Many of us have or have heard of the classic Dr. Seuss books, but maybe haven’t read them with our kids yet. If you are ready to share Dr. Seuss with your children, then check out these Dr. Seuss coloring pages printables to use alongside your lesson plans or after you read the books with the kids.
Who was Dr. Seuss?
Theodor Seuss Geisel, or as we know him for his pen name Dr. Seuss, was a writer from the United States, an illustrator, and a cartoonist who wrote over 60 children’s books.
This American writer sought out to liven up children’s books and he surely succeeded. Dr. Seuss created classic children’s books that are as popular today as they were 70 years ago.
What Dr. Seuss book is the most popular?
This question is a tricky one. There of course are books that are extremely popular that will be passed down through the ages and have already stood the test of time. I think that the best ones are always up for interpretation.
So, I will just list my children’s favorite, a summary for each one, and some coloring pages that will help go alongside them.
Book Summaries and Dr. Seuss Coloring Pages Printables
Horton Hears a Who! (1954)
Famous book quote: “From sun in the summer. From rain when it’s fall-ish, I’m going to protect them. No matter how small-ish!”
Horton is a kind-hearted elephant who goes on an adventurous journey to save Whoville. Whoville is a tiny planet located on a tiny speck of dust that needs to be saved by bullies who mock Horton. This is a great tale to teach your children about bullying. Horton appears in another Dr. Seuss book as well, Horton Hatches the Egg.
64 Horton Hears a Who Free Printables – This is an awesome coloring sheets collection of the fun Dr. Seuss book Horton Hears a Who. Also find coloring sheets for Morton the Mouse, Mayor Ned McDodd, and more.
Dr. Seuss Coloring Sheet of Horton – Grab this adorable Dr. Seuss Horton and his little friends free download coloring page. Please be sure to read the note on the image respective owners, otherwise enjoy this adorable download for personal use.
The Cat in the Hat (1957)
Famous book quote: “So all we could do was to Sit! Sit! Sit! Sit! And we did not like it. Not one little bit.”
Oh boy! Who can forget The Cat in the Hat? The book begins on a rainy day when two siblings and their one fish as a pet are home and get a visit from a special character. A tall cat wearing a hat begins to create absolute chaos in their home. Will they be able to get clean before their parents get home? Let your kids read to find out.
Cat in the Hat Free Printable Coloring Pages – The Cat in the Hat is one of the most popular characters for your kids to enjoy. So, grab these for Dr. Seuss Day coloring pages or just while your younger children read the classic book.
The Cat and the Cleaning Machine Coloring Page – I really wish I had one of these cleaning machines at home. Your little ones will love to paint or color this cleaning machine and this great book character, The Cat in the Hat.
How the Grinch Stole Christmas (1957)
Famous book quote: “Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn’t before! What if Christmas, he thought, doesn’t come from a store. What if Christmas… perhaps… means a little bit more!”
Of course, this is our favorite Dr. Seuss book because our family LOVES Christmas. The people of Whoville are in the midst of Christmas the hustle and bustle, so the Grinch devises a plan to ruin Christmas in hopes end the Christmas festivities. He dresses up as Santa and down the mountain to Whoville to steal all the Christmas presents. Will he ruin Christmas?
The Grinch Coloring Sheets – This is my kids’ favorite Dr. Seuss character, The Grinch. These free coloring pages are perfect to go alongside this amazing book for Christmas time.
Cindy Lou Lin Art Coloring Page – This adorable Cindy Lou Who resource is perfect for kids of all ages, older kids, first graders, or the like. They can’t help but love the little girl who melts the heart of the grumpy Grinch. The lines activity is perfect for hand-eye coordination, fine motor skills, and art skill improvement.
Green Eggs and Ham (1960)
Famous book quote: “You do not like green eggs and ham? I do not like them, Sam-I-am.”
This book is a great way to introduce your kids to new foods. Sam-I-Am continuously tries to convince the narrator to eat green eggs and ham and in various different ways and places. In the end, the narrator ends up loving it.
Classic Green Eggs and Ham Coloring Sheets – These classics are the signature images of this favorite Dr. Seusss book Green Eggs and Ham. You will have the popular characters which are also eggs and ham to color green.
Fun Dr. Seuss Book Green Eggs & Ham Coloring Page – This action-packed Green Eggs and Ham pdf shows the great things each of us remembers about this fun book. The car and characters capture the mood perfectly.
The Lorax (1971)
Famous book quote: “UNLESS someone like you…cares a whole awful lot…nothing is going to get better…It’s not.”
The Lorax is about a young boy who lives in a world void of nature – yup, no flowers or trees grow in the town of Thneedville. He goes on the quest for a Truffula tree and The Lorax – caretaker of the truffula trees forest. Many enjoy this book as it is a great way to teach children about sustainability and protecting the environment. It is a perfect book for Earth Day!
The Lorax Fun Coloring Pages – These fun coloring pages include printable pictures of all the fun primary characters of The Lorax. Also allow your kids to watch the movie or the television series The Lorax on Earth Day, your kids will love it.
The Lorax Line Art Printable – Your kids will enjoy this cool Dr. Seuss Lorax coloring pages line art kids printable. This is Dr. Seuss’ book was made into one of the most awesome animated feature films about the importance of taking care of God’s creation.
Which fun Dr. Seuss book will your children read first?
Jeannette is a wife, mother and homeschooling mom. She has been mightily, saved by grace and is grateful for God’s sovereignty throughout her life’s journey. She has a Bachelor in English Education and her MBA. Jeannette is bi-lingual and currently lives in the Tongan Islands of the South Pacific. She posts daily freebies for homeschoolers!