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Celebrate Dr. Seuss’ Birthday With Fun Activities

Dr. Seuss Quote

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The anniversary of Dr. Seuss’ birthday is coming up on March 2nd.  Born Theodor Seuss Geisel in 1904, Dr. Seuss wrote dozens of children’s books that are still extremely popular today.  One of my favorites is “Oh, The Places You’ll Go!”  I received a copy from a family member for my high school graduation and I still have it.

A number of his books have also been made into movies and television shows, such as Horton Hears a Who!, The Lorax (whom I had the pleasure of “meeting” at Blissdom last year), The Cat in the Hat, and the classic Christmas tale The Grinch That Stole Christmas.  We’ve enjoyed most all adaptations, but especially love both versions (animated and live version with Jim Carrey) of The Grinch; we watch them every Christmas.

30 Dr. Seuss Quotes

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Be sure to check out the fun that PBS has planned for the week of Dr. Seuss’ birthday.  They air the kids’ show The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That and will have two new episodes, “Rumbly Tumbly / Planet Name Game” and “Top of the Sky / Jiggle Bones”.  Their website will also have video clips plus a new game, “Swirly Whirly Pearl Hunt”, where players can ride on the Thinga-ma-jigger down through Seussian schools of fish.

In addition to the fun stuff on PBS I have a few activities that you and your family can do together to celebrate his birthday.  I created a word search that you can print out for the kiddos (click the image for a non-marked printable version) and also have a couple other bloggers who wanted to share their ideas with you.  Finally check out my Dr. Seuss Pinterest board for even more ideas and fun!

Free Dr. Seuss Printable Word Find

Click the image for a printable version

Dr. Seuss Candied Popcorn Birthday Treats – from i Need a Playdate
Who-ville Hairdos – from Energizer Bunnies’ Mommy Reports
Dr. Seuss-shaped Pancakes – from Energizer Bunnies’ Mommy Reports

How will you celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday?


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About Liza

Liza is a mom (5-year-old daughter, 20-year-old stepson, and 24-year-old stepdaughter) and wife living in Louisville. She loves spending time with her family, visiting the local zoo and parks, as well as planning travel adventures. Cooking and baking, DIY projects and crafts, and coffee - lots and lots of coffee - round out some of her other hobbies.

  18 Responses to “Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss!”

  1. This is a fantastic post! I love the quotes and we love PBS and the cat in the hat! Thanks for sharing this!

  2. Wow, I didn’t realize that Dr. Seuss’ birthday was coming up. Thank you for this post. We love Dr. Seuss!
    My daughter also received “Oh, The Places You’ll Go!” as a graduation present!

  3. Fun! I love all the quotes.

  4. I completely forgot that this was today! I’ll celebrate by reading Fox in Socks tonight with my son. I love that book.

    • I just realized that today is NOT in fact March 2nd. I’m losing my mind. Okay, so I didn’t miss his birthday! And yes, I realized this a few minutes ago, remembered that I posted this comment, and it drove me so nuts that I had to come back and correct myself. I’m a little neurotic, lol!

  5. I think I’ll celebrate by giving my son another Dr. Seuss book! I had no idea that his birthday was coming up.

  6. I totally didn’t realize it was Dr. Seuss’ birthday. I have always enjoyed reading Dr. Seuss books to my son, nieces, and nephews.

  7. I love so many of Dr. Seuss’ quotes! It’s amazing that he wrote children’s books, yet so many of his words can fit in with adults too. We will definitely be reading some of his books on his birthday.

  8. I really love the UNLESS part. It is always there

  9. I love Dr. Seuss! They always have a fun celebration at the kids schools.

  10. I LOVE that list of 30 Dr. Seuss quotes.

  11. Super cute ideas! We love Dr. Seuss at our house!

  12. Love that word find! I am going to print it and give to my niece for that day! Thank you!

  13. UNLESS is my next tattoo, I love it and the meaning behind it.

  14. I love this. I’m more obsessed with Dr. Seus than my boys are! these are awesome activities!

  15. Thank you! I had no idea his birthday was coming up. I remember his books from when I was little and my grandbabies have them too. They are wonderful!

  16. Last year we went to a play group where we read his books and had sugar cookies and green jello eggs!

  17. I love Dr Seuss! We are planning a Dr Seuss baby shower for my sister and it is so much fun!

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