Do you know whose birthday is March 2?
Dr. Seuss! (It’s also my sister’s – happy birthday, Sis!)
During the years I taught language arts, I loved finding ways to celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday and Read across America each March with my students. I’ve since had the pleasure of introducing my own little ones to Dr. Seuss, and this year we are planing our own birthday celebration.
To kick off our week we decided to decorate with a simple Cat in the Hat craft.
For my toddler,I made sure I had all the necessary pieces cut out ahead of time.
For each cat you will need a paper plate, a hat cut from white paper, 3 red stripes for the hat, black nose, 2 triangle ears, and 4 whiskers. We used black crayon to color his fur, eyes, and mouth. You could also use markers, paint, or cut these items from construction paper as well.
My toddler was very proud of his Cat in the Hat; he couldn’t wait to hang it up. Big sis decided to flip her plate over and start over on the other side, but in the end they both turned out pretty cute.
I’ve got big plans this week for a few toddler/preschool friendly Dr. Seuss books. Be sure to stop back and celebrate this great children’s author with us!
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