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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  • http://allenfam4.blogspot.com Charlotte

    One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish has always been a favorite of mine!

  • http://subhubonline.blogspot.com/ Rachel Friedrich

    The Lorax is my all-time favorite Seuss.
    ~Rachel at Sub Hub blog

  • Jaimie

    I love Horton Hears a Who!

  • Melissa P

    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.

  • Melissa P

    Oh, and Green Eggs and Ham! My 2 year old loves that one!

  • Lisa Townsend

    The Lorax was always my favorite, and now my 3 yr old son loves it! So fun :)

  • Janiece s.

    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.

  • Patricia

    How fun. We love Green Eggs and Ham!

  • Claudette Lindquist

    I love the book “Sneeches”, a great way to start the conversation about prejudice with children.

  • https://sites.google.com/site/veronicacastellanosportfolio/ Veronica

    “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.

  • http://myteachersmarket.blogspot.com Elizabeth J.

    It’s hard to pick just one, but I’ll have to say, “Oh, The Places You’ll Go.” I’ve always loved that book!

    Thanks for the chance! :)

  • http://gstroop2702.webs.com Lindsay Foster

    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.

  • http://www.educationdiva.com education diva

    Horton Hears A Who is my absolute favourite!

  • http://www.kathysclutteredmind.com kathy balman

    Hmm I would have to say the Cat in the Hat!!!! kbalman@gmail.com

  • Nicholle

    My absolute favorite is The Sneetches!

  • nadine

    Yertle the turtle is my personal favorite while the grinch is the favorite with my kids.

  • Stacey A.

    It is so hard to pick one but I have to say that Horton Hatches an Egg is my favorite!

  • http://gracefulldays.blogspot.com Carmen

    We LOVE Oh, the Places You’ll Go!

  • Dana

    Oh! The Places you will Go!

  • kristin franco

    my favorite is Go Dog Go, it reminds me of being little

  • Deborah K

    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.

  • http://facebook.com/teacherbenanderson Ben Anderson

    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”.

  • http://solflowers.blogspot.com heather dj

    Horton Hears a Who! Great for every age

  • Jackie

    I Can Read with My Eyes Shut.

  • Sophia

    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.

  • Francesca

    The Cat In The Hat has always been my favorite! :)

  • Leea

    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!

  • http://mandmburrup.blogspot.com Melissa

    I have always loved Green Eggs and Ham, but I love it even more now that I have a picky eater. “Try them, Try them and you may!”

  • Erin

    Hands down, “Happy Birthday to You.”

  • Sharon B

    I love The Sneetches!

  • Kristin

    I love Oh, The Places You’ll Go!

  • Kevin

    The Lorax!

  • Margi

    Lorax! But my son loves the Cat in the Hat just as much.

  • Carmen

    One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish!

  • Elissa

    The Sleep Book–I made my mother read this often and SHE always fell asleep ;)

  • http://www.zozoboo.com Bri

    Bartholomew and the Ooblek! Not so main stream, but it was always my favorite.

  • susan

    I’ve always loved Green Eggs and Ham.

  • Kris

    My daughters and I love The Lorax!

  • Memory Jones

    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.

  • Jennifer Evans

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

  • Howard Smartt

    My two favorite Dr. Seuss books are:
    a) Oh The Places you will go !
    b) On Beyond Zebra.

  • Kay-Lynn Pack

    We love one fish two fish red fish blue fish!! I love that my daughter who is six can read it to me :)

  • Monica Leasure

    My son Loves Oh, the Places You will Go but we also love the ever so popular Green Eggs and Ham…..

  • Katie

    I love Oh The Places You’ll Go!!

  • Barbara DeLarwelle

    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!

  • Cara Fitton

    Hard to pick just one! Love Green Eggs and Ham — not only reading it but making them!

  • Natalie

    I love “Fox in Socks”!

  • Cathy R

    Happy Birthday to You!

  • Anna Hernandez

    Horton Hatches An Egg is my favorite!

  • http://facebook.com Allison Brocking

    Green Eggs and Ham is my all time favorite.

  • http://www.facebook.com/childwiseresources Kathy

    Hands down my fave is The Sneetches and Other Stories! Four stories in one book and all of them are great conversation starters.

  • Sandy

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

  • Laura

    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.

  • Jennifer Agolino

    The Lorax

  • Amanda Red

    Marvin K. Mooney will you Please Go Now?

  • Tami

    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.

  • Keli

    My boys love Go Dogs Go!

  • Jennifer

    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.

  • Jennifer

    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.

  • Anne

    Go Dogs Go! was the first book my son could recite at age 2. I actually enjoy reading Fox in Socks to my kids.

  • Amy McG

    Our favorite is “One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish”.

  • Shelley

    Hand, Hand, Fingers, Thumb!

  • http://www.notjusttheblues.blogspot.com Sandy

    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.

  • Joanne

    The Cat in the Hat!

