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February 26, 2011
Lakeshore® Hosts a Birthday Celebration for the
Timeless Dr. Seuss
CARSON, Calif.—(February 26, 2011)—Lakeshore’s heart grew three sizes on Saturday, as we celebrated the birthday of the amazing Dr. Seuss! We invited children, parents and teachers into our stores to take part in free crafts, games and activities—all with a special Dr. Seuss theme. We even had a special guest at one of our stores!
The event wouldn’t have been the same without storytime, of course. So, every hour our staff gathered the children around to hear one of Dr. Seuss’s classics, like Green Eggs and Ham, Hop on Pop, Yertle the Turtle and Horton Hears a Who. In between each story, children played exciting games set up around the store, including a beanbag toss with a familiar target—the red-and-white-striped hat from The Cat in the Hat! We also led a wacky group game called “The Cat in the Hat Says.” It’s played just like Simon Says, only with a twist that would make Dr. Seuss proud—kids had to mime the leader while balancing a ball on a spoon!
Children didn’t leave empty-handed either. During arts and crafts time, they created a bow tie like the one worn by the Cat in the Hat, plus a headband with “ten apples on top.” The final scene was like something out of a Dr. Seuss book—a group of children in oversized bow ties balancing apples on their heads!
At our Hamden store in Connecticut, one of our favorite performers stopped by—Mr. Scott The Music Man!® Once again, he gave an amazing performance that had the audience up on its feet. There was singing and dancing, and even some fun activities with our wrist ribbons and partner parachutes. We look forward to having him back again very soon. To learn more about Mr. Scott, visit his website, www.mrscottmusicman.com.
If you missed out on the fun, be sure to catch us next time! You can join us in our stores every Saturday for Free Crafts for Kids from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. While you’re there, be sure to sign up on our mailing list. You can also visit our store section online to find updates on special events and performances in your area. Be sure to bookmark the page!
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