Every year on March 2nd, schools and homeschoolers all over the United States celebrate Read Across America Day. It is the beginning of Read Across America week which also happens to fall on Dr. Seuss’ birthday. You can encourage a love for reading with these Dr. Seuss activities and free Dr. Seuss worksheets.
Dr. Seuss Day
Dr. Seuss Day is a time to not only reflect on all the great books he wrote, but also encourage kids to start or continue reading. This is a fun way to introduce your kids to your favorite books.
Instilling a love of reading in your children isn’t always easy. Some of them are resistant, even if they are great readers. When that happens, I like to turn to fun books that will pique their interest as well as entertain. That changes for every age and child, but Dr. Seuss is a great place to start! You can even add in some fun Dr. Seuss coloring pages to go along with the books.
Favorite Dr. Seuss Books
I grew up reading Dr. Seuss books. I loved every one of them I could get my hands on. My mom signed us up for one of those book subscription things way back when and Dr. Seuss’s books were frequently in the deliveries. I’m pretty sure we ended up with tons of books because of it.
Dr. Seuss Books are Great for Beginning Readers
My kids have enjoyed many of the Dr. Seuss books as well. They are the perfect starter books for sight words, rhyming words, and of course, imagination. The silly, made-up words that are classic Seuss, add that whimsical element we’ve come to love in his stories.
Some of our favorite Dr. Suess books are The Foot Book, Green Eggs and Ham, The Lorax, The Cat in the Hat, Oh! The Places You Will Go and Horton Hears a Whoo!
Kids of all ages love the books and can probably tell you who their favorite character is immediately.
Dr. Seuss Worksheets
As homeschoolers we have the freedom to use lesson plans and printable pages in a fun way to enhance our learning. Maybe you want to take a whole week and focus on Dr. Seuss books. I think that’s a fabulous idea, and your kids will make some great memories with these awesome free Dr. Seuss printables.
Dr. Seuss Fun Activity Sheets
Dr Seuss Scavenger Hunt – Adorable Dr. Suess scavenger hunt to go along with all the fun activities.
Dr. Seuss Word Search Coloring Page – Search for many different words from the stories and color the sheet when you are finished with it.
Seuss Printables for Older Kids
Primary Book Report Form – Use this book report form as a worksheet for your older kids to create a book report on their favorite book.
Dr Seuss Worksheets Preschool
Green Eggs and Ham Lapbook Activities for Preschool – Lapbooks are great learning fun that also is a record of everything you learned in one place.
Dr. Seuss Printables Preschool Emotions Lorax Activities – Young students will enjoy these fun activities to learn about emotions and feelings with the Lorax.
Seuss Inspired Crafts
Put Me in the Zoo Craft for Preschoolers – Such a fun craft that uses tissue papers and pom-poms to create an adorable face. It helps with fine motor skills by crumbing each piece of paper and gluing it on.
Lorax Toilet Paper Roll Craft – Fun printable craft to create a Lorax from a toilet paper tube.
Story Time Activities
Ten Apples Up On Top Story Time Activities – Kids will have a great time with these activities that go with the story.
One Fish, Two Fish, Read Fish, Blue Fish Story Time Activities – More fun activities and ideas that accompany the book.
Ten Apples Up On top Preschool Activities – This is such a fun story to read and play with. These activities are perfect for preschool age.
Inspired-by-Dr. Seuss Turtle Science STEM Challenge – After reading Yertle the Turtle, challenge your kids to stack stones and balance them like the turtles in the story.
Seuss Science Fun
Fizzing Green Eggs Science Experiment for Preschool – Kids are going to have a lot of fun playing with these fizzy green eggs. It is a perfect addition to the Green Eggs and Ham book.
Inspired-by-Dr. Seuss Preschool “Fish” Science Experiment – This is a neat experiment that has your kids count the fish by dropping different colors into the mixture and watching it separate.
Seuss Sensory Play
Oobleck for Dr Seuss Day – Create your own oobleck to go along with the book Bartholomew and the Oobleck.
Ten Apples Up On Top Sensory Bin & Table – Fun sensory bin with printable apples to stack while you play.
Cat in the Hat Sensory Bin – This is such a fun idea to create a red and white striped sensory bin with printable characters from the book.
Cat in the Hat Play Dough Mats – Printable play dough mats and craft idea to go along with the Cat in the Hat book.
Dr. Seuss Worksheets
If you are looking for Dr Seuss letters printables or rhyming activities to go along with Dr Seuss Books, we’ve got a great selection for you.
Dr Seuss Letters Printable
Fun with Dr Seuss and the Montessori Moveable Alphabet – This hands on activity will let your kids play with the printable characters while spelling words at the same time.
Dr Seuss Matching Rhyming Hat Printable -Match the rhyming pair words with this printable set.
Montessori-Inspired Rhyming Fun – These rhyming activities are so much fun and accompany the book Mister Brown Can Moo.
Seuss Inspired Snacks
The Dr. Seuss themes are so much fun. It is very easy to create some adorable themed snacks to go along with your favorite book.
Lorax Inspired Rice Krispie Bars – Make an adorable Lorax face with rice krispie treats.
One Fish, Two Fish: Seuss Inspired Cupcakes – These are the cutest cupcakes that use Swedish fish to match the fish in the story.
Cat in the Hat Inspired Strawberry Float Popsicles – Create some cute striped popsicles in the same pattern as the cat’s hat.
Put Me In The Zoo Cookies – Make some pretty sugar cookies with yellow frosting and colored polka dots to go along with the character in the book.
Put Me in the Zoo Dr. Seuss Inspired Snack for Kids – This snack uses colorful chocolate candies to copy the polka dots.
Healthy Green Eggs and Ham Snack – This is a healthy charcuterie style snack that doesn’t have any extra dyes or sugar and looks great with the printable toothpick sayings.
Lorax Inspired Healthy Snack – Create a Lorax face and trees with veggies and fruit. This is an adorable fun snack.
Healthy Cat in the Hat Snack – Make a tall hat inspired by the Cat in the Hat with fresh fruit.
Healthy Grinch Snacks – Little ones are going to love these Grinch face celery sticks. Such a cute idea.
Dr Seuss Inspired Cat in the Hat Kabobs – Create some savory kabobs with cheese cubes and cherry tomatoes.
Green Eggs & Ham Snack – Hard boiled eggs, dyed ham and a couple of sweet treats thrown in for fun.
More Snack Ideas
Read Across America Snacks – You are going to love these creative ideas for snacks. My favorite are the decorated string cheese sticks.
Seuss Inspired Snacks & Treats – Lots of fun ideas for a Dr. Seuss themed Happy Birthday party or reading party.
Dr. Seuss Activities
Add in some fun Dr Seuss Activities to make the books come alive!
It’s fun to celebrate days that we can put an education twist on in our homeschool, and what better way than with Dr. Seuss books? Make some fun snacks, grab some Dr. Seuss printables, and make it a family activity!
Annette has been married to her husband and best friend since 2003. Together they are raising their six children to follow the Lord’s will, no matter what. Annette longs for the day when she will meet her angel babies who have entered heaven before her. She enjoys creating UNIT STUDIES and FREE PRINTABLES for homeschool families. You can follow her crazy life at In All You Do where she blogs about homeschooling, homemaking and marriage while trying to maintain her sanity. She is also the owner of Thrifty Homeschoolers where she shares her tips on homeschooling without breaking the bank.