Dr. Seuss Literacy Activities

There are some amazing Dr. Seuss literacy ideas to compliment so many of the popular books by Seuss.  I’ve collected some of the best literacy activities out there and put them in one handy spot!

Below you will find alphabet activities, listening ideas, fine motor activities, writing ideas, rhyming and word family games, sight word fun and general literacy ideas.

Lots of Dr. Seuss literacy activities for learning the alphabet, fine motor skills, writing activities. sight words and more!

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Alphabet Activities

I created an easy prep Red Fish Blue Fish ABC Memory Game that you will want to play today.

Kitchen Counter Chronicles shares a fun ABC Scavenger Hunt to use with Dr. Seuss’s ABC.  I love the Seussical twist they added!

Letter Fun with Cat in the Hat from The Educators’ Spin On It will keep the kids busy and learning.

General Literacy Ideas

Get inspired by The Foot Book with this Opposite Foot Trail.

Motivate young Dr. Seuss readers with a silly pair of reading glasses.

Dr. Seuss Inspired Reading Calendar from Mom Endeavors would be a fun way to track a reading goal.

Teach Beside Me has a helpful reading level list of Dr. Seuss books.

Tuck a few Dr. Seuss lunchbox notes to read into the kids’ lunches from Inspired by Familia.

Puppets and Storytelling Ideas

Create a Fox in the Box puppet for lots of storytelling fun from JDaniel’s 4 Mom.

Act out Horton Hears a Who with this Horton paper plate puppet from Mrs. Lirette’s Learning Detectives.

Thing 1 and Thing 2 puppets are great for a little retelling show from House of Brown.


Inspiration Laboratories went on a Sound Hunt after reading Mr. Brown Can Moo! Can You?

Listen to Green Eggs and Ham and 8 other Dr. Seuss stories being read aloud.

Word Families and Rhyming Word Activities

This free printable silly book compliments There’s a Wocket in My Pocketand is great for working on rhyming words.

Learn about word families while building a hat to compliment The Cat in the Hat from The Pleasantest Thing.

Little Bins for Little Hands made a Seussical sensory bin full of rhyming fun.

Hop on Pop Hopscotch from Coffee Cups and Crayons is a fun gross motor activity to practice reading rhyming words.

Sight Words

Sight Word Egg Flipping from Finding the Teachable Moments is great to compliment Green Eggs and Ham.

Hop on Pop Popcorn Sight Words from obSEUSSed is a free printable that will have the kids practicing reading sight words.

Sight Word Jenga from Mad in Crafts looks like so much fun.

Fine Motor Practice

Dr. Seuss Cut it Out! Pack from This Reading Mama is a great cutting activity for working on fine motor skills.

There’s A Wocket in My Pocket is a fine motor activity and rhyming activity.  It is a double bonus from A Mom With a Lesson Plan.

Build Lorax Truffula Trees from See Vanessa Craft.

More Tuffula cutting practice with this great idea from Still Playing School.

Writing Activities

A little pre-writing practice with a lot of sensory fun at Learn Play Imagine.  A great activity to pair with Dr. Seuss’s ABC.

The Chaos and the Clutter has a reflective writing activity to do after reading lots of Dr. Seuss books.

Teaching My Friends created a Poetry of Emotions writing activity to extend My Many Colored Days.

Every young writer needs a Truffula pen.  Blue Skies Ahead shares the instructions.

Lots of Dr. Seuss literacy fun!  And if you want even more ideas, check out my Dr. Seuss Unit for Preschoolers full of 30+ activities with five classic books for FREE.

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About Jodie Rodriguez

Jodie Rodriguez is a mom of two young boys and an early childhood/elementary educator with over 18 years of experience. Jodie's passion is helping parents, teachers, librarians and anyone else interested in nurturing our youngest readers.


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