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Five Ways to Celebrate Dr. Seuss’ Birthday

That big blue book

With the big cat

In the funny hat… 

is a fond reminder of my childhood and later, motherhood. 

With three kids, Dr. Suess was a household name, not only in my family but millions of readers throughout the years. 

Theodore Suess Geissel (Dr. Suess) began his career cartooning in 1927 for The Saturday Evening Post. He is the author of 46 books, documentaries, and short animated films. 

A two time Academy and Emmy Award winner and Pulitzer Prize recipient , Dr. Suess even has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. 

His legacy is celebrated on March 1st and 2nd, 2013, and marks his 109th birthday (March 1).

In the spirit of this poem, here are five ways to celebrate Dr. Suess’ birthday:

1. Read Across America Poem

You’re never too old, too wacky, too wild,
To pick up a book and read with a child.
You’re never too busy, too cool, or too hot,
To pick up a book and share what you’ve got.
In schools and communities,
Let’s gather around,
Let’s pick up a book,
Let’s pass it around.
There are kids all around you,
Kids who will need
Someone to hug,
Someone to read.
Come join us March 1st
Your own special way
And make this America’s
Read to Kids Day

2. Start the day out with the healthy version of Green Eggs and Ham. And then indulge in some yummy desserts and other foods.
3. Throw a party. Make your living room or the kid’s bedroom into an inviting reading area where you can serve goodies from the recipes above, don your huge striped Cat in the Hat hat, and read Dr. Suess books aloud. Here are some more activities for kids. 
4. Attend public readings at your local bookstore, children’s classroom, or the library. No readings? Volunteer to read at K-2 grades. 

5. On Friday, March 1 watch PBS Kids. They are celebrating Dr. Seuss’ 109th birthday with two new episodes of THE CAT IN THE HAT KNOWS A LOT ABOUT THAT!

Now I’m sure with a little imagination you can come up with two or three more ways to celebrate the day. Have a fun day and weekend celebrating.