15 Dr. Seuss Activities for Kids


I enjoyed our week spent with Dr. Seuss as much as Big Brother did!  As I gathered materials for our week, I noticed that there were several books I had never read before, "My Many Colored Days,"  "Bartholomew and the Oobleck,"  and "Did I Ever Tell You How Lucky You Are?" just to name a few.  

Dr. Seuss books consumed our studies in Language Arts, Art, Math, and Science.  It was a fun week!  I've broken down what we did with each book... Enjoy!

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Dr. Seuss Activities for Kids

Dr. Seuss Activities for Kids

Activities for The Cat in the Hat

The Cat in the Hat Noun Sort:  

Draw out three hats a the bottom of a piece of paper and label them "person", "place", and "thing".  On red and white paper, write several different words for each of the categories.  Cut them up.

Encourage your child to sort through the words and place them in the correct noun category, all while making the cat in the hat's hat!

The Cat in the Hat Noun Sort

Make Thing 1 and Thing 2 Hair

Take blue construction paper and make a "hat" around your child's head.  Then using scissors, cut strips 3/4 of the way to create hair.

My Thing 1 and Thing 2 who always do the opposite of what I say ; )  

I got this cute idea from Lakeshore Learning.

Thing 1 and Thing 2 Craft

Activities for One Fish, two fish, red fish, blue fish

Using a printable from, "Teaching with Favorite Dr. Seuss Books," T colored different shapes and pieced them together to make his own Dr. Seuss character; he made a swimming fish named, Ned.  I also took this time to talk about description words.  

Practice Math facts for 5, 6, 7, 8 using goldfish

Activity for Bartholomew and the Oobleck

Is there such a thing that can be a solid and liquid at the same time?!  YES!  It's called "Oobleck!"  After reading "Bartholomew and the Oobleck," we had a BLAST making Oobleck of our own to play with.  We ALL had fun-- yes, T, Little Sis and I!!

I don't remember our measurements, but I do know I used the last of our cornstarch and T is begging to make some more soon; I think we used 1 1/4 c. of cornstarch and maybe 1/3 - 1c. of water.... add it very slowly!  We also added a few drops of green food coloring.  Give it a few minutes to mix together, and soon enough you'll have some gooey sticky oobleck!  This seriously was SO fun!

I loved the simple message at the end of this book-- when you do something wrong and make a mistake never be too proud to say, "I'm sorry."  I must say we made quite a mess, and when I said "I'm sorry" for creating the oobleck that splattered all over the floor, it didn't disappear!  BUT, those Mr. Clean white sponges works WONDERS!

dr. seuss activity

Activities for Green Eggs and Ham

Short Vowel Green Eggs and Ham Sort

T had to sort through green eggs that had a picture of a 3 or 4 letter word containing one vowel sound.  As you can see he had to serve them to the correct vowel plate.

15 Dr. Seuss Activities for Kids

Green Eggs and Ham Tic Tac Toe

We played Tic Tac Toe, Green Eggs and Ham style!  Using felt, I cut out green eggs and ham.

15 Dr. Seuss Activities for Kids

Real Green Eggs

We listed to this book via audio while eating green eggs, of course!

15 Dr. Seuss Activities for Kids

Green egg sugar cookies!!

15 Dr. Seuss Activities for Kids

Activites for "My Many Colored Days"

This book was released after Dr. Seuss had passed away.  It is a wonderful book if you are teaching emotions and/or colors-- vibrant and simple, and not your typical Dr. Seuss book.  I think my favorite part of the book though was the dedication at the end of the book; Audrey Geisel wrote, "To Ted, who colored my days.. and my life."  How sweet!
15 Dr. Seuss Activities for Kids

Color Poem

I didn't get a picture of it, but Big Brother completed a Color Poem and we talked about emotions and colors we associate with those emotions:
Orange is a box,
Yellow is my hair, 
Green is the grass,
and brown is Mater,
Purple is Little Sis's cup,
Blue is a blueberry,
Black is our car,
And red is a strawberry. 

Activitiesfor Oh, The Thinks You Can Think

Over at Seussville, we found a printable of the book cover and used that to count the "birds" on the cover and then we graphed them. 
15 Dr. Seuss Activities for Kids

Real and Nonsense Word Sort

"Think up black water,
think up a white sky,
think up a boat,
think of BLOOGS blowing by" (Dr. Seuss)
T sorted out Nonsense BLOOGS and Real BLOOGS; I pronounce BLOOGS as /blogs/-- anyone else?  Am I saying it right?!

dr. seuss literacy activity

Activity for "The Foot Book"

We've read this book many many times before that T could probably recite it all!
I traced his foot and gathered several materials-- fruit loops, Math U See unit blocks, cars, Inchimals, and duplo blocks; we used those materials to measure his foot-- a great activity for non-standard measurement.

Feet Measuring 

15 Dr. Seuss Activities for Kids

Activity for Did I Ever Tell You How Lucky You Are

While reading this book, we snacked on some Schlottz's Knots while talking about all the things we have been blessed with!
"And, while we are at it, consider the Schlottz,
the Crumple-horn, Web-footed, Green-bearded Schlottz,
whose tail is entailed with un-solvable knots."
This idea came from the "Green Eggs and Ham Cookbook;"  we also got the idea for the Pink Yink Ink Drink from this book, too. 

And there's MORE!  The possibilities with Dr. Seuss books are endless!!