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If you’re having trouble coming up with ideas for a really great theme for your elementary school yearbook, you only need to look as far as the closest classroom’s bookshelf. We’re talking about the world’s most beloved children’s author: Dr. Seuss.
Theodor Seuss Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss, was a prolific writer, poet, and cartoonist. Best known for his 46 published children’s books, Dr. Seuss has sold nearly half a billion copies of his books to date. His books can be found in every library, every book store, and almost every child’s room around the country.
Many schools already incorporate fun Dr. Seuss theme weeks or days into the school year, usually around his birthday (March 2) as a Read Across America initiative. If your school does this, all the better, because it makes using a Dr. Seuss theme that much easier.
Dr. Seuss’s world makes for the perfect elementary school yearbook theme for a variety of reasons. His books are well-known and popular, the titles are versatile, the messages and quotes are relevant and powerful, and the colors and art are a designer’s dream. Read on to learn how to incorporate a Seuss theme into the pages of your yearbook with ease.
THE THEMEA Dr. Seuss theme makes for fun and creative yearbook pages.
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Keeping the yearbook theme as an overall Seuss theme is the easiest way to go. This gives you the freedom of using all of the titles and quotes throughout the pages, rather than locking you into one specific book.
You can then organize the yearbook into different sections, highlighting specific Dr. Seuss titles, such as:
Oh, The Places You Will Go
A popular choice for students, even through college, a section for Oh, The Places You Will Go can feature:
- Students answering questions of what they want to be when they grow up.
- Pictures of students dressed up on “Career Day.”
- Sample segments from students’ vacation stories.
Green Eggs & Ham
The best-selling book of all of Seuss’ titles, a Green Eggs & Ham page can include:
- Pictures from the cafeteria or food-centric events from the year.
- Pictures and thank you notes to the lunchroom workers.
- Short answers from kids on their favorite foods.
- A recipe page where kids make up their own funny recipes.
How The Grinch Stole Christmas
One of the most famous children’s Christmas stories ever, a Grinch-themed page can include:
- Pictures from school holiday parties.
- Photos from the holiday concert.
- Holiday drive and donation photos.
The Cat In The Hat
Anything goes on these pages, since anything goes in the book! You can feature a grab-bag of other material:
- Photos from field day.
- Photos from gym class.
- Pictures of students from “Crazy Hat Day.”
- The craziest pictures from the school photo booth.
No matter how much of a grown up you become, Dr. Seuss quotes are always relatable and fun. Here are 10 of Dr. Seuss’ greatest lines (among many others) that you can use in your yearbook:
“Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment, until it becomes a memory.” – Dr. Seuss
“Today you are you, that’s truer than true. There is no one alive who is youer than you.” – Happy Birthday To You
“Today was good. Today was fun. Tomorrow is another one.” – One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish
“Why fit in when you were born to stand out?!” – Dr. Seuss
“You’ll miss the best things if you keep your eyes shut.” – I Can Read With My Eyes Shut
“If you never did, you should. These things are fun and fun is good.” – Thidwick The Big-Hearted Moose
“Think and wonder! Wonder and think!” – Oh, The Thinks You Can Think!
“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” – Oh, The Places You Will Go
“From there to here, and here to there, funny things are everywhere.” – One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish
“Don’t cry because it’s over. Smile because it happened.” – Dr. Seuss
What are some of your favorite Dr. Seuss books and quotes that you’d include in your elementary school yearbook? Share your ideas in the comments below!