  • http://sureisgood.wordpress.com Stephanie

    Oh, The Places You’ll Go.

  • Claire P

    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!!

  • Hallie

    So hard to choose…”Yertle the Turtle” and the one with “Hand, hand, fingers thumb…”

  • Sarah

    I LOVE “The Lorax”

  • Sally S.

    Our favorite is One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish.

  • Jackie

    Oh the Places You’ll Go. A great read and a great gift for the graduate.

  • Lisa

    Oh The Places You’ll Go!

  • Kristin

    The Sneetches!

  • Angela

    The Feet Book – a favorite since my son was an infant!

  • Kevin

    Green Eggs and Ham!

  • Melissa

    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.

  • N

    Fox in Socks! My kids love the end “Is your tongue numb?”!

  • http://reviewsbykaren.net/ Karen

    My boys love Hop on Pop. They call their granddad Pop, so they think of him everytime they read the word Pop and giggle like crazy!

  • http://n/a SS

    My kids and I love Dr. Seuss’s Hop on Pop and Dr. Seuss A,B, C’s.

  • Amy L. Barton

    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

  • Angela Garcia

    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!

  • Tracy Ehlert

    Green Eggs & Ham

  • Deon

    My favorite is the Oh, the places you’ll go. My daughters is And to think that you saw it on Mulberry Street.

  • http://ImaginationSoup Jolie Simmermaker

    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.

  • Megan

    I love The Butter Battle Book!

  • http://imaginationsoup.net/2012/02/happy-birthday-dr-seuss-book-event-and-sweepstakes-from-target/ Paula R. Smith

    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 :-)

  • Sheila K.

    All of the books are great, of course, but my favorite is Horton Hears a Who!

  • Sarah Preston

    My favorite is Hop on Pop because my grandpa who we called Pop would always read it to us

  • Louise k

    Horton hatches the egg. An elephant is true 100%.

  • Melisa Paulino

    My favorite Dr. Seuss book is The Sneetches.

  • http://www.whatswehavin.blogspot.com Melissa

    Fox in Socks

  • Cassandra

    Green eggs and ham has always been my favorite dr Seuss
    Book!

  • http://www.bisd.us Brenda K Davila

    The Lorax, especially since the movie is coming up! :-)

  • Jennifer

    Oh the Places you’ll go!

  • Kristin

    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.

  • http://www.facebook.com/littlebudsacademy Natalia

    Oh, the Places you’ll go! Appropriate for all ages and full of wisdom :)

  • http://gbowman360@yahoo.com Gayle

    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.

  • http://pinterest.com/courtneycoyle/ Courtney Coyle

    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! :)

  • Mary Dailey

    Horton Hears A Who was a favorite with my little sister and the bigger kids loved it, too! I loved reading it to her!
    marika200@hotmail.com

  • http://imaginationsoup.net lisa

    I love Hop on Pop.

  • Heather Speaks

    The Lorax is a family favorite in my house…my daughter loves to hear the story read over and over.

  • http://Myangelsallergies.com AllergicAngel

    Fox in Socks

  • Tina

    Green Eggs and Ham!!!

  • http://PragmaticMom.com PragmaticMom

    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!

  • Dawn Pace

    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!!

  • Melissa M.

    The science teacher in me LOVES The Lorax!

  • http://mazzarellasmonkeys.shutterfly.com/ Susan M

    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!

  • Michelle

    You can’t go wrong with the original cat in the hat!

  • audrey

    The Lorax is our favorite. It teaches great lessons about taking care of the earth and doing your part

  • Pamela O.

    Green Eggs and Ham!

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  • Christen

    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! :)

  • Megan P.

    Oh, The Places You’ll Go!

  • Emily

    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.

  • Jessica

    Oh, the Places You’ll Go! :)

  • Robbin

    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.

  • Hallie

    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!

  • Rebecca

    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!

  • Jennifer

    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 :)

  • Renee Payne

    My son’s favorite dr. seuss book is the eye book he loves dr. seuss books :)

  • Dorothy

    I love the Sneetches book! Would love to win this stuff to share with my kids at school!

  • http://www.mgccc.edu JaneBrown

    I love Oh, the Places You Will Go! It gives encouragement to young people, such as my son, to pursue your dreams !

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  • http://www.facebook.com/lisa.barnettdacus Lisa Barnett-Dacus

    My absolute favorite is The Lorax, with a close runner-up of Happy Birthday to You!

  • http://www.facebook.com/khristina.richardson Khristina Richardson

    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.

  • mbedley

    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.

  • Cara W

    How the Grinch stole Christmas!

  • gosn

    The Lorax is definitely my favorite because it teaches us to love and care for our planet.

  • Brandi

    Oh, the places you will go! Love the meaning for the kids :)

  • Lindsey

    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!!

  • Brittany

    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.

  • Kara

    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!”

  • Kandice

    I love “oh the places you will go”. My parents gave it to me for my High School Graduation…I still have it!

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