It’s time to celebrate the 106th birthday of the beloved children’s book author, Dr. Seuss. “Green eggs and ham” are a common way to start the day the Dr. Seuss way, but there’s “lots of good fun that is funny,” even if the “sun is not sunny” on Dr. Seuss’s birthday.
No birthday celebration would be complete without a birthday cake. How about an easy Cat in the Hat cake?
The Cat in the Hat’s Hat Birthday Cake
For the Cat in the Hat Birthday Cake you’ll need:
– An angel food cake sheet cake.
– Light whipped cream.
– Strawberry slices.
Take a look at that a bit crooked hat on that often crooked cat. Slice a few slithers from the sides of rectangular angel food cake and use them to build a brim at the bottom. Create the famous red and white stripes by alternating light whipped cream and rows of strawberry slices. This is a sweet but light dessert that makes a perfect birthday cake for a Dr. Seuss birthday celebration.
Cat in the Hat Cookies from about.com
Need a unique, individual Cat in the Hat treat? We love this 3-D Cat in the Hat cookie idea shared by Amy Wyatt at about.com.
Cat in the Hat Pizza from Parents Magazine
You can also find a fun idea for a Cat in the Hat pizza in the March 2010 issue of Parents magazine. As of yet it has not been found on the parents.com website, but if you’re not a subscriber your local library will probably have issues of Parents magazine. This cute pizza is worth checking out. It uses Pillsbury Pizza Crust, tomato sauce and mozzarella cheese, and it has all the pizazz of the Cat in the Hat’s hat.
Dr. Seuss for President?
Whether in the classroom or at home, you can host a Dr. Seuss read-a-thon and vote-a-thon. After reading as many Dr. Seuss books as possible, have your family or your class vote on their favorites and create a graph to show just who thinks Fox in Socks rocks and who thinks Hop on Pop is tops.
Most kids are familiar with The Cat in the Hat and Horton Hears a Who, if not for the books, then for the movies, and it’s hard to make it through preschool with hearing One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish, but be sure to find some of Dr. Seuss’s lesser-known but very worthy books like:
The Shape of Me and Other Stuff: Dr. Seuss’s Surprising Word Book
Ten Apples on Top (written as Theo LeSieg)
The Butter Battle Book
Dr. Seuss’s Sleep Book
“Oh the places you’ll go” reading and celebrating Dr. Seuss’s birthday!
The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss
Parents magazine, March 2010, Play with Your Food