101 Dr. Seuss Ideas

Before there was JK Rowling, Judy Blume, or Suzanne Collins to inspire us to read there was Dr. Seuss! I don’t know about you, but I have always had such a love for Dr. Seuss and his imaginative stories (okay… and maybe the fact that we share the same birthday!) I don’t think I am alone in saying Dr. Seuss has inspired us for generations with his whimsical characters and rhymes!

 So in honor of Dr. Seuss and his upcoming birthday we have rounded up

101 Ways to Celebrate Dr. Seuss’s Birthday!!!

101 Dr. Seuss Ideas

{Make learning fun with these creative Dr. Seuss activities! They are the perfect way to celebrate Dr. Seuss’s birthday with your kids!}

Dr. Suess Activities

26. Fox in Socks: Tweetle Beetle Battle Bottle – This is the perfect activity for all ages! Celebrate Dr. Seuss’s birthday with this creative Tweetle Beetle Battle Bottle from Jessica at Mad in Crafts! Your kids will love searching toy bugs hidden in their very own Battle Bottle!

27. Horton Hears a Who Math Activity -Amanda from Just Not Cute has shared some AWESOME math activity ideas inspired by the popular Dr. Seuss book, “Horton Hears a Who”! Sort, count, and make graphs with “clovers”!

28. Truffula Tree Math Games– Practice addition and subtraction problems with your kids using colorful Truffula trees! Inspiration Laboratories has given some great suggestions of how to make learning fun with these creative Dr. Seuss math games!

29. One Fish Two Fish Counting Game– Here is another great Dr. Seuss activity from Mamma Miss! Print out the adorable fish tank game board and let your kids practice their counting skills while celebrating Dr. Seuss’s birthday this year!

30. Roll a Dice Lorax Game– Check out this fun Dr. Seuss activity from Smashed Peas and Carrots! Your family will have a blast rolling the dice and building their very own Lorax!

31. Cat in the Hat Practical Life Activity – This is such an easy and simple activity inspired by the great Dr. Seuss book, Cat in the Hat! Deb from Living Motessori Now has shown us how with a few simple supplies anyone can create a fun and practical learning activity for kids!

Dr. Suess Activities

32. Truffula Tree Fine Motor Skills Activity – Check out this fine motor Dr. Seuss activity from See Vanessa Craft! Simply have your kids strand beads on bright colored Truffula Trees!

33. Dr. Seuss Bingo -Aren’t these printable Bingo cards from Circus Berry adorable! Don’t forget to include this fun version of Dr. Seuss Bingo in your festivities!

34. One Fish Two Fish Color Sorting– Try out this creative color sorting activity with your kids for Dr. Seuss’s birthday this year! Kristen from Celebrate Everyday With Me has included full instructions and printables for this great learning activity!

35. There’s a Wocket in My Pocket Activity– This is such a GREAT idea from A Mom With a Lesson Plan to practice your child’s fine motor skills! With a little yarn and paper, let your kids lace up their own Dr. Seuss Wocket in a Pocket!

36. Dr. Seuss Shape Recognition Activity– Pairing a fun learning activity with a Dr. Seuss book is the perfect way to celebrate Dr. Seuss’s birthday! Check out this original idea from Mom Endeavors which teaches your children to recognize shapes!

37. Hop on Pop Charades– Are you looking for a fun game to get the entire family involved in the Dr. Seuss celebration? Well be sure to check out this creative idea from Moms and Munchkins! Simply put charades game card into a balloon and blow it up! You family members will have to randomly select a balloon and pop it to reveal the Dr. Seuss character that they have to act out and have their team guess!

Dr. Suess Activities

38. Dr. Seuss Go Fish Game – Play this Dr. Seuss rendition of the classic game, Go Fish! Little Hearts/Gentle Parenting Resources has given some great tips and suggestions on how to play! The great thing about this activity is you can either play with your child one-on-one or as an entire family!

39. Counting Apples Up on Top– Here is another great counting activity your kids will enjoy on Dr. Seuss’s birthday! Don’t forget to forget to first read the book, Ten Apples on Top and then check out this creative coordinating activity from See Vanessa Craft!

40. Feed the Barbaloots Game I am in LOVE with this Dr. Seuss activity from The Party Wall! Talk about creative! I can’t wait to make my own Barbaloot corn-hole game this year!

41. Dr. Seuss Geography Activity– Another one of my ALL-TIME FAVORITE Dr. Seuss books is “Oh the Places You Will Go”! I love the message of inspiration! This is the perfect activity idea from No Time For Flash Cards to go along with the classic Dr. Seuss story! Allison has even included free printables! Too cute!

