Dr. Seuss, or Theodor Seuss Geisel as he is sometimes known, is the writer of the classic storybooks we all remember reading from a young age. They make up a staple storybook collection for any classroom or home! The following coloring activities can be used as a fun, complimentary activity after you have read one of the timeless stories or as an add-on to Book Days and even Dr. Seuss-themed birthdays.
1. Oh, The Places You’ll Go
One of our absolute favorites, ‘Oh The Places You’ll Go’ tells the story that you can do anything you put your mind to; a beautiful message for children of all ages!
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2. Green Eggs and Ham
Always a story that ends in lots of giggles, ‘Green Eggs and Ham’ tells the story of Sam-I-am and his insistence that this strange snack can be eaten in a variety of places! Use this coloring page as an added extra to the story.
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3. Cat in the Hat
The cheeky Cat in the Hat visits Sally and Dick and causes all sorts of mischief! These printables would be a great compliment to the book after reading to keep your children entertained.
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4. One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish
A great rhyming book suitable for young readers is a story about a boy and a girl and the different animals they have as pets-and friends! This simple red fish, blue fish sheet is a nice extra for students to decorate once they’ve read the book.
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5. The Lorax
“I am the Lorax, and I speak for the trees” is a classic line from the story. With this coloring sheet, children and young adults can have a go at coloring their own Lorax storybook page.
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6. The Grinch
The Grinch is quite the sight to behold. This grumpy green creature hates anything and everything about Christmas. Teach your children the theme of this story, and then have them color in these Grinch Christmas pages to show their understanding of the story.
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‘Thing 1 and Thing 2’ coloring pages will brighten up any wall in the classroom or at home. The two humanoid twins from Cat in the Hat were released from a box to cause mischief! You can use the page to discuss color and symmetry with your students.
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This interactive coloring page gives students the option to color in on a digital device and change colors and themes to put together their own Christmas-inspired Whoville scene.
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9. Horton the Elephant
‘Horton Hears a Who’ is a special story of an elephant helping someone or something he can’t even see. Horton makes it his mission to protect the Whos and their speck of dust, maintaining the motto “After all, a person is a person, no matter how small”. Teach your children this important moral whilst coloring in happy Horton.
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10. Quintessential Quotes
Dr. Seuss’s quotes have become classics for teachers and parents when teaching their children important themes and morals. Use these delightful Seuss coloring pages to color in your favorite quotes and display them to remind your learners of the importance of their uniqueness.
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11. A Fox in Socks
This fox speaks almost entirely in rhyming riddles throughout the story with his dog Knox struggling to work out what he is saying. Use this coloring page to decorate your very own Fox in Socks with a multicolored background.
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12. There’s A Wocket in my Pocket
With a whole collection of crazy creatures from wockets in pockets to waskets in baskets, these books help to develop children’s love of reading. This wocket-inspired coloring page would be a great addition after exploring the book.
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13. Rhyming Coloring Pages
We all know Dr. Seuss loved to create rhyming stories. With these rhyming coloring pages, children can practice literacy skills whilst coloring in the classic characters from the story books.
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14. All the Characters
This ‘Green Eggs and Ham’ coloring page includes all of the characters from the story and is a little more intricate to color. This would be suitable for older children and could also spark discussion about different character traits.
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15. Celebrate Dr. Seuss’s Birthday
Print and color some birthday cards for Dr. Seuss himself to celebrate the important day and discuss the important quotes that we have all come to know and love. Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss!
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These bookmarks will look magical when colored in. Decorated with powerful Dr. Seuss quotes and delicate patterns, these would be a great rainy day activity for older students or as part of a mindfulness lesson.
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17. Who’s Who?
This coloring activity allows students to identify popular Dr. Seuss characters from a selection of stories whilst coloring. A great activity to complement a Dr. Seuss week or author study!
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18. The Truffala Trees
Our second feature of the Lorax on this post includes himself along with his precious Truffala Trees. Lots of bright colors and patterns will bring this printable to life!
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19. Color By Fractions
Add a little mathematics into story reading with these excellent color-by-fraction printables. This one is a ‘Cat in the Hat’ theme where students are required to match the fractions with the correct color before decorating.
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20. The One Who Started It All
And finally, our last coloring page is Dr. Seuss’s name. Your learners can color the page with any colors they choose. The completed works can then be hung on a bulletin board to illuminate the classroom during reading.
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