Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss!

We celebrated Dr. Seuss’ 113th birthday in our classes last week and the kiddos had so much fun with all of the silly science projects, art work and stories all inspired by the author and illustrator. They even had their own helpings of green eggs and ham for snack, courtesy of master chef Mrs. Cartee, which was really entertaining to see who was brave enough to try it!


The children made red and blue hand prints which we’re then turned into fish for a Red Fish, Blue Fish display. They also decorated their own hats for the Cat in the Hat. Bold colors and fun accessories we’re a must for celebrating such an eccentric story teller!


Using just 3 ingredients and some help from the adults, they also made silly slime as part of a little science experiment. I think it was the biggest hit of the day, with lots of happy faces and curiosity about this strange, slippery substance.

CNS-dr-seuss-silly-slime-stirringCNS-silly-slime-fun To make your own silly slime, mix 4oz school glue with 1/2 cup of water and a few drops of food coloring. Dissolve 1/2 teaspoon of Borax in 1/4 cup of warm water. Make sure to stir until the Borax is completely dissolved in the water. Then pour the borax + water mixture into the glue mixture.

Stir in the bowl until it starts to become solid and then knead it together with your hands. If you have lots of little hands eager to play like we did, pour a bit into small ziplock bags and have the children knead it through the bag until it becomes more firm. Then remove and play!

CNS-green-eggs-and-ham-dr-seuss-birthdayI couldn’t believe how many of the kids we’re willing to try the green eggs and ham!

CNS-Mrs-Cartee-reading-green-eggs-ham-dr-seuss-dayThank you for your wonderful and wacky stories and illustrations, Dr. Seuss!