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Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!

If last week’s announcement of a new Dr. Seuss book debuting this summer didn’t get you in a positively Seussical frame of mind, perhaps these fun ideas will. Monday, March 2nd marks what would have been one of the world’s most famous storytellers’ 111th birthday. And while Seuss {whose real name was Theodor Geisel} is no longer weaving his tall tales, there are plenty of ways to celebrate him around Indianapolis in the coming week.

{As always, we recommend calling the venue to confirm details.}

Watch “The Cat In The Hat” come alive onstage at Booth-Tarkington Civic Theater
From games and mischief to Thing One and Thing Two, The Cat brings all sorts of trouble in the Booth Tarkington production of this show. Tickets available for $15/adult and $10/child. Show times can be confirmed and tickets purchased on the Civic Theater website. Sensory-friendly performances are also available.
Dates/Times: Tuesday, Feb 24-Saturday, Feb 28. Various times.
Location: 3 Center Green #200, Carmel
More info: civictheatre.org or (317) 843-3800

Enjoy a Seuss storytime with Little Green Bean Boutique
Join this wonderful eastside boutique for their monthly storytime: This month will feature stories from Dr. Seuss and “Seussically”-themed activities and snacks to celebrate.
Date/time: Saturday, Feb 28. 10:30am
Location: 2809 E. 10th Street, Indianapolis
More info: facebook.com/events/368277116693473/ or (317) 426-4232

Seuss-abrate with the Zionsville Library
Kids between the ages of 3-6 are invited to fete Dr. Seuss’ birthday with a storytime featuring some of his most popular titles and what the library calls ‘Seussian activities’. At the time of publication this event had a waitlist but it’s still worth a call to see if spots have opened up! Registration is required.
Date/Time: Monday, March 2. 10am
Location: 250 E. Fifth Street, Zionsville
More info: zionsville.lib.in.us or (317) 873-3149

Sing Happy Birthday to Dr. Seuss at the Fishers Library party
The Fishers Library invites friends to celebrate the birthday of ‘everyone’s favorite doctor’ on Monday, 3/2 with games, crafts, stories and more. Not many other details are available on this free program but keep an eye on their website in case others are released. No registration is required.
Date/Time: Monday, March 2. 6pm
Location: 5 Municipal Drive, Fishers
More info: in.evanced.info/hepl/lib/eventcalendar.asp or (317) 579-0300

Celebrate Read Across America Day with Barnes & Noble 
On March 2nd – also known as “Read Across America Day” – all Indianapolis Barnes and Noble store locations will host a free evening storytime plus activities featuring Seuss’ Green Eggs and Ham, Oh The Places You’ll Go! and Cat In The Hat titles. Bet your bottom dollar you’ll return home with fun worksheets or activity pages too.
Date/Time: Monday, March 2. 7pm
Locations: 14790 Greyhound Plaza {Carmel}, 17090 Mercantile Blvd {Noblesville}; 1251 US 31 North {Greenwood}; 8675 River Crossing Blvd {Indianapolis}; 2540 Futura Pkwy #135 {Plainfield}
More info: store-locator.barnesandnoble.com/ – enter zip for closest store

If one of these events doesn’t fit your family’s schedule, there are still plenty of ways to have some positively Seussical fun at home:

  • The Lakeshore Learning Store website has festive ideas to on their website. While they are primarily geared toward teachers and classroom fun, they can also be easily adapted for home.
  • This fun Pinterest board by user obSEUSSed is packed with crafts and ideas.
  • Or create your own Dr. Seuss-inspired storybook with Seussville.Know of other must-do Dr. Seuss activities we missed? Please share them in the comments OR tweet us at @indyschild and @themomista. {Out enjoying the as a family? Tag us in your Instagram photos at @indyschild and @themomista1 and you might be featured in an upcoming post or article!}

 

 

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