You know him. You love him. That’s right- I’m talking about the one and only Dr. Seuss! Beloved author of zany kids’ stories like The Cat in the Hat, Green Eggs and Ham, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, and The Lorax (just to name a few) celebrated his birthday on March 2nd. His birthday also coincides with Read Across America Week in many schools, which is very fitting! Here are some delicious Dr. Seuss inspired treats that you and your little ones can make in honor of such a talented man!
1) Green Eggs and Ham Pretzel Bites by That’s What Che Said…
You won’t have to bribe your kiddos to partake in this adorable snack. I guarantee they’ll eat them in a boat, in a house, or in a car! Super simple and affordable!
2) Dr. Seuss Rainbow Cookies by Deliciously Declassified
Dr. Seuss’s stories were always filled with vibrant colors. You could definitely enjoy these beautiful lollipop-looking cookies for many different occasions, but they’d be very festive on Dr. Seuss day because they look like rainbow truffula trees. Store-bought cookie dough is an easy time-saver in this recipe!
3) Dr. Seuss ‘The Lorax’ Rice Krispies Pops by Mommy Musings
While it’s difficult to choose, The Lorax is hands-down one of my favorite Dr. Seuss books of all time. He’s such a cute little guy, even when he’s fired up and speaking for the trees! Kids will love turning a classic treat into these Lorax pops and they are sure to impress at any class party.
4) Dr. Seuss ‘Put Me in the Zoo’ Chocolate Bark by Easy Family Recipe Ideas
I often include bark recipes in my kid-friendly treat lists because they are so easy to make and can be easily adapted to suit your needs. Simply use yellow chocolate melts and M&Ms candies to create a look that goes along perfectly with the book ‘Put Me in the Zoo.’
5) Lorax Cake from Diamonds for Dessert
If you really want to WOW for a Dr. Seuss-themed party, then this is the cake for you! The site provides you with all the templates and lots of photos to walk you through the more complicated parts. It still screams The Lorax even if you don’t have the time or skills to do the title decorations on the cake. I love the truffula trees made out of cotton candy!
6) Thing 1 and Thing 2 Candy Apples from Kara’s Party Ideas
Everybody loves candied apples! Usually a favorite fall treat, you can easily spruce these up to represent Thing 1 and Thing 2 from The Cat in the Hat. A striped stick and blue bow complete the look that will surely impress any party guest!
7) Oh the Places You’ll Go Cupcakes by the Inspiration Edit
These cupcakes are darling and go perfectly with Dr. Seuss’s beloved Oh the Places You’ll Go. This would be a great theme for a graduation party. I know some parents who secretly sneak a copy of this book into their child’s teacher at the end of the year for him or her to sign and write a little something. Then, when they graduate, the book with all their teachers’ notes is presented to them as a gift. How sweet would it be if these cupcakes accompanied that gift?
8) Grinch Fudge by How to Make Easy Fudge
Try turning fudge green and adding a little candy sprinkle to celebrate the Grinch’s classic tale. This would be a great holiday spin on the typical fudge given during the holiday season. Very simple and festive!
9) Barbaloot Snacks by Surviving a Teacher’s Salary
These adorable snacks would be perfect as part of a classroom celebration for Dr. Seuss or Read Across America week. Not only would kids love eating these teddy grahams and marshmallows while they listen to the teacher read The Lorax, but they are easy on the teacher’s wallet, too!
10) Dr. Seuss ‘Cat in the Hat’ Cupcakes by Tasty Kitchen
I love how simple these cupcakes are to create! Make your typical chocolate cupcakes and top them with Oreo cookies, vanilla frosting, and gummy lifesavers to recreate the cat’s hat! Kids will love
this simple dessert idea.
Happy birthday, Dr. Seuss! Thanks for sharing your talent with the world.