The Ultimate List of Dr. Seuss Activities for Kids

These Dr. Seuss Activities to go along with his beloved books are perfect for kids of all ages!  Children can learn about rhyme, repetition, and rhythm while reading these eccentric books that have stood the test of time.

Ultimate List of Dr. Seuss Activities! So many fun ideas!

Hands-On Dr. Seuss Activities 

Dr. Seuss is one of my favorite children’s authors because his stories both captivate the attention of young children and teach important literary concepts such as rhyming and alliteration… all while telling a great story!

Another great element of Dr. Seuss’s books is their ability to be transformed once the book itself is closed! All of the following Dr. Seuss activities below are based on his beloved books and are hands-on and lots of fun for kindergarten and preschool age. Create a Dr. Seuss theme for the classroom or for home with these great Dr Suess art and craft ideas.


Why do we celebrate Dr. Seuss’s birthday?

Dr. Seuss’s birthday is March 2nd but Read Across America often incorporates honoring Dr. Seuss during their Read Across America event during the first week of March each year. Theodor Seuss “Ted” Geisel (also known as Dr. Seuss) is a beloved children’s book author and cartoonist.  Many of his books are among the most popular children’s books of all time, and to date he has sold over 600 million copies of his books.  Theodor Geisel died in 1991 but his legacy of inspiring children with a love for reading lives on!


1. The Cat In The Hat Activities

 Cat in the Hat Craft

Find out how to make a Dr Seuss hat from with this fun Cat in the Hat craft. All you need are some cheap paper plates!

Dr Seuss Craft with paper plates

The Cat In The Hat Builds That

Another fun Cat In The Hat preschool activity which provides practise for various cognitive skills like counting, patterning, word families, and more! Build the cat’s hat!

The Cat in the Hat activity Dr Seuss Activitiy

Cat In The Hat Snacks

This icecream Cat In The Hat snack  from Motherhood on a Dime would be a fun way to celebrate Dr. Seuss birthday on 2nd March.

Cat in the Hat Ice Cream - Dr Seuss Activity




These fun Dr Seuss Hat marshmallow pops are another great Dr Seuss idea from Kitchen Fun With My 3 Sons.

Dr Seuss activities

2. Dr Seuss ABC Book 

Writing ABC Letters

This is an easy and fun prewriting activity, writing abc letters in shaving cream after reading Dr. Seuss’s ABC’s.

Dr. Seuss's ABCs dr seuss activity

3. Sneetches Activities

Sneetches Game

Play this Sneetches version of Simon Says after reading The Sneetches by Dr. Seuss. This would make a fun Dr Seuss game to play with a kindergarten class.

The Sneetches Game - dr seuss game

4. I Can Read With My Eyes Shut

The more you will read, the more you will know. – Dr Seuss

Dr Seuss Glasses

Make some simple and fun Dr Seuss reading glasses to wear before listening to I Can Read With My Eyes Shut.

I Can Read with My Eyes Shut

5. Ten Apples Up On Top Activities

Ten Apples Up On Top Craft

Recreate 10 apples up on top with some simple household items by stacking apples above a picture of the characters. Color in and cut our your apples or keep it simple by using a sharpie.

Fun Activity to Do after Reading Ten Apples Up on Top by Dr. Seuss


Ten Apples Up On Top Fine Motor Activity

Use our apples printable to create an easy Dr Seuss activity to go with the book. Stacking apples on top of a photo of themselves will help your child with their fine motor skills.


ten apples up on top fine motor

6. Green Eggs And Ham Activities

Green Deviled Eggs

Lets green egg and ham it! Enjoy these delicious green deviled eggs as you read from Green Eggs and Ham.

Green Eggs and Ham

7. Bartholomew and the Oobleck Activities

Dr Seuss Oobleck Recipe

Bring in some Dr Seuss science and have fun playing with slimy oobleck after reading Bartholomew and the Oobleck.

Make Your Own Oobleck after reading Dr. Seuss's "Bartholomew and the Oobleck"

Bartholomew and the Obleck Magic Art Activity

This is a super simple magic art activity that reveals a hidden message or the “magic words” from the Dr Seuss story. Print out our Dr Seuss worksheet to teach your kids the moral lesson of Bartholomew and the Oobleck.
Bartholomew and the Oobleck Magic Art Activity

8. “Please Try To Remember The First of Octember” by Dr Seuss

Please Try to Remember the First of Octember

Use the book Please Try to Remember the First of Octember to introduce your child to the calendar.

9. Dr Seuss “The Lorax”

 Make your own truffula trees after reading The Lorax.

10. “One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish” by Dr. Seuss


dr seuss craft

Create this Dr. Seuss craft using corn syrup after reading One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish.

One Fish Two Fish - Dr Seuss Activity

Dr Seuss Activity with Printable Placemat  from Obseussed

11. “There’s A Wocket In My Pocket” by Dr. Seuss

Environmental Print with a twist after reading There's a Wocket in my Pocket by Dr. Seuss

Explore environmental print and practice some phonemic awareness concepts after reading There’s a Wocket in My Pocket by Dr. Seuss.

12. Dr. Seuss’s “The Foot Book”

Fizzy Footprints (inspired by The Foot Book) from Toddler Approved



This post was first published February 2013. Updated 2020.

BONUS: Dr. Seuss Quotes >>> Dr. Seuss Printable Lunch Notes

Dr. Seuss Printable Lunch Notes

Do you have any fun Dr. Seuss activities or crafts to go along with a Dr. Seuss book?

Dr. Seuss Activities


  1. I have 3 posts with free Dr. Seuss printables that I’ve created….some new and some old. Hopefully someone finds some materials that they can use!!

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