Originally published February 28, 2019 and updated June 16, 2021.
With Dr. Seuss Day right around the corner, it’s the perfect time for more than 30 Fun and Easy Dr. Seuss Crafts, Printables and More! When my “babies” were little, they loved when I read aloud to them. Often, those read alouds involved Sneetches, green eggs and ham, and a mischievous Cat in a Hat. They loved Dr. Seuss books. If I’m honest, so did (do!) I.
March 2nd is Dr. Seuss’s birthday, but any day is a great day for quirky rhyming fun, I wanted to share our love of these beloved books with 30+ Fun & Easy Dr. Seuss Crafts, Free Printables and More! Traditionally, National Read Across America Day is on the birthday of Dr. Seuss and is often called Dr. Seuss Day. It is part of national reading month, so these fund Dr. Seuss crafts are a great idea for the entire month for young children and kids of all ages.
If your kids love that silly Cat in the Hat, or the mustachioed Lorax, Dr. Seuss Day (or any day) is the perfect time to pull out your favorite Dr. Seuss books and the craft supplies and get busy having fun (and maybe even make a Dr. Seuss costume or two!).
Everyone has a favorite Dr. Seuss character. There are so many to love, admire and relate to. There’s at least one Seuss character for everyone. And who doesn’t want to do a fun and easy Dr Seuss craft, activity or printable with their favorite character?
Dr. Seuss Crafts
Some of the more memorable (and craftable) Dr. Seuss Characters from the popular books:
- The Cat in the Hat – the 2003 movie
- The Lorax – it’s also available as a movie
- Thing One and Thing Two
- One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish
- The Lorax’s Truffula Trees
- The Sneetches, both Star-Bellied and Not
Because the books and characters are so beloved, Dr. Seuss crafts are a great way to reinforce the excitement of reading.
General Dr. Seuss Crafts
There are Dr. Seuss craft projects for all ages and all crafting skills. Dr. Seuss activities aren’t just for kids, you know.
Dr. Seuss Festive Paper Party Lights from The Frugal Navy Wife – a paper craft that is a fun way to decorate for Dr. Seuss day or any party.
The Cat in the Hat
Dr. Seuss crafts featuring that fun cat from the famous book, The Cat in the Hat.
Fun and Easy Dr. Seuss Cat in the Hat Crafts from Meraki Mother – a fun craft using a cardboard tube, a child’s hand, craft paint and construction paper to create an adorable hand print craft
Cat in the Hat Kid’s Handprint Craft from NellieBellie – an easy handprint craft of the cute cat from The Cat in the Hat bool
Dr. Seuss Pencil Toppers by Amy Latta Creations – a cute craft that helps practice fine motor skills in cutting the supplies for this cat in the hat hats craft
Cat in the Hat Treat Holders from Amy Latta Creations – a great craft that is a 5-10 minute craft
The Cat in the Hat Handprint Painting from The Inspiration Edit – how much fun can you have on this special day in March? Lot’s with this handprint art project.
Cat in the Hat Craft from Mom Does Reviews – use cotton balls or small pom poms
The classic Dr. Seuss book with an environmental message, The Lorax, inspires lots of Dr. Seuss craft ideas.
The Lorax Truffula Trees from Mom Does Reviews – a colorful paper plate craft that’s a fun activity for kids of all ages
Truffala Tree Pencils- coming soon – a simple craft that a fun idea for party decorations
Dr. Seuss Truffula Tree Pencil Toppers from The Frugal Navy Wife – creative Dr. Seuss activities, like this one, often use dollar store supplies
Lorax Mustache Mug from Red Ted Art – the entire family will have fun making this adorable mug
Recycled K-Cup Lorax Craft from Artsy Momma – a cute craft using recycled items and other supplies you probably already have
Dr. Seuss The Lorax Treat Holder from The Frugal Navy Wife – a Lorax toilet paper roll craft that is fun to make
Handprint Lorax Craft by Jinxy Kids – a cute handprint craft
Thing One and Thing Two
Dr. Seuss crafts featuring two more iconic characters from The Cat in the Hat.
Thing 1 & Thing 2 Bookmarks from Red Ted Art – a simple Dr. Seuss craft you can make from construction paper or craft paper
Dr. Seuss Cat in the Hat Story Spoons from The Inspiration Edit – an adorable craft that can use craft paint or markers
Red Fish, Blue Fish
The popular early reading book, One Fish, Two, Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish, lends itself to fun Dr. Seuss crafts, too.
Dr. Seuss Magnets from Just Paint It Blog – turn your favorite characters into magnets
Dr. Seuss Printables
Printables are a great way to celebrate with Dr. Seuss activities that don’t require crafting skills or create a mess.
Fun Facts about Dr. Seuss You Probably Didn’t Know from Oh So Savvy Mom – a free printable of Dr. Seuss facts
Free Dr. Seuss Word Search – 3 activity pages that are so much fun since they’re based on 3 popular Seuss books
I Spy Printables – Dr. Seuss – 3 colorful free printable activity sheets
Dr. Seuss Costumes to DIY
One Fish Two Fish Costume by Homemade for Elle – an adorable costume for any Dr. Seuss fan
Quick and Easy Dr. Seuss Costume – a quick trip to the dollar store and in just about 3 minutes you have a great last minute costume
Easy Dr. Seuss Costume – The Sneetches – this costume is perfect for one person, a best friends’ costume and even a large group costume
Dr. Seuss Day Costumes – a collection of DIY costumes I made with my children for Dr. Seuss Day.
Dr. Seuss Games
- One Fish, Two Fish Flash Cards – a One Fish, Two Fish Counting Game
- Cat in the Hat Activity Game
- MegaBloks Oh! The Places You Will Go game
- Dr. Seuss Cat in the Hat board game
- Dr. Seuss Activity Blocks
I hope you start Dr. Seuss Day with green eggs and ham and wrap it up with a cozy read aloud with your very own Thing 1 and Thing 2. If you dare, make some oobleck with Bartholomew.
Curl up with your favorite Dr. Seuss books and a well-loved Cat in the Hat stuffed animal. And be sure to try at least one of these Fun and Easy Dr. Seuss Crafts, Free Printables and More. It’s these kinds of fun holidays that help your child discover a love of reading.
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For more Dr. Seuss activities, games, and printables see the table below. You can scroll though the table and look for ideas or search for specific ideas with the magnifying glass in the upper right-hand corner (on desktop). Click on the topic and then click through the specific article.
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