Happy Dr. Seuss day!
Dr. Seuss is a classic when it comes to children’s books. Whether your favorite book is Cat in the Hat or Horton Hears a Who!, there’s just something about reading one his books. It takes you to a different world and kids always love it!
The thing is, Dr. Seuss also had his share of troubles. Just because he’s so well-known as a children’s author, doesn’t mean that goes without issues.
Did you know that Dr. Seuss’ first book was rejected by 27 publishers before it was finally published and that his famous book “Green Eggs and Ham” was banned in Maoist, China because they thought it portrayed Marxism?
His name is one of the most mis-pronounced author names to date and he was forced to resign from his first job at his college magazine when he was caught drinking during prohibition. Who knew!
Just because you’re famous, it doesn’t mean you have it easy. So many people think that they want to be some start because it will give them fame and fortune and they’ll be living the good life….well, that’s not totally true.
Sure, you may have some money, but it doesn’t mean you’ll be happy or always have it easy. The thing is, you can’t have those things without God.
You’ll always feel like you have a piece of you missing. That’s why I invite you to join my Journal Through the Bible™ series, designed to help you get closer to Him!
In the meantime, have fun celebrating Dr. Seuss Day. Here are two activities you can do with your kiddos to celebrate the amazing author!
Green Eggs and Ham
- Sliced Ham, pre-cooked
- 1 Egg
- 2 Tbsp. Butter
- Green Food Coloring
- In a microwave safe bowl, melt butter then mix in 2-3 drops of food coloring.
- Next, place 2 slices of ham in a skillet over medium heat. Pour the butter over the ham and turn once to get a nice coat on each side. Cook until heated through. Set aside.
- Separate the egg, and place the yolk in a small bowl. Put a few drops of food coloring on the yolk and very gently rub around until the yolk is green.
- Pour the egg white into a skillet, and on low heat, cook until partly set. (about 1-2 minutes)
- Put the egg yolk on top of the egg white and cook a few minutes more until the yolk is set and the white is cooked through. It will look like a sunny-side up egg.
- Serve with the green ham.
- A fun breakfast for kids, and a great way to bring a book to life!
Jumbo craft sticks
Red and white craft paint
Bright and light blue craft feathers
Foam paint brush
Hot glue/hot glue gun
1. Carefully cut a craft stick into 2-3″ pieces with a pair of scissors.
2. Place your 2 pieces horizontally about 3″ apart and glue 3 jumbo craft stick vertically onto the two smaller sticks.
3. Paint your craft sticks white and let dry.
4. Now paint the outline of a circle with your red craft paint onto the center of the sticks.
5. Then paint the outline of a half circle onto the top of your craft sticks.
6. Paint everything but the half circle and circle red and let dry.
7. Paint a second coat of needed and let dry.
8. Use your Sharpie to draw on a face onto the top half circle and “THING 1” onto the center circle.
9. Carefully hot glue a mix of your craft feathers onto the top back of Thing 1.
10. Repeat steps 1-9 to create Thing 2.
- Jumbo craft sticks
- Red and white craft paint
- Bright and light blue craft feathers
- Black sharpie
- Foam paint brush
- Hot glue/hot glue gun
- Carefully cut a craft stick into 2-3″ pieces with a pair of scissors
- Place your 2 pieces horizontally about 3″ apart and glue 3 jumbo craft stick vertically onto the two smaller sticks.
- Paint your craft sticks white and let dry.
- Now paint the outline of a circle with your red craft paint onto the center of the sticks.
- Then paint the outline of a half circle onto the top of your craft sticks.
- Paint everything but the half circle and circle red and let dry.
- Paint a second coat of needed and let dry.
- Use your Sharpie to draw on a face onto the top half circle and “THING 1” onto the center circle.
- Carefully hot glue a mix of your craft feathers onto the top back of Thing 1.
- Repeat steps 1-9 to create Thing 2.
Want to learn more about Dr Seuss? Here are a couple of suggestions.