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Friday, February 8, 2013

Dr. Seuss-A-Thon Week 1 {The Cat in the Hat Books}

This was the first week of our Dr Seuss-A-Thon, and the books were The Cat in the Hat and The Cat in the Hat Comes Back. Here are some fun activities that we did or are still planning to do today and this weekend.

Read the books!
I personally like the first one best. but the second one is cute too. I do like how the second one incorporates the ABC's. 

Watch the movies
There's the "live action" one of course, but there are also several cartoons. I'm hoping to find some at the library today for us to watch this weekend. If you do it that way, it's free!

Do some crafts
We made these fun hats to wear. We just decorated the front and then taped strips of construction paper to form a band to fit on our heads. It worked pretty well. I found the printable for the hat here.

Play some games
This game from Catch My Party looks fun:

It also might be fun to play a modified version of "UP-UP-UP with a fish!". You could try stacking blocks or other safe items as high as possible until they fall. I'd probably skip the fish though, since most of us don't have one of those awesome machines to pick up all our playthings like the cat did!

Fly kites
I'd recommend doing it outside unlike Thing One and Thing Two. We don't want to get our mother's new dress on the string of our kite!

Cat in the Hat Food
I made these bite sized "pizzas" and stacked them on top of each other. I just mixed up a bread sticks recipe and cut out one large and a few smaller circles. Then I baked them with cheese on top. When they were finished baking, I just put pizza sauce in between. 

Some other fun ideas are strawberries and bananas stacked or bananas and jam/jelly stacked.

Goldfish crackers would also go with the theme since we have the fish in the first book.

Have you come up with any other fun Cat in the Hat activities? I'd love it if you shared them!


I'm sharing some of our Dr. Seuss-A-Thon activities via Instagram. If you're joining us, I'd love it if you would share too, and use #DrSeussAThon when posting.

If you need a list of the Dr. Seuss books, don't forget to check out this post.

Click here to read other Dr. Seuss-A-Thon posts.

Next Week's Books:
 One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish and Green Eggs and Ham.


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  1. Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my chalkboard art post! Your Cat in the Hat ideas are too cute! I've always loved Dr. Suess :)

  2. Show and Tell Saturday is LIVE at Sassy Little Lady! I’d love to have you come join the party!



    1. Thanks for the invite Kathie. I've added you to my "Linking Parties" page and hope to see you there sometime soon!

  3. Oh my goodness are those stacked pizzas ever cute!! Thanks for sharing this at my Pin Me Linky Party.

  4. I found you from Diana Rambles Party! I'm your newest follower via Pintrest. I host Fluster Creative Muster Party on Wednesdays and I would love it if you would come by and party with us. Hope to see you there!

    Hugs, Smiles, and Blessings,

    Fluster Buster


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