Red Fish and Noodles – Celebrating Dr. Seuss

One annual event that we always celebrate is Read Across America Day. Read Across America is the National Education Associations (NEA) annual reading motivation and awareness program that asks for kids to celebrate reading on March 2nd, the birthday of beloved children’s author Dr. Seuss.

Reading is such a staple in our family and we LOVE Dr. Seuss. March 2nd always marks a day of Seuss treats and Seuss quotes! Here are some of our favorites!

Dr. Seuss Snack and Pink Ink Drink

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Dr. Seuss Snack Mix

8 c. popped popcorn
1/4 c. margarine
3 T corn syrup
1/2 c. granulated sugar
1 small pkg. Blue Raspberry gelatin
1/2 – 3/4 c. Chow Mein noodles
1 c. Red goldfish crackers
Green Eggs (see below)

Preheat oven to 300 degrees.  Line baking sheet with parchment paper.  In a bowl mix together Chow Mein noodles and popcorn (remove any uncooked kernels). Cook butter and corn syrup in a small saucepan over low heat.  Add sugar and gelatin, stir.  Bring mixture to a boil.  Reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes. Pour the  mixture over the popcorn and noodles.  Toss to coat.  Bake for 10-15 or until the gelatin looses a bit of its stickiness.  Cool.  Mix in goldfish crackers and Green Eggs.  Serve.

Original Recipe from: Mad in Crafts

Green Eggs

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Made by melting 3 white chocolate chips (3-5 min in 300 degree oven) and placing a pastel green M&M in the center!

Thing 1 – Thing 2 Cupcakes

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  • Red Velvet cupcakes baked in red liners
  • Blue Frosting
  • Blue cotton candy (I found some at Walmart in the Easter aisle)
  • Thing 1 and Thing 2 printable found here

 Hats! 

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Every year I pull out our Cat in the Hat hats! I bought the package (of 32) at Michaels 3 years ago (but they still sell them) and we use them year after year! (If you go, remember your 40% off coupon) They are so cute and make the day even more fun!

Books! Books! Books!

Some of our favorites include, The Cat in the Hat10 Apples Up on Top, Green Eggs and Ham and ABC!

We also read Happy Birthday To You on everyones Birthday…..a fun tradition that the kids love!

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My Mom’s Dr. Seuss books…they are all copyrighted around 1958!

Happy Reading!