Bloggers Inspired by Dr. Seuss

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Look no further, if you need an idea to celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday you can find something simple or elaborate on one of these bloggers’ lists.
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There are so many fabulous ideas from bloggers, teachers, parents and more online now. I can’t keep up with it all.  I have loved gathering ideas in my Dr. Seuss Link Collection and Pinterest Board with 1,500+ ideas (see links on the right side bar).  But, I wanted to share more resource lists with you to help you prep for Read Across America Day, celebrated this Friday. I love that you can refer to these lists each year to find new ways to celebrate.

The site I see referred to most on Pinterest for Dr. Seuss activities is I Can Teach My Child.  Jenae has been one of my favorite bloggers I’ve watched over the years. She has a variety of simple activities you can do at home or school to connect to Dr. Seuss books.
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Jenae is also an excellent literacy resource. She wrote this e-book, I Can Teach My Child to Read!, which is on sale through Friday (but always a great price). I’ve been browsing through it and really wish I had a hard copy to refer to more often. I love all her tips.
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Mom Endeavors rounded up 75+ Dr. Seuss Activity Ideas.
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Angie at The Country Chic Cottage blog created a list of 40+ Dr. Seuss activities.
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She created this free printable Dr. Seuss Cootie Catcher. This is my favorite quick craft I’ve seen this year. I printed one out and my kids played with it today.

The Teaching Blog Addict has over 30+ Dr. Seuss activity ideas, including tons of printable worksheets and great classroom ideas.
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The Educator’s Spin on It gathered 30+ Lorax ideas.
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They also have a virtual book club which is a collection of 100+ links with Dr. Seuss book activity ideas.
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Jamerrill from Free Home School Deals has over 100 ideas on this post.
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Jill gathered 50+ great Dr. Seuss snack ideas.
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Motherhood on a Dime collected 30 great Dr. Seuss ideas.
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Learn with Play at Home features several of their favorite Dr. Seuss activities and has a great Link list of 100+ ideas.
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Amy, from Some of the Best Things in Life are Mistakes, shares her favorite Dr. Seuss finds on Pinterest.
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Parent Teach Play has 60+ ideas on their link list.
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J Daniel 4’s Mom has 20+ ideas to celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday.
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Deborah at TEACH PRESCHOOL has 40+ links of Dr. Seuss activities.

Deb at PreK and K Sharing has a great Montessori Dr. Seuss activity

This post shares 27 of my personal Dr. Seuss activities.
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And, don’t forget my Pinterest boards with 1,500+ Dr. Seuss ideas collected.
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And you’re sure to find something that catches your eye at my Dr. Seuss Link Collection with 300+ ideas.
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Add these all up (sure there is bound to be some overlap) and you’ll find thousands of ideas to pull from to celebrate reading with Dr. Seuss. Leave a message below if you have links for other Dr. Seuss ideas.

Breakfast with The Cat in the Hat: New Episodes March 1

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

I have a confession: I eat breakfast with The Cat in the Hat every morning. I send two of my kids off to school then sit down with my breakfast and two-year-old to watch The Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That! on PBS. The thing is, I’m know I’m not alone. I know quite a few other mothers who do the same thing.  The show is adorable with its silly rhymes and songs and I’ll admit I’ve even learned some new things.

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My view of The Cat in the Hat every morning. Yes, I’m obSEUSSed.

In celebration of Dr. Seuss’ 109th birthday on March 2, PBS will air two brand-new episodes of THE CAT IN THE HAT KNOWS A LOT ABOUT THAT! this Friday, March 1 (check local listings).
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On-Air: Kids will join the Cat, Nick and Sally in two brand new episodes - “Rumbly Tumbly / Planet Name Game,” featuring a super shrunken trip into Thing One's stomach as well as a whirlwind trip to each of the eight planets, and “Top of the Sky / Jiggle Bones,” folloing the Cat, Nick and Sally as they travel to Audrey the Astronaut’s space station and visit Dr. Giggles to see why bones are important. 

Online & Mobile: Viewers continue the fun with the Cat in the Hat in the new “Swirly Whirly Pearl Hunt” online game, which is filled with aquatic creatures of all colors, shapes and sizes, and players can catch a ride on the Thinga-ma-jigger to travel deeper and deeper through silly, Seussian schools of fish. Video clips from both episodes will be available for free online at and on the PBS KIDS Video App starting March 1.

My 7-year-old son will be at school Friday when the new shows air. He loves learning about planets right now and would really enjoy the Planet Name Game episode so I’m glad they offer the online and mobile clips (and games) so he can watch part of the show.
Remember to mark your calendars for Friday or view it online.

