Every year, I plan something at the library for Dr. Seuss’s birthday–March 2nd. Last year we had a big party with crafts, snacks, stories and games. This year I am actually going to be out of town on the day but I couldn’t resist throwing something together.
Over the holiday we did a Gingerbread Man Hunt –This was a passive program and it was a big success, so I decided to try something similar for Dr. Seuss’s birthday.
Dr. Seuss Hide-And-Seek:
In my experience, kids love anything they have to find. Eye Spy books fly off the shelf! So keeping that in mind I created a bingo-esq board with a bunch of different Dr. Seuss characters.
The night before Dr. Seuss’s birthday my colleagues will “hide” all sixteen of these characters around our children’s room. Throughout the day kids can come collect a Dr. Seuss board and see how many characters they are able to find. The librarians will have a list of where the characters are in case the kids need some hints.
Once they find them all or are finished looking, they can come to the J-desk and tell the librarian how many the found. We have prizes for the first 100 participants, which include a neat bag, sticker, pencil, bookmark and temporary tattoo.
Because we did this party last year, I had some display materials all ready to go. I put up our old window display and my colleagues will set up my truffula trees somewhere in the J room.
The truffula trees are made from pool noodles, duct tape, a Styrofoam ball and tissue paper. Oh, and a lot, a LOT of hot glue.
I’m super bummed I won’t be at the library for the day of the event but I am sure it will be a lot of fun! Figured I’d share in case anyone is looking for any Dr. Seuss themed ideas.
That’s all for now!