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Dr. Seuss Snacks to Accompany His Classic Books

Make these fun Lorax cookies to celebrate Dr. Seuss's Birthday.

Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss!

Dr. Seuss’s birthday is coming up (March 2)! What a great excuse to pull out some favorite books and create some Dr. Seuss snacks.

Dr Seuss snacks to accompany your favorite books.

Is there a kid alive who doesn’t love at least one of his books? I doubt it.

Fun Dr. Seuss Snacks Based on the Lorax

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These fun Lorax cookies are made with Nutterbutters and frosting.

These Lorax cookies made from Nutter Butters were quick and easy to make. I mixed up some royal icing and did the base orange color. While the orange was still wet I stuck on two of these edible eyeballs. Once the orange layer was dry, I added on the mustache and eyelashes with royal icing. The red mouth in 1/4 of an imperial heart.

These adorable Lorax cookies are made with Nutter Butters and royal icing.

Truffula Tree Cupcakes

No list of Dr. Seuss snacks would be complete without Truffula Tree cupcakes!

Lorax cookies and truffula tree cupcakes

These Truffula trees are made by using a Rice Krispie treat recipe but using Fruity Pebbles instead of Rice Krispies. Once the mix was almost (but not quite) cooled we added in a paper straw for the tree trunk. I bought my straws off of Amazon (only $6.99 for 200!)

These fun truffula trees are made from cotton cany and paper straws.

I also made these Truffula tree cupcakes with cotton candy and I like these ones even better! We used Teddy Grahams to be the Brown Barbaloots and added colored Goldfish Crackers into a “lake” of frosting.

Truffula trees made with cotton candy.
Use cotton candy from the dollar store to make these Lorax cupcakes with Truffua trees.

The cotton candy needs to be handled carefully. We gently separated a piece and dug a small hole in cotton candy, inserted the straw and wrapped it around the straw. Once that was done, it stayed nicely.

Truffula trees with brown barbaloots to celebrate Dr. Seuss's birthday.

Make Edible Oobleck

Have you ever read Bartholomew and the Oobleck? Your kids will love reading this book and then making their very own edible oobleck to snack on.

Make edible oobleck to celebrate dr seuss's birthday.

The ingredients for this edible oobleck recipe are simple and it takes just minutes to mix up!

Dr Seuss snack edible oobleck

This recipe is easy enough that your kids can help with it or even make it themselves.

Dr Seuss snack: Edible Oobleck recipe

Boil one cup of water and mix with a six-ounce package of green jello. Once the jello is totally dissolved, add in 8 ounces of softened cream cheese. Use a mixer to thoroughly blend it. Once completely mixed, add in one cup of ginger ale.

Make edible oobleck to celebrate dr seuss's birthday.

Chill for one hour, then mix in 2 cups of whipped cream. Chill for 2-3 more hours.

This easy edible oobleck makes the pefect dr seuss snack.

Serve cold while you read Bartholomew and the Oobleck to your kids. It would also be fun to make oobleck with cornstarch and water– Another easy and fun activity for making oobleck…just remind your kids, this stuff isn’t edible!

Other Dr. Seuss Snacks

Green Eggs and Ham

Scrambled eggs with green food coloring and a side of ham. Deviled eggs with food coloring to make the yolks green.

You can also make these fun green eggs and ham pretzel bites.

One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish

Swedish fish in cups of blue Jello is an easy snack that is sure to please little ones. Colored Goldfish crackers are great too. If you have toddlers or preschoolers it would be fun to sort by color or count them.

Dr. Seuss for Older Kids

Dr. Seuss Goes to War

Most people aren’t aware that Dr. Seuss was a political cartoonist during World War II. Years ago a blog reader sent me a copy of this book and it quickly became a favorite. My kids love looking at the familiar-style illustrations of Dr. Seuss and figuring out the political meaning behind it. This is great for advanced junior higher and high school-aged kids

Dr. Seuss Coloring Book

Older kids may also be interested in this coloring book with detailed Dr. Seuss illustrations to color. Who am I kidding? I want this coloring book!

Links to Dive Deeper

15 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Dr. Seuss

Top 10 Dr. Seuss Facts You May Not Know

Pinterest is, of course, awash with more ideas for Dr. Seuss snacks.

Dive deeper into your study about Dr. Seuss by reading Becoming Dr. Seuss

Becoming Dr. Seuss: Theodor Geisel and the Making of an American Imagination 

You and your kids will love this visual guide to Dr. Seuss.

The Seuss, the Whole Seuss, and Nothing But the Seuss: A Visual Biography of Theodor Seuss Geisel

You should also check out our Series of Unfortunate Events Party.

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