Searching for activities to go along with students' favorite Dr. Seuss books can seem like a daunting task. Being some of the most popular books among the general public and education system, there are a significant amount of activities. As teachers, we know, do not recreate the wheel. This can very quickly lead to burnout and stress. Let us do the hard part for you! Here is a list of 25 Cat in The Hat activities that will undoubtedly keep your kiddos engaged and your mind at ease!
1. Thing 1 and Thing 2 Cute Craft
Thing 1 and Thing 2 are some of the sweetest characters in The Cat in The Hat. Students not only love watching their commotion but also love having a connection to their crazy antics. Use this fun hands-on activity in your classroom to decipher Thing 1 and Thing 2 among your students.
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2. Reading Celebration Picture Stop
Everyone loves good school pictures, especially of days that were so much fun. This super cute extension activity can be used throughout the entire school. Whether you're celebrating Dr. Seuss's birthday or just love the Cat in the Hat!
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3. Extreme Hands-on Activity
This extreme hands-on activity will provide motor skills to even the youngest readers. With sponge glue, making it mess-free and easy for students, this independent activity will surely be added to your list of engaging activities to go along with The Cat In The Hat.
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4. Dr. Suess Graphic Organizer
Please find a teacher that doesn't absolutely love a good graphic organizer. Graphic organizers help students to put their learning into categories and help them to gather a greater understanding! Use this for one of your Cat in The Hat writing activities.
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5. Cat in The Hat STEM Activity
This activity for students will not only engage them in the Cat in The Hat story but will also wrap some STEM learning into your language arts class. Make it a battle activity by seeing who can stack the most "Dr. Suess Hats" (cups).
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6. Cat in the Hat Exercise
Are you always looking for different ways to have students burn their energy? Finding various exercise activities can surely make that happen. Use an effective activity like this and have students practice following directions while hopefully burning out their sillies.
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7. Draw Cat in The Hat
Students love to show off their drawing talents! Whether you're looking for station activities or a whole-class guided activity, this Cat In The Hat drawing will have students super excited to learn how to draw the Cat in the Hat!
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8. Cat In The Hat Craft Puppets
There's no cheaper or more fun alternative to paper bag puppets. After reading the book to children, play the video to learn how to make your own puppets! Students will love to create and play with their puppets. Even have a puppet show at the end to check student comprehension.
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9. Cat in The Hat Surprise
Fun activities are sometimes difficult to find, especially when it comes to the Cat in the Hat. There are about a million different art activities out there. If you're reading with an older group of kiddos, this STEAM activity will excite your students. Follow this video activity with step-by-step instructions!
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10. Fabulous Hands-On Activity
Super simple language arts activities are sometimes a bit harder to come by; finding good craft templates is a win for any busy teacher. Check out this template and use it for quick Dr. Suess Day crafts. Have students use a Q-Tip in order to color in their pictures.
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11. Cat In the Hat Bookmark
Students will absolutely love making these bookmarks. They are so fun and easy. Make them with your class to hand out at the Dr. Suess celebration, or have your older kiddos run a table and teach the younger ones.
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12. Rhyming Seuss Book Exercise
13. Cat in the Hat Spelling
Use this as a whole class activity. Whether you have some extra time to burn before your next lesson or your kiddos, just need a game. This is a great reading writing activity that students will love to participate in!
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14. Cat In The Hat Sequencing
Help students learn and understand sequencing with numbers! This quiet time game will be great to follow with The Cat In The Hat storybook. Students will love to show off their number recognition skills by matching the picture strips with the numbers on their boards.
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15. Cat In The Hat Game Show Quiz
My students absolutely love doing Game Show quizzes, especially when they make it into the leaderboard. It's no doubt that once you play a Game Show Quiz once, your students will surely be begging for more. Use this Game Show and see how well your students actually know the Cat in The Hat.
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16. Name Hats
Learning to spell and write names is such an important moment in Preschool. Along with that, students love seeing their names everywhere. Use this activity to help students learn their names while also having a fabulous hat to wear around the school on Dr. Suess Day.
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17. Whole-Class Cat In The Hat Poster
If you're looking for classroom decorations for Dr. Suess Day or general, this will surely spark up confidence in any classroom. Have students create this poster together and hang it up. Students will love seeing their work on the wall, and it's essential to help them gain a deeper understanding of each quote.
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18. Cat In The Hat Reader's Theatre
Reader's Theatre is a super fun and interactive way of assessing students' knowledge and reading skills. Use this printable script with students. You could even have them create a puppet show for the rest of the class! Try assigning different groups different Dr. Suess books.
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19. Cat In The Hat Activity Packs
Activity packs are defiantly a great way to assess students' knowledge while also pushing storylines and understanding. Create an activity pack for your students using these resources. Send it home or work on it in class, ready to answer questions that may arise.
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20. Popsicle Stick Building
Build the Cat In The Hat's hat with popsicle sticks! Either have students glue them together or just build them and destroy them. Either way, students will love this activity. This activity aims to help students better understand patterns and even gives them a chance to create one.
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21. Build a Rhyming Hat
Work with your students to make a list of all the rhyming words found throughout their favorite books. Then allow them to create a Cat in the Hat, a hat with words that rhyme!
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22. Balloon Hat Craft
Have your students create a hat that they can play with! Have each group create their own and then continue to use this hat for indoor recess or other games played in the classroom! Have students try to make the balloon into the hat.
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23. Cute and Simple Toilet Paper Rolls Cat in the Hat
Work with your students to make this adorable creation. They will love putting their own spin on their Cat in the Hat character. Allow them to choose whichever character they want to make and let their imaginations do the rest!
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24. Cat in the Hat Spot the Differences
Last but certainly not least, have students watch this video and see how many differences they can spot! This can even be completed with an iPad or Laptop in small groups. A worksheet can easily be created to go along with this video.
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