If you’re like me, you introduced the magic of Dr. Seuss rhymes to your children while they were still in utero. Dr. Seuss’s birthday was last week on March 2, but you can celebrate him and his creations all year round with some of these kid-approved Seuss-inspired activities.
We made paper hats for The Cat in the Hat using pre-cut strips of red and white paper. The kids were able to use a glue stick and line up the red and white stripes to make the hat. I found an image of “The Cat” online, cut it out and glued it to the paper to begin our activity.
We also made truffula trees inspired by The Lorax using torn construction paper for the background, popsicle sticks for the truffula tree trunks and scrunched up tissue paper for the truffula tree tufts.
Using different colored goldfish crackers, the kids graphed and counted the fish and also had fun making patterns based on the book One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish.
With Horton Hears a Who as the inspiration, the kids had fun searching through a big jar of “clovers” (fuzzy pink pom poms), searching for the one with the “speck” (an even smaller pom pom that I glued on). The kids also liked competing to see who could find the speck first!
Nothing is quite as fun as a Dr. Seuss-themed lunch. I mean, does it get any better than this? Served on red and white striped plates, my kids enjoyed cream cheese and cucumber Lorax sandwiches, sliced strawberry and banana hats inspired by The Cat in the Hat, One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish yogurt, Whoville clover cheese cubes, a pink drink and of course the old standby of Green Eggs and Ham.
We topped off our week of celebrating Dr. Seuss with a trip to see the Broadway show Seussical the Musical! If you see it is coming to a town near you anytime soon, please book it! The set, music and costumes are amazing and mesmerizing for both kids and adults! A perfect end to an action-packed Dr. Seuss week!