26 Free Dr Seuss Book Readings And Movies

Happy Dr.Seuss Birthday! I know this makes me sound old, because I never asked this as a kid, but where’s this year going! I just packed away the Christmas decorations, and here we are into the 3rd month of the year already.  The 3rd month does start with a bang though, with World Book Day and Dr Seuss birthday on the 2nd of March.

If you don’t have the fantastic collection of Dr Seuss books there are a good selection of the short movies available online that you can watch in a pinch:Dr SeussRead more: 26 Free Dr Seuss Book Readings And Movies

Ideas For Dr Seuss’ Birthday {PlayLearning}

Our PlayLearning theme this week is Dr Seuss and a touch of World Book Day, we have a few books waiting to be read, so we’re going to work through them this week.  We are also huge Dr Seuss fans, and Ameli particularly loves them for bed time stories, so Dr Seuss is a great theme for us to repeat again, despite having done it once before already.

Dr Seuss ActivitiesBecause of the multitude of Dr Seuss stories, there’s so much to do in this theme, it’s rather brilliant.

Crafts and Play 

Lorax mask

Truffula Tree Landscape

Lorax Pencil Holder

Lorax Puppets

Truffula Tree Waterless Snowglobe

Truffula Tree Hop (And other games)

Cat in the Hat Paper Plate

Horton Hears a Who Toilet Roll Craft

One Fish Two Fish Three Fish hand print craft

Family Foot Book

Green Eggs and Ham Bath

Hop On Pop Site Word Cards

Tweetle Beetle Play Rice

I Can Read With My Eyes Shut Glasses

The Sneetches Game

Cat In The Hat Paper Plate Craft Hats

 Food

Cat in the Hat Yoghurt

Marshmallow Truffalo Trees

Green Eggs And Ham

(Scrambled) Green Eggs and Ham

Cat in the Hat Fruit

Cat in the Hat lunch

Truffula Tree Fruit

Lorax Cheese Snack

One Fish Two Fish Savoury Crackers

 

Watch 

The Loraxand Youtube has been most helpful with movies too, such as: Green Eggs And Ham, The Cat in The Hat, and How The Grinch Stole Christmas (awesome drawing art)

Buy

There’s so much Dr Seuss stuff out there, that it’s hard to know what’s worth spending money on. We don’t have a definitive list by any means, but here are some of our favourites:

The Lorax Pop Up (US) – A beautiful pop up version of the story, with really funky interactive bits.

A Classic Case of Dr Seuss (US) – A case of books. We have this one. Ameli loves it.

I Can Do That Card Game (US) – A fun little card game, especially for a group of children.

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Mamatography Week 32: Beaches, Art And Food

I’m still playing catch up on Mamatography, after an incredibly busy summer holiday. Here’s week 32 for you.

Day 219 – Sandy Beach

There are very few sandy beaches in the UK. It’s normally pebbles. West Wittering is different – it’s a lovely sandy beach. It has a special place in my heart as its where I came to still myself when Aviya was ‘over due’. I have beautiful memories here.

Day 220 – Street Art

Local Doula Susan Merrick spent the afternoon in Guildford doing street art. She used make up to paint a pregnant woman. It was really beautiful, and watching her was lovely. It even entranced the children for over an hour. The point was to make people think about what they put on their faces, on their skins, and so, into their blood streams.

Day 221 – Aubergine

I got some beautiful flowers on my aubergine (egg plant) but was told that it would be very hard, if not impossible to grow aubergines in the UK. This one has two aubergines! Evidence of how warm it’s been this summer! I am crazy excited about these two beauties!

Day 222 – Pampered Chef

A friend of mine is a Pampered Chef consultant. She hosts parties where the children get to make pizzas using the pampered chef equipment, giving the mamas time to browse the catalogue, in theory anyway. It was chaotic but fun. I enjoyed it, at least!

Day 223 – Operation Own Bed

Ameli will be four soon, and I’d love for my hubby and I to have a shared bed again one day, without the girls in it, so we’re slowly trying to encourage Ameli to at least start the evening off in her own bed. The first night she only spent a couple of hours in it, but we trust it will improve.

Day 224 – Bake Sale 

A bake sale in aid of the La Leche League in Farnham. A good day out with lots of goodies, and lots of money raised.


Day 225 – Dr.Seuss Week

Our PlayLearning Theme this week is Dr.Seuss. We’ve had a grand ol’ time, learning to rhyme, with made up words and strange looking birds, what fun it is, to learn with these. 😉
 

Thanks for joining us for our week in pictures!

{PlayLearning} Dr. Seuss Activities For Toddlers

Our PlayLearning theme this week was Dr. Seuss, inspired by the lovely Tiana at Two Cheeky Frogs.

The books we’ve read are:  One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish (I muted it and read along), The Lorax (audiobook)

The movies we watched were: The Lorax, and Youtube has been most helpful with movies too, such as: Green Eggs And Ham, The Cat in The Hat, and How The Grinch Stole Christmas (awesome drawing art)

We only did two craft activities this week, The Lorax mask and a scenic Truffula Tree picture:

Our Lorax mask is pretty easy to figure out instructions for. You will need:

  • A paper plate
  • String
  • Orange crayons, pencils or chalk
  • Yellow paper
  • Scissors
Colour the paper plate orange, and cut holes for eyes. My Ameli didn’t like her nose squishing against the plate, so we also made a hole for her nose.
I then folded a yellow A4 page in half, and cut eyebrows and that fantastic moustache. Make two holes around the ‘ear’ area to thread a string through, and have fun playing the Lorax, guardian of the trees.

Again a simple craft, for the Truffula Tree we needed:

  • Blue paper for the sky
  • Green paper for the hills
  • Pompoms for the treetops
  • Embroidery thread for the tree stumps
  • Glue
  • Scissors
Cut a wavy line along the green paper, and glue it to the blue paper for your background. (You could of course draw this)
The tree trunks are good old fashioned friendship bracelets,  just not tied into a bracelet. To make them, take two colours of string, and tie at one end. Secure that end – I get Ameli to hold it tightly – and twist the other end around and around and around until it’s tightly wound. Bring the two ends together, and the whole thing will twist together. Stretch it out so that it doesn’t bunch up anywhere, and tie the open end into a knot. Glue everything onto your scene and enjoy your very own valley full of Truffula trees.
(I tried to explain to Ameli that you could show distance by gluing the shorter trees further ‘back’, but he wasn’t having that. She wanted them to be baby trees.)

 Dr Suess books lend themselves really well to food related snacks, it seems, and we took full advantage, enjoying tasty foods.

Cat in the Hat Yoghurt

Layer pureed or mashed strawberries with coconut flavoured yoghurt and top with crushed meringue. Ameli thought it was delicious.

Marshmallow Truffalo Trees

Stake marshmallows on chop sticks, skewers or lollipop sticks,

Dip in liquidised strawberries

Roll in crushed meringues

Green Eggs And Ham

Prepare pasta according to manufacturers instructions.

Stir in cream cheese or other sauce and sliced proscuitto or other ham. Season with salt and pepper and keep warm.

Boil the eggs, and cool.

Scoop out the yolk. Add a pinch of paprika and salt, and blend well. While you can add green food colouring, use a tablespoon of pureed spinach for the green colouring.

Using a piping bag, pipe the mixture back into the egg.

Dish up the ham pasta, and top with the green egg.

Cat In The Hat Fruit

A simple activity for toddlers, great for introducing knife skills.

Slice banana and strawberries, and alternate onto skewers. Strictly speaking, it should be red, white, red, white, red, white, but whose checking 😉

Our Dr Seuss Week was fabulous. We hope you like our ideas!