How Grandparents Can Help Grandchildren Celebrate Dr. Seuss

Today is Dr. Seuss’s birthday and I have some ideas for you on how to help your grandchildren celebrate Dr. Seuss. I’m guessing everyone reading this has heard of him but just in case you are from another country and don’t know who he is you can read about him here.

My grandmother loved to read and she shared that love by reading to all her grandchildren. One of our favorites was Green Eggs and Ham.

grandchildren celebrate Dr. Seuss book

Years later my own children were read this book by their Kindergarten teacher as a way to celebrate Dr. Seuss and his birthday. They were served green eggs (food coloring). It made a big impression on them and they loved that they actually got to eat green eggs.

Grandparents and Dr. Seuss

I’m always looking for fun things to do with my grandchildren and so we are going to celebrate by having our own Dr. Seuss birthday party tomorrow. I’m not sure which activities I will do with them but here are some ideas I’m thinking about.

Have a Hat Party

With some construction paper, ribbon and tape or glue we can make our own hats and make our own Dr. Seuss magic while I read them one of his books.

Cat’s Hat Kabobs

I have some strawberries and bananas so all I have to do is get the kabobs and we can make some kabobs that will be a healthy treat for them to eat while I read.

Photo Booth

My grandkids love having their picture made, especially if they get to be silly! We can take their hats and their kabobs and do some funny pictures for their parents!

There are more fun activities on the Dr. Seuss site. March 2nd is his birthday but you can have the party anytime. Your grands won’t care as long as it involves a Dr. Seuss book and some fun, what difference does it make if it’s a day or two late!

Read to your grandchildren! It’s a wonderful way to connect generations.

Share your Dr. Seuss memories with me in the comment section!

grandchildren celebrate Dr. Seuss Birthday

Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss


  1. Belinda brock 2 Mar, 2017

    Dr. Seuss Rocks! I have always loved him. Our favorite is also Green Eggs and Ham. ?

  2. I love Fox on Socks. Our littlest is so excited about celebrating Dr. Seuss at school today. They all had to dress in red, black and white in honor of him and they are eating green eggs and ham as well!

    Thanks for letting us participate in the fun of Dr. Seuss today too!

    Cheri 🙂

  3. Kathy Rogerson 2 Mar, 2017

    Dr. Suess Rocks! My grandson’s favorite Dr. Suess book was “I wish that I had duck feet”. My youngest granddaughter loves “Green Eggs and Ham”. I personally like so many of them. They are fun to read to kids!

  4. Kiera 2 Mar, 2017

    I love the classic one fish two fish red fish blue fish! 😉

  5. karen 2 Mar, 2017

    Love them all, been reading Mr. Brown can Moo, can you.

  6. Linda A Stanley 2 Mar, 2017

    My favorite Dr. Seuss book was always(And to think that I saw it on Mulberry street) which is the one I chose to read to my grand kids. They each had favorites of their own but we always read my favorite too….”Dr. Seuss Rocks!”

  7. Well, not only does Nanahood rock, but “Dr. Seuss Rocks” as well!The first, and best, title I read to my twin grandsons was “The Foot Book” – lots of crazy fun sticking our “slow” and “fast” feet in the air while we giggled away!

  8. Maureen Antoski 2 Mar, 2017

    I love One Fish Two Fish and … Dr. Seuss Rocks!!

  9. Bev V 2 Mar, 2017

    Dr. Seuss Rocks! My favorite is Yertle the Turtle, although it’s hard to choose.

  10. teresak 2 Mar, 2017

    Thanks Bev….Be sure and check your email Saturday!

  11. teresak 2 Mar, 2017

    Thanks Maureen I appreciate you commenting!

  12. teresak 2 Mar, 2017

    Thank you for commenting Linda!

  13. teresak 2 Mar, 2017

    I’m not familiar with that one. I’ll have to check it out at the library!

  14. teresak 2 Mar, 2017

    I like that one too. Wish I were reading it to your kids!

  15. teresak 2 Mar, 2017

    They are fun to read to kids! I agree!

  16. teresak 2 Mar, 2017

    That’s so cool! I’m glad they still feed them green eggs!

  17. teresak 2 Mar, 2017

    Great….check your email Saturday!

  18. There was a tie in our family…One grandmother (ME!)
    One daughter and 2 granddaughters love “Oh The Places You’ll Go”!
    The other one was “Green Eggs and Ham” which was loved by 3 grandchildren, one son!
    Although I have to admit, there isn’t a Dr. Seuss book that don’t love!
    Happy Reading!
    Debbie Martinez

  19. teresak 4 Mar, 2017

    Hi Debbie! Thanks for stopping by and I love those too!

  20. teresak 18 Mar, 2017

    Thanks for commenting Joyce! Not sure how I missed this but I apologize for waiting so long to respond!