Cat in the Hat #Craft



Do you know whose birthday is March 2?

Dr. Seuss!    (It’s also my sister’s – happy birthday, Sis!)

During the years I taught language arts, I loved finding ways to celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday and Read across America each March with my students.  I’ve since had the pleasure of introducing my own little ones to Dr. Seuss, and this year we are planing our own birthday celebration.

To kick off our week we decided to decorate with a simple Cat in the Hat craft.

Cat in the Hat craft from There's Just One Mommy


For my toddler,I made sure I had all the necessary pieces cut out ahead of time.

For each cat you will need a paper plate, a hat cut from white paper, 3 red stripes for the hat, black nose, 2 triangle ears, and 4 whiskers.  We used black crayon to color his fur, eyes, and mouth.  You could also use markers, paint, or cut these items from construction paper as well.

My toddler was very proud of his Cat in the Hat; he couldn’t wait to hang it up. toddler Cat in the Hat craft Big sis decided to flip her plate over and start over on the other side, but in the end they both turned out pretty cute. dr. seuss craft


I’ve got big plans this week for a few toddler/preschool friendly Dr. Seuss books.   Be sure to stop back and celebrate this great children’s author with us!


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  1. this is a great craft..especially for Dr. Seuss….a birthday celebration Cat in the Hat!
    momto8blog recently posted..Lessons I Learned From A Child

  2. Fun project!
    Rach recently posted..An Artsy Date Night

  3. What a good idea here! I want to try this with my kids too…Thanks a lot!
    Ayyie recently posted..Overcoming Panic Attacks

  4. I love that idea!! So cool
    imperfectmomma recently posted..where I live

    1. Thanks! The bonus was that it wasn’t too hard to do and got our minds off of being sick.

  5. I miss those days when my kids were into Dr. Seuss. What a great craft! Have a terrific week!
    Making Our Life Matter recently posted..Winter Fun

  6. Have you linked this up to our Ultimate Dr. Seuss Linky Party?? :)

    Can’t wait to see all of your other activities :)


    1. No, I hadn’t (limited computer time right now while trying to heal the family up…), but heading that way now!
      Thanks for telling me!

  7. My youngest that is in 2nd grade gets to wear her pjs to school on Friday and bring in some of her favorite books to read out loud to her classmates to celebrate Read Across America. She is so excited!!!
    Kristen recently posted..My Baby Turned Eight…

    1. So fun! Love that they get to wear their p.j.’s – those days are always fun ones for the kids!

  8. fun way to celebrate such an awesome story teller!
    dumb mom recently posted..Dumb Mom’s Guide: How to Prepare Your Children for a Weekend Without You.

    1. Thanks – they had fun doing it and my son loves to show his cat to people.

  9. Very cute! Love this! Thanks for sharing! Visiting from SITS.
    jamie@[kreyv] recently posted..[kreyv of the day]

    1. Thanks so much for stopping in! I will be visiting your site soon!

  10. I’m the Editorial Assistant for Fun Family Crafts and I wanted to let you know that we have featured your craft! You can see it here:

    If you have other kid-friendly crafts, we’d love it if you would submit them. If you would like to display a featured button on your site, you can grab one from the right side bar of your post above. Thanks for a wonderful project idea!
    Cindy deRosier recently posted..Project 41: February

    1. Thank you for letting me know you featured it! Looking forward to checking it out!

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  12. This looks easy enough that even I could do it:) Thanks for linking up to the Bloggers Brags Pinterest Party. I have pinned your post to the Bloggers Brags Pinterest Board.
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