42. Dr. Seuss Balloon Toss Game– This silly activity from Mad in Crafts was inspired by the Dr. Seuss books, Cat in the Hat and Hop on Pop!  I love how easy and fun this activity— simply let your kids toss a balloon into the Cat in the Hat’s hat!

43. Seuss Spy Bag– Have you seen the adorable I Spy quiet bags for children? Seriously… they are genius! Katie from the Artful Child has whipped up the most darling Dr. Seuss version of an I Spy bag! Keep your kids entertained for hours as they search for objects from the classic books!

Dr. Suess Activities

44. Dr. Seuss Fitness Activities – Let your kids get their wiggles out with these fun Dr. Seuss inspired fitness activities from Fit Body Full Life!

45. The Sneetches Activity– After reading the whimsical Dr. Seuss, The Sneetches, try out this fun activity with your kids! Jenae from I can Teach My Child has come up with this adorable Sneetches version of the game, “Simon Says”!

46. Dr. Seuss Memory Game Put your memory to the test with this creative Dr. Seuss matching game from Happy Go Lucky! You can even use Hershey Kisses as the game pieces to make this Dr. Seuss activity extra fun!

47. Horton Hears a Who “Speck” Lab– This educational Dr. Seuss  game is from Melissa and Doug and will allow your child to explore the world around them! With a few simply items, you can create the perfect Horton Hears a Who “Speck” lab for your children!

48. And to Think I Saw it on Mulberry Street Activity– Here is another quick and easy activity from Coffee, Cups, and Crayons to help you and your family celebrate Dr. Seuss’s birthday! After reading the imaginative book, “And to Think I Saw it on Mulberry Street” create some spy scopes and let your kids discover the world around them!

49. Butter Battle Homemade Butter in a Jar– Create a little science magic with this easy Dr. Seuss inspired idea from E is For Explore! Shake up your own butter after reading the fun, Butter Battle book as a family!

Dr. Suess Activities

50. Horton Hears a Who Big, Bigger, Biggest Activity– This is another great educational activity to teach your children new terms for sizes! The A-Priori Mommy has come with a perfect Dr. Seuss inspired activity to help children learn this new concept!

51. One Fish Two Fish Graphing Game– Oopsey Daisy has come up with an awesome hands-on learning activity inspired by the Dr. Seuss book, “One Fish Two Fish, Red Fish Blue Fish”! Use rainbow fish and the fun printable graph provided by Alison to categorize colors with your kids!

52. Dr. Seuss Charades– This fun activity idea from Sugar Bee Crafts is a great way to get your kids involved in the Dr. Seuss festivities this year! Simply take turns acting out various book titles written by the infamous Dr. Seuss!



Dr. Seuss Snack Ideas


{Your kids will LOVE these yummy and creative snack ideas in honor of Dr. Seuss’s Birthday!}

Dr. Suess Snacks

53. Cat in the Hat Ice Cream – How cute is this idea from Kitchen Fun with My 3 Sons?! Use an ice cream cone, chocolate chips, and pretzels to create this festive Dr. Seuss treat!

54. One Fish Two Fish Jello– Check out this Dr. Seuss inspired recipe from Simple Girl! Add some Swedish Fish to blue Jell-o for the perfect snack!

55. Green Eggs and Ham Cookies I can’t wait to try out these fun Dr. Seuss cookies from My Paper Crane! Don’t they look delicious?!

56. One Fish Two Fish Marshmallow Pops– If you are looking for a quick and easy snack idea to celebrate Dr. Seuss’s birthday, be sure to check out these fun marshmallow pops from Formula: Mom!

57. The Sneetches Cupcakes– Your kids are definitely going to want to try these fun “Sneetches” cupcakes from Sweet Rose Studio! Use fruit roll-ups to create a fun star design for the top of your cupcakes!

58. Cat in the Hat Pancakes– Here is an fun Dr. Seuss breakfast idea from Blue Skies ahead! Create these delicious works of art with strawberries and whipped cream!

Dr. Suess Snacks

59. One Fish Two Fish Popcorn Munch – Mmmmm…doesn’t this Dr. Seuss snack from Mom Endeavors look yummy! Add a fun Dr. Seuss twist to popcorn by adding some Swedish fish, chocolate, and sprinkles! You’re kids are going to want to eat the entire bowl!

60. Cat in the Hat Oreo Cookies with Gummies– I love this quick and easy snack idea! Create a fun Dr. Seuss surprise this year with these fun cookies from Fancy Frugal Life!

61. The Lorax Nilla Wafers and Oranges How cute are these little Lorax characters! Madeline used Nilla Wafers and Oranges to create this fun Dr. Seuss snack!

