Thursday, February 2, 2017

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Inspired by Dr. Seuss Activities ~ The Ultimate Collection!!

The first "Dr. Seuss Activity" I ever wrote about was this wonderful, ooey, gooey "oobleck" we made to go with the book Bartholomew and the Oobleck. It was five years ago, and we still love to make it!

We like to combine Dr. Seuss party ideas with educational Dr. Seuss activities during the first week of March for Read Across America Day. I consider "Dr. Seuss Activities" to be anything inspired by a Dr. Seuss book that our preschoolers will love! I also like to stop by the dollar shelf at Target and get Dr. Seuss themed erasers, pencils, plates, and other manipulatives to use and give away during that first week in March.

Aaaaand, since Dr. Seuss's birthday is on March 2nd, I wanted to make a HUGE collection of activities inspired by his books that my kids can choose from!



"Dr. Seuss" was born Theodor Seuss Geisel on March 2, 1904. He wrote more than 60 books, mostly for children. His famous Cat in the Hat was published in 1957, and written after Dr. Seuss was challenged by a friend in the publishing business to create an entertaining primer for early readers. Seussville has much more information about Dr. Seuss and his books, as well as some super fun, interactive games and activities!

If you've been around for a while you know that I recommend reading a book with your preschoolers and doing a related activity during "school time." (HEEP, my preschool curriculum, is based on this model!) Since we are always looking for new Dr. Seuss Activities to go with our favorite books, I thought you might be interested as well!

I am grouping the activities by subject, so there will be a heading for Science, Math, Language & Literacy, Arts & Crafts, and Food. Feel free to scroll down to whichever topic you're most interested in!

At the end I will also include Amazon affiliate links to all the books these activities go with!

Dr. Seuss Activities ~ Science:



This oobleck recipe has been online for five years now, and is still getting reposted! Bonus: I include an original "oobleck song" too!

I created this fish science activity to go with One Fish, Two Fish, and it was instantly popular! I think you will love it too!

Unique science activities inspired by Dr. Seuss books here at Preschool Powol Packets! I'll include a couple of my favorites in this ultimate collection, but you'll want to pop over here to see all the science and STEM activities we've done!


Fizzing "green eggs" go with Green Eggs and Ham perfectly...you can make them or let your preschoolers!

While you have your vinegar out, make some Fizzy Footprints too!

This Cat in the Hat slime is a fantastic sensory science experiment!

Dr. Seuss Activities ~ Math:


I love this plastic green egg & yellow yolk counting idea SOOOO much!

Make patterns like the cat's hat!!

These free math worksheets are adorable and would go with One Fish, Two Fish perfectly!


This is a cute subtraction idea with a free printable!

Here's a fun way to dress up your blocks!


Dr. Seuss Activities ~ Language & Literacy:



Literacy meets math and science with this 10 Apples Up on Top activity!

Spot letters and practice matching with this full-body activity!

Make Name Hats to go with the Cat in the Hat!


Practice spelling names and other small words with this 10 Apples Up on Top activity!

Make Thing 1 & Thing 2 Puppets and use them to retell the Cat in the Hat!

Go on a Sound Hunt after reading Mr. Brown Can Moo!

Dr. Seuss Activities ~ Arts & Crafts:


Make Thing 1 & 2 finger puppets for an interactive reading of Cat in the Hat!

Let your preschoolers decorate Cat in the Hat Sticks!


This puffy paint lorax project uses a recipe that should last forever!! Besides that, it is super cute!

I am head-over-heels in love with these truffala trees!!

This fishbowl is so adorable, and we love projects that aren't flat!


This lorax art project uses one of my favorite craft items: cupcake liners!

I love the variety of materials in this lorax craft!

This downloadable step-by-step set of instructions for drawing a cat in the hat are perfect for kids four and up!


These Thing Hats could be personalized in so many ways!

You could use this fantastic and easy Cat in the Hat mask as a photo prop or just to play with!

Here's another truffula tree idea!!


Dr. Seuss Activities ~ Food:






And don't forget fish snacks or a pink ink drink!


Did you find a Dr. Seuss activity that you love? I hope so! Whether you're looking for a sensory experience with "slimy" oobleck or a delicious dessert, you could easily plan a whole Dr. Seuss party, lesson, or unit with this collection! Have a wonderful Dr. Seuss Week/Read Across America Day!!

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Happy Educating,
Carla







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