If you have elementary school aged children, I'm sure you're familiar with Dr. Seuss Day aka Read Across America Day right around this time every year. Not sure how they do it at other schools, but where my kids go to school, they are supposed to wear red and white in honor of the Cat in the Hat (or they can wear red, white and blue). Some classes have fun treats like green eggs and ham to really get the kids in the reading spirit. Of course, whenever I hear there is something in particular that the kids need to wear, that always sparks my interest because I like to step it up a notch!
Wear a Dr. Seuss tutu with red and white stripped leg warmers! I think aside from Halloween, this day is a nice and totally appropriate opportunity to wear a tutu to school. For the tutu you have a few choices on how to sport the whimsical look.
1. The Cat in the Hat (Red and White tutu) - this will give a stripped look just like his hat! You may be thinking, "Why would I want to buy a tutu just for Dr. Seuss Day?" Well if you go with a red and white tu tu, she could repurpose it for Christmas pictures and parties and even Valentine's Day too. This way you'll get a lot more use out of it.
2. Thing 1, Thing 2 (Red, White and Turquoise tutu) - Just like the Cat in the Hat but the turquoise will tie in the colors of Thing 1 and Thing 2 along with all the other colors of the book. The turquoise will give it a beautiful pop of color.
3. Accessories - Find a big red ribbon to tie around her neck into a big bow. Red and white stripped leg warmers can be worn on both her arms and legs.
Take some eye liner and draw some whiskers on her face if you really want to go "all out." Finally the topper to the outfit is the Cat in the Hat top hat. Here is a nice tutorial on an easy one you can make at home:
Read Across America day can be really fun! Dress her up for "reading success" so can have the best day ever on Dr. Seuss Day.Angela S