Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss! Teachable Timeline 1904

Teachable Timeline 1904

If we threw a birthday party for Dr. Seuss, who do you think we should invite? March 2, 1904, is the birthday of Theodor Seuss Geisel. This week’s Teachable Timeline is going to take a closer look at what was going on around the world in 1904, the year Dr. Seuss was born in the town of Springfield, Massachusetts.

Let’s start by making a guest list for Dr. Seuss’s birthday party. Who do you think we should invite? Who do you think wouldn’t want to come?

Dr Seuss Birthday PartyBBAD 

We’ll need games for our guests to enjoy. How about the Red Fish, Blue Fish matching game?

We’re going to need some placemats to show everyone where to sit. These ones are in honor of If I Ran the Circus. Be sure to write each person’s name on his or her placemat.

How about decorations? We could make these pictures of Horton and hang them on the walls. You could draw the pictures in this Dr. Seuss Draw & Write printable (you’ll find the drawing activities at the end of the Writing Exercises Combo download).

Dr Seuss Birthday Party Round UpWe’re going to need food, too! How about some Cat In the Hat push pops? Or try any one of these tasty Dr. Seuess-themed foods.

Here is a round-up of activities you can do with your children to bring 1904 and history to life!

Bonnie Rose
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  1. Christine Hebert says:

    Springfield, Massachusetts is a city and it was a city in 1904 when Theodor Geisel was born.

  2. What great ideas here!! Thanks for including my Dr. Seuss Writing Prompts!

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