Dr. Seuss' birthday is March 2nd, which is also the biggest reading holiday for the National Education Association.
Lily celebrated Dr. Seuss' birthday the day before with her preschool class. She made a Cat in the Hat hat and Thing 1 with her hand print and paint. They also read Dr. Seuss stories at the end of class. One of the older classes actually make Cat in the Hats. So cute!
The previous Saturday, Target held a 2-hour story time event. For 2 hours straight, they had someone there reading a pile of Dr. Seuss books to anyone who would listen. The children received a goody bag with snacks, stickers, crayons, and an activity book. Lily sat there for an hour coloring and listening to the stories. From what I was told, Target holds this event every year, the Saturday before Dr. Seuss' birthday.
For our little home celebration, we picked out a couple (of the many) Dr. Seuss books we have to read. I love the "Party Editions" because they have shiny covers. One of my favorites is "Green Eggs & Ham," but it's such a long book.
I started reading "One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish" to Lily and Navy. About half way through the book, Lily wanted to be the reader. After a couple of pages, she just started making the story up as she went along. Then, she just stopped telling a story and was flipping through the pages looking at the pictures.
We also played on Seussville for a little bit. Lily really seemed to like the animation and links that were available. It's weird to think that Dr. Seuss was called "Ted" by most of the people that knew him and he was quite a ornery guy.
How I wish we would have had Green Eggs and Ham Cookbook to make something out of. It would have been a lot of fun. Of course, I didn't find it until we were at the library today.