Do you have a favorite Dr. Seuss book?
There are so many great ones, 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 inspired by Dr. Seuss 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!
There are so many fun Dr Seuss ABC activities that are perfect for young learners.
If you have a preschooler, you’ll want to check out our Cat in the Hat craft and Hop on Pop activities, too.
Dr. Seuss ABC Book Activities
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.
I hope you enjoy these Dr. Seuss ABC Book activities with your little ones.
For more Dr. Seuss activities:
For more hands-on learning ideas:
- Alphabet Adventure Book Activities
- 40+ Hands-On Learning Activities
- Subtraction Squish!
I love your driving on the letters idea! We’ll have to do that with my son 🙂 We love those two books too 🙂
It was definitely a big hit with my son; he’s asked to do it twice since.
Can’t wait to read what you did with letter C!
Donna DM says
So cute. I’ve missed your posts.
Thank you — I’ve missed yours, too! Things seem to get so busy sometimes!
JDaniel4's Mom says
Play dough is truly an amazing learning tool! I love your post. I will be sharing it on the Read.Explore.Learn. Facebook page on Sunday.
Yes, we really should use the Play-Doh more often than we do.
Thanks for sharing it on Sunday!
Chris Carter says
You are such a great great teacher mom!!!! Those activities look SO fun and the kids are totally into it! Good for you! 🙂
LOL — I guess the teacher in me is still there… Sometimes I wonder if I should switch to teaching younger grades — it’s kind of fun!
Aww, another book I loved from childhood! Also, I don’t know what book you mean for next week, but I know that I LOVED “The Monster at the End of this Book” when I was a kid. So much fun. 🙂
Oh, THAT was one of my brother’s favorite books!! I need to see if my mom still has it… LOL. Nope, I’ve got another monster book in mind, if I get all my ducks in a row! 🙂
Ginny Marie says
Great ideas! Making letters from playdoh is so great for kids. And the ABC soup was a great touch!
My kids love “ABC soup”! One day they are going to be surprised to find all their favorite foods have other “real” names…. (I think this one is actually Campbell’s vegetable soup, but ABC soup is much more fun!)
What a fantastic way to celebrate what you are reading! Love it! 🙂
Thanks! They had fun, and I look forward to our next book!
Thanks for the comment on my blog.
I love your ideas here (I used to be a teacher). Using plastic animals/ objects and jumping on the letters works too.
Oh, I love the idea of jumping on the letters! My youngest is all about getting physical lately….
shari lynne @ Faith Filled Food For Moms and Grandmothers says
Playdough..yay..we’ve been playing alot with playdough lately..as a matter of fact I need to make more! Great post OneMommy!
There are weeks we play with it every day, and then weeks we don’t touch it at all… I think I need to get it out more and just let the box of stuff sit where they actually see it….
Thank you! Dr. Seuss makes it easy! 🙂
Thank you for sharing these great alphabet activities 🙂
Thanks for stopping in to check them out!
Erica @What Do We Do All Day? says
I’m sure my boys would LOVE to race over letters! Thanks for sharing at The Children’s Bookshelf.
It is definitely a winner for my little guy! Hope they enjoy!
Thanks for this wonderful idea..I will try doing this with my 3 year old son, I am sure he will enjoy making letter with his play doh..
I found that I had to help my 3 year-old a little more than big sister, but he was all excited when he’d recognize the letter we made. 🙂
I really love the idea of driving over the letters! We will definitely be using that one with this book, which is a favorite of ours as well! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Booknificent Thursday! Hope to see you again next week!
I think that is one of my son’s favorite ways to work with the alphabet!
My kids are my biggest inspiration. 🙂
Thanks for hosting!