She also is the host of three popular  podcasts -- The Homeschool Snapshots Podcast, Your Morning Basket, and The Homeschool Solutions Show. She lives in the Deep South with her husband and three kids, where she is the go-to lady for great curriculum recommendations or a just a pep talk on a rough day.
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