Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss! Family Night

FAMILY PROGRAM

In celebration of Dr. Seuss’ birthday on March 2nd, we had a Dr. Seuss birthday party for family night this month.   We had a fish guessing game, made Cat in the Hat hats, read Grean Eggs and Ham, sampled some real green eggs and ham, and made Cat’s Hat snacks.

As everyone came in the door, they could guess how many fish were in each jar.  I displayed the fish with Dr. Suess’ book One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish, along with the sign below.  We announced the winners at the end of the program – each won a jar of goldfish.

Supplies for Fish Guessing Game:

  • Large box of colored goldfish, sorted and counted
  • Mason jars

Supplies for Cat in the Hat hats:

  • White cardstock for hats
  • ‘Cat in the Hat’ Hat Template
  • Red construction paper, cut into strips
  • Black or White construction paper, cut into long strips
  • Scissors, glue and staplers (or tape)

Glue red strips of paper onto the hat. Once they are glued, cut around the outside of the hat.

Attach a strip of paper around the back to fit child’s head.

After reading the book “Green Eggs and Ham,”  I asked the children if any of them had ever eaten green eggs and ham before.  And then we brought out the green eggs and ham, much to the children’s surprise!  They gobbled up the eggs – none were left at the end of the night!

Supplies for Green Eggs and Ham:

  • Ingredients for your favorite deviled eggs recipe (mine were made out of hardboiled eggs, mayo, prepared mustard, and salt & pepper to taste)
  • Green food coloring
  • Slices of ham lunch meat
  • Birthday napkins and/or plates (optional)

To end the evening, we set up a dessert table where children and parents/caregivers could make some Cat in the Hat cookies.  I made one to set out as a sample on the table.   For the red gummy savers, I ended up buying a large package of original gummy savers and sorting out the reds.  (I’ve seen packages of all red gummy savers before, but I couldn’t find any this time.)

Supplies for Cat’s Hat Snacks:

  • Oreos
  • Red gummy savers
  • White frosting

You can check out more pics here.

5 thoughts on “Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss! Family Night

  1. This is just fabulous! I want to start having Family Night at our library. I won’t be able to do it every month, but I’m hoping for maybe every quarter.

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