Oh say do you say, it’s time for Dr. Suess snacks! Whether you need Dr. Seuss party ideas for a birthday party or Read Across America Day, you have to try out this easy and healthy birthday party snack! It always brings a smile to my face when I see so many children celebrate Dr. Seuss’s birthday, his books and characters are so amazing for helping kids learn! I threw together a little snack that is funny, easy and a totally Seussical way to celebrate all the magic of Dr. Seuss.
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Cat In The Hat Snack- Perfect For A Dr. Seuss Birthday!
So when I first started throwing together this snack, I was looking at the different characters and I knew I wanted to make the Cat in the Hat. The sequel, The Cat In The Hat Comes Back is actually one of my favorite books, though Green Eggs and Ham is another favorite. I’m a sucker for a good sequel. But this post is more about the party you’re planning on having, or the smile you want to bring to your kid’s face when they see this snack!
Love cute party snacks? This Peanutbutter Banana And Strawberry Owl Snack is always a hit with the kids!
Anywho lots of kids love The Cat In The Hat, making it the perfect time to get the excited even more with a fun snack. This snack is pretty healthy, easy and kids will gobble them up. Make these fun Cat In The Hat hats for a birthday party, a classroom treat or just to round out a cozy afternoon cracking a good book.
How To Make Dr. Seuss Party Food
Start by slicing up your strawberries and bananas.
Then get to stacking the bananas and strawberries. Kids can even help you stack!
It’s that easy guys. Then all you have to do is slide those slices onto a skewer or fun straw. I opted for this fun colored straw this time.
These are great for picky eaters too as many kids will gobble up this fun Dr. Seuss snack. It’s a great one for schools, no green egg making required! You can also make the skewers a little smaller and add them to a lunchbox, no muss and very little fuss!
How Do I Keep The Bananas From Turning Brown
To keep the bananas from turning brown, you can lightly brush lemon juice or orange juice on the slices. Bananas brown very quickly once they touch the air. Do this step quickly after slicing!
Can I Use Anything Else Besides Bananas/Strawberries?
Marshmallows sliced can be substituted in for the bananas. I’ve used this idea when I wanted to make the kabobs more than a day ahead of time. I prefer bananas both for flavor and because it stays a healthier snack.
Instead of strawberries, you could also substitute raspberries or watermelon.
Where Can I Find The Straws?
I found the straws on Amazon here.
Check out these adorable Caterpillar Fruit Kabobs with Dairy Free Dip, fun for a Very Hungry Caterpillar Theme!
How Can I Add A Face To My Cat In The Hat Treats?
Now you still have time to read a good Dr. Suess book with your kid. If you have older kids, or just want to get a little fancier you could add a face too! I don’t recommend doing a whole party platter full of these cat-face Dr. Seuss snacks, but a couple to make your kid smile is easy peasy.
I added some sprinkles and candy eyes, plus an extra piece of banana for the face. The black nose in the center is a sprinkle I grabbed from some leftover Halloween sprinkles I had laying around.
It’s a snack and activity if you have the kids help! Here’s what you need!
Dr. Seuss Party Snack For Kids
- bamboo skewers or colorful paper straws
- 8-10 strawberries
- 2 bananas
- orange or lemon juice optional
- candy eyes optional
- sprinkles optional
- Wash strawberries. Slice strawberries and bananas into rounds.
- Brush bananas gently with orange or lemon juice to reduce browning.
- Alternate strawberries and bananas, making a multicolor stack to form Cat In The Hat hats.
- Add strawberry and banana stacks to the ends of the straws or other skewers.
My Favorite Dr. Seuss Quote
Also had to leave you with a favorite Dr. Seuss quote, which will especially pull at your heart if you have or work with young kids. It melts me every time!
So do you celebrate Read Across America and Dr. Seuss’s birthday with your kids? Which of these Dr. Seuss snack kabobs would you give a try?