Celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday on March 2nd with a fun game of Green Eggs and Ham Bingo with the kids! Be sure to grab your free printable bingo card and playing pieces at the end of this post!
We own the entire collection of Dr. Seuss books. My kids love them and request to read them all the time. One of their most-loved selections is Green Eggs and Ham.
Possibly because they can relate pretty personally to the story line of pickiness and not wanting to try new things. 🙂
This book was one of my favorites while growing up, too, and I can distinctly remember my mom reading it to me and my siblings on the sofa after lunch.
I thought it would make a great game of kids’ bingo. After all, the places Sam I Am tries to get him to eat the Green Eggs and Ham fit so perfectly into cute little images on the grid. It was meant to be!
My kids have already firmly decided that they would not eat green eggs and ham. Not in a house, not with a mouse, not in a box, not with a fox. 🙂
Which is why I never even attempt to place green scrambled eggs in front of them on the morning of St. Patrick’s Day. I certainly can’t blame them as I’m pretty sure I couldn’t stomach the oddly-colored food myself. 🙂
So we’ll stick to playing this fun game while being happy that we will never have to eat green eggs and ham. Now, if Sam I Am himself came to convince us that we needed to try it, we just might change our minds. 🙂 But I know that I’d be pretty specific about the terms of the deal. It would have to be in the rain on a train. 🙂 It sounds like fun, doesn’t it?!
The caveat for this game is that you will need to cut out the individual pieces yourself and glue them to the squares. I figured this way, it would make it more random and tailored to a larger number of players. I bet the kids would just love to do that part.
Be sure to print and cut out a set of the playing pieces to act as the calling cards too.
*For personal use only.
So tell me-would you eat green eggs and ham? Or maybe you already have. Either way, I must hear about it!