March 2nd is Dr. Seuss’ birthday. This beloved author’s books have entertained generations of children. Why not celebrate Dr. Seuss and his work with a special celebration in your house or classroom?
Planning the Dr. Seuss Birthday Celebration
Dr. Seuss Books
The first things you will need for your celebration are your favorite Dr. Seuss books to read. Here are our favorites.
Dr. Seuss Literacy Activities
#1 Opposite Foot Trail
Then, you will need a fun literacy activity to enjoy.
We created an opposite foot trail to compliment The Foot Book. You will need 14 foot cut-outs. We used various colors of construction paper. Label each foot with the following words (opposite pairs from the book): wet/dry, left/right, day/night, high/low, front/back, slow/fast, and small/big. Use picture clues for pre-readers.
Split each opposite pair so that you have two piles of words. Place one pile in a central area. Take the other pile and spread them out in a trail.
To play, start at the beginning of the trail. Read the first word. Decide what the opposite word is for that word. Go to your “central pile” and find the correct word. Bring it back to the trail and place it next to the correct opposite match.
Have your trail lead to a yummy Dr. Seuss treat (see below)!
#2 Make a There’s A Wocket in My Pocket Silly Book
Make a silly rhyming book to compliment There’s a Wocket in My Pocket. Just print the FREE download and you are ready to make your own book.
#3 Play Great Day for UP!
This fun balloon reading game is super easy. You just need balloons. It’s perfect to pair with a Great Day for Up!
Dr. Seuss Birthday Inspired Treat
No Dr. Seuss birthday celebration is complete without a yummy treat to enjoy together.
One of Dr. Seuss’ most popular books is The Cat in the Hat. These yummy hat sundaes are made from alternating layers of ice cream and chopped strawberries. You could also use plain Greek yogurt instead of ice cream.
Or, try these Cat in the Hat Hash Browns. They are perfect to pair with a serving of green eggs and ham.
Need more Seuss inspiration? Check out these ideas.