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What a fun, fun day!  Our celebration of The Cat in the Hat began at breakfast and didn't end until bedtime!  Check out the pictures below.

We talked about how the Cat likes to play/do tricks.  So, after bedtime stories, Daddy did some tricks with handkerchiefs that amazed the girls.  They were giggling and smiling so big.  Sweet Girl even tried some tricks of her own.  Even though Love Bug wasn't feeling well, she got in on the action, too.  It was a great way to end our special day. 

Breakfast:  Cat in the Hat's Hat Fruit Kabobs!  The girls had so much fun constructing and eating these.  So simple, yet they made breakfast very special.
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Ready to be put together.
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My example.
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Sweet Girl (top) and Love Bug (bottom) poking through the fruit.
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Trying different techniques.
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Completed "hats" for eating!
Lunch:  Cat in the Hat pasta (rigatoni = hat and farfalle = bow tie), Fish and friends in a "fish bowl" and cheese on a stick all served on a red/white striped plate that I colored.  Sweet Girl loved her lunch!  Love Bug wasn't feeling too well, but she really liked the cheese on a stick.
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Lunch is served.
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Grown-up version. :)
Dinner:  Cat in the Hat's hat pancakes and yogurt with Funfetti sprinkles--made me think of the confetti that shoots out of the Thingamajigger before the Cat goes on an adventure in The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That! series.
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These took quite a bit of food coloring. You could also use red fruit puree to dye the batter.
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Colorful dinner.
Craft #1:  Fish in His Bowl

The girls really like Fish, so I thought of this cute (and so easy!) craft to do.


Supplies needed:  Pattern of Fish in his bowl, scissors, orange crayon, blue paint, cotton ball, clothespin, glue stick and clear contact paper.

What to do:
  1. Print out the pattern at 100% its size and use it to trace the fish and fish bowl separately so you have two pieces to work with.
  2. Cut out fish and bowl.
  3. Color in the fish.
  4. Use the clothespin to hold the cotton ball to make a dabber to dab the blue paint all over the fish bowl.  {I came up with this idea when Sweet Girl said she didn't want to paint with a cotton ball because it was messy. This actually worked really well.  As the cotton ball gets used just pinch up more with the clothespin to "tighten" it up.}  Depending on how wet your paint is, it may have to try some before the next step.
  5. Glue the fish in the fish bowl.  
  6. After the project is completely dry, cover the fish bowl with contact paper.  Do not cover the entire project, but just the fish bowl part.  It will give the appearance of a real fish bowl.  It's hard to tell in the pictures, but it looks neat.
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Love Bug dabbing on the paint.
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Love Bug's Fish. I had to color Fish because she wasn't feeling well.
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Sweet Girl, or should I say Cat in the Hat, using her dabber to cover Fish with "water."
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Our paint dabber
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Sweet Girl wanted her Fish to be covered with water.
Craft #2:  Pasta Cat in the Hat

I got this adorable craft idea from MPM School Supplies.  I had trouble finding a picture of the Cat and scaling it to size.  I ended up using this image and printed it at 200% so it would fit the clothespin. The girls had a blast with this project.  I made one for Shaba Girl (my niece, remember?) as a surprise.  I could've made a whole bunch of them!

For step by step instructions check out this link.
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I prepped the clothespins since I used hot glue.
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Sweet Girl holding the clothespin still so Love Bug could paint her bow tie better.
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Sweet Girl painting the bow tie.
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Aren't these a hoot? The Cat in the Hat is just so cute!
Hide and Seek with Thing 1

My mom found Thing 1 while cleaning and let us have him last time we were over.  I was so excited!  Love Bug liked carrying him around and playing with his hair.  Sweet Girl and I took turns hiding and finding Thing 1 throughout the day.  Sweet Girl kept putting him in her doll house in the bathroom.  The funny thing is, the potty flushes, so she'd flush it and say he was done.  Too cute!





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