Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss – Book Event and Sweepstakes from Target

Celebrate reading and Dr. Seuss’ birthday March 2 with Target and the National Education Association for Read Across America Day.

On Saturday, Feb. 25, 2012 from 9 to 11 a.m. Target is partying early for Read Across America Day. Visit Target Saturday morning and you’ll receive a reusable Target bag filled with activities for children, a bookmark, crayons and snacks (while supplies last,) and listen to Target employees reading Dr. Seuss stories. (Target is a huge advocate for literacy, and expects to give $1 billion to education by the end of 2015. We like that.)

Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss

With The Lorax movie in theaters soon, I thought I’d share some fun Dr. Seuss book-themed activities for kids.
“Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot,
Nothing is going to get better. It’s not.”
― Dr. SeussThe Lorax
On of my favorite blogs, Frugal Family Fun, shares how to make Truffula Trees.
Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss
“I am the Lorax. I speak for the trees. I speak for the trees for the trees have no tongues.”
― Dr. SeussThe Lorax
Do you need a Cat in the Hat hat? Sure you do. Melissa of The Chocolate Muffin Tree shows how to make his hat.
Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss
“The more that your read, the more things you will know.
The more that your learn, the more places you’ll go.”
― Dr. Seuss
We love 10 Apples Up on Top so I was excited to see this related counting activity from I Can Teach My Child.
Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss
“I know it is wet and the sun is not sunny, but we can have lots of good fun that is funny.”
― Dr. SeussThe Cat in the Hat

What do you think about this snack inspired by One Fish, Two Fish from Simple Girl at Home?

Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss

“My shoe is off. My foot is cold. I have a bird I like to hold.”
― Dr. SeussOne Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish

When Jen of Kitchen Counter Chronicles read Dr. Seuss’ ABCs with her kids, she sent them on an ABC scavenger hunt – FUN!

Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss

Paula Deen’s Green Eggs and Ham is the ONLY green eggs recipe that doesn’t make me want to gag. It actually looks edible.

Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss

Education.com offers a free Dr. Seuss Activity Book download.

Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss

Visit Seussville for fun games and more ideas, consider these Dr. Seuss book activities for the classroom, or these great Seuss book activities.

Oh, and I like this fun quiz from Target, What Dr. Seuss character are you?

Sweepstakes – Dr. Seuss Books!

Five winners will be chosen at random to win Dr. Seuss books and reading activities in a Target reusable bag. 

To enter this sweepstakes, comment below with your favorite Dr. Seuss book by February 25, midnight EST. By entering this sweepstakes, you agree to Imagination Soup’s official sweepstakes rules. No purchase necessary. Open to individuals in U.S. only, 18 years of age or older, void where prohibited.

I’ll leave you with one last thought from the incredible Dr. Suess . . .

In my world, everyone’s a pony and they all eat rainbows and poop butterflies!”
― Dr. Seuss

(What a world!!)

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  1. Melissa P says

    The Lorax and The Cat in the Hat are my two favorites! My 4 year old loves Fox in Socks, The Sneetches, One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish and The Butter Battle Book.

  2. Janiece s. says

    Oh, it is so hard to pick just one…I love them all!! I will say one fish, two fish, red fish, blue fish is on up there on my list because it is so fun to read.

  3. says

    “Oh, The Places You’ll Go” is a great book. It was first read to me by my first teacher during my very first college class. It is very inspirational and I read it to my classes all the time.

  4. says

    I think my favorites are a tie between Green Eggs and Ham (just a classic that I now appreciate MUCH more as a parent of two children who have Asperger’s) and Oh the Places You’ll Go, which I have used in a variety of settings including as a campfire and as children’s sermon and as a graduation gift.

  5. Deborah K says

    Mr. Brown can Moo! Can you? Is my favorite-it’s just so fun to read! I’ve even used it when doing speech therapy with kids.

  6. says

    My favorite book is “Wacky Wednesday”. My daughters and students loved trying to find all of the things that were wacky in the pictures. It was “I Spy” before there was “I Spy”.

  7. Sophia says

    All of them are great…it’s so hard to choose. Dr. Suess taught me the love of reading and trying different foods. So I’ll choose Green Eggs and Ham.

  8. Leea says

    Horton Hears a Who is my favorite, as he reminds us a person is a person no matter how small! I tell the kids at school that I don’t have a favorite as I love them all ….but Horton is at the top!

  9. Memory Jones says

    The Sneetches, The Lorax, and Oh the Places You Will Go are favorites of mine and my children. My school classes love them too even thought to start with my third and 4th graders thought they were to big for Dr. Seuss.

  10. Jennifer Evans says

    My favorite is Oh, The Places You will Go, the one I know by heart word for word is ‘Ten Apples Up On Top’.

  11. Barbara DeLarwelle says

    Love green eggs and ham. Such a fun book to read to kids. I have them intereact and shout “sam I am” when that line comes up!

  12. Sandy says

    I love The Lorax! The message is great and makes for a wonderful discussion after reading. We’ll see how the movie goes :)

  13. Laura says

    I love Green Eggs and Ham. This is my son’s favorite book and we would read it every night before he went to bed. Great memory.

  14. Tami says

    The ABC book! My son has this cute song to go along with it. They learn one letter a week at school and then use the poem from the book as their song for the week.

  15. Jennifer says

    Mr. brown Can Moo, Can You? Has been my favorite since my son was an infant. I can still hear him laughing while I read this book to him sitting in my lap.

