Unfortunately, the mass popularity of Green Eggs and Ham sometimes leads to the exclusion of kids with egg allergies when real eggs get involved.
Nobody likes to see their child get excluded--especially when a dangerous item gets brought into the classroom. If your child has an egg allergy, it's not too late to ask your child's teacher what her/his plans are for the day, and to steer them towards a safer way to celebrate.
Here are some great suggestions, and a Google search for "Dr. Seuss crafts" will point you towards dozens more!
Cat in the Hat hats
These are easy to make and involve only a paper plate, large sheets of red and white construction paper, glue, scissors, and a stapler.
|Cat mask courtesy of my seven-year-old|
Handprint Thing 1 and Thing 2
What child doesn't like to paint with their hands? These are fun to make and a great keepsake to remember how small their hands are!
Toilet Paper Tube Horton with Clover
This loveable elephant is easy to make, although younger kids may need an adult to cut out Horton's features.
With a little creativity, there's no need for any children to be left out of the Dr. Seuss Day festivities. Remember, the moral of Green Eggs and Ham is that we should be willing to try new things! That goes for educators too!
Credit where credit is due: I got the hat ideas from this blog, the handprint things from this blog, and Horton from this blog.