62. Green Eggs and Ham Chocolates and Pretzels– Create these fun snacks inspired by the classic Dr. Seuss book, Green Eggs and Ham! The Girl Who Ate Everything used pretzel sticks, white candy melts, and M&M’s to make these original Dr. Seuss snack!

63. Green Eggs and Ham Deviled Eggs– Check out this fun rendition of Green Eggs and Ham from I can Teach my Child! Use hard-boiled eggs to create a fun Dr. Seuss snack for your family!

64. Cereal Truffula Trees– This is another great snack idea to go along with the Dr. Seuss book, “The Lorax”! Check out the full recipe including Trix cereal from The Seasoned Mom!

Dr. Suess Snacks

65. Nutter Butter Lorax – This is a such a quick and easy Dr. Seuss snack from Embrace My Space! Simply add some sugar candy eyes and a frosting mustache to some Nutter Butter cookies to create these fun Lorax characters!

66. Barbaloot Snack– This is the PERFECT snack to much on while celebrating the great Dr. Seuss’s birthday! Crystal at Surviving a Teacher’s Salary has shown how with a few ingredients, you can create a snack your kids will LOVE!

67. Cat in the Hat Muffin Tin This is such a genius way to prepare a meal for your kids from Michelle at Muffin Tin mom! Simply use a muffin tin to create a fun Dr. Seuss lunch surprise!

68. Truffula Tree Cake Pops– I don’t know about you, but I am a HUGE sucker for cake pops! Not only are they are adorable, but they are super tasty! No wonder I am totally obsessed with these creative Truffula tree cake pops! You can find the full recipe and instructions at Bakerella!

69. Dr. Seuss Colorful Cookies– These Dr. Seuss inspired cookies are sure to bring a smile to anyone’s face! Check out this fun recipe from Deliciously Declassified!

70. The Lorax Pasta Noodles– Looking for a fun way to spruce up lunch? Check out this fun-filled Lorax pasta recipe from Toni Spilsbury!

Dr. Suess Snacks

71. Cat in the Hat Bananas and Strawberries – Here is another cute Dr. Seuss inspired snack from Katie at Made to Be Momma! This would be the perfect recipe to use after reading the popular Dr. Seuss story, “Cat in the Hat”!

72. Green Eggs and Ham Doughnuts– I am ALL about quick, easy, and CUTE! That is why I am totally in love with this FUN Dr. Seuss snack idea from Crazy for Crust! Turn a simple doughnut into a whimsical Dr. Seuss treat!

73. Beezlenut Splash Wash down your Dr. Seuss snack with a swig of Beezlenut Splash from Hostess with the Mostess! Simply combine Sprite and Jello to create this fun drink!

74. Cat in the Hat Strawberry Float Popsicles– My goodness, don’t these look refreshing! Check out this Dr. Seuss inspired recipe from Sarah at Bombshell Bling!

75. Green Eggs Jello– Here is another great Green Eggs and Ham recipe using green Jello! Use this fun recipe from Roots and Wings Co. to celebrate Dr. Seuss’s birthday this year with your family!

76. Cat in the Hat Layered Jello– I can’t wait to make this Cat in the Hat Layered Jello for my family this year! It is such a fun and simple recipe from Melissa at Bless this Mess! Yuuuum!

77. Healthy Lorax Snack– If you are looking for a great snack to celebrate Dr. Seuss’s birthday, but are wanting to stay healthy, check out this adorable recipe from Little Food Junction! This Dr. Seuss inspired lunch is almost TOO cute to eat!



Dr. Seuss Reading Activities


{Celebrate Dr. Seuss’s birthday this year with reading and learning activities!}

Dr. Suess Reading Ideas

78. Dr. Seuss Reading Glasses – Make reading fun with these adorable Dr. Seuss reading glasses from I Can Teach My Child!

79. Oh Beyond Zebra Phonics Game– Check out this fun Dr. Seuss inspired idea from Allison at Learn Play Imagine! Your kids will love creating their own whimsical words!

80. Cat in the Hat Word Hat Help teach your children about word families with this great Dr. Seuss idea from The Pleasantest Thing!

81. Dr. Seuss Reading Kit– Encourage your kids to read this year with this AWESOME Dr. Seuss reading kit from 100 Directions! Jen has also included some DARLING printables to motivate young readers!

82. Dr. Seuss Rhyming Game– Practice reading and rhyming skills with your child with this fun-filled literacy game from Sweet Rose Studio! Your kids will have a blast trying to match words that rhyme!

83. There’s a Wocket in My Pocket Rhyming Scavenger Hunt Your kids are going to LOVE this Dr. Seuss reading activity from This Reading Mama!

