March 2nd is Dr. Seuss’s birthday and each year the NEA (National Education Association) celebrates Read Across America Day in his honor. What is your favorite Dr. Seuss book? Ours is The Sleep Book, while we don’t read it every night, it comes out often.
As this is not a major holiday, events are usually announced only a couple weeks in advance. We’ll add 2020 dates here as they come in. In the meantime, the Twin Cities usually joins the fun at these locations:
Read Across America Day Events:
- Barnes & Noble Stores • Barnes & Noble stores will have Seuss-themed story time with One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish. • Saturday, February 29th at 11am
- Target • Visit stores for giveaways, activities and a read-along of Happy Birthday to You. • Saturday, February 29th from 10am-11:30am
- Buy Buy Baby in Woodbury • Pre-Register for a Dr. Seuss Party • February 29th from 11am-1pm.
- Party City • Stop by any Party City store for a Dr. Seuss party of February 29th at 1pm. They will also have plenty of Seuss-themed party supplies for your own at-home party.
- Dr. Seuss Storytime at North Central Library • Celebrate Dr. Seuss by attending a special storytime that includes funny stories, crafts, and activities. • Tuesday, March 3rd at 10:15am – 11:15am
- Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss! at Inver Glen Library • Dress up as your favorite Dr. Seuss character or come as you are to an event full of fun, crafts, books and birthday cake. Ages: 2–8.• Saturday, March 7, 2020 @ 1pm – 3pm.
- Visit any one of our 101 Twin Cities Libraries to check out a new Dr. Seuss book.
- While none of our favorite Independent Bookstores for Kids have announced Seuss events this year, you could still visit to buy a new Seuss book. Because March 2nd falls on a Monday, it couldn’t hurt to drop by Wild Rumpus for Tail Time or Baby Story Time at Moon Palace. Even if they don’t do a Seuss theme, its still a story time.
Celebrate Dr. Seuss’s Birthday At Home
- Why not throw a birthday party for Dr. Seuss? Kids love an excuse for a birthday party. Sprinkle Some Fun offers some fun recipes and games here.
- Check out these 24 Cat in the Hat Crafts from Non-Toy Gifts.
- Learn more about Dr. Seuss and his books or just play games at Seussville. (Note: This is one of those instantly noisy websites. You might not want to open it right after you get the baby to sleep.)
- Don’t forget to actually read the books, too! I bet you already have some at home. If not, you can get this box of 20 classics through our Amazon affiliate link.
Did I miss any? Let us know.