What’s your favorite Dr. Seuss book? There are so many great Seuss books to choose from, it’s really hard to choose.
One that I remember from my own childhood, and that I couldn’t wait to share with my own kids, is Dr. Seuss’s ABC Book. Once we read it together, we did a few activities to go with the book. If you have a preschooler, these Dr. Seuss’s ABC Book activities are simple to set up and so much fun!
The first alphabet activity was inspired by the post “Driving over Hearts” at Toddler Approved. With it being close to Valentine’s Day, the hearts were a perfect fit. If you are doing this activity at a different time of year you could just make circles or another shape.
To turn it into an ABC activity, write lower and upper case letters on each side of the paper hearts. Have your child drive over the letters as you call them out.
My son wanted to play the game over and over again. Being able to flip over the hearts and have new letters on the other side helps keep it interesting. This alphabet activity is a big hit with car-lovers.
The second alphabet activity is a simple scavenger hunt.
Give your child a stack of magazines or picture books and have them hunt for pictures of items that start with certain letters of the alphabet. We used a collection of pictures we had previously cut from magazines for crafting. Be careful to choose letters you know they can find pictures for — so you might want to skip “X.”
The last alphabet activity involves creating your own letters. Play-Doh is great for forming letters. Not only does it allow children to practice forming letters, but they also build up the strength in their hands and work on manual dexterity.
We love Dr. Seuss books. There are just so many great ones to share with your kids. We had lots of fun with these simple alphabet activities to go with Dr. Seuss’ ABC Book.
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