Ready…. Aim… Throw! We gave this age-old game of “knock ’em down” a winning, Dr. Seuss makeover. Of course, when it comes to Dr. Seuss fashion we all know most of the characters are shirtless or pantsless but one famous fellow wears a signature cap. The red and white top hat may not have become an actual fashion trend but it sure is iconic. The cat in his famous hat is now considered a symbol for encouraging early childhood reading. Because of the work of Dr. Seuss, a.k.a. Theodore Geisel, we celebrate Read Across America on the day of the author’s birthday, March 2nd. But you don’t have to wait for his birthday to celebrate him. Dr. Seuss makes a great birthday party theme!
The Cat in the Hat’s signature red and white striped hat can be used throughout your Dr. Seuss party décor including your activity station! Keep reading to see how to turn tin cans from the recycling bin (or a store bought can game set) into a Cat in the Hat knock ’em down game using wrapping paper and black cardstock.
This post was imagined, written, styled and shot by Tara at Spot of Tea Designs. Stop by her blog to see more tips on keeping little hands busy, little smiles beaming, and big brains growing!
- Can game
- Red and white striped gift wrap
- Hot glue gun
- Glue stick
- Bowl (for tracing a circle)
Lay your small bowl on black cardstock. Trace and cut 6 circles. The circle size should only be slightly larger than the cans themselves. These will be the rims of the hat cans.
Cut a strip of the striped paper to fit around the can. Use a glue stick to secure.
Use hot glue to adhere hat rim black cardstock circles to the cans.
When it comes time to play, stack the cans up to make a tower and take turns wailing a ball in their direction. Knock them all over and you win!
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