Literacy Activities to Celebrate Dr. Seuss

Dr. Seuss’ birthday is celebrated as Read Across America Day (or week) in early March. It’s a great time to have fun with rhymes and Seuss-style silliness. Here are some great literacy activities inspired by Dr. Seuss.

If your little ones are working on letter recognition, grab this Cat in the Hat inspired alphabet game printable from Tot Schooling. It includes both upper and lower case letter options, with printable cards you can mix up so kids can match and cover up the letters with counters, pompoms or whatever you have on hand.

Or try a red fish, blue fish alphabet matching game like this one from Growing Book by Book. This one is DIY because it’s not a printable, but it’s still pretty fast to pull together, especially if you don’t do all the letters.

Learn more about word families with these printable word family hats from This Reading Mama. Of course there’s a -at one, but there’s also an -an and -ap list. When all the words that have those letters are laid out, it makes a red and white striped hat.

For older kids, Minds in Bloom has a fun set of Seuss-inspired writing prompts. These touch on lots of different books, so you can focus on a book that you’ve read together or pick a prompt at random. Or do this writing prompt and art project in one inspired by Oh the Places You’ll Go from Schooltime Snippets.

Mr. Brown Can Moo, Can You? is a book full of fun sounds. You can learn more about and play with onomatopoeia with this fun printable pack based on that book from Rock Your Homeschool (signing up for emails is required). You can use them to review words, match the thing with its sound, or to help make up stories.


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