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March 2nd - Featuring Dr. Seuss Freebies!

By Catherine Mcdiarmid-Watt @frugalfreebies
Image: Theodor Geisel Statue at University Of California, San Diego with the Cat in the Hat, by Chance Agrella on FreeRangeStock
March 2nd is... Dr. Seuss' Birthday (1904), Cat in the Hat Day, NEA's Read Across America Day, National Old Stuff Day, National Banana Cream Pie Day, Silly Putty Birthday (1943), Highway Numbers Introduced (1925), International Open Data Day, International Rescue Cat Day, Pyramid Day, Babysitter Safety Day, Elmer Fudd's Birthday (1937), Porky Pig's Birthday (1935), Ceadda: Celtic God of Healing Waters, Morocco Independence Day, Texas Independence Day
MORE (1st Saturday): Iditarod, National Frozen Food Day, Sock Monkey Day, Cornish Pasty Day
PLUS - interesting books to read and free printables, paper crafts, kid crafts, activities, and coloring pages.
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Image: The Boy on Fairfield Street: How Ted Geisel Grew Up to Become Dr. Seuss | Paperback: 48 pages | by Kathleen Krull (Author), Steve Johnson (Illustrator), Lou Fancher (Illustrator). Publisher: Dragonfly Books; Reprint edition (January 12, 2010)Dr. Seuss' Birthday (1904)
-- Theodor Seuss Geisel, the creator of The Cat in the Hat and How the Grinch Stole Christmas, was born at Springfield, MA on March 2, 1904. Known to children and parents as Dr. Seuss, his books have sold more than 200 million copies and have been translated into 20 languages. His career began with And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street, which was turned down by 27 publishing houses before being published by Vanguard Press.
Read: The Boy on Fairfield Street: How Ted Geisel Grew Up to Become Dr. Seuss
-- Award-winning author Kathleen Krull zeros in on the formative first 22 years of the life of Ted Geisel. This is the first picture book biography of Dr. Seuss, written especially for his young fans who want to know what made him tick. The animals in the zoo his father ran and his fondness for drawing them, the injustices he suffered as the child of German immigrants, and his inherent sense of humor all fed into the imagination of this boy. He was a square peg in a round hole until he found he could make a living doing exactly what he pleased — doodling and writing funny things about the world as he saw it.
Image: Dr. Seuss's Beginner Book Collection (Cat in the Hat, One Fish Two Fish, Green Eggs and Ham, Hop on Pop, Fox in Socks) Hardcover – Box set, by Seuss (Author). Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers (September 22, 2009)Dr. Seuss's Beginner Book Collection -- A perfect gift for new parents, birthday celebrations, and happy occasions of all kinds, this collection of five beloved Beginner Books by Dr. Seuss — The Cat in the Hat, One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish, Green Eggs and Ham, Hop on Pop, and Fox in Socks — will be cherished by young and old alike. Ideal for reading aloud or reading alone, they will begin a child on the adventure of a lifetime!
March 2nd  - Featuring Dr. Seuss Freebies!
Dr. Seuss: Hats Off to Dr. Seuss Collector's Edition -- The continuation of celebrating Dr. Seuss with the theme Hats Off to Dr. Seuss, a year-long celebration of the 75th Anniversary of The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins. Both DVD and Blu-ray will include fan favorites; The Cat in the Hat, Green Eggs and Ham and Other Stories, The Lorax, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, and Horton Hears A Who!
Dr. Seuss Coloring and Activity Books

Image: The Cat in the Hat Builds That | PBS KIDS | Rated: All Ages | Free Download

The Cat in the Hat Builds That

Amazon Freebies:
Read Dr. Seuss ebooks for free with a Free Trial of Kindle Unlimited
Free Dr. Seuss apps
Free Dr. Seuss games
Listen to Dr. Seuss LPs with a Free Trial of Amazon Music Unlimited
Watch Dr. Seuss Videos for Free with a Free Trial of Amazon Prime
Listen to Dr. Seuss Audible books with Amazon Audible, and Get Two Free Audiobooks
Free Alexa Skills | Dr. Seuss

Free Printables, Coloring Pages, Activities and Crafts:
Mrs. Jones - Dr. Seuss Activities and Printables
Dr. Seuss Coloring Pages
• Dr. Seuss Printable Bookmarks
Free Dr. Seuss Printable Activities
Dr. Seuss Bingo Printable
All the books! Dr. Seuss and His Friends Printable Booklists
Dr. Seuss Printable Lunch Notes
Learning Resource: Printable Dr. Seuss Bookmarks
• Dr Seuss Themed Kid Crafts Archives - Glued To My Crafts
• Free Printable Dr. Seuss Bookmarks
80 Best Dr. Seuss Party Ideas for Kids
• Celebrate Dr. Seuss! – Exclusive FREE Printables
3 Free Printable Dr Seuss Hats To Celebrate Read Across America Day
42 Seussical Ways to Celebrate Dr. Seuss’s Birthday
20 Dr Seuss Birthday Party Ideas
• Dr. Seuss Papercrafts |
Dr. Seuss Book Activities
Cat in the Hat Games, Videos, Activities, and Printables
30+ Dr. Seuss Crafts, Activities, and Printables
• 50+ FREE Dr. Seuss Printables and Activities

Cat in the Hat Day
- A day where you just want to snuggle up and read a good book or watch an old movie, drinking a cup of hot tea and having a bowl of soup for lunch. It is a day to just be, not concerning yourself with fixing anything, a day without concern. I love days like that, lazy days, days where the mind can take a rest.
National Old Stuff Day
- Today is not a day to do the same old stuff. Rather, it's a time to recognize the boring nature of your daily routine and make some exciting changes. Find new and different activities, projects, and hobbies. Attend an event. Do something, anything, different. You will be glad you did!
National Banana Cream Pie Day
- Banana cream pie is a rich dessert perfect for any occasion. Its custard filling is made from eggs, milk, cream, and flour. Another thing to love about banana cream pies is their graham cracker or pastry dough crust. In a 1951 survey conducted by the United States armed services, banana cream pie was ranked the soldier's favorite dessert!
Silly Putty Birthday (1943)
- The venerable goo is a company dream come true. With little advertising, manufacturer Binney and Smith have churned out more than 300 million units - roughly the equivalent of 4,500 tons of the stretchy stuff which would be enough to build a life-size replica of the Goodyear Blimp. Throughout his life, Earl Warrick insisted he and his colleague, Rob Roy McGregor, received the patent for Silly Putty before James Wright did; but Crayola's history of Silly Putty states Wright first invented it in 1943.
Highway Numbers Introduced (1925)
- A joint board of state and federal highway officials created the first system of interstate highway numbering in the US in 1925. Standardized road signs identifying the routes were also introduced. Later the system would be improved with the use of odd and even numbers distinguishing between north-south and east-west routes, respectively.
NEA's Read Across America Day
- A nationwide reading celebration taking place annually on March 2nd — Dr. Seuss’s birthday. Across the country, thousands of schools, libraries, and community centers participate by bringing together kids, teens, and books, and you can too!

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