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
- Download this Dr. Seuss Scavenger Hunt printable pdf for free.
- 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.
More Dr. Seuss activities:
- 20+ Fun & Easy Dr. Seuss Crafts and Activities
- Dr. Seuss Sneetches Costume
- Quick and Easy Dr. Seuss Costume
Get 20 different scavenger hunts in the Big Bundle of Scavenger Hunts, with a total of 80 different game board pages, that you can download immediately.
Be sure to pin these Dr. Seuss Scavenger Hunt game cards now so that you find them to share with others or use again in the future.