Sunday, March 2, 2014

Dr. Seuss' Birthday Lunches

 March 2nd is Dr. Seuss' Birthday. When I was teaching in a regular classroom, we always had a Seuss Celebration Day. Now, I celebrate Seuss with Boogs by making Seuss inspired lunches. My bento making friends in the Bento Bloggers & Friends group always come up with amazing lunches to go with favorite Dr. Seuss books. Be sure to take a peek at them HERE and HERE! I have one new Dr. Seuss lunch this year.

Yertle the Turtle by Dr. Seuss
Yertle, King of the turtles, wanted to rule over all he could see. He decided he must get higher so he could see and rule over more territory. He commanded the turtles in his pond to climb on each others backs to make a tower for him to sit upon. The poor turtles in the tower were aching and hungry. But King Yertle insisted they stack themselves higher and higher. Yertle was determined to be the highest thing around, higher even than the moon. But one little turtle who had had enough, simply walked away from the stack. Foolish Yertle's plans were ruined. Boogs' lunch is filled with things Yertle thought he ruled over.

In the Laptop Lunchbox: ham & cheese Yertle sandwich, blueberry bush, broccoli trees, radish butterfly, cheese cat, Goldfish Cracker fish, fruit snacks, and a cheese moon that always remained higher than Yertle.

Here are some of my Dr. Seuss lunches from the past. Click on the title to view the original posts:

Green Eggs & Ham

Horton Hatches the Egg

Hop On Pop

One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish

Dr. Seuss's Sleep Book (this lunch is from last week)

McElligot's Pool 

The Cat in the Hat

Gertrude McFuzz

Bartholomew and the Oobleck

There are still many wonderful Dr. Seuss books that I have yet to make lunches out of. Boogs still likes to read his Dr. Seuss books so we will probably see a few more lunches before he outgrows them. For now, he has a Dr. Seuss All About Me Journal that he is still excited to fill out. I picked it up at Micheal's a while back.
Be sure to check out the wonderful sites I link to on my sidebar! If you want to see more book inspired lunches, click on the "lunches" label at the end of this post or go to My Story Themed Lunches board on Pinterest. I would love for you to leave a comment to let me know you stopped by.


  1. I'm now inspired to do green eggs and ham for breakfast tomorrow morning! I've definitely slacked on the fun food front for a while so I'm thinking that this will be a fun surprise! I have a copy of Bartholomew and the Ooobleck that I found at a used book sale... it's not one that you see often--- when my daughter was in first grade I read it to the class and then her teacher made Oobleck with the kids (have you ever made it? cornstarch and water...)

    1. I would love to see a pic of the green eggs and ham you make tomorrow. If you click the title of each picture's book, it will take you to the original posts. The Bartholomew post has our oobleck activity. Thanks for stopping by.

  2. Wow, awesome collection, I love them all!

  3. Love the Dr. Seuss lunches! My son's favorite book is Yertle the Turtle - we're currently stuck on The Big Bragg :).

  4. So many brilliant lunches! My favourite is the Hop on Pop one :-)