One Hat, Two Hat, Red Hat, Fruit Hat!

Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!! Do your children like to read Dr. Seuss books?  Did you know that introducing rhymes to your children at a young age can actually be beneficial to their reading skills?  Here are a few facts I found:

  • Children who have trouble with rhyming words also have trouble learning to read. Introducing rhymes early gives your child practice with them.
  • Rhythms present in rhymes help children to remember the words, exercising their auditory memory skills
  • Rhymes sensitize a child to the individual units of sound that make up a word. These units are known as phonemes. Knowing what units of sound are in a word help children to know how to read and spell a word when the time comes.
  • Many story rhymes paint colorful images of characters and situations that expand a child’s imagination. Imagination is the basis of make believe play and storytelling, skills that become important as your child grows.
Dr. Suess


We decided to celebrate today by making a fun breakfast.


Dr. Seuss Hats!!



We just sliced an apple crosswise, and then stacked sliced strawberries and bananas on top.  This is super easy and would make a fun snack for preschool, or daycare to celebrate Dr. Seuss!


Cat in the Hat Fruit.jpg


What are your favorite Dr. Seuss books?

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written by
Natalie Monson

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De Smith says:

I just did this with my Pre K cooking class as part of their cutting lesson. They loved the visual, they felt so grown up cutting with their plastic butter knives (I pre cut the apples and showed the kids how to slice the berries and bananas). They were so proud and some kids decided to make their own creations (happy faces, fruit pizzas, etc). Thanks for sharing such fun learning ideas!…De Smith, Kitchen CREW (Cooking Right, Eating Well)

Debbie says:

Cute idea. How long do they keep before turning brown? Is there a way to keep the bananas and apples from browning?

At this time I am ready to do my breakfast, later than having my
breakfast coming yet again to read further news.

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Ariel says:

This is the cutest thing I’ve ever seen
Dr. Seus is the best! You know what I mean?

I love that, with fruit, you made a hat!
It’s very creative, no doubt about that!

Your cat-in-the-hat breakfast just made my day
I wish you the best, and that’s all I’ll say

jurgen says:

very nice creativity there like it<3

jurgen says:

you nice

Natalie says:

Thanks Jessy! Good luck with your weight loss and helping your family!

I just found your blog through Pinterest! What a cool place…and perfect timing! I’m on my own weight loss journey, but 2 of my 3 kids are also overeating. You have some FUN ideas here to make food fun and healthy! LOVE your plates too! Pondering getting some!

Natalie says:

Mr. Health –

They literally took about 5 minutes! I have found that eating healthy doesn’t take very long – just a bit more planning.

Mr. Health says:

Amazing looking healthy creations! Roughly how long did it take to create them? I also love how the children’s faces read “what happened here”?

Natalie says:

Thanks Netty! Boo on the snow……Isn’t it funny that you can change the presentation of the same food you give your kids all the time, and they LOVE it!?!

Netty says:

You GUYS are SO creative. I have everything at home except the strawberries. I just got back from the store and now it’s snowing so I can’t go get them 🙁 Will have to bookmark this for next year. HOW FUN!!!! Love you guys. 🙂 My kids think their mom is the most creative mom EVER. 🙂

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