A Dr. Seuss books scavenger hunt makes reading and learning to read more of a game. If you’d made me choose my favorite, Dr. Seuss books or a scavenger hunt, I’m not sure which I would chose. This entertaining Dr. Seuss activity combines two of my favorite childhood activities – Dr. Seuss and a game.
I vividly remember the excitement when I was 4 years old of having new Dr. Seuss books arrive at our home every month or so as part of a book club my mom signed us up for. I adored each and every one of those books. I know that they contributed to my lifelong love of reading.
I also vividly remember reading both Dr. Seuss board books and hard cover books to my children. I fondly remember my youngest daughter reading The Lorax to my son each night for weeks. I also know that our family’s love of Dr. Seuss books figured significantly in developing the love of reading that has continued into adulthood in all three of my children.
What age are Dr. Seuss books for?
Dr. Seuss books are for children ages 1 – 12, depending on your purpose for reading and which books you select.
Young children enjoy the wacky rhyming of Dr. Seuss books and love the child-friendly characters. Reading the simpler Dr. Seuss books to young children help them learn to recognize rhyming patterns and even sight words. Both are critical pre and early reading skills.
Children, aged 6 – 9, who are reading independently will enjoy the security of reading Dr. Seuss books with the familiar rhythm and silly rhymes.
- There’s a Wocket in My Pocket
- If I Ran the Zoo
- The Cat in the Hat
- The Sneetches
- Oh, The Thinks You Can Think
Older children will enjoy the zany characters and rhymes of the longer Dr. Seuss books.
Dr. Seuss Books Scavenger Hunt
How to Use this Dr. Seuss Books Scavenger Hunt
- Make sure you have the books referenced in this scavenger hunt available.
- Have the child read the book and use the coordinating scavenger hunt sheet to find the words in the book. You can have them write the page number on the worksheet if you are not working one-on-one with the child.
- Use this Dr. Seuss activity as part of your Dr. Seuss reading unit.
- Use this Dr. Seuss worksheet to reinforce learning new words.
- Use the scavenger hunt printable to reinforce learning sight words.
- Use the scavenger hunt to reinforce spelling prior to a spelling test.
- Use this scavenger hunt as a Dr. Seuss game for rainy days or as a quiet time activity.
- Use the printable as a class activity.
- Group children together to find the words in the Dr. Seuss scavenger hunt as a team activity.
How to Print the Dr. Seuss Scavenger Hunt Printable
- To get this Dr. Seuss Scavenger Hunt printable pdf for free, simply sign up for our weekly newsletter. You’ll promptly receive an email with the scavenger hunt pdf.
- You can print the game cards on computer paper, but I prefer to use card stock paper because it holds up much better during the scavenger hunt.
- If you’d like to be able to use the sheets over and over again, you can laminate them with this affordable and easy-to-use laminator. Read about how I use a lamintator to make daily routine cards for my children.
- Print the Dr. Seuss Scavenger Hunt game cards as many times as you’d like for your personal use.
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- Dr. Seuss Word Search Printables
Expert Tips for Printables
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I’m worried about wasting printer ink – what can I do?
Most printers offer you the option to print in greyscale which is in black and white.
You can also look for the option to print in draft or economy mode. This usually means that the sheet is printed out with less ink. It still looks great and is a good way to print in color but use less ink.
How can I use the printable (what restrictions are there on use)?
You can print these pdf files as many times as you’d like for your personal or classroom use. Please do not share the file with family, friends or coworkers. Please do share the link to this post so they can access their own copy of the printable. All printables are copyrighted.
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