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Seuss in Springfield History

His stories delight children around the world, but did you know Dr. Seuss drew much of his inspiration from his childhood home of Springfield? Learn how local inventions like Indian Motocycles inspired Dr. Seuss as a writer, and how landmarks like Forest Park appeared in his books. Trace how young Ted Geisel (aka Dr. Seuss) ventured around Springfield and depicted what he saw in his books through a fun map exercise. Students also role play what it is like to be a Sneetch from Dr. Seuss’ book  The Star-Bellied Sneetches. In celebration of Dr. Seuss most recognized character, students also create a Cat in the Hat hat to take home.

Grades 2-4
Program length 1 hour.
Capacity 60.