Dr. Seuss' Birthday and Read Across America Day Celebrations

Thursday, February 24, 2011

The celebrations start this week for Read Across America Day and Dr. Seuss' Birthday. The official day is March 2 but many places celebrate anytime during that week. This holiday is a wonderful way to encourage reading for young children.

Our elementary school started a Readathon today with a Dr. Seuss theme. The PTA knew I was obSEUSSed so they asked if the Cat in the Hat could come visit during lunch to remind all the kids to be reading and tracking their minutes. My husband was so great to jump in our Cat in the Hat costume and walk around the lunchroom juggling balls and talking to the kids.  He was a great physical reminder for the kids to be reading this week.

To see how I made this Cat in the Hat costume click here.

The PTA did a great job decorating the doors and halls around school with hand-drawn Dr. Seuss graphics.

Here are some other places and ideas to celebrate Read Across America Day:

Read Across America to pledge to read with your child on March 2.

The National Education Association (NEA) has great resources and links for classrooms and libraries.

Seussville has great printable activities and online games. You can also make your own 'Who' character.

On Saturday, February 26

Target has Dr. Seuss story time and special Dr. Seuss books on sale for 2 for $10.

Lakeshore Learning will offer Dr. Seuss Craft time from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 pm at many locations on Saturday, February 26, 2011.

On Wednesday, March 2, PBS Kids is having a marathon showing 2 hours of "The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That!", including new episodes. Check your local stations for times. See the TV spot for this on PBS Kids.

My Dr. Seuss Link Collection: Stop by the page tabs at the top of this blog for more links of Dr. Seuss ideas.


Linking to:
Red Ted Art’s Blog, Kid’s Get Crafty
Tatertots and Jello, Weekend Wrap-up
Hookin’ Up with House of Hepworth’s, Thursdays
 Polly Want A Crafter, Monday Craft Linky
Fingerprints on the Fridge, Feature Yourself Friday
Funky Polkadot Giraffe's, Too Cute Tuesday
Somewhat Simple's, Strut Your Stuff Thursday
Katie's Nesting Spot

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RedTedArt said...

Oh we love Dr Seuss! So much fun and great to see all this Dr Seuss activity!

Thanks for joining Kids Get Crafty!


Kyla Armstrong said...

Hooray! I love Dr. Seuss. Thanks so much for sharing such great ideas to celebrate. I found you through a linky party. My readers would love this. I would love if you came and linked up to TOO Cute Tuesday!


Anonymous said...

We went to the celebration at Target today. It was such fun!

Thanks for linking to Read.Explore.Learn.

Allison @ Room Mom 101 said...

I featured your blog on my blog today so others may come here to find great Dr. Seuss ideas!!

Katie said...

Wow your school went ALL out for Read Across America day, I love all the decorations put up by the PTA!

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