On Saturday I took Anna to our community center to Cat in the Hat free event. It was very well organized with a lot of activities for kids to do. There were books (of course), coloring pages, little projects to do, face painting and Cat in the Hat himself (as always, Anna absolutely refused to stand anywhere near him). By the way, she dressed herself “to look her best”. It always means “snow leopard” leggings and purple skirt. I think she borrowed her sense of style right out of Dr Seuss’s stories. Anna had a blast with all the activities as were many other children. It’s awesome that even during our current budget crisis our library and local companies sponsored this event.
When we came home, we made Oobleck. We read the book itself on March 2, Dr Seuss birthday. At first, Anna was not so sure about putting her hands into the mixture, especially since in the story Oobleck is a pretty nasty substance. But after seeing me playing with it, she quickly became very adventurous and very messy. Oobleck is pretty amazing – something in between solid and liquid. I have never done it before and never played with it before. I admit that it was more messy than I had bargained for, and I shouldn’t have started this project in a limited time we had before coming home and having lunch. Anna was disappointed that her fun had to stop, and I think we will do it again… when the weather is warmer and she can make clothing optional.