Big thanks to all who expressed interest in this giveaway!
At this time, the contest is closed.
Jessica from NH was chosen by random.org as the winner, she’s been notified, and her Cat in the Hat prize pack is on its way!
Do you know that next week is? Next Wednesday, to be exact?
It’s NEA’s Read Across America Day–a day set aside to celebrate the birthday of Theodor Seuss Geisel and a day when people pledge to read, celebrate literacy, and get excited about books and reading.
To prepare for next week’s festivities (and there are many!), this week’s New For Us Friday involved us viewing a few new episodes of PBS’s The Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That and having a little “Cat in the Hat Viewing Party” of our very own.
The super-exciting part is that our friends at PBS have an awesome Cat in the Hat Fun Pack for one teach mama reader–one person will receive two huge Cats in the Hat top hats and a 5-pack of Cat in the Hat books! You can bring the Dr. Seuss love home or share it with your friends or favorite teacher–how fun!?
Here’s the skinny:
- The Cat in the Hat Party: Our early-morning Cat in the Hat party was small, but it was rockin’ nonetheless. We donned our Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That hats, and got viewing!
By the end, our little ones were singing the theme song: We’re going to go-go-go-go on an adventure. . . ! and they did a whole lot of giggling at certain parts that will have to stay under wraps until the rest of the world gets to enjoy these episodes, when they air during PBS’s 2-hour marathon of The Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That next Wednesday, March 2–Read Across America Day.
The new episodes, “Incredible Journey/ Bamboozled” and “Teeny Weeny Adventure/ I See Seeds” were sure tops in our book.
After watching, doing a little bit of dancin’, and singing’ their songs, our party moved onto treats, which are always a hit for little ones at a par-tay. Any guesses as to our cupcake inspiration? The Cat in the Hat, of course!
If you realllly use your Dr. Seuss inspired imagination, you can clearly see that these are none other than the Cat’s hat-cupcakes. Right? C’mon, humor me. . .
the Cat in the Hat hats . . . well, almost. . .
I split some biggie pink and white marshmallows and stuck a toothpick inside to keep them together. Then I plopped one on top of a white-iced cupcake, and we were ready to rock out, Cat in the Hat style in a little pre-celebration for Theodor Seuss Geisel’s big day!
Talk about a really fun new-for-us something this week!
GIVEAWAY: The Cat in the Hat Gift pack: 2 big Cat in the Hat top hats and 5-pack of Cat in the Hat books
Do you want to win two huge Cat in the Hat top hats and a 5-pack of Cat in the Hat books?
- All you have to do is leave a comment here (with email address!) telling us what you love about The Cat in the Hat. That’s it!
- For extra entries, you can share this post with a friend (just tell me who you shared it with!) OR Tweet this: Win Cat in the Hat gift pack [email protected] on @teachmama — http://teachmama.com/?p=1424 #ece #readacrossamerica
This contest ends on Friday, March 4, 2011 at midnight ET.
Want some really worthwhile, fab resources for Read Across America Day?
- NEA’s (National Education Association):home base for Read Across America Day
- At Seussville Read Across America, you can print out a participation certificate, Dr. Seuss door hanger, or a read and color Word Search (guess who loves this?)
- Make a pledge to read
- Learn how to create a reading event near you–big or small, anything counts!
- Specific activity ideas that are worth checking out!
- Awesome resources and materials to use in a classroom or at home
- OF course, The Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That site on PBS Kids is packed with tons of Cat in the hat games, activities, and fun.
Want to know what ELSE we have in store for next week’s Read Across America event?
- I can’t!! But I’ll say this–shhhhhh! More great book giveaways and super-fabulous things for teach mama readers!
Many thanks to PBS Kids for providing us with our pre-screeners for The Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That and our silly hats, stickers, and party supplies. This is an unsponsored post, and the ideas and opinions are my own, influenced only by my tiny party-goers.