Dr. Seuss was a master storyteller and artist, and beloved by all ages. As an ode to one of my favorite authors AND my homeschooling heart, I’ve compiled the ultimate resource for all things Seussical. Find a new favorite book, and let the learning begin!
This is part two of five. Be sure to check out part one for more great books!
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The kind elephant is back in Horton Hears a Who! This time to remind us that “a person is a person, no matter how small,” as he fights to protect the Who citizens who live on a speck of dust on a clover.
Make these adorable clovers from First Born Sanity.
I love this idea of students creating their own map of Whoville from Elementary Shenanigans.
Early Moments has a lot of printable activities and coloring sheets.
What happens if that alphabet doesn’t end with Z? In On Beyond Zebra!, that’s exactly what happens. There’s a whole world of letters you might no nothing about, but you will learn with the help of Conrad Cornelius O’Donald O’Dell.
I love this Silly Phonics Game inspired by On Beyond Zebra from Learn Play Imagine.
Play a fun Memory Game from iHeartSpeech.
Create your own letter with this idea, also from iHeartSpeech.
If I Ran the Circus introduces us to the Circus McGurkus, the most amazing show on Earth, full of more wonder than any circus we’ve ever seen before!
Paint a circus tent like this one from The OT Toolbox.
Have a circus-themed party, complete with “If I Ran the Circus” activities from Spark and All.
I love these preschool teaching ideas from Totally Tots.
The Cat in the Hat is the first Beginner Book Dr. Seuss wrote, and it’s been teaching children to read in a fun way since it’s publication in 1957. Learn how a boring day for Dick and Sally gets a whole lot more interesting once a be-hatted cat shows up.
STEM Challenge: Stack that Cat’s Hat is a fun, science friendly game from Little Bins for Little Hands.
Make word family hats like these at Simple Play Ideas.
Check out a dozen more Cat in the Hat activities from Kids Activities Blog.
All the citizens of Who-ville LOVE Christmas, except the Grinch! In How the Grinch Stole Christmas!, we follow this grump as he plots to destroy the Whos holiday happiness, and learns some things along the way.
Tell the Grinch why he shouldn’t steal with this persuasive writing prompt from A to Z Teacher Stuff.
Make a cute Grinch Christmas ornament with this tutorial from Fun-A-Day.
I love all of these Grinch learning ideas from Children’s Books and Reading.
The Cat in the Hat Comes Back to visit Dick and Sally, this time as they spend a boring day shoveling snow.
I love this hidden picture 100s chart from Mrs. Thomson Rokx.
Learn to draw the Cat in the Hat with this directed draw from Fairy Dust Teaching.
And, of course, you HAVE TO make a Cat’s hat for yourself! I love this version from Amy Rose Designs.
Yertle the Turtle and Other Stories includes three fables: that of greedy King Yertle, vain bird Gertrude McFuzz, and a proud rabbit and bear who fight about everything in “The Big Brag.”
Craft this adorable turtle from Because I Said So.
Play a stacking turtle game, by the Jersey Momma.
I love all of these ideas from MPM Ideas.
Happy Birthday to You! introduces us to the world of Katroo, and what a fun world it is! Learn how to celebrate a birthday in style, like the Katroo do.
Every year on March 2, we celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday by reading this book and then having a Seussical party! Here are a few great party posts for inspiration to create your own: Green Door Hospitality, Spaceships and Laser Beams, and We Heart Parties.
One of my favorite beginner books, One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish is full of rhyming fun and fascinating questions.
I love this counting game from Mama Miss.
Have fun with this Silly Science from Literacy and Lattes.
Here’s a pretty art project made with corn syrup paint from I Can Teach My Child.
Green Eggs and Ham introduces us to Sam-I-am as the tenacious fan of green eggs and ham. He wonders if we might like green eggs and ham if we tried them in a house, with a mouse, with a goat, or on a boat, and many other wacky rhyming situations.
Make your littles this sweet Sam-I-am costume from It’s Always Autumn.
I love this Would You Eat It? activity that will entice even the pickiest eaters, from Sunny Day Family.
Practice sight words with this cute green-egged activity from Mommy Lessons 101.