Dr. Seuss Birthday Activities

Dr. Seuss Birthday ActivitiesDr. Seuss’ 108th birthday is on March 2nd  and we cannot wait to celebrate.  I know the school teacher has some fun activities lined up for the kids, but I like to plan a few things for home as well.

The kids and I decided to make some fun photo props.  We made a Cat in the Hat hat, a Lorax mustache, and Thing 1 and Thing 2 crazy blue hair.  Here’s everything you’ll need for these Dr. Seuss birthday activities.

Items needed for your Dr. Seuss crafts:

  • Poster Board
  • Pencil
  • Paint – blue, red, black, and yellow
  • Wood dowel rod
  • Glue Gun
  • Scissors

I began this project by sketching the props we would make onto the poster board, and then armed with paint brushes the kids set to work painting two coats of paint on each.

Note: It doesn’t matter if they go outside the lines for this project, so it is a perfect activity for the preschool and kindergarten children in particular.  The sketching is just a guide for them to go by.

Activities for Dr Seuss Birthday

We encourage painting outside the lines for this fun project.

Once each prop is painted, an older child or parent will need to take over for a moment.

Using a thin brush and black paint carefully paint a line around each prop.

Dr. Seuss Crafts

Painting a black line around each photo prop really makes the color pop.

Once dry, carefully cut around the edge of each prop.  Warm up your glue gun and apply glue to about two inches of the dowel rod and attach it to the back of each prop.  Again, this should be done by an older child or adult as the glue gun gets very hot.

When you are done take some silly photos.

Dr. Seuss Birthday

These photo props are perfect if you are celebrating Dr. Seuss’ birthday at school. Take crazy photos of all the class.

And of course we needed to take the token twin shot as Thing 1 and Thing 2.

Dr. Seuss 108th Birthday

Thing 1 and Thing 2.

Do you and your kids celebrate Dr. Suess’ birthday?  What fun activities do you have planned?  Are you game enough to try green eggs and ham? Let me know in the comments below.

Tonya
Zui Mom

Tonya Staab is a freelance writer, and the creative mind behind Create-Celebrate-Explore where she shares craft tutorials, recipes, party planning and travel tips.  She has three kids (twin kindergarteners and a teen) and can often be found covered in flour and glitter.

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4 Responses to Dr. Seuss Birthday Activities

  1. What a great idea. I didn’t realize it was Dr. Seuss day tomorrow! Hmm. Now I need to find a recipe for green eggs and hand.

  2. Jennifer B. says:

    Miss A wants a Cat in the Hat party this year, what a cute and simple idea this is!!

  3. Kate says:

    Thanks for your great idea. I made these after seeing your post! http://katescreativekitchen.blogspot.ca/2013/03/diy-seuss-photo-booth.html

  4. Funny Photos says:

    Lol this post was funny. Continue rocking!

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