Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Dr. Seuss Day

Happy Dr. Seuss Day! I guess it's National Reading Day, but we had tons of fun with just Dr. Seuss. I told Cormac about it on Monday and he kept asking if it was Wednesday yet, because he was so excited! And this morning he was freaking out, asking what we got to do first.

Well, first we had Green Eggs and Ham! I decided to read a book to the boys, then follow it with snacks or some activity. So that was my pattern for the day. Anyway, the eggs don't look wicked green on blue plates, but it was green enough that it disgusted them slightly  :)

Next up, The Sneetches. After we read it, we played "McBean Says." (Like Simon Says, only I didn't trick them at all...) They were surprisingly excited when I handed them paper green stars, lol. It's the little things!

To segue, I gave them star-glow sticks and we built a fort. The next story was What was I Scared of? We read it in the semi-dark fort, and the boys loved it. That's one of Cormac's favorites.

After that, we read One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish. I found two activities for the boys on Pinterest. They put a certain number of fish in each bowl for one, and sorted by color for the other. I had little fish bowls already so I put the goldfish in there. Russ pretty much stuffed his face while Cormac did all the work.

Next we read Hand, Hand, Finger, Thumb and traced our hands. And we read The Foot Book and went for a walk. This was my favorite part of the day! The boys tried to walk like in the book (quick feet, trick feet, sick fee, pig feet, etc.). They made up their own, too. I laughed all the way around the block. Didn't take the camera, though.

For lunch, we read There's a Wocket in My Pocket and ate pita pocket chicken sandwiches. After lunch the boys labeled things around the house -things from the book, like closet, curtain, lamp, etc. Simple, but Cormac really liked running around putting labels on everything. Russ just liked running around.

After quiet time we needed a snack. So we read Hop and Pop and had POPcorn. Then we watched Horton Hears a Who. I gave the boys Beezlenuts and Beezlenut juice. Cormac actually hesitated drinking it because it sounded sketchy to him, lol. "Hey, this is just regular juice!" Haha, kids. Then, when Horton loses the clover in the big field, I dumped pink pom poms out and told Cormac to find the one with the speck. He thought this was amazing and loved that he had to keep picking them up and checking for specks. Even when he realized I'd just made a black dot on one, he kept it close and wouldn't let his brother have it. He said he had to protect it. Silly kid.

For dinner we ate pizza shaped like the Cat's hat, and we let the boys watch the show, too. I attempted a Pinterest dessert, and it wasn't as pretty but it was delicious! A layer of vanilla ice cream, then I made the next layer with pureed strawberries (frozen strawberries, apple juice and a little sugar). So yummy! Our boys don't love ice cream, but they both loved this treat.

Hopefully it was as awesome a day as Cormac hoped it would be  :)  I know I had fun! I like having silly reasons to celebrate things with my little boys. It makes the days we're at home even more special. They're growing up so fast, soon they'll be in school all day and I'll miss them terribly.

Hooray for Dr. Suess Day!