10 of the Best Dr. Seuss Crafts for Kids

The creative stories of Dr. Seuss have been captivating the imaginations of children (and adults!) all over the world since the 1930s. From The Cat in the Hat to Green Eggs and Ham, there’s no denying that stories by this author are truly one-of-a-kind. Here at 