Friday, March 1, 2013

Dr. Seuss Day

Our oldest Master Hat had Dr. Seuss Day in his class today, to celebrate the wonderful author's birthday (March 2) and kick off March is Reading Month.

We signed up to send a "Seuss-Themed" snack and needed to send something that wasn't a boatload of sugar. A classroom of first graders strung out on fun activities and sugar... I couldn't do that to a teacher. I also didn't want to use her excellent suggestions (like goldfish crackers for one fish, two fish...), fearing other parents would be using those.

So after wracking my brain, I hit on a combination of his favorite snack and most-loved Seuss book: Hop on Pop(corn).

Simply popped several bags of microwave popcorn, cooled the popcorn (fresh out of the microwave, it melts ziplock bags, apparently), and loaded into 2-gallon ziplock bags outfitted with a label I printed onto a full-page label sheet. Voila! Fairly healthy, easy, Seuss-themed snack.

At this point, I'm not sure how to load the label file for you to print from, so contact me if you'd like me to send it to you.