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.
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 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.
Truffula Tree Cupcakes
No list of Dr. Seuss snacks would be complete without 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!)
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.
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.
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.
The ingredients for this edible oobleck recipe are simple and it takes just minutes to mix up!
This recipe is easy enough that your kids can help with it or even make it themselves.
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.
Chill for one hour, then mix in 2 cups of whipped cream. Chill for 2-3 more hours.
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
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
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
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.
Becoming Dr. Seuss: Theodor Geisel and the Making of an American Imagination
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.
Very entertaining! Mine are all teens and young adults now, but I can dream of grandchildren.
Yes! I only wish my grandsons were close enough for things like this 🙁