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Dr Seuss’ Birthday

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03/02 - 03/03


3-5, 6-8

What’s Happening: “You can find magic wherever you look. Sit back and relax, all you need is a book.” Dr. Seuss said it best, there’s no need to contest.

We’ll read, learn, and play, shout, “hip-hip-hooray!” In honor of Dr. Seuss’s birthday, we are celebrating all weekend long with classic stories, wacky activities, and special appearances by some of your favorite characters.

Purpose Behind the Play: Number concepts through counting, patterning, and arranging. STEAM concepts including inquiry through observation and prediction and trial and error. Practice with self-regulation.

  • Smart Art (Art Studio-Times Vary): Cat in the Hat SHapes Activity> Circles, squares, and triangles too, we have lots of shapes for you! Come make a hat fit for a cat in our Art Studio as we celebrate Dr. Seuss’s birthday!
  • Sensational Story Times:
    9:40am (Members’ only) – Bartholomew and the Oobleck followed by an Oobleck activity.
    12:00pm – The Lorax followed by a Tie Dyed Coffee Filter Art activity.
    2:00pm – The Cat in the Hat followed by an Dr. Seuss STEM Challege Cup Stacking activity.
    (Alternative Activity: fine motor cat in the hat activity)
  • Character Appearance (11:00a) Cat in the Hat (Saturday) & Thing 1 & Thing 2 (Sunday): “You’ll miss the best things if you keep your eyes shut.” Be sure to keep your eyes peeled so you don’t miss out as Dr. Seuss character prance about!
  • Growing Up Great Game (3:00pm): Copy Cat > One of our Pretendgineers will lead children in a fun game of Copy Cat. In this game children will use their with memories and bodies to copy that moves that they see demonstrated.

Grown-up Tip: Children who regularly hear stories read aloud develop the foundation for literacy which includes the motivation to read. This is a key element for school success. Through reading your child will learn vocabulary and language how print works, letters and words and phonemic awareness. An added plus is the quality time you will be sharing with your child.

About Dr. Seuss:
Brilliant, playful, and always respectful of children, Dr. Seuss charmed his way into the consciousness of four generations of youngsters and parents. In the process, he helped millions of kids learn to read. Dr. Seuss was born Theodor Geisel in Springfield, Massachusetts, on March 2, 1904.

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Duration: 1/2 Day
Location: Indoor
Restrooms: Average
Parking: Average

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