Everyone knows the beloved tales from Dr. Seuss and can recite many of his famous quotes, “Today you are you, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is youer than you.” His stories have carried through generations and are loved by children of all ages. Some of his greats have been turned into family classic movies like The Lorax, Cat in the Hat and The Grinch are family favorites (to name a few).
This Thursday, March 2nd, you can celebrate his birthday with your children at one of Sacramento’s most loved destinations Fairytale Town (where classic story-book tales come to life at this ultimate children’s playground). From 6pm-8pm (weather permitting) your family can celebrate the great Theodore Seuss Geisel’s 113th birthday! Arrive in your pajamas and enjoy Dr. Seuss- themed activities throughout the park. Arts and crafts, bilingual story times and fun activities will help your kids get to sleep at night with this “Books Before Bedtime” event.
Admission into Fairytale town is $4.75 for adults and children ages 2 and up. Members and children ages 1 and under will receive 50% off admission with a donation on one new or gently used children’s book for donations to Reading Partners, a Sacramento non-profit literacy organization.
Depending on the weather, you may choose to celebrate Dr. Seuss indoors. Barnes & Noble Bookstores, will also be hosting a “birthday party event” on Thursday, March 2nd. Enjoy story time, games and activities all Seuss related. Barnes and Noble locations and times vary; visit their website to find specifics at the location nearest you (Roseville, Sacramento, Folsom and Citrus Heights).
So whatever you choose to do remember: “You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose”.
By Heather Crivellone