March is Dr. Seuss' Birthday month. Last year I did a Lorax inspired project. This year I headed to my daughter's book shelf and came up with a lesser known book, "Happy Birthday To You!" In the land of Katroo on the day you were born, the great Birthday Bird wakes you from your bed and swoops you away for a fantastic day of adventures and celebration. I knew my 5-9 year olds would have fun with this!
They created their Birthday Birds with Sharpie and acrylics and layered birthday cakes with markers. On black board they painted Truffula inspired trees of Lorax fame for a fun background. I encouraged the children to cut loose creatively in making all the elements in their Seuss inspired pieces. Nice job kids!
*This post is dedicated to my husband who recently turned the big 50, without the obligatory big party or weekend in Vegas (almost a requirement for SoCal residents.) So Tyree, not only did you get your favorite Shrimp and Grits made by moi and an adult family dinner out, you now have a beautiful collection of Dr. Seuss Birthday Birds dedicated to YOU. You must be walking on sunshine about now. ;D