Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss! On March 2, people across the country come together to celebrate “Read Across America Day” in honor of Dr. Seuss. This is a day to not only recognize one of our most amazing authors, but also a great opportunity to for teachers, students, parents and children to come together to read and take part in literacy related activities. I always loved celebrating this day with my students when I was teaching, and now it is a day I look forward to enjoying with my own kiddos as a stay at home mom.
This year Dr. Seuss’s birthday falls on a Monday, so we made some tasty treats for “Kids Cook Monday” to go along with some of our favorite Dr. Seuss books.
We started by reading the most classic Dr. Seuss book, The Cat in the Hat. It’s funny. It’s silly. And, it’s always a crowd pleaser. We made some easy little fruit kabobs to go along with our lunch and story.
Then we read my favorite Dr. Seuss book, Horton Hatches the Egg. It’s the sweetest story about an elephant who promises to take care of an egg and goes through terrible circumstances but never leaves the egg. I just adore Horton’s selflessness and love. I always loved reading this book to my first graders and will never forget reading it to my Brady when he was just a tiny baby. Seriously, my favorite.
We made these cute little haystacks that look like a bird’s nest with blueberries to represent the egg that Horton was protecting. These are the easiest and tastiest treats.
Nest and Egg Ingredients
1 cup Butterscotch Chips
1/2 cup Peanut Butter
2 cups Chow Mein Noodles
1 cup of blueberries
Here’s how we made our nests…
Melt the peanut butter and butterscotch chips together in the microwave. (About 1 minute)
Stir the mixture until smooth.
Add the chow Mein noodles.
Stir until all the chow mein is coated with the peanut butter mixture.
Scoop spoonfuls of the chow mein mixture onto a greased cookie sheet.
Add blueberries to the tops and put into the refrigerator for at least a half hour.
While the nests are cooling and hardening in the fridge, let your littlest helper lick the bowl.
These little guys are sweet, salty, crunchy and the blueberries are surprisingly necessary!
If you don’t have many Dr. Seuss books at your house, or you can’t make it to the library to check some out, look on Youtube for some awesome readings of some of his most popular books. This is one of my favorites too!
Hope you and your little one get to spend some time in the kitchen and with a great Dr. Seuss book!
If you would like any more information about “Read Across America Day” or ideas for celebrating Dr. Seuss, check out this website!