The Dr. Seuss inspired recipes
that I’m about to share with you have been a great hit in
my house. Of course the famous green eggs and ham are included,
but there are also quite a few other snack and meal ideas.
Create a fun Dr. Seuss inspired afternoon with some of these
recipes and of course don’t forget to read a few of the books
with your kids. (If you don’t own any, enjoy a trip to your
Green Eggs and Ham
This has to be the most famous Dr. Seuss inspired dish. Scramble
a few eggs, add a couple of drops of blue food coloring to
the mixture and cook as usual.
You can serve a warmed up slice
of ham with it, and if you want to go all out, brush the ham
with a little green food coloring.
My kids love either biscuits, or mashed potatoes with this
dish. Add a little food coloring (either green, or a complimentary
color like red) to the biscuit dough or the finished mashed
potatoes for even more fun.
Alternatively, you can boil eggs to dye them green, using crepe paper and the recipe printed on the photo below. (Boil for 15 minutes, then remove egg from pan with slotted spoon and allow to cool. )
This brilliant crepe paper egg dye idea comes from KidSpot.com. au - video tutorial.
Cat in The Hat Snack
Make the Cat’s Hat for a fun snack. All you need are a few
Ritz crackers, gummy lifesavers (preferably in white/clear
and red) and a little vanilla frosting.
Put the Ritz cracker
on a plate.
Use a little bit of vanilla frosting to glue the
first lifesaver on the cracker. “Glue” more lifesavers on
top of the first one alternating between red and white.
These snacks are so cute; you may want to take a picture of
your child’s creation before it is devoured.
This snack was inspired by “One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish,
Blue Fish”. Prepare several different colors of Jello according
to package directions and pour each flavor into a shallow
pan. Use a fish shaped cookie cutter to cut the Jello into
fish shapes. (If you don’t have a fish shaped cookie cutter
you could also just cut fish shapes with a knife.)
also add small pieces of fruit to the Jello mixture before
it cools. This is a great way to sneak an extra serving of
fruit into your child’s diet.
Pink Ink for The Yink
The Yink in “One Fish, Two Fish” love to drink pink ink.
Make your own version by combining a few strawberries (either
fresh, or frozen and thawed) and some milk in a blender. Add
a few drops of red food coloring if the “ink” isn’t pink enough.
A Fruity Hat For The Cat
How about this for a fun Sunday breakfast? Whip up a batch
of silver dollar pancakes and cut up some fresh strawberries.
Grab some whipped cream and let the kids assemble the Cat’s
hat by stacking pancakes, and strawberries on top of each
other using the whipped cream as “glue”.
Enjoy a few of these Dr. Seuss inspired snacks and meals with
your family, or invite a few neighbor kids over for a Dr.
Seuss party. Either way they are a lot of fun and a great
way to bring some of the Seuss stories to life.
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