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MARCH 2017

CELEBRATING DR. SEUSS!

Have Fun at Home

RECIPE

Lucky Green Smoothie

Parent's Guide to Road Trips


Unleash your imagination this March by celebrating the magic of Dr. Seuss month.

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This issue pulls inspiration from his books to provide engaging activities, including a wacky indoor game, growing your own plant, and a tasty green smoothie recipe. This month, try something new and let your creativity run wild. Or in the words of Dr. Seuss,

A LITTLE SPROUT FOR YOUR LITTLE SPROUT

A child is never too young to learn about I know it might seem small and caring for others. Dr. Seuss’s “The Lorax” insignificant, but it's not is a great role model for children to learn about what it is, it's about from. This simple project has your child what it can become. care for their own plant. Like people, different plants have different needs. Some need lots of -The Lorax sunlight, while others do not. Some need water every day, while some can go a long time without it. Do research on the plant you choose, and have fun!

Supplies:

Small pot or container (with at least one hole on the bottom) Small pot plate | Paint | Potting soil | Seeds

Instructions: 1

Paint your pot and let dry (optional).

2

Place pot on top of pot plate, then fill with potting soil.

3

Sprinkle on top or press the seed(s) into the soil. Some seeds need to be buried, while others need light—read your seed packet for intructions.

4

Water lightly.

5

Check your plant daily; water when needed.

Creative Growth lp Make a cale nder or chart to he your child remember to check on the plant ever y day.

r) Paint the "home" (containe of your new plant.

Give your lant a name. p


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WACKY WORLD

I know it is wet and the sun is not sunny, but we can have lots of good fun that is funny.

Game

your kids close their eyes while 1) Have you go around the house and put things

out of order. (Example: hang a shoe from a hook, turn a bottle upside down, put pillows at the bottom of the bed, etc.)

-The Cat in the Hat

When it’s cold and gloomy outside, take The Cat in the Hat’s advice and have fun indoors! Here is an active game to play, inspired by another Dr. Seuss book, "Wacky Wednesday."

your kids go around the house 2) Have and try to find all of the “wacky” things, then fix them!

roles! Close your eyes and let 3) Switch your kids put things in “wacky” order.

SPRING BREAK : the open road, sunshine, and family tim e. It’s a blissfu l scene straight out of a movie, until the first “are we there yet?” H ere are some tip s for road trips to get you g oing down the ri ght path:

Do Pre-Work

Resist Screens

Let Go

Just like any trip, a successful road trip starts with planning. Once you’re in the car, it can be hard to think of things to do. View a road trip as a trip in itself, and plan and pack accordingly– prepare snacks, print out games, bring activities, etc.

With busy schedules and daily routines, how often do you get to spend uninterrupted time together? Plopping your child in front of a laptop or video game is tempting, but use this time to bond as a family. Road trips bring a great opportunity to interact and learn about each other.

Preparing for a trip can be stressful. By the time you are all packed in the car, you may already feel overwhelmed. Kids take cues from their parents on how to feel about things. Before you get into the car, let go of work, schedules, to-do lists, and other things weighing on your mind. Leave it all outside the car. And remember, it’s not the destination, it’s the journey.


PRACTICE

Serves 2

Take a lesson from Sam-I-Am (from Dr. Seuss’s “Green Eggs & Ham”), and try something different, healthy and green! This also makes a perfect St. Patrick’s Day treat!

Ingredients

2 cups spinach 2 cups water

1 cup frozen pineapple, cut into cubes 2 medium bananas, fresh or frozen

1 cup frozen mango, cut into cubes

Directions

In a blender, combine water and spinach. Blend until smooth. Add remaining ingredients to the blender and blend until creamy. ENTER FOR A CHANCE TO An

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