Dr. Seuss – Read Across America PLUS Thing 1 and Thing 2 Recipe!

How does one celebrate the birthday of Dr. Seuss?  Well by reading of course!  March 2nd, kids will be reading across America to celebrate the special day, and Truett is no exception. He’s already started with a new Dr. Seuss book we got in the mail.  He already has several other books but the fact that this one was a little more advanced, was perfect for his reading level.

Dr. Seuss Happy Birthday to You

You can build your Dr. Seuss library for a bargain by shopping at Walmart! To celebrate, the regular priced Dr. Seuss beginner books will be on sale for $5 bucks (reg price of $8.99) and the Dr. Seuss board books will be $3.50 (reg price of $4.99). I encourage you head to your store and buy one and get to reading with your kids, or maybe your nieces and nephews!  There are so many Dr. Seuss books you can choose from. There might even be one or two you’re not familiar with!  How fun would it be to discover a Dr. Seuss book with your child?!  For example, I’ve never even seen Dr. Seuss’s Sleep Book!  Where have I been? Seriously, this is a classic and I’ve never read it.  When Truett was in Kindergarten, the school was decorated in a Dr. Seuss theme. Down the halls you’d see his quotes and vibrant, huge posters of the characters. It was awesome!  The kids loved all the props and were totally pumped about reading.  I think that should be a regular thing at schools!

Dr Seuss Thing 1 Nutter Butter Treats

How else can you celebrate Dr. Seuss’s birthday?  By whipping up some fun, super cute treats for those kiddos reading across America!  This would be such a great idea for a reading party at school!  Thing 1 and Thing 2 are popular characters in the Dr. Seuss collection and are pretty darn easy to make really.   Enjoy the recipe and the reading!!


Thing 1 and Thing 2 Nutter Butter Treats
  • Nutter Butter Cookies
  • Wilton White Candy Melts
  • Wilton Red Candy Melts
  • Blue Cotton Candy
  • Black Candy Decorating Pen
  • Candy Eyes
  • Wax Paper
  1. Melt the red candy melts according to package directions. Coat half of each cookie with red candy melts and set on wax paper to harden.
  2. Meanwhile, melt the white candy melts according to package instructions. Using the melted white candy, make small circles on the wax paper. You'll need one for each cookie. Allow to harden completely.
  3. Once the red candy melts are hardened, dip the other half of each cookie in the white candy melts. Immediately add blue cotton candy to the top of the white section for hair for the "things." Set on wax paper to harden.
  4. Add candy eyes to the white section. Place one candy eye upside down for a nose.
  5. Remove the candy circles from the wax paper and turn over so the smooth side faces up. Using the candy decorating pen, write "Thing 1" or "Thing 2" for each cookie. Affix these circles to the front of the marshmallow pops using a dab of white candy melts.
  6. Package as desired, and enjoy!
NOTE: The cotton candy is very fragile -- it will come off the cookies easily. Handle with care.



Disclosure: I am an official Walmart Mom. Walmart has provided me with compensation and gift card in return for my time & efforts to create this post. Opinions are my own, always.

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