Dr. Suess Reading Activities

84. Dr. Seuss Moveable Alphabet – This is such a genius idea from A-Priori Mommy! I love how she encourages learning by letting her kids play with alphabet letters and word cards! This is the perfect activity to go along with your Dr. Seuss festivities this year!

85. Dr. Seuss Rhyming Sensory Bin– Little Bins for Little Hands has come up with an awesome hands-on reading activity inspired by the Dr. Seuss! Hide fun Dr. Seuss words in a sensory for your kids to find and match!

86. Dr. Seuss Writing Prompts One thing we all know and love about Dr. Seuss was his imagination! Use these creative Dr. Seuss writing prompts from Minds in Bloom to encourage your kids to read and write using their own imaginations!

87. ABC Letter Activity– After reading the “ABC Book” written by Dr. Seuss, try out this fun activity idea from I Can Teach My Child! Let your kids practice writing letters in shaving cream!

88. Hop on Pop Word Games– Here is another great reading activity your kids will enjoy on Dr. Seuss’s birthday! Don’t forget to forget to first read the book, “Hop on Pop” and then check out this creative activity from The Pleasantest Thing!

89. Make Your Own ABC Book I am LOVING this idea from Ready-Set-Read! After reading the popular, “ABC” Dr. Seuss book, help your child make their own ABC book!


Dr. Seuss FREE Printables!


Dr. Suess Free Printables

90. Dr. Seuss Alphabet Banner Pack – Create your very own Dr. Seuss banner with this adorable printable pack from Halegraphx!

91. Dr. Seuss Printable Subway Art– Not only is this Dr. Seuss quote inspirational, it is DARLING! Annette from Tips From a Typical Mom has created this beautiful printable just for you!

92. Dr. Seuss Cupcake Toppers Take your Dr. Seuss Birthday festivities to the next level with these fun printable cupcake toppers from Make it Cozee!

93. Dr. Seuss Coloring Pages– How cute are these Dr. Seuss printable coloring pages from The Country Chic Cottage? I can’t wait to get these printed off so I can color them and put them up in my house!

94. Black and White Dr. Seuss Quotes– I am seriously flipping over these prints from Minted Strawberry! They are such a classic designs for the ever-so inspiring words of Dr. Seuss!

95. Dr. Seuss Printable Cootie Catcher How fun is this Dr. Seuss themed cootie catcher from The Country Chic Cottage? And the best part? You can print off your very own for FREE!

Dr. Suess Printables

96. Dr. Seuss Party Printables – Celebrate Dr. Seuss’s birthday in style this year! Check out these adorable party printables from Ink Happi!

97. Dr. Seuss Framed Printable– Check out this DARLING printable and frame idea from Bombshell Bling!

98. Lunchbox Notes Send a fun little surprise with your kiddos in their lunchboxes for Dr. Seuss’s birthday! Check out these fun Dr. Seuss lunchbox notes from My Sun Will Shine!

99. Kid You’ll Move Mountains Quote– I can’t wait to print off this adorable design from Design Create Inspire Make!

100. Dr. Seuss Printable Quote Here is ANOTHER cute Dr. Seuss inspired printable from Balancing Home! I love the fun colors and modern design!

101. Dr. Seuss Printable Characters These fun little Dr. Seuss characters are perfect for any activity, craft, or decoration! Check out all the designs at Poppy Moon!

Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss! 

About the Author: Courtney

I’m an energetic, church goin’, competitive, family lovin’ gal who is addicted to all things DIY (except for cleaning)! I feel lucky to have married my high school sweetheart and find myself falling more and more in love with him each day! I took pride in my education and career but fully believe I have it all by getting the opportunity to stay at home with my crazy little boy!

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17 Responses to 101 Dr. Seuss Ideas

  1. I’m so sorry, I just have to say it. The book is titled “Green Eggs AND Ham”. At first I thought it was a clever name you were giving one of the snacks, and then I realized you were actually calling the book “Green Eggs on Ham”. Love your blog, I’m just being what my son would call a “grammer Grandma”.

  2. Thanks for this awesome list. My boys are loving the projects and activities from this! We are doing an art project every day this week. Thanks again!

  3. Ack — love your list & was really excited about the bottle craft for my sons class — a yottle in my bottle – but there is no “write-up” for #21?!?!? I need to know how do get the graphic & tag!!!! ASAP!!!

  4. Love all of the Dr. Seuss ideas. After 30 years of teaching, mostly upper elementary I am returning to 2nd grade and am doing a Seuss theme in my classroom. I will definitely incorporate many of your ideas. I adore your creativity.

    1. 30 years of teaching!? That is incredible! What a wonderful career and 2nd grade is such a fun age, especially since you can use Dr. Seuss! 😉 Sounds like you are going to have a great classroom this year! XO