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.
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I created an easy prep Red Fish Blue Fish ABC Memory Game that you will want to play today.
Letter Fun with Cat in the Hat from The Educators’ Spin On It will keep the kids busy and learning.
Cat in the Hat ABC game is a free printable from Totschooling.
General Literacy Ideas
Practice reading and spelling color words with this Green Eggs and Ham Game.
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.
Read cvc words to compliment Great Day For Up in this fun balloon reading game.
Puppets and Storytelling Ideas
Create a Fox in the Box puppet for lots of storytelling fun from JDaniel’s 4 Mom.
Grab the craft sticks and make these Thing 1 and Thing 2 puppets from Creative Family Fun.
Listen to Green Eggs and Ham and 8 other Dr. Seuss stories being read aloud.
Word Families and Rhyming Word Activities
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.
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.
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.
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.
*This post first appeared on Growing Book by Book on 2/14/15.