Dr. Seuss has always held a special place in my heart. In my house, March 2nd is not just another day. It’s Dr. Seuss’s birthday, and is a celebration of one of the greatest children’s authors that has ever lived. Well, at least in our opinion.
Not surprisingly, my fascination with Dr. Seuss started at a rather young age. I distinctly remember my father reading me a Dr. Seuss book nearly every night. But, it wasn’t just any Dr. Seuss book. Oh, no! It had to be – absolutely had to be! – If I Ran the Circus. When I had my first child, one of the first gifts that my father gave me was a copy of If I Ran the Circus. Today, my father and my children and I have read that book countless times together.
So, as you can see, Dr. Seuss is more than just an author to us. He’s a part of our most special family tradition.
Want to celebrate Dr. Seuss’s birthday this year? Here are some of our favorite ideas!
Read Dr. Seuss Book
What better way to celebrate Dr. Seuss’s birthday than to relish some of his greatest works. I, of course, recommend If I Ran the Circus, but feel free to read any of your favorites. If you don’t own any, you can always make a trip to the library and borrow a few for free.
Eat Green Eggs and Ham
Take a cue from Sam I Am, and try some green eggs and ham. You just might find that you like them. I really recommend eating them at your dining room table, though, since it can get kind of messy trying to eat them on a boat, and on a train, and in the rain, and with a fox, and in a box…
Bake a Cake
It is a birthday party after all, so why not bake a cake to celebrate Dr. Seuss’s birthday. Make it as colorful as you can!
Rhyme Away the Day
In honor of one of the greatest rhymers of all time, try to make everything you say rhyme. Make it a game to try to create rhymes that aren’t lame. Okay, so that was a bit lame, but you get the idea.
Have a Movie Marathon
Although we prefer to read the books, sometimes it’s nice to curl up together at the end of the day to a good movie or two. Head over to the movie store and rent a few Dr. Seuss movies and have a movie marathon in honor of Dr. Seuss’s birthday. Pop some popcorn and settle into a night of colorful wacky rhymes.
Will you celebrate Dr. Seuss’s birthday this year? What’s your favorite Dr. Seuss book?