March 2nd is Dr. Seuss’ birthday, so this week is national Dr. Seuss week! So far I have blogged about crafts and activities to do with toddlers. Today’s activity is a themed story time and requires a lot more adult work but will be so much fun! I believe that instilling a love of reading in children early on will benefit them so much through out life and one way to do this is with fun story times.
Today’s theme is…
Green Eggs and Ham
It’s a Dr. Seuss classic. I’m sure you’ve read it. Gather the kids around and snack on these little treats as you enthrall them with the tales of Sam and his dislike of green eggs and ham.
- Square pretzels
- White candy melts (These can be found at craft stores. I’ve found that they can sometimes be hard to find at grocery stores)
- Green M&M’s
Set the oven to 250°
Place the pretzels in a single layer on a cookie sheet and top each one with a candy melt.
Set them in the oven for about 4 minutes–just long enough to soften.
Take then out of the oven and put one green M&M atop each one.
Let them cool while you read another Seuss classic like Hop on Pop, and then enjoy eating green eggs treats while reading Green Eggs and Ham!