Reading never gets old! Reading doesn’t go out of style, reading doesn’t need updating to a new format. Reading doesn’t require batteries or need charging. Reading can be free of monthly fees. Doesn’t that sound amazing! So lets pick up a book and read to a kid today! Show them the amazing things that awaits them with Read Across America. 

READ ACROSS AMERICA DAY WITH DR. SEUSS!

Read Across America and Celebrate Dr. Seuss Birthday with Awesome Seuss Science Experiments and STEM Activities

DR SEUSS DAY

One of the most important things we can teach our kids is to love books and to love reading books. That’s exactly what the National Read Across America initiative is all about. Who better to celebrate it with than the beloved Dr. Seuss!

DR SEUSS BIRTHDAY

And because of this, this celebration of reading is held on a school day that falls on or close March 2nd. Why is March 2nd so important? Well, it’s Dr. Seuss’ birthday of course!

What’s exciting for us personally is that Dr. Seuss was actually born in the town right next to ours, Springfield, MA. We have an awesome museum that will have its own exhibit dedicated to Dr Seuss.  Plus, there is already an amazing Dr. Seuss National Memorial Sculpture Garden featuring Horton, The Lorax, Yertle the Turtle and so many more Dr Seuss favorites.

DR SEUSS BOOKS

We can all remember a favorite Dr. Seuss book from our childhood or that we shared with our kids, grand kids, or students. This Reading Across America celebration is meant to encourage a whole year of reading and thus a lifetime of reading enjoyment.

Here are a few little known Dr. Seuss facts I spotted you might enjoy sharing with your kids. Plus, one that we love is that Whoville in The Grinch is all about Easthampton, MA and it’s residents and Mt. Crumpet is modeled after Mt. Tom. We’ve climbed that mountain!

Reading certainly does encourage us to think and wonder. We can fly away in our own mind to a different world filled with crazy and amazing adventures. He is truly right in the more that you learn and the more that you know, the places you will go.

READ ACROSS AMERICA ACTIVITIES

Here are a few of our favorite Dr Seuss activities to pair with Dr. Seuss books. Have a look!

CAT IN THE HAT SLIME    

The Cat In The Hat Slime Dr Seuss Slime Book Activity

DR SEUSS HAT CHALLENGE

Dr Seuss STEM Activity Cat Hat Tower Cup Stacking

DR SEUSS MATH ACTIVITY

cat in the hat activities

LORAX EARTH DAY SLIME

lorax activities with slime

LORAX CRAFT

Tie Dyed Coffee Filter Art Science Dr. Seuss Inspired The Lorax

GRINCH SLIME

OOBLECK

Bartholomew and the Oobleck Science Activity for Dr. Seuss

BUTTER ACTIVITY

Butter Battle Homemade Butter Science Activities and Dr. Seuss Science

FIZZY GREEN EGGS AND HAM

green eggs and ham activity

DISSOLVING CANDY FISH

candy fish experiment dr seuss science activity

HORTON HEARS A WHO

Dr Seuss Science Idea: Hand your kid a magnifying glass and have them go investigating in the backyard! You can set up a one square foot project using string to mark off an area.

What tiny things can you find? Make sure to learn about what you find. You can use our Backyard Jungle Journal pages to  record your observations too!

dr seuss activity

TEN APPLES UP ON TOP ACTIVITIES

Real Apple STEM Activities for Ten Apples Up On Top

BONUS STEM PICTURE BOOKS

And if you have a kid who loves all things science, technology, engineering, and math {STEM}, these picture books are also perfect for Read Across America!

CELEBRATE READ ACROSS AMERICA WITH DR SEUSS 

Click on the image below or on the link for more fun STEM activities and science experiments.

STEM activities for kids. The best resource for science activities and STEM challenges you will ever need. We have everything science including chemistry and physics for kids for ages 3-9. We even have slime science and homemade slime recipes. Simple and easy kids science experiments that make for fun science activities kids can't get enough of!

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  1. You might try contacting a local library or Boys and Girls Club. Even local family shelters might need volunteers for spending time with kids.

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