Good morning everyone, it’s March 2nd! It’s the birthday of the one, the only, Dr. Seuss.

I love Dr. Seuss, I loved reading his books as a kid, being read them in classes growing up, and reading them to my kids. What’s there not to love about his books? We don’t have them all in our house but we do have 14 books written by him and three about some of his characters like The Grinch and Sam-I-Am. To be honest my favorite book is the “Fox in Socks”, it’s a fun and silly read, some times I will add a few curse words because I can’t take breath until the very end. It makes my kids laugh. IMG_5100

Another one of my favorites is “Oh, the Places You’ll Go,” which is where our activity comes from today. I love that it says when you reach your lows, down in the slumps, or in the waiting place you’re not going to stay there. It’s a great message not only for kids but for adults who feel they are stuck in one of those areas.

We’re joining “the high fliers who soar to high heights” with our paper hot air balloons. My kids are young so I wanted this activity to be very easy for them. I used paper plates, Popsicle sticks, paper for the basket cut 5×3 inches and small objects my kids can stick or glue onto their “balloon.”

I started out by decorating the plates, if you don’t have any plates you can always cut a circle out of construction paper. Once those were done and dry I glues the Popsicle sticks to the bottom of the plate and to the top of the basket. If the kids want to decorate the basket as well, I would do that before gluing the sticks to it. There you have it, so simple but the kids had fun decorating their own hot air balloons. 98 and ¾ percent guaranteed.

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