Fun Food Ideas: 9 Easy Dr. Seuss-Inspired Snacks

Dr. Seuss-inspired snack ideas

Looking to add some bookish fun to a playdate, a hum-drum lunch routine, or an upcoming birthday party? Look no further than Dr. Seuss for some fun and delicious treats that will delight your young ones and their friends.


By Early Moments

  • One Fish, Two Fish, A Bowl Full of Goldfish

    By Maria Tallarico

    A classic book meets a convenient snack in this adorable bowl of Goldfish crackers inspired by One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish. Simple, economical and an easy centrepiece for a birthday party—this snack requires no preparation or cooking, and you don’t need to follow a complicated recipe.

  • The Cat’s Hat, How’d They Do That?

    By Maria Tallarico

    One of the most instantly-recognizable Dr. Seuss features is none other than the signature red and white striped hat worn by the cat in The Cat in the Hat. Create these hats with an open-faced Oreo, red lifesavers, and a few dabs of frosting for another touch of sugary goodness.

  • Another Hat, How About That?

    By Maria Tallarico

    A snack that is certainly parent approved, this one combines bananas and strawberries on a skewer for a nutritious take on the striped hat from The Cat in the Hat. Worried the bananas will brown? Marshmallows are a great alternative for older children.

  • Green Eggs & Ham? Yes, We Can!

    By Maria Tallarico

    As Dr. Seuss teaches us, a little imagination goes a very long way. This great take on the classic book can be made quite easily and only two ingredients are required: white chocolate and green M&Ms. Melt the chocolate on a baking shape and place an M&M in the chocolate when it begins to cool down. Voilà! Green eggs for all!

  • How the Grinch Stole Salad

    By Maria Tallarico

    How do you make a kid beg for good greens? Grinch-ify them! Who in Whoville could resist this tasty What Was I Scared Of?–inspired Grin-itch spinach salad?

  • So This is How the Grinch Stole Christmas…

    By Maria Tallarico

    Have a cranky holiday dinner guest on your hands? Serve them these adorable Grinch-inspired strawberry, banana, and grape kabobs, and watch their heart grow three sizes.

  • Strawberry 1, Strawberry 2

    By Maria Tallarico

    Need a creative idea that will add some wow factor to birthday party? Who better to call than Thing 1 and Thing 2!? Chocolate-dipped strawberries and a bit of blue food coloring are all you need for this adorable tray of Seuss-approved snacks.

  • Planting Truffula Trees

    By Maria Tallarico

    These enchanting Truffula trees, made of sprinkle-topped marshmallows, are almost too pretty to eat. We said almost—you can bet these will disappear quite quickly at a playdate.

  • I Am Lorax, Hear Me Roar

    By Maria Tallarico

    If The Lorax has captured your child’s attention, he or she will love this orange-mustached snack version. It’s easy to make and it will definitely get a lot of love.

For a fun reading activity with your child, pair these snacks with their corresponding book. Early MomentsDr. Seuss & His Friends book club was created to help parents build a library of insightful, entertaining books. With over 120 books offered through the club, there’s no shortage of inspiration for you and your children, whether at storytime or snack time.

Top photo credit: Peter and Madeline


  1. Tammy Pierce says

    I think any tools that help parents with young children are a blessing. Im now a grandmother and have forgotten alot of the things I usef to do with my children but never forgot the fun I had with my children and The Cat And The Hat series of books and activities. So ThAnk you for continuing all these years so now my grandson can enjoy and learn just like his father did. Tammy Pierce

    • Julie Temple Stan says

      Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful experiences with us. It sounds like you really value reading and wanted to pass your love of books onto the next generation. You have the benefit of hindsight that so many of us parents lack, during our struggle to get through the day to day. What, do you feel, are the moments that stand out as most precious to you looking back when your children were growing up? I, myself, find it hard, sometimes, to prioritize everything I think I need to do for my kids. Thanks!

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