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To help you feast Dr. Seuss’ Bday we have provided you with a diversity of resources and interactive ideas that explore the world of Dr. Seuss. We have organized them by general activities, activities by various book titles and eventually, general web sites. Love!

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Read Across America was created by the National Education Association. Read Across America Day is held on the bday of Dr. Seuss.

Read Across America Day occurs every year on:
March 2nd

General Dr. Seuss Activities

  • General Activity IdeasGrades Any
  • Plan Seuss-themed snacks and food. Here are some ideas to get you commenced:
  • Green Egs and Ham (use food coloring)
  • Goldfish (any flavor)
  • Swedish Fish
  • Green M&M’s
  • Who Hash
  • Roast Animal
  • Grinch Cupcakes
  • Bookmarks – Access the printables section of the Random House web site. Use the pictures to create your own custom-built bookmarks.
  • Send Dr. Seuss a bday card.
  • Write a poem in Dr. Seuss’s honor.
  • Using various Dr. Seuss books, have students create a fresh endings.
  • Have a costume party. students dress as their dearest Dr. Seuss character.
  • Depending on the age of your students, create custom-built story frames to help them write their own version of the story.
  • Dr. Seuss Book ReportsGrades Various
    Provide your students the chance to share the beloved elements of a Dr. Seuss book. Below you will find report forms for the following elements: beloved character, beloved scene, the setting, the problem, and the solution.
  • Dr. Seuss Author ProbeGrades Various
    Use various books and online resources to accomplish an author explore. Learn about the man behind Dr. Seuss, Theodor Seuss Geisel. Where and when was he born? What was he like as a child? Where did he get his story ideas? Download and use the worksheet below.
  • Compare & ContrastGrades Various
    Use this worksheet to help students compare and contrast up to three Dr. Seuss books.
  • Dearest Seuss Book GraphGrades Various
    At the conclusion of your Dr. Seuss work, have your students vote for their beloved Dr. Seuss book. Use either paper/pencil or computer software to graph the class results. Download and use the worksheet below.
  • Dr. Seuss Story MapGrades Various
    Students can use this worksheet for any of the Dr. Seuss books your class reads.
  • Dr. Seuss Writing Prompt Grades Any
    March 2nd is “Read Across America Day” in honor of Dr. Seuss’ bday. Explain to a junior student why it’s significant to learn how to read. Taken from our March daily writing prompts .
  • Make custom-made “Read Across America” puzzles and worksheetsGrades Any
    We have some premade Dr. Seuss word puzzles ready to go for these books:
  • One Fish Two Fish Crimson Fish Blue Fish
  • Green Eggs and Ham
  • If I Ran the Zoo
  • McElligot’s Pool
  • You can find them on their perspective book areas below.

  • Seuss VisualizingGrades Various
    Dr. Seuss stories lend themselves nicely to creative art projects. Depending on the age/capability of your students, select either part or all of a book to read aloud. While reading, do not demonstrate them the pictures. Instead, encourage them to visualize what you are reading and draw their own illustration. If you are reading one of the longer stories, you may want to give each student a different page to illustrate. Once students are done, display the illustrations and see if their classmates can guess which portion of the book they illustrated. We have provided a worksheet for you to use.
  • Dr. Seuss Display
    Surround your dearest Dr. Seuss books with rammed animals and a Seuss hat to create your display. Add a few glass pebbles and wire, metallic strings with starlets and your display will be finish.
    Find some of your dearest Dr. Seuss quotes and print them. Climb on them to colored paper and include them in the display. Here are a few Seuss quotes, and links to more at the bottom:

  • Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are elementary .” – Dr. Seuss
  • I meant what I said and I said what I meant. ” – Dr. Seuss (Horton Hatches the Egg)
  • And will you succeed? Yes indeed, yes indeed! Ninety-eight and three-quarters percent ensured! ” – Dr. Seuss (Oh, The Places You’ll Go)
  • Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting. So. get on your way. ” – Dr. Seuss (Oh, The Places You’ll Go)
  • Only you can control your future. ” – Dr. Seuss
  • Oh, the things you can think up if only you attempt! ” – Dr. Seuss (Oh, The Things You Can Think)
  • More Dr. Seuss Quotes: Dr. Seuss Quotes and Top Ten Dr. Seuss Quotes

    Activities by Book Title

  • One Fish Two Fish Crimson Fish Blue Fish
    We have a excellent goldfish graphing activity, one fish two fish vocabulary cards, word search puzzles and more.
  • Green Eggs and Ham
    We have several activities for you including vocabulary cards w/activity ideas, a word search and word scramble, a lesson plan idea and more.
  • The Cat in the Hat
    We have vocabulary, word puzzles, hat activities, poems, and more.
  • My Many Colored Days
    We have a printable day organizer to list their feelings and colors, and sun catcher patterns for a colorful art display.
  • If I Ran the Zoo
    We have several activities for you including vocabulary cards w/activity ideas, word puzzles, some vocab lists, and more.
  • The Foot Book
    What is a Foot?Grades Various
    Provide each student with a copy of the worksheet provided. Have them go around the room and make a list of items they think are one foot in length. For homework, have the students take their paper home and find items around their house that are one foot in length. Once the students have their lists, they have use a ruler to actually measure the items. Depending on the age of your students, provide them with directions as to how close you would like them to be. (i.e. Have them put a + next to each item that they were within one inch on their estimate.)
  • McElligot’s Pool
    We have several activities for you including vocabulary cards w/activity ideas, a word search and word scramble, a lesson plan idea and more.
  • Fox in Socks
    Several activities include vocabulary, puzzles and a tounge twister activity
  • Wocket in my Pocket
    Creature CreationGrades Various
    Students select one of the creatures from the story (ie: Wasket in your Basket) and draw their own interpretation. You can have students use either paper or digital software.

    Writing ExtensionGrades Various
    For several of the creatures it states the main character’s feelings about them. Using the worksheet provided. have students explain why he might have these feelings.

  • I Can Gobble 30 Tigers Today!Grade 1
    A lesson plan that uses a Dr. Seuss story to train subtraction.


    NEA: Cat’s BdayGrades Any
    A Teacher Activity Guide from the NEA.

    SeussvilleGrades Any
    The official “Cat in the Hat” web site.

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