For years kids of all ages have loved Dr. Seuss’s books.
They are full of fun rhymes, silly stories, and colorful illustrations that make reading fun.
His books are so popular that elementary schools all over America celebrate his birthday each March during Read across America Week.
His colorful books aren’t just for the early readers. There are many fun Dr. Seuss activities for older kids to explore, too.
Over the years we have enjoyed reading many of his timeless classics, and we have been inspired by his books to create some fun Dr. Seuss crafts & Dr. Seuss activities.
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Dr. Seuss books go beyond just preschooler books. (In fact, there are some fun Seuss graduation gift ideas out there.)
When I taught in the middle school classroom I would share a few of my favorite books each March during Read across America Week. My 8th graders loved it.
As a homeschooler I love spreading the celebration through the whole month of March.
Over the years my kids and I have done numerous Dr. Seuss learning activities to go with some of our favorite books. We have also created some fun crafts.
Dr. Seuss Crafts
Wocket in My Pocket craft — This craft encourages kids to embrace their own creativity as they build wockets for their own pockets using a few simple materials. This activity encourages kids to come up with rhyming words to describe their wockets, making it perfect for early readers.
Daisy-Head Maisy — After reading the classic book with your child they will have fun becoming the character from the book with their very own daisy headband.
The Foot Book Craft — Who doesn’t love a handprint or footprint craft? Preschoolers and kindergartners will enjoy making their own crazy looking feet after looking at all the crazy feet in the book.
I Can Lick 30 Tigers Today Craft — These adorable thumbprint tigers are perfect for pairing with this fun book. They’d be extra fun to make and turn into a bookmark!
Cardboard Tube Lorax — Once you’ve read the book challenge your child to make this Lorax craft, complete with Truffula trees.
Cat in the Hat activities
Cat in the Hat craft — This simple paper plate Cat in the Hat would be perfect after reading the book, or as a way to kick off the week of Read Across America.
Dr. Seuss Inspired Sight Word Game — Make your own sight word game to work on early reading skills, inspired by the classic red and white striped hat of that famous cat.
Cat in the Hat Sensory Play — Younger kids will have fun playing in the red and white striped sensory bin. Older kids can use it to help work on rhyming words and spelling.
Wacky Wednesday activities
Wacky Wednesday Activities — Kids love searching for all the silly things on the pages of this beloved Seuss book. Make the book come to life with your very own Wacky Wednesday!
From shoes on the wall and eating under the table, you’ll find some zany ideas to try. Plus, you’ll discover some fun crafts and learning activities that go with the book.
Silly Sentence Printable — Kids will have fun working on sentence structure while making their very own wacky sentences with this free printable activity.
Dr. Seuss STEM Activities
STEM Activity for Horton Hatches the Egg — Everyone loves Horton! The kids will have a blast with this STEM activity that goes perfect with the book.
Dr Seuss STEM Activities — Learn how to grow a Grinch heart. Make Oobleck. And discover some fun engineering activities for Seuss books that kids love.
More Dr. Seuss Activities
Hop on Pop! — Work on rhyming and early reading skills with activities that go perfectly with this classic preschool favorite.
Activities for Dr. Seuss’ ABC Book — Simple and fun ideas to get preschoolers excited about working on the ABC’s.
Ten Apples up on Top! — The characters in this book do some crazy things! Kids will have fun trying to balance apples and working on counting skills with these activities for Ten Apples up on Top.
In a People House — This little-known Seuss book was always my favorite as a child. If you haven’t read it yet, check it out from the library! You’ll find a craft and scavenger hunt-type activity to go with the book.
Activities for Marvin K. Mooney Will You Please Go Now — How many ways can you move? Discover crazy and silly ways to leave a room, like crab-walking or slithering like a snake. Then make your own craft to go with the book.
Mr. Brown Can Moo, Can You? — Preschoolers will have fun with these simple ideas to go with the book, including a free printable game.
Dr. Seuss File Folder Games — These are perfect for preschoolers & kindergartners.
Dr. Seuss Math Activities — From counting apples and truffula trees, to adding and subtracting with Yertle and the Lorax, these fun math activities based on his most popular books are sure to be a hit.
Yertle the Turtle Stack the Turtles Game — How high can your child stack the turtles? They’ll have fun with this homemade math game inspired by Dr. Seuss.
Silhouette Activity for The Shape of Me and Other Stuff — Explore shapes with this activity that is perfect for preschool and kindergarten children.
Still looking for more ideas? Check out this round-up of over 25 Dr. Seuss Book Activities .
And be sure to check out my Dr. Seuss Pinterest board!