13 Fun and Clever Dr. Seuss Ideas For the Classroom

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It just may become Seussville in your classroom this March with the celebration of Dr. Seuss’ birthday! Here are 13 ideas to use in the classroom that are fun ways to use Dr. Seuss art, snacks, books and activities.

13 Fun and Clever Dr. Seuss Ideas For the Classroom

I hope these can be time savers if you’re looking for ways to teach about Dr. Seuss soon!

Art for Dr. Seuss’ Birthday

13 Fun and Clever Dr. Seuss Ideas For the Classroom - Tizzled Topped Tufted Mazurkas - Teach Junkie
Source: elementaryartroom.blogspot.com

1. Tizzled Topped Tufted Mazurkas – Using gorgeous colors, students draw a fantastical creature which is the perfect piece to add to writing pieces or prompts.

13 Fun and Clever Dr. Seuss Ideas For the Classroom - Cat in the Hat - Teach Junkie
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2. Cat in the Hat – Teach students how to draw Cat in the Hat at any age to make one-of-a-kind front covers to writer’s workshop books.

13 Fun and Clever Dr. Seuss Ideas For the Classroom - Horton Hears a who - Teach Junkie
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3. Horton Hears a Who – A fun way to retell the story Horton Hears a Who or to make a craft to go with it. A large pack of men’s gray socks and paper plates are the main ingredients to this fun craft.

Dr. Seuss for Any Age

13 Fun and Clever Dr. Seuss Ideas For the Classroom - 10 Facts about Dr. Seuss - Teach Junkie
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4. 10 Facts About Dr. Seuss Books – Older students and teacher alike will enjoy these fun 10 facts that connect to the well beloved books. Have older students who need fluency work buddy up with younger students to read a classic story to celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday.

13 Fun and Clever Dr. Seuss Ideas For the Classroom - Thing 1 and Thing 2 - Teach Junkie
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5. Thing 1 and Thing 2 – A simple and healthy snack using two strawberries, banana and fluff make this a quick and simple treat students could make.

13 Fun and Clever Dr. Seuss Ideas For the Classroom - Grinch Party Poppers - Teach Junkie
Source: creativekidsnacks.com

6. Grinch Party Poppers – Not just for Christmas time, bring out the Grinch Day fun with these healthy grape, banana and strawberry treats.

13 Fun and Clever Dr. Seuss Ideas For the Classroom - Cat in the hat Jello snack -Teach Junkie
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7. Cat in the Jello Snack – Jello makes this striped Cat in the Hat reading reward an easy clean up snack.

Seusstastic Learning Activities

13 Fun and Clever Dr. Seuss Ideas For the Classroom - Time For Seuss - Teach Junkie
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8. Time For Seuss – The free printable telling time to the hour game that you can also recreate easily. Whoever spins all of the times and records them onto their hat first, wins!

13 Fun and Clever Dr. Seuss Ideas For the Classroom - Even and odd things - Teach Junkie
Source: ep2ndgraderocks.blogspot.com

9. Even and Odd Things Math Board – This dice game is to work on recognizing numbers as even and odd. Simply add two dice together and move around the printable game board first to win.

13 Fun and Clever Dr. Seuss Ideas For the Classroom - Truffula Tens - Teach Junkie
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10. Truffula Tens – If you’re working with number bonds or “ways to make” types of scenarios, then bring a truffala tree (or you could also do this with a striped hat) into the equation!

13 Fun and Clever Dr. Seuss Ideas For the Classroom - Cat in the Hat Foldable - Teach Junkie
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11. Cat in the Hat Foldable – Use this foldable for any great lesson plan you want to connect with Dr. Seuss books. This is a great way to bring out Dr. Seuss books in the older grades.

13 Fun and Clever Dr. Seuss Ideas For the Classroom - Scrambled Sentences - Teach Junkie
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12. Scrambled Sentences – Have students unscramble the sentences using the Dr. Seuss themed word cards to build and re-arrange words in the sentence. Then have them record the sentence.

13 Fun and Clever Dr. Seuss Ideas For the Classroom - Green Eggs and Ham - Teach Junkie
Source: first-grade-fever.blogspot.com

13. Green Eggs and Ham – Use magazines to help make illustrations for a class book that is hilarious! Sam-I-Am will be proud of the great rhyming it encourages from primary students. Here’s an alternative rhyming book for kindergarten based on There’s a Wocket in My Pocket.

I hope you found these clever resources and lesson ideas to be helpful in planning out any lessons for Dr. Seuss’ birthday.

P.S.  Don’t forget to check out the Teach Junkie Facebook page.  It’s a great place to ask questions on how to make things or for specific lesson ideas/collections that you are looking for. I’ll be happy to find them for you!

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Leslie {aka the original Teach Junkie} loves learning new things to make teaching easier and more effective. She enjoys featuring creative classroom fun when she's not designing teacher shirts, making kindergarten lesson plans or planning her family's next trip to Disney World.

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