I can’t believe Dr. Seuss’s birthday is almost here. The beloved children’s author was born on March 2, 1904. But why celebrate just one day? Here are some ideas for having a whole month of Dr. Seuss!
Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss
Books: One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish/ Oh, The Places You’ll Go!
Activities-One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish
- Have them paint their own fish.
- Go fishing. Pick up a magnetic fish game like this one.
- Fill your water table with fish and sea creatures and let them play.
- Make One Fish, Two Fish Shirts from IzzyAnderson
Serve multi-color Goldfish crackers and juice for snack.
Activities-Oh, The Places You’ll Go!
- During circle time, talk with the kids about their favorite places around town (library, grocery store, park, etc), or if they could go anywhere where would they go? You could even have them talk about their favorite vacation.
- Set up a class treasure hunt for ‘Oh, the places they will go’ (play room, play ground, etc) in the center and give everyone a prize at the end.
- Ask them where they would like to visit and pin point it on the map.
- Make a hot air balloon craft from Glued To My Crafts.
- Make paper mache hot air balloons from Buggie and Jellybean
Make and serve “earth cookies” from About a Mom
More Dr. Suess Fun
Books: Fox In Socks/The Foot Book
- Foot print flowers. Paint their feet and then draw a stem and grass at the bottom of the page. Use card stock for this.
- Foot prints (All the feet you will meet.)-Put their footprints in the middle of the page. At the top write, “Left Foot, Right Foot. Feet. Feet. Feet.” At the bottom write, “Oh, how many feet you meet!”
- Shoe Hunt-Have all the kids take their shoes off and then have your co-teacher take them out into the hall. Hide the pairs of shoes in your classroom and then let them go find them.
- Tye Dye Socks-Have your parents bring in a brand new pair of white socks for their child and then tie dye them.
- Make your own socks-Have your parents bring in a brand new pair of white socks for their child and then let them decorate them with fabric paint.
- Go to the dollar store and buy as many pairs of fun socks as you need for your class. Make up some ‘foot’ trivia and make sure everyone in your class goes home with a pair of new socks.
Buy a footprint cookie cutter (see here) and bake as many ‘foot cookies’ as you need for your class. Take in icing and other decorations and let them design their own feet in the morning. Let them set and dry until snack time.
More Ideas for Dr. Seuss’s Birthday
Book: What Pet Should I Get?/Go, Dog, Go!
- During circle time talk about each child’s pets. If a child doesn’t have a pet, ask them what their dream pet would be. Talk about all the things you have to do to take care of different kinds of pets.
- See if one or two of your parents can bring in the family pet for a visit.
- Set up an easy obstacle course in your classroom and let your kids act like ‘dogs’ and go, go, go!
- Print out a bone ‘pattern’ and let your kids decorate their own bone.
- Play some “Go Dog, Go!” themed games from LibrarystorytimeABCs
- Play a “What Pet Should I Get” guessing game from Munchkins and Moms
Kibbles n Bits Snack Mix from LoveBakesGoodCakes
Sea Turtle Snacks from Crafty Morning
Oreo Cat Cookies from Kids Activities Blog
Puppy Pudding Cups from Cutefetti
Book: Horton Hears A Who
- During circle time, read the book and discuss why it is important to love, respect, and help others. You can also discuss why everyone is important.
- Make Horton Headbands from Simple Everyday Mom
- Horton Hears a Who Listening Activity from JDaniel4s Mom
- Horton Hears a Who craft ideas from SimplySproutedEducate
- Talk about Horton’s Character Traits. Make a chart and ask the kids which character trait is their favorite and what most applies to them.(What is your favorite character trait?/Which character trait is most like you?/Is there a character trait of Horton’s that you don’t have that you would like to work on?)
Nutter Butter Cookies
Elephant Head Snack from The Real Thing with the Coake Family
Thing 1 and Thing 2 Handprint Painting from Must Have Mom.
Dr. Seuss STEM activities via Little Bins Little Hands
Lorax Paper Plate Craft from Glued to My Crafts
Green Eggs Art from Munchkins and Moms
With the ideas above, you should have a wacky, fun, tongue twister of a month celebrating Dr. Seuss.