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Feb 182013
 

Dr. Seuss is our featured author this month for the Virtual Book Club for Kids. It was impossible to choose just one book to share with you, so this week is Dr. Seuss week here at Inspiration Laboratories. I’ll be sharing Dr. Seuss inspired ideas all week long. First up is Green Eggs and Ham.

Green Eggs and Ham pretend play, an omelette recipe, and more Dr. Seuss ideas

Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss

Since reading Green Eggs and Ham, my 3 year old has been quoting it: “I do not like green eggs and ham. I do not like them Sam-I-Am.” I always love it when he gets into the book. Green Eggs and Ham is a full of wonderful rhymes and repetition which makes it easy for children to pick up.

Let’s Pretend with Play Dough

I made a batch of play dough using The Imagination Tree’s recipe. My favorite is the cooked play dough, but the 4 minute no-cook play dough is also really good.

Aiden got to work making green eggs and ham.

Green Eggs and Ham

He tried to serve them to me. I told him I did not like green eggs and ham. He persuaded me to try them. I eventually gave in.

Our Green Eggs and Ham Recipe

Aiden also requested to eat green eggs and ham for lunch. Then, he said, “Not eggs; just ham.” We didn’t have any ham at the time, so I asked him if he wanted pretend ham. He had turkey that was pretend green ham. I love the imagination.

Of course I had to make him real green eggs and ham. I am not partial to adding food coloring to our food {yes, I know we play with it all the time}, so I tinted the eggs more naturally with peas and added in the ham. Here’s the recipe in case you would like to make it, too.

Green Eggs and Ham Omelette

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup frozen peas
  • splash of milk {optional}
  • splash of water
  • 4 eggs
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • butter/margarine
  • shredded cheese
  • ham

Directions:

  1. To a blender, add 3/4 cup peas. {I added my frozen peas straight to the blender. I had to add some warm water to thaw out the peas and get a smooth consistency. Next time, I will thaw the peas before I blend them.}
  2. Add a splash of milk and/or water to help blend the peas.
  3. Blend peas to a smooth consistency.
  4. Add 4 eggs to the blender. Salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Pulse on low to whisk together the eggs.
  6. Melt a tablespoon or so of butter or margarine in a non-stick skillet on medium heat.
  7. Pour half of the egg mixture into the skillet.
    Green Eggs and Ham Omelette
  8. When the eggs set, add your cheese and ham. {Because I added so much liquid to my peas, it took longer for my eggs to set than a normal omelette. Pay attention to this or you will end up with an egg scramble instead of an omelette.}
  9. Fold your omelette. Finish cooking. Serve.

Green Eggs and Ham Omelette

Virtual Book Club for Kids Co-Hosts

Here are the blogs co-hosting the Virtual Book Club for Kids. Be sure to see what Dr. Seuss books and activities they chose. You can also check out the group’s Facebook page.

Toddler Approved – Rainy Day Mum – Adventures in Reading with Kids – 3 Dinosaurs – Royal Baloo – The Educators’ Spin On It – Inspiration Laboratories – Pleasantest Thing – Edventures with Kids – Two Big Two Little Playing With Words 365 – Kitchen Counter Chronicles – Outlaw Mom – Mommy and Me Book Club – Crafty Moms Share – No Twiddle Twaddle – The Good Long Road – Ready. Set. Read 2 Me – Reading Confetti – Mama Smiles– Juggling with KidsMom to 2 Posh Lil Divas – Creekside Learning – Creative Family Fun – The Usual Mayhem –Teach Preschool – PlayDrMom – CraftoArt – Here Come the Girls – Being a Conscious Parent – Smiling like Sunshine – Crayon Freckles – Train Up a ChildSmile Play LearnEnchanted Homeschooling MomCoffee Cups and CrayonsHaving Fun at Chelle’s House – Love, Play, LearnJuggling With KidsMotherhood on a Dime – Growing Book by Book – This Reading Mama

 

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  10 Responses to “Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss {Virtual Book Club for Kids}”

  1. My kids would RUN from green eggs…but it might be worth the laugh to try! Thanks for the recipe!
    Sarah @ Play 2 Learn with Sarah recently posted..Comment on Saturday Laughs: Connor’s Birthday by strangedazeindeedMy Profile

  2. The play dough is a great idea! And your omelette sounds awesome!
    Megan recently posted..Hop on Pop Dr. Seuss GamesMy Profile

  3. Like the idea using peas as green color. Have to try next time.
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  4. Fun Post! Thanks for linking it to Tuesday Tots. I’ll be featuring it on my site this Tuesday. Have a great day :) PA- Gorgeous Pictures!
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  5. I have tried green eggs and ham with JDaniel. He loved the ham. I am going to share this post on Facebook and Pinterest.
    JDaniel4’s Mom recently posted..{St.Patrick’s Day} Yogurt and Cereal ParfaitMy Profile

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