Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!
March 2nd is the beloved children’s authors birthday. And there are so many events and ways to help celebrate! So I thought I should share them.
- Lakeshore Learning – Saturday February 28th, 11am to 3pm come craft, enjoy storytime, and play! Click here to see more info.
- White Park/Dales Senior Center(Riverside) – Hats Off to Dr Seuss is a special event happening Monday March 2nd from 11am to 1pm. Celebrate the day with a special brunch and donate a new or gently used book to children in need.
- Barnes and Noble – Come to a very fun storytime on March 7th at 7pm (make to verify event details with your local store). There will also be activities featuring The Cat in the Hat, Oh,The Places You’ll Go!, and Green Eggs and Ham.
- San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum – The Children’s Discovery Museum located in Escondido will be hosting a Read Across America Event on March 2nd from 10am to Noon. This program is apart of the museums KPBS Kids Workshops that are offered at the museum. The event features a Dr Seuss themed storytime with a special Character guest, who will also be giving away Dr. Seuss books.
- UCSD Library – not only does the library hold many original works of Theodor Seuss Geisel(Dr. Seuss) there is as well as sketches and drawings for his unpublished projects now there. The library is closed March 2nd in observance of his birthday but will be hosting a party on March 3rd at Noon.
Places to Visit
- Local Library – stop by your local library and read the classic stories. Also check to see of the library is hosting any special events. My local library is all decorated with Dr Seuss’ famous characters and quotes.
- UCSD Library – as mentioned above the UCSD library is home to many of Seuss’ original works as well as sketches and drawings of his unpublished works.
- Ingenious! The World of Dr. Seuss – this is a special exhibit on display at the San Diego History Center until December 31, 2015. Step into the world of Dr. Seuss and enjoy some fun family activities.
At Home Fun!
Here are some fun ideas to celebrate in your own way at home.
- Dress up! – why not make the day a Storybook Character dress up day. It’s a great way to see who your child’s favorite storybook character is and to encourage learning in a fun way.
- Green Eggs and Ham Breakfast – have a very fun and creative breakfast inspired by the Seuss classic. There are plenty of recipes on Pinterest if help is needed.
- Read-A-Thon – read as many Seuss classics as you can or just as many books as you can. Make it a fun game with a little prize/reward. This will encourage your child to read more and makes learning fun.
- Go to Seussville – this is a great place to find Dr Seuss inspired activities, games, videos, and printables. Visit Seussville by going to seussville.com
Have a great time celebrating!
*Also be sure to check out the never-before-seen new picture book by Dr. Seuss What Pet Should I Get.*