Dr. Seuss just never goes out of style!
With his funny rhymes and colorful illustrations, his books are always popular with young readers. Plus, there are also so many fun Dr. Seuss crafts & activities that have been inspired by his books!
I remember reading Hop on Pop when I was little, and I couldn’t wait to share it with my own kids.
After we read it we just had to do some Hop on Pop activities. After all, who can resist having a little fun with a classic Dr. Seuss book?
Preschoolers love these simple activities for Hop on Pop.
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Hop on Pop activities
Since Hop on Pop is full of rhymes, it is perfect for exploring rhyming words with preschoolers and kindergartners.
Make your own sight word tools to help your child work on simple rhyming words.
All you need are a few empty cardboard tubes, permanent marker, and strips of colorful paper. (Paint sample strips are perfect for this!)
Simply wrap the paper strip around one end of the tube and tape the paper together to form a circle that fits snugly around the tube.
On the cardboard tube write the end part of rhyming words, for instance “all.”
Then on the paper strip write the beginning letters for the words. If you use a paint strip like we did, you can write one letter on each colored square of the paint strip. On mine I wrote “T,” “B,”, “C,” and “F.”
By twisting the paper strip you can create words that rhyme (tall, ball, call, fall).
For another simple rhyming activity you will need a pack of rhyming words flash cards.
Pull out several sets of rhyming pairs from your deck and read the cards aloud. Have your child match the rhyming words.
Finally, let the kids have fun with this moving activity for Hop on Pop.
Write the word “pop” on a couple sheets of paper. Then play a little game of “Hop on Pop.”
Ask your child to, “hop, hop on pop.”
Watch the giggles begin as they hop up and down on the word.
Then, tell them to “Stop! You must not hop on pop!”
To give it a little variety (and help work on those listening skills) try a few variations. “Hop on pop with your hands on your head.” “Hop on pop with your hands on your waist.”
You can also try whispering the directions.
We had so much fun with these Hop on Pop activities. In fact, the kids begged to play several times.
Even after all these years, Dr. Seuss really never does go out of style!
Looking for more Dr. Seuss activities?
- Mr. Brown Can Moo, Can You? Printable Game
- Dr. Seuss Sight Words Activities
- Daisy-Head Mayzie Craft
- Craft for I Can Lick 30 Tigers Today
- Yertle the Turtle Game
Be sure to check out our co-authored book for more hands-on activities!