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We actually don’t own a whole lot of Dr. Seuss books so when I got a letter from the school saying they’d be dressing up for “Dr Seuss Day” I had to do some searching! I LOVE themed events and think it’s so awesome when school can be FUN. But I don’t do well with last minute stuff. If I were running a school y’all know I’d have these events on the calendar months in advance 😉 I just am a planner that way and last minute stuff stresses me out!
I asked the kids what character they wanted to dress as and really we didn’t know a whole lot of them. We own The Cat in the Hat
and that’s about it as far as the character books of Dr. Seuss are concerned (We are not Lorax people. I can’t stand political agendas presented in children’s books…don’t even get me started on the Lorax!). Kye immediately said he wanted to be The Cat in the Hat! I searched on Pinterest and hunted on Amazon and came up with a cute, simple costume idea.
To make his hat we used:
white poster board (cut in half)
1. Cut the poster board in half long ways
2. Put painters tape down to make stripes
3. Paint the untaped areas red
4. Cut out the center of the paper plate (I had to keep cutting ours wider and wider to fit his head!)
5. Staple the top portion of the hat to the plate!
I already had a black shirt for Kye (thanks to our halloween outfits) and just ordered a Red Sequin Bowtie
from Amazon to complete the look! He was SO excited and I thought it turned out pretty cute 🙂
Since Britt was little people have randomly told us that she looks like Cindy Lou Who from How The Grinch Stole Christmas (random side note but did you know the sister from Gossip Girl was Cindy Lou Who in the Jim Carrey movie version?). My goal for these costumes was to spend as little money as possible and the bow tie ended up being the only legit purchase I had to make (along with the poster board and some pipe cleaners!).
All I did for Britt was put her hair up in pigtails and wrap a pipe cleaner around each one! I had her wear a pink dress to school and she was good to go! She looked adorable and for sure makes a cute Cindy Lou Who!
The kids had a BLAST dressing up and it was fun seeing the teachers and staff dressed up as well. It was actually a bit of an educational week for me as I learned about several must-read Dr. Seuss books that we need to add to our book collection! Since all of Dr. Seuss books were on sale that week I bought Green Eggs and Ham
. Kye instantly fell in love with it and read the entire thing by himself on the first try. He took it to school to read to his class completely on his own. His teacher said he did awesome and read with so much expression! It made me want to go out and buy all the Dr. Seuss books available as they make GREAT early-reader books and are FUN for the kids to read!
What are some of your family’s favorite Dr. Seuss books? I’m on the hunt for the best ones to add to our little collection!