Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Getting Ready to celebrate Dr. Suess's Birthday on March 2

Celebrating Dr. Suess's Birthday:
by Glenda Propst , Regarding Nannies Development Team

March 2 would have been Dr. Suess’s 106th birthday.

His books are timeless and much loved by children of all ages so leading up to his birthday we wanted to share with you some fun activities you can do to go along with his books

Since today is Wednesday: Read the book Wacky Wednesday. You can do some wacky things today or you can plan to do them another Wacky Wednesday. Here are a few wacky ideas:
Wear your clothes backwards

Wear your pajamas all day

Where 2 different shoes, or 2 different socks

Wear a polka dot shirt and striped pants.

Have breakfast for lunch

Walk backwards

Choose a word you can’t say and substitute “beep” for it.

For example, if the word is drink, you would say may a have something to “beep”

There are all kinds of fun things you can do with Wacky Wednesday and Wacky Wednesday can really be any day of the week!

Read the foot book and let the kids paint with their feet, or let them create their own footbook.

Green Eggs and Ham:

Before breakfast read Green Eggs and Ham then show the children you only add food coloring to the food and then prepare the food. Talk about how the food tastes. Is it any different because of the coloring? Would you like to have green eggs from now on?

Take turns to see how many words you can rhyme.

* Create some new animals by "crossing" two--What would you get if you crossed and alligator with a giraffe?Would it be an alliraffe or a girgator? What would it look like? Can you draw it?

The Cat in the Hat

* Discuss the house rules. What are the children allowed to do or not to do especially when they are not at home with their parents.
Talk about safety?
Talk about what to do if a stranger really does come to the door.
Do all your charges know their addresses in case an emergency occurs?

There are lots of places online for more ideas of how to celebrate the books of Dr. Suess.
You might want to check out

Some of the ideas from this post came from the Worldwidenannies Yahoogroup.
We would love for you to share with us how you plan to celebrate!