Monthly Archives: February 2019

Read Across America: Dr. Seuss Birthday Celebrations

Read Across America is an annual event that celebrates the birthday of beloved children’s author Theodore Geisel, or as he is more famously known as — Dr. Seuss. Dr. Seuss’ birthday is March 2nd and for the past 21 years it has been celebrated in cooperation with the National Education Association, NEA, with the nation-wide event Read Across America.

Read Across America tries to bring awareness to literacy and helps to promote reading in schools, libraries, and bookstores across the country. Some organizations get really involved and have dress up days, parties, and contests to celebrate the weeklong event. Dr. Seuss’ favorite characters make appearances at many schools. Some students participate in reading contests with fantastic prizes. Many classrooms even decorate specifically for the event.

K12Reader has many different amazing activities and crafts for Dr. Seuss week. So head on over to K12Reader for some fun free printables that will help you celebrate Read Across America in your home or classroom. Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!!

Shamrock Homeschool Activity

We do not homeschool, but we do have a toddler home most of the week, and we love to give him fun and educational activities to keep him busy and give him a small introduction to classwork. We are still doing a lot of themed activities each month, that way we introduce him to the holidays each month.

This fun St. Patrick’s Day activity is not only fun it also helps to teach and enhance math skills. This activity created by 123 Homeschool 4 Me helps to teach counting to younger learners. Counting is such an important skill and can be taught in so many fun and interactive ways. This holiday themed activity makes counting fun as well as relevant to what is happening now. Kids think they are playing a fun game but they are also learning how to do important math skills.

Head on over to 123 Homeschool 4 Me and get the full tutorial. While you are there check out some other fun St. Patrick’s Day activities and many other non-themed learning activities. No matter which one you choose you and your little one will find yourselves learning while having a great time playing together.

Fruit Loop Marshmallow Craft

Crafts are the best part of being home with my youngest a few days a week. We get to have fun and play while learning and laughing. I love to do crafts with him, even the messy ones. Let’s face it, the messy ones are when we have the most fun, and oftentimes learn the most.

We love to theme our crafts and this month we are leaning towards St. Patrick’s Day and rainbow crafts. My little man loves a good rainbow. This fun craft is an easy one to do and allows you to snack while you craft. Which is the best kind of craft!

We found this craft at Jonesing to Create. This is a craft that always looks good, tastes good, and is fun to create. We have made it in the past, but it is always fun to recreate. Head on over to
Jonesing to Create for the full tutorial and be sure to check out all of the other incredible arts and crafts ideas when you are there. You can find tons of ideas to keep you and your little ones busy for the entire month.