1 Fish 2 Fish Printable Matching Game

Monday, February 25, 2013

This week we are pulling out the printable fishing game I created to go along with Dr. Seuss’ book, One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish, for co-op preschool at our house. We’ve used it for three years now with all of our kids and it has been a great tool to help with letter, number, shape and color recognition.
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Printable Fish:
The fish printable has lower and upper case alphabet letters and a set of numbers 1-10. The last sheet has 10 blank fish.  You should print out two sets of the cards.  I printed them on different colored card stock. Then I cut one set into rectangle cards as my drawing pile. The other fish I cut out around the fish outline and added a paper clip.
You can make your own fishing rod from a popsicle stick, yarn and a round kitchen magnet. I just grabbed a cheap fishing toy set from the dollar store to get the rod.Seuss Fish Game obSEUSSed
The kids like to set a hula hoop out as their fish pond.  You could also use a laundry basket or an area rug.  They set all the fish face up in the pond.

Children take turns drawing a card from the draw pile then finding a matching fish in the pond to fish out. Try only putting the lower case letters in the draw pile and have the capital letters in the fishing pond. You don’t have to have a draw pile.  I often just call out what I want them to find, like playing I Spy. I spy a 'red fish' or a 'blue fish'.

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CUSTOMIZABLE: I left a few fish blank so when you print them you can add your own writing on them. We added shapes to some and the kids’ names to some. Try sight-words, rhyming words, shapes, family or class names.  Whatever you need to focus on most can be tailored to this game.

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The Free Printable has a title page with instructions. This printable is FREE for non-commercial use only.  If you share this image on your website please link back to this specific post. Full download may not be reposted without permission.

Make sure you read the Dr. Seuss book along with playing the game!
Disclosure: As an Amazon affiliate, I do receive a small portion of the sales of these items. Thanks for looking if you’re interested.

Looking for another fun game to go with this book? See my review of the Dr. Seuss One Fish Two Fish Search Game by Wonder Forge.
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Dr. Seuss Baby Shower Ideas Round-up

Sunday, February 24, 2013

I’m featuring some sweet Dr. Seuss baby shower party ideas today that have been shared on the Dr. Seuss link collection. These ideas would be great at any Dr. Seuss party.
This one is from Amy who blogs at Labor of Love. She helped create this Dr. Seuss baby shower for her cousin.
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I love the bright colors on the cupcakes and the cake pops.  Just setting up Dr. Seuss books around the room makes a great decoration too. I first saw her post a picture on instagram then she posted it on her blog. You can see more details here: Labor of Love

This baby shower by Deborah was featured on obSEUSSed this past year. Make sure to click the link to see all the fabulous decorations, food and Dr. Seuss cake.

Blog 2012 Random28Another great baby shower was shared by Liz at Busy Lizzy Bows blog. She share several separate posts about Dr. Seuss party favors, DIY Seuss onsies with ruffle bums, decorations, cupcakes and more.

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Naptime Crafting blog shared this stylish Dr. Seuss baby shower.  I love the turquoise frame for photo opps and the Dr. Seuss diaper cake.

Stop by the Dr. Seuss Link Collection for more Dr. Seuss party ideas.
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Disclosure: As a Google affiliate, I recieve a small percentage from views or sales of these items. Thank you for looking at these cute Dr. Seuss items.

Dr. Seuss Crafts by obSEUSSed

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Dr. Seuss’ birthday is just a few weeks away.  March 2 falls on a Saturday this year so it will be a great day to celebrate by doing crafts and activities at home with my kids. I’m sure we will be celebrating for several weeks. I’m helping plan a big Dr. Seuss style carnival for our school read-a-thon mid March and will share more about that soon.

When I started this blog, I wanted it to be a place to share craft ideas and activities inspired by Dr. Seuss. I also wanted to share other children’s book crafts and activities to keep kids excited about reading.

I created the Dr. Seuss Link Collection as a place for bloggers to share those Seuss inspired ideas.  Make sure you take a look at nearly 300 fabulous ideas that bloggers have shared. I’ll be featuring a few of them in the next few weeks.

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Then Pinterest came along and it has become the place I’ve gathered more than 1,500 Dr. Seuss crafts, activities, snacks, party ideas and more.  I’m blown away by the creative ideas I’ve seen.  I’ve loved to see other people just as obSEUSSed or even more obSEUSSed than I am. This love of Dr. Seuss connects us all.
If you have access to Pinterest you must browse through some of these ideas I’ve been gathering.  They are overflowing on one board so I am in the process of splitting the pins onto more distinct boards.  This is the best place to find all your Dr. Seuss inspiration.
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I hope you’ll pick up a book and read to a child and plan an activity to go along with it. It doesn’t have to be complicated. Reading is the most important part.

Here are a few of the projects I’ve created and shared on obSEUSSed. I hope you find some ideas to help you get started.

Click on a picture below for more details about the projects.


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