Disclosure: I received Bumkins product in exchange for this post. All opinions are mine.
As a parent, there are many times I question whether I am doing a good job. But one area where we must be doing something right is reading, because our girls love books! And, of course, no collection is complete without a few Dr. Seuss titles. With Dr. Seuss’ birthday and Read Across America Day coming up March 2, we decided to have a little Seuss-a-bration.
The first stop for preparation, naturally, was the library. The books we brought home to supplement our own Dr. Seuss collection served double duty as decor and reading material.
On the morning of our Dr. Seuss Celebration, Pumpkin and Peanut got dressed in their Thing 1 and Thing 2 tees (I love that they still love matching each other!), and sat down for a breakfast of – what else? – Green Eggs and Ham.
I thought it would be fun to make them some “One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish” ice cubes to put in their water, so I melted down some popsicles to refreeze in fish shapes.
Since my girls rarely get anything to drink other than water and milk, they were skeptical of the water with the changing colors as the ice cubes melted, but they loved looking at it. Peanut, 2, said, “Fishies! Fishies!” over and over again throughout breakfast.
Next, some friends came over to help decorate cupcakes in the bright colors befitting Dr. Seuss.
I set up a table outside for this project so I could let the kids get creative without worry. The Splat Mat made cleaning up afterward a breeze – I just picked it up, shook it out, and wiped it off.
The girls had a blast mixing colors and adding sprinkles in a variety of colors and shapes.
Peanut couldn’t wait until she was finished decorating to get a taste.
After eating their creations, they read a little and played a while.
Once they were ready for a break and a snack, I put out some more Seuss-themed treats. I’d found a recipe for homemade goldfish crackers. Subbing white cheddar for regular cheddar to make the dough easy to color, I made “One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish” crackers.
The Bumkins snack bags, bib and long-sleeved art smock made the activities all the more fun for the kiddos, and easy for me as everything is reusable and machine washable.
The girls had such a fun time celebrating with their friends. Later, when we were grocery shopping, Pumpkin ran to the end of the aisle and yelled for me to join her. She had found “Green Eggs and Ham” on a display. “Mom! Come here! It’s what we had for breakfast!” These are ages to treasure.