  16. Jennifer says

    Mr. Brown can Moo Can You? Has been my favorite since my son was an infant. I can still hear him laughing while sitting on my Lao.

  17. says

    The Bread and Butter Battle is one of the first books I remember checking out of the library so it holds a special place in my heart. My dad and I read this together until I knew it well enough to read it to my younger sister.

  18. Claire P says

    We just love Fox in Socks and the simple rhyming that they can easily remember and repeat! And Mr Brown can Moo can you? LOVE DR. Seuss!!

  19. Melissa says

    My all time favorite Seuss book is Oh the Places You’ll Go. When I taught, I loved reading it to my seniors at the end of the year. My sons’ favorite is Green Eggs and Ham. Even the two year old will run around saying “let me be. I do not eat them with a fox.” So cute. I am so excited about this week.

  20. Amy L. Barton says

    My all time favorite is The Sneetches. It opens up so many important conversations – racism, status symbols, bullying…I teach with the book every year to all grade levels in my elementary school.
    Amt Barton, librarian

  21. Angela Garcia says

    My son and I are new to home schooling (January 2012) and love to read! My son’s favorite Dr. Seuss book is Green Eggs and Ham. Looking forward to sharing these great books with the newest addition to our ever growing family! Watch little cousin!

  22. says

    My absolute favorite is Horton Hears a Who. I have loved it since I was just learning how to read and my mother bought me that book and a record of someone reading the story! The children at Winamac Head Start love the books with lots of rhymes, like Green Eggs and Ham.

  23. says

    My favorite book is The Cat In The Hat. My husband and I met at a Dr. Seuss Christmas Party 11 years ago. You were required to bring a Dr. Seuss book to be given to a local children’s charity. In addition, you had to wear a costume. My husband to be wore Cat In the Hat Boxers :-)

  24. Kristin says

    Put Me in the Zoo and There’s a Wocket In My Pocket. I only have little ones right now, so it’s mostly the board books. We need some of the longer books now.

  25. says

    I love the book One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish.
    We had a Dr. Seuss day last year on his birthday and I made shirts for my grandson Camden and me. I put One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish all over the shirts. They were a big hit.

  26. says

    My favorite Dr. Seuss book to read is Mr. Brown Can Moo, Can You? and The Foot Book! The children in my class LOVE those two books. You can hear giggling and animal sounds the whole way down the hallway when I get them out! :)

  27. says

    I thought I was late to the party so glad to hear that your Dr. Seuss one is early. We are loving The Lorax right now, my son and I. I also recently discovered that Theo LeSieg is also Dr. Seuss and I’ll be posting on that in a few days.

    Happy early bday to Dr. Seuss, Theodor Geisel, and Theo LeSieg. So many aliases you’d think he was an international spy!

  28. Dawn Pace says

    Hi! Teacher’s Market sent me over here!! Please enter my name for the drawing! Thanks ever so much!!! I teach 2nd grade and the students LOVE Dr. Seuss!!

  29. says

    I love Hooray for Diffendoofer Day that Dr. Seuss started and Jack Prelutsky finished. It is a wonderful story! It demonstrates that learning can still be fun and effective!

  30. Christen says

    My fav has got to be One Fish, Two Fish…I LOVE reading it with my kiddos and my older ones now love reading it to my toddler. I can probably recite it by heart! :)

  31. Emily says

    We love reading Fox in Socks as fast as you can. None of them (including dad) can keep up with me yet, but they have no doubts they can get better at those tongue twisters than Mom. My daughter loves the Lorax. She really feels for those animals that lost their homes.

  32. Robbin says

    My favorite Dr. Seuss book is The Lorax because of the wonderful environmentally friendly message of the book, “Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not,” ~Dr. Seuss in The Lorax. And, I wonder if the Onceler is the same type of being as The Grinch.

  33. Hallie says

    Oh…so hard to decide…it would have to be a toss up between “Yertle the Turtle” and the one that goes, “Hand, hand, finger, thumb…dum ditty, dum ditty, dum dum dum…” There’s nothing like Dr. Seuss…hail this wonderful, whimsical writer!

  34. Rebecca says

    Favorite has to be Green Eggs and Ham because I love the smile I get from my girls when I recite the words “Try it, try it and you may, try it and you may I say” when they do not want to try a new food. It’s hilarious!

  35. Jennifer says

    If I HAVE to pick one, it would be The Lorax, but Horton Hears a Who, The Sneetches, and Because a Little Bug Went Ka-Choo run a very close 2nd, 3rd, and 4th :)

  36. says

    My absolute favorite Dr. Seuss book is The Cat in the Hat. It was the book that I was taught to read with and one I will always have in my collection. When I finish my degree in Elementary Education I plan on decorating my classroom in Dr. Seuss because of how inspiring his books are.

  37. mbedley says

    One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish. I remember my parents reading me this book and then reading to my children when they were little. I loved that each page was so different and bizarre.

  38. Lindsey says

    Picking just one is hard but I will have to go with Hortan Hears a Who because a person is a person no matter how small!!

  39. Brittany says

    Green Eggs and Ham is my favorite. It’s the first Dr Seuss book I ever heard. I’m a sophomore elementary education major now and I still remember when my kindergarten teacher read it to my class.

  40. Kara says

    To pick one favorite Dr. Seuss book is almost impossible! But if I had to pick one Dr. Seuss book, it would be “Oh, The Places You’ll Go!”


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