Thursday, March 4, 2010

Celebrating Dr. Seuss

On March 2nd we celebrated Dr. Seuss's birthday. I love Dr. Seuss, and my boys really like his books too. I started off the day with the table filled with his books and none other than green eggs and ham. The boys love it. After I put the green food coloring in the eggs a relative told me adding spinach to the eggs turns them green too. Wow, why didn't I think of that? I put spinach in my smoothies, so why not eggs. I will remember that from now on.




Later in the day I went to Caden's kindergarten class and read "Bartholomew and the Oobleck". The book takes about 20 minutes to read, so I was wondering if they would be able to sit still and listen that long. They did great! After the story I showed them the green oobleck I brought in for the kids to see and feel. They thought it was really cool! Caden also passed out the recipe for each to take home.


The Recipe:

To make your own Oobleck mix 2 cups of cornstarch and 1 cup water in a bowl. We added a few drops of green food coloring to make ours green like in the book. Make sure you add the coloring to the water before you add the cornstarch. It did take some effort to mix the water and cornstarch. If you can pour it off a spoon like liquid, and hit it with your fist and it's solid, it's working. It's both a solid and a liquid. Give it a try.

Ideas:

Let your finger sink to the bottom. Next, tap it on top. Try to make a ball, then open up your hand. What happens? Explore!

When the kids weren't playing with it I covered it up with a lid. It is so Cool! Really, you must give it a try!


The third grade teachers are putting on a Dr. Seuss themed night soon where we will be rotating rooms. I can't wait!

17 comments:

Carrie said...

I love Dr. Seuss

MiMi said...

I saw The Cat in the Hat leaving my son's preschool the other day. It was SO cute!
I wanna make that Oobleck stuff...it looks fun.

Kim said...

Sounds like a fun way to begin the day!

Trudy said...

I love Dr. Seuss also, my favorite children's author, right next to Beatrix Potter!

honeysuckle said...

What a fun idea for a party! I've never made the green eggs but I bet your family loved them. Thanks for the recipe maybe I'll make some with my grand kids this next week when I go to visit them. Have a great week!

Pam said...

What a great idea. Memories your boys are going to treasure forever.

Liz @ Sugarplum Creations said...

Ooooh, lots of Dr. Seuss fun! Yummy, green eggs! :)

Kara said...

Ok, I love Dr. Seuss but I don't think I have ever had, nor will ever have, green eggs! :P

Prior said...

LOVE all your modge podge from previous post, I have that same Valentine paper. I worked in Head Start for years, gotta love that Dr. Seuss. Your kids are at such a great age. Lezlee

jenjen said...

Rhonda - you are so creative!! What a cute idea. You are the best mom!

Love it!

Miller Racing Family said...

Wow, what great ideas. Trey is just now getting into Dr. Seuss! I will have to use your green egg tricks when we read that book.
Have a fabulous day!

He & Me + 3 said...

This is so cool. We love Dr. Suess too but the kids school really didn't do anything to celebrate that I know of. What a fun mom you are.

shortmama said...

My oldest came home with whiskers and her cat in the hat paper hat that they made in class that day!

Connie Weiss said...

I keep seeing you around at the blogs that I read so I thought since we both have such great taste in friends that I would come visit you!

I'm hooked!

I've always wanted to do a Dr. Seuss day...I'm definitely going to plan it for next year!

Becca said...

You are such an AWSOME mom to take the time to do this!!! I LOVE IT!!!!

~Becca

♥ Kenz ♥ said...

Awwwwwww sooooo cute Rhonda! I love this!

Debbie said...

Green eggs and Ham, Sam I am....Dr. Seuss is a classic and still so very entertaining for kids to read. My older son loved the foot book, I read that 1,000 times to him! He must have a foot fetish lOL~