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Oreo Strawberries and Cream Cat in the Hat Activity and Snack March 2nd is one of the most magical days of the entire year. It’s the day when Sam I Am tries Green Eggs and Ham, when Horton the Elephant hears a Who, and when The Sneetches get stars upon thars. That’s right, March 2nd is Dr. Seuss’s Birthday and Read Across America Day. It is also the day when one of the most beloved characters of all time, The Cat in the Hat, comes out to play. March 2nd is right around the corner, so there is no better time to share our Oreo Strawberries and Cream Cat in the Hat Activity and Snack with you! You will only need 3 things for this Oreo Strawberries and Cream Cat in the Hat Activity and Snack… Oreos (Double Stuffed work best) Strawberries (The bigger the better) Whipped Cream (In the aerosol can) I started by having my kids twist apart the Oreo. This works really well with Double Stuffed Oreos because the cream is thick enough it doesn’t get stuck on both sides. My kids immediately ate the side with no cream, and placed the cream side on a plate. While they were working on their Oreos, I cut the strawberries into 4 round slices. If your strawberries are small you might want to only cut 3. The biggest strawberry slice, we set on top of the cream filled Oreo. I then helped my younger kids spray a little bit of Whipped Cream on top of the strawberry. We found that the extra creamy kind works best. Because Whipped Cream melts so fast, having the extra thickness really helped the Oreo Strawberries and Cream Cat in the Hat Snack last just a bit longer. They continued spraying a bit of cream, and then placing a slice of strawberry on top until all 4 pieces were done. The pointed end of the strawberry was last, creating the top of the hat. The Oreo Strawberries and Cream Cat in the Hats didn’t last long. As the cream began to melt, the strawberries would start to slide off and the hat toppled over. But it didn’t matter, because my kids were eating them just as fast as they could make them. They each made 3 or 4 and begged for more. I cut them off at that point, saying they would ruin their dinner, but secretly wanting the rest for myself. They are SO good! Strawberries and Cream is such a classic combination, but adding the Chocolatey Oreo was a home run! Dr. Seuss is known for his whimsical ways, and this Oreo Strawberries and Cream Cat in the Hat Activity and Snack displays exactly that… Whimsical Fun. No matter how hard I tried, and how carefully I placed the strawberries on top of the cream, I could not get the hat to be straight. And I kind of LOVE that! Dr. Seuss wanted kids to understand that using our imaginations doesn’t always have to be pretty, and it doesn’t always have to make sense. But it is ALWAYS fun. If you wanted to create these Oreo Strawberries and Cream Cat in the Hats for a birthday party or a baby shower, you might consider using a cream frosting. The Strawberries will stick much better and the cute little hats will hold their shape for much longer. We hope you love these Oreo Strawberries and Cream Cat in the Hats! And we hope they bring a little bit of Dr. Seuss magic to your Read Across America Day! And don’t forget to read “The Cat and the Hat” either before or after you make these tasty treats! CLASSROOM CONNECTION: This would be such a fun activity to do for your classroom Dr. Seuss Day party. I think a station with 5-6 kids would work best, and you would probably need 2-3 cans of Whipping Cream to keep the kids moving quickly enough before the cream begins to melt. Also, don’t forget to keep your Cream refrigerated until the last minute. The colder the cream is, the better it will work to assemble the hats!

Cat in the Hat Cookies

  Try not to lick your screen when you see these tasty, fun Cat in the Hat Cookies. We’re getting ready to celebrate Dr. Seuss day in style, and it involves chocolate, whip cream, and fresh strawberries. March 2nd is one of the most magical days of the entire year. It’s the day when Sam […] Read more…

Easy Halloween Pumpkin Cupcakes for Kids

Throughout the month of October I regularly need festive treat ideas, and these easy Halloween Pumpkin Cupcakes were a total hit. Cupcakes are always in style, every season, every month, but finding new and fun ways to decorate them can be a bit tricky. I always love options that are simple and doable even for […] Read more…

Healthy Halloween Ghost Snacks

Halloween is traditionally a time of scary high blood sugar, but these adorable Healthy Halloween Ghost Snacks are a way to get a treat without candy. Don’t get me wrong, I love a good treat be it Reese’s peanut butter cups or cupcakes, but in general, we are trying to eat improve our diet. If […] Read more…

Monster Cookie Dough Cupcakes Recipe

I hope it’s treat day, because I’m about to share our Monster Cookie Dough Cupcakes recipe with you. I love to bake. I always have. Back when I was little, I often took it upon myself to bake the birthday cakes for my 11 siblings. My mom preferred to be outside, and let’s be honest, with […] Read more…

Simply Delicious Honey Mustard Chicken

I knew we had guests coming over for Sunday dinner, but somehow in the business of the weekend, I completely forgot to pick up the roast I was planning to cook.  Just perfect!  Sunday morning dawns, I’m getting the kids ready for church, and suddenly my memory kicks in.  Whoops!  I have nothing to feed […] Read more…

Raspberry Chocolate Brownie Bites

I have the most amazing raspberry patch, and one of our favorite things to do in the summer is hunt for big, red, juicy berries until our arms are all scratched and our faces are stained. If I’m fast enough to get to the plants before my kids I can usually pick enough to freeze […] Read more…

Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Celery Boats

Each day, around 3:30 in the afternoon there is a stampede to my kitchen.  My kids, fresh off the bus, come in the house and claim they are STARVING!!  If I don’t have an after-school-snack prepped and ready to eat, the ravenous little beasts tear apart the kitchen looking for something to eat, usually leaving a […] Read more…

Nutella No-Bake Cookies

These cookies take me way back to a small kitchen in the old farmhouse I lived in as a little girl.  We didn’t get a lot of treats growing up, but this was one we were occasionally allowed to make.  I remember smelling that intoxicating chocolaty smell while we were cooking, and then the long […] Read more…

Easy DIY Cinnamon Chips with Vanilla Icing Dip

Cinnamon rolls are in a tight 3-way-race to be my all-time favorite treat. The smell they make while baking is mouth wateringly delicious. Then you top their hot goodness with a generous helping of vanilla butter cream, and I am a lost woman. This recipe mimics that taste in simple form, and it kinda happened […] Read more…

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