March 2 is Read Across America day! I adore Dr. Seuss books, and I get inspired with each book I have read to myself and my children over the years. One of our favorites is The B Book! My son loved that book at as a baby! It was so much fun and I have so many fond memories each night with my son. My love of books started with my mom, who taught 1st grade for over 30 years. Even though, I didn’t go into elementary education like her, I did go into teaching. I teach people about healthy eating. I also now teach online child nutrition classes. I hope that my love of food and teaching has been passed down to my daughter who equally loves having fun with food.
I have a ton of kid inspired resources in my shop if you want fun, multi-sensory, and engaging nutrition education. I did want to give teachers and parents a fun freebie to give your child some freedom in the kitchen with your assistance, of course. I took my Green Eggs and Ham recipe and made it into a super fun printable to give to your kids or students. You can do this at home or in class if there is an oven available. It’s free from food coloring and features whole foods. You can see how easy it is in the video. You will need a blender, a mini muffin pan, a spatula. It’s easier if you buy the ham pre-diced and the cheese shredded. I also use baby spinach to make it even easier.
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If you want to do something similar but with a different book, you can try my Grinch Egg Muffins with a full size muffin tin. They are also free from food dyes and made with wholesome ingredients. It’s so fun for the kids to make the Grinch faces with the olives.
Here are a couple of other fun green egg and snack ideas from other bloggers.
Avocado Deviled Eggs from Triad to Wellness
Green Eggs from Delicious and Nutritious Eating
Inner Child Fun has some really simple but cute ideas for Red Fish, Blue Fish, Goldfish and a Cat in the Hat Cheesestick and Hop on Pop Popcorn.
One Hat, Two Hat, Red Hat, Fruit Hat from Super Healthy Kids are just so cute and fun to make with the kids! I love that it’s all fruit! I would even layer some peanut butter or yogurt in between or on the side for dipping!
These are so cute and easy to make! Just tape on some yellow paper and make eyes with a sharpie to make this quick, easy, and cute snack! I cute a couple of slits on each side of the mustache for effect. The wax on the orange does make the sharpie a little difficult. You could easily use felt and googly eyes to make this more fun. I even made a FREE printable for the mustaches for you to download when you subscribe!
Truffula Cheese & Grape Trees
It really doesn’t get any easier than this! Get a couple of different bags of cheese sticks and lay them on your platter. Place green and red grapes at the top of the cheese sticks, and you have instant Truffula trees!
What is your favorite Dr. Seuss book? Do you celebrate Read Across America?
Author: Betsy Ramirez
Betsy is a registered dietitian/nutritionist, homeschool mom, & fairy tale junkie, who loves getting crafty. Being on my bike and lifting weights are my therapy. Thinking outside the box is my jam!