31 Ideas for Read Across America

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As teachers we share the beloved works of Dr. Seuss with students no matter how small (or large) during Read Across America and in celebration of Dr. Seuss’ birthday.

Here are 31 ideas on how you can celebrate Dr. Seuss and Read Across America in your classroom.

31 Ideas for Read Across America and Dr. Seuss Activities

Let’s look at some free printables, printable activities, celebration ideas, Dr. Seuss treats and teacher gear.

Seuss-Inspired Printables and Activities

31 Ideas for Read Across America and Dr. Seuss - Cat in the Hat foldable template
Original Source: Mor Zrihen

Create your own Cat in the Hat foldable in the shape of the cat’s hat you’ve got yourself an activity to show whatever content you want.

31 Ideas for Read Across America and Dr. Seuss - activity based on Fox in Socks
source: seusstastic.blogspot.com

You won’t believe the number of free printables in this set of Seusstastic freebies that include word work, writing prompts and poetry. Plus an idea to create an activity based on Fox in Socks.

31 Ideas for Read Across America and Dr. Seuss - Green Eggs and Ham and There’s a Wocket in My Pocket.
source: kindergartenworks.com

With two class book templates, your students can create their own versions of the classic Green Eggs and Ham and There’s a Wocket in My Pocket.

31 Ideas for Read Across America and Dr. Seuss - Fox in Socks Unit Ideas and Printables
source: homeschoolshare.com

This Fox in Socks Unit Ideas and Printables collection also has lesson plans and ideas for ABC, Cat in the Hat, The Foot Book, One Fish Two Fish…, The Sneetches, Ten Apples Up on Top and more.

31 Ideas for Read Across America and Dr. Seuss - Learn to Draw Dr Seuss Characters
source: source: www.activityvillage.co.uk

Step by step tutorials to help students learn to draw Dr. Seuss characters like the Lorax, Cat in the Hat, Thing 1 and 2 and the Grinch.

Here is another guided drawing tutorial for How to Draw Cat in the Hat.

31 Ideas for Read Across America and Dr. Seuss - Dr. Seuss Bingo
source: source: hlivespeaklove.com

Celebrate Dr. Suess with a themed bingo activity. This Dr. Seuss bingo was made with boardmaker for SLP’s but anyone can use it.

31 Ideas for Read Across America and Dr. Seuss - Dr. Seuss Printables
source: prekfun.com

With bulletin border, classic Hat hat and a green eggs and Ham chart this is a great stash of five Seuss classroom decoration printables.

31 Ideas for Read Across America - roll the dice and determine if the sum is odd or even
source: ep2ndgraderocks.blogspot.com

Students roll the dice and determine if the sum is odd or even in this Seuss inspired math game. Making it a a race to the finish with Seuss colors!

31 Ideas for Read Across America - Fix scrambled sentences
source: firstgradedelight.blogspot.com

Fix scrambled sentences by using cards and a recording sheet. Get practice with handwriting, spaces and punctuation.

31 Ideas for Read Across America and Dr. Seuss - Reading Log
source: gonnasetthiscircusdown.blogspot.com

Get students recording all of their reading by using this reading log that keeps right in the theme that we are celebrating.

31 Ideas for Read Across America - Activities for Read Across America Week
source: chickadeejubilee.blogspot.com

Celebrating school wide? Here are some ideas on how you can create fun events for the entire school and get students reading!

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Celebration Ideas for Read Across America

In addition to these 13 Fun and Clever Dr. Seuss Ideas For the Classroom, these ideas are just plain fun for the classroom.

31 Ideas for Read Across America and Dr. Seuss - Character Search
source: twentytwowords.com

Send students on a search looking for evidence of these characters in Dr. Seuss books.

31 Ideas for Read Across America and Dr. Seuss - Horton Hears a Who Craft
source: firstbornsanity.blogspot.com

With a few craft supplies, you’ve got yourself a clover gift to give every student what reminds them what makes a person using the famous Dr. Suess quote from Horton Hears a Who.

Create a DIY McElligot’s Pool to be a reading nook with your Seuss books for students to choose from for independent reading. Have those stuffed characters? Give them a place to live too while celebrating in the month of March.

31 Ideas for Read Across America and Dr. Seuss - Oh the Places you'll Go Classroom management
source: obseussed.com

Keep students motivated by using this whole group incentive Oh the Places You’ll Go incentive jar for the month of March. What would you have your students earn – would you do this for a reading challenge or behavior?

31 Ideas for Read Across America and Dr. Seuss - art tizzled topped tufted mazurkas
source: elementaryartroom.blogspot.com

What creativity can come from these brightly colored tufted creatures? Have your students draw Tizzled Topped Tufted Mazurkas.

31 Ideas for Read Across America and Dr. Seuss - favorite book photo shoot
source: catchmyparty.com

Allow students to pose with their favorite book. Turn these favorite book photo shoot pictures into book recommendations or book report pieces.

31 Ideas for Read Across America and Dr. Seuss - Decoupage Chair
source: flickr.com

Bring your favorite images from a compilation of Dr. Suess books (perfect if any have been slightly damaged or been worn out) and create a fun chair that is perfect for a library section of the classroom.

Create yourself a special set of pencils for students to use when students are working on writing pieces (writing those sparkling adjectives) or as a reward for accomplishing a task.

Read Across America Treats

31 Ideas for Read Across America and Dr. Seuss - Grinch Party Poppers
source: creativekidsnacks.com

Yummy chocolate faces on healthy snacks make these Grinch party poppers a delicious way to bring a recognizable character into the mix.

31 Ideas for Read Across America and Dr. Seuss - Cat in the Hat Jello Snack
source: blessthismessplease.com

This one will take a little time to prepare, but the payoffs will be huge. A Suess-inspired treat in the form of Cat in the Hat Jello Snack cups.

31 Ideas for Read Across America and Dr. Seuss - Thing 1 and Thing 2 Cupcakes
source: obseussed.com

With a free printable included, making the paper slips for these yummy cotton candy covered cupcakes will be a cinch.

31 Ideas for Read Across America and Dr. Seuss - The Butter Battle Book
source: eisforexplore.blogspot.com

Who can create butter the fastest after reading the Butter Battle book? Students can explore liquids changing into a tasty solid and see if they prefer their toast butter-side up or butter-side down.

Teacher Gear

Happy I Love to Read Day Teacher Shirt

Celebrate a day of reading with by hosting an “I love to read!” day in your classroom or school-wide.

31 Ideas for Read Across America and Dr. Seuss - I Love Dr. Seuss Transfer
source: blessthismessplease.com

A free I Heart Dr. Seuss printable that can be transferred onto a canvas tote that you can purchase at a big box store.

What a fantastic collection! Thanks to everyone who shared their ideas to begin with! I hope you can find at least two ideas that will work for you this year.

What are your favorite books to read or have on hand? Do you have good stash of Seuss books?

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Teach Junkie

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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