Are you introducing Dr. Seuss to your children in your homeschool reading time? These children’s books are well loved by so many. We have gathered up some of the best fun and easy Dr Seuss activities your kids are going to love.
Dr Seuss Activities
Dr. Seuss books are wonderful for beginning readers and for teaching rhyming and rhyme schemes. A great way to incorporate Dr. Seuss books into your school is with Dr. Seuss worksheets, crafts and hands-on activities. So, if you are wondering how to teach rhyming to struggling students, Dr. Seuss books might be a wonderful place to start.
What age group is Dr. Seuss for?
Dr. Seuss books are great for kids of all ages. Even adults enjoy these beloved books and pass their favorite Dr. Seuss books down to their kids. Some books are rather long and better read out loud, while others are shorter and great for younger students and beginning readers.
There are 3 different categories that Dr. Seuss books fall into:
- Bright and Early Books – These wonderful books are board books that say Bright and Early on the cover. These are designed for young kids and include the popular titles of: The Foot Book, Hop on Pop, Ten Apples Up On Top! The Shape of Me and Other Stuff
- I Can Read Books – The I Can Read books are perfect for emerging readers. They will have a great time reading on their own: The Cat in the Hat, Green Eggs and Ham, and The Cat in the Hat Comes Back.
- Classic Dr. Seuss – These books are longer and have life lessons that even adults can learn from. My favorite book is The Lorax. This is a classic Seuss book along with The Sneetches, Horton Hears a Who, Yertle the Turtle and What Was I Scared Of?
Celebrating Dr. Seuss Week
Dr. Seuss’s birthday is on March 2nd, which is also Read Across America Day. Many educators and homeschooling families turn this into an entire week of reading fun.
Having an entire week devoted to reading Dr. Seuss books is a fun way to create great memories with your kids. It is also a nice break from school text books. You will be surprised at how much learning fun happens during the week.
Dr Seuss Activities
An easy way to have a full week of learning with Dr. Seuss is by choosing activities to go along with the books. You can use these kids activities and the books in place of your regular school time.
Dr. Seuss Book Activities
Pick a great book, a fun craft and lots of fun activities to create your very own Dr. Seuss learning fun week at home!
The Cat in the Hat Activities
Cat in the Hat Slime – Kids love playing with slime. It is a great activity to keep little hands busy. This red and white colored slime is inspired by the cat’s hat.
Make a Cat Hat – This fun hat craft will have your children make their very own hat just like the Cat. There is a free template included. They can also wear it while they are reading the book outloud.
Green Eggs and Ham Activities
Make Green Eggs and Ham to Eat – This fun recipe dyes the center of the eggs green and the outside of a small ham green. It looks much more appetizing then dying everything green at once.
Fizzing Green Eggs Science Experiment – Create your own green-dyed eggs and watch them bubble and fizz with this easy science experiment for kids.
The Lorax Activities
The Lorax is my favorite Dr. Seuss Character. I love the entire story and the life lessons that come with it. It is a great book to read when learning about the environment, conservation or on Earth Day.
Lorax Inspired Paper Plate Craft – This fun Lorax craft makes the face of the grumpy Lorax with the free template and it is so cute.
Make a Lorax Sensory Bin – Create a diy sensory box for your children to play that looks like the Truffala Forest with homemade truffala trees, paper straws, pom poms and easter grass.
One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish Activities
Cupcake Liner Fish Craft – Create your own colored fish from cupcake liners and create a scene out of them on construction paper.
One Fish Two Fish Felt Activity – Cut out your own fish out of felt and make a fishing game activity with them.
There’s a Wocket in My Pocket Activities
Lacing Activity – Create your own Wocket in a pocket with this fun hands-on pocket lacing activity and craft.
Rhyming Scavenger Hunt – Have your kids draw some crazy creatures like the ones in the book and hide them all over the house for a rhyming scavenger hunt.
Dr Seuss Activities
Dr. Seuss Activity Blocks – Create wooden blocks with pages from old thrift store books. These can be used for decorations or to play homemade games with.
Dr. Seuss Inspired Activity Cube – This is a fun printable activity cube to help get your kids up and moving with their favorite characters from the books.
Dr. Seuss Crafts
Put Me in the Zoo Craft – Create the adorable rainbow spotted creature from the book with a paper plate, tissue paper and pom-poms.
Grinch and Max Paper Plate Craft – Make a pop up card craft of the Grinch and his dog Max with paper plates and markers.
Dr. Seuss Preschool Activities Printables
Dr. Seuss Preschool Learning Fun – 17 pages of printable preschool activities based on the Cat in the Hat.
Bingo Dr. Seuss Printable – Preschoolers love playing Bingo. This printable bingo game has all of your favorite characters from the books.
Dr. Seuss Activities for Kindergarten
Thing 1 and Thing 2 Blow Painting – Sketch out Thing 1 and Thing 2 and have your kindergarteners do a fun blow painting technique to paint their crazy hair.
Easy Cat in the Hat Fruit Kabobs – Kids love themed snacks and your kindergarten aged children will love helping you make their own fruit kabobs that look like the cat’s hat.
Dr. Seuss Hands-On Activities
Cat in the Hat Cup Stacking Challenge – How tall can you make the cat’s hat? Your kids will have a lot of fun stacking cups as high as they can in this STEM challenge.
Dr. Seuss Decorative Felt Hoops – This is a really fun handicraft to create characters, scenes and symbols from the books with felt and embroidery hoops.
Dr. Seuss Worksheets
If you are looking for some educational printables to go along with the books, check out these printable Dr. Seuss worksheets.
These activities, crafts, science projects and hands-on activities will help the Dr. Seuss books come alive for your children. They will also help to create sweet memories and help your children develop a love for books.
Sarah is a wife, daughter of the King and Mama to 4 children (one who is a homeschool graduate)! She is a an eclectic, Charlotte Mason style homeschooler that has been homeschooling for almost 20 years.. She is still trying to find the balance between work and keeping a home and says she can only do it by the Grace of God, and Coffee!