If you’re looking for more craft and activity ideas, search no further! We’ve got the best Dr. Seuss activities for pre-schoolers. By engaging learners in fun projects, teachers can help build important skills such as fine motor skills and emotional intelligence as well as help foster an atmosphere of self-belief and consistent development. Find 35 activities linked below!
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1. Plant Seeds With The Help Of The Lorax
This activity is perfect for first-time seed planters! Preschoolers are invited to learn about what plants need to grow and tend for their seedlings after initially planting them.
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2. Green Eggs And Ham Activity Box
Build a green egg and ham sandwich by using foam cutouts that replicate all the ingredients: ham, green eggs, bread, and whatever else your heart desires!
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3. Red Fish Blue Fish Matching Activity
Practice letter recognition whilst matching uppercase and lowercase letters in this cool memory game!
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4. Cat In The Hat Play Dough Craft
Let your preschool class indulge in sensory-style play with this playdough craft. Build Cat’s Hat and decorate it with beads, small pieces of pipe cleaner, sequins, and more!
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5. Rhyme With Cat In The Hat
This simple construction paper hat is “purrfect” for phonics learning! Build rhymes and even challenge learners further by asking them to write a short story using the words.
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6. Thing 1 & Thing 2 Shape Activity
Discover shapes in this Thing building activity. Your students will gain great practice in scissor and glue used as well as tracing and writing.
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7. Explore Numbers With Yertle The Turtle
If you’ve got any old egg cartons lying around, this is an activity for you! Paint little turtles using individual cardboard holders from the carton. Stack the turtles on top of one another and see how far up you can get- not forgetting to count along the way!
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8. Wocket In My Pocket
Allow students to get creative in designing a wooden wocket for their pocket. Imaginations run rampant as students come up with unique names, hairstyles, and other decorative elements for their ice-cream stick creature.
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9. Fizzy Footprints
Inspired by Dr. Seuss’s foot book, this activity combines vinegar and baking soda to create a fizzy chemical reaction that your class will love!
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10. Horton Hears A Who Craft
This pipe cleaner craft is a great reminder to care for the planet- even being conscious of animals and ecosystems we may not be aware of. Teach the class that everyone and everything has a place in the world. Then enjoy this craft activity which they can keep as a reminder of the lesson.
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11. Hot Air Balloon Creation
Oh, the places you’ll go! Build a paper mosaic hot air balloon with learners and explore the topic of goal setting in achieving a dream. Ask learners to write a goal on the basket portion of their hot air balloon.
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12. Cat In The Hat Puppet
Enjoy making a cat in the hat stick puppet. Use colored markers and bowtie-shaped pasta to add the decorative elements that makeup Cat In The Hat.
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13. Green Eggs And Ham Maze
Enjoy an a-maze-ing activity by helping Sam-I-Am find his green eggs and ham. Your students will employ critical thinking and problem-solving skills whilst engaged in puzzle-like tasks such as these.
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14. Hop On Pop Site Words
This clever activity is awesome for developing an understanding of sight words and their use in later sentence building.
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15. Build Dr.Seuss Sensory Bin Rhymes
This hands-on activity indulges students in a fun way and gets them to use words in a creative manner.
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16. Grinch Paper Plate Craft
Enjoy a simple paper plate activity after kids watch the grinch movie and different learning themes have been highlighted. Find the template linked below!
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17. Create Dr. Seuss Headbands
Allow the students in your class to pick a Dr. Seuss character to paint a headband of. Engage them in a book reading before the task so as to foster a love for books and reading time.
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18. Horton Sock Puppet
This terrific task allows students to build sock puppet elephants. They can control the elephant by moving its trunk with their arm inside the sock. Find a link to elephant ear templates below!
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19. Make A Lorax T-shirt
Make a Lorax t-shirt with the help of a yellow felt mustache! This simple activity is so easy to change up when learning about new topics and characters and your students are sure going to enjoy sporting their themed shirts!
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20. Grinch Slime
This hands-on activity for kids is great fun and will be enjoyed long after its creation. Find the fun theme slime linked below where you can source the basic slime recipe!
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21. Lorax Coloring Pages
Classic activities never grow old! Coloring activities are great time fillers for when students are engaged in a task, but you have a few quick finishers! Find some lovely Lorax-themed coloring pages below.
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22. Cat In The Hat Hand Hand Painting
Character handprints are fun preschool activities for kids. Let us show you how to go about making your very own Cat In The Hat Print!
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23. Blow-Paint Hair Painting
Using white paper, a black marker, and different colors of paint, you can create this crazy blown-hair painting! Thing 1 & 2 traditionally have blue hair, but there’s nothing stopping learners from using alternative color options.
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24. ABC Truffula Trees
Learn the alphabet letters with the help of Dr. Seuss’s Truffula trees. Match the treetops to their trunks as you practice letter recognition with the students.
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25. Fox In Socks Paper Bag Puppet
Enjoy crafting this cute Fox In Socks paper bag puppet. Pair this activity with a rhyme-focused lesson, introducing your students to new phonics sounds. Enjoy watching your students develop their character interpretations as they test out their puppets and interact with other members of the class.
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26. Dr. Seuss Party Hat
Get dressed up by making and modeling your very own funky top hat, paying homage to the beloved author- Dr.Seuss.
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27. Letter Learning In Shaving Cream
With the help of Dr. Seuss’s ABC book, learn to write in a fun way! Use shaving cream on a tray to develop a unique letter learning opportunity.
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28. Truffula Tree Plunger
This truffula tree plunger is one of the best Lorax-inspired craft ideas yet! It is a great follow-up activity from lessons that focus on Lorax-related themes.
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29. Story Writing
Story writing is a wonderful opportunity for students to practice using language fluently and in a creative way. Pair the Cat In The Hat writing prompt, linked below, with a fun prewriting activity to make the most of your next writing class!
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30. Dr. Seuss Inspired Cupcakes
Who doesn’t love a sweet treat? Allow learners to decorate a truffula tree cupcake at the next class’s birthday party.
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31. Icy Cats In Cone Hats
This preschool activity is super for a summertime celebration and is sure to excite little ones. Make Cat In The Hat ice creams, out of cake and decorate them with buttercream and candy!
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32. Marshmallow Hats
Everyone has their favorite character from a popular book author. Many preschoolers enjoy Cat In The Hat due to his witty nature so why not make marshmallow hats using this book-inspired activity.
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33. Healthy Grinch Snack
Get crafty with snack time. Spark desire for healthy eating by changing up the way learners view fruit. Find a grinch snack linked below to help you get started!
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34. Cat In The Hat Pancakes
The perfect Sunday afternoon treat- make cream and strawberry hat-shaped pancakes!
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35. One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish Jell-O
This is one of the coolest book extension activities we know! Dr. Seuss Fish book is perfectly paired with the making of this gummy fish Jell-O treat.
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Young children who engage in varied, focused-based learning will reap the benefits in later life. Help your students absorb knowledge in the best manner possible by adding a few of the above fun activities into your next monthly lesson plan!
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I introduce my toddler to Dr. Seuss?
Introduce unique Dr. Seuss-themed activities to your child in a fun and exciting manner. Consult our educational activities listed above for more inspiration on how to get started!