Oh, the places you will go!

โ€œYou’re off to Great Places!
Today is your day!
Your mountain is waiting,
So… get on your way!โ€
– Dr. Seuss, Oh, the Places You’ll Go!

Today we’re celebrating Dr. Seuss’ birthday, the National Read Across America Day, sponsored by the National Education Association. Our daughter Heather, a preschool teacher, is having a party at the school with her class. What fun things can you do today to celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday – yes, even if you are an adult!

Dr. Seuss’ books were written for children, but they are filled with profound wisdom like the poem above, and are just plain FUN! He’s one of my new favorite authors lately, and I want to buy a collection of his wonderful books to be encouraged and to encourage our kids and grandkids!

One of our daughter Leah’s favorite Dr. Seuss books when she was a toddler was The Foot Book. She wanted me to read it over and over and over again to her before bedtime. ๐Ÿ™‚

Here are some great quotes by Dr. Seuss.

Here are some activities for younger kids for 15 Dr. Seuss Books, including The Foot Book, Dr. Seuss’ ABC, The Lorax, and more. This is the Dr. Seuss website.

If you have a teen, some ideas to celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday from the Read Across America Scholastic site are:

  • Wear a silly Dr. Seuss hat and/or clothes
  • Write creative rhymes
  • Draw art of a Dr. Seuss character or your own imaginary character
  • Write an essay from an idea inspired from one of Dr. Seuss’ books
  • Make a home-made cake, decorated with characters from the books
  • Watch Dr. Seuss movies like Horton Hears a Who (The Lorax movie comes out this weekend.)
  • Plan the places you will go, where you’d love to travel to – create a vision board
  • Play a Jeopardy-type game identifying Dr. Seuss facts
  • Have a read-a-thon of books for the day with your teen and friends, and award prizes they’d love.

Sometimes as adults we can become stressed out or just way too serious. Take advantage of a fun day like today to relax and just have FUN!

Remember today is your day, your mountain is waiting – oh, the places you will go!



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  • Reply SusanEvans March 2, 2012 at 2:32 pm

    My kids loved Dr. Seuss!

    • Reply Beth Jones March 3, 2012 at 6:21 pm

      Cool, Susan! I STILL love him. ๐Ÿ™‚

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