Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Dr. Seuss's Birthday

I've been trying to do some homeschool activities with Camden, just for the sake of having an activity to do with him. Of course, he loves it, and I've had fun putting my Teaching Degree to use again. :)

March 2nd is Dr. Seuss's Birthday. When I taught Kinder and 1st Grade, I always did fun activities that day. My first year of teaching (I'll refer to it as the teaching "year from Heaven"), where I taught at a VERY small school, in a VERY small town, and had a VERY small class of only 8 students, (See, told ya, HEAVEN!) I planned a whole week of activities, including making and eating Green Eggs and Ham. The local TV station even came out and did a story on it. ("Local" meaning, 50 miles away.) So I've always had fun celebrating Dr. Seuss's Birthday, and since Camden is old enough to enjoy it too, I decided to invite a friend over to help us celebrate.

We read Hop on Pop (because I couldn't find my Cat in the Hat book), and talked about Dr. Seuss a bit. Then we made Cat in the Hat hats!

Here are Ethan and Camden making their hats.

Here they are posing with their cute hats.

Then we read the book Green Eggs and Ham. So of course we had to make Green Eggs and try them!

Ethan was pretty sceptical about eating them. He kept saying, "I don't think I'm going to like them." So cute! Camden couldn't wait to eat his, and eventually, with a lot of coaxing, Ethan tried his too, and of course liked them! (Just like the book!)

Here's a "Works for me Wednesday" tip to make the GREEN eggs. Use a couple drops of BLUE food coloring, not green, because the scrambled eggs are yellow, so the yellow eggs plus the blue food coloring makes the eggs green. :) So you have a primary colors lesson thrown in with the fun of eating green eggs. :) And with St. Patrick's Day coming up soon, you could have Green Eggs to celebrate that day too!

Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!!


Carrie at dumptrucksandteacups said...

You are one creative Mama!!! I can only imagine the fun your boys had - yay!!

Hope you are enjoying these beautiful days!

Ramona said...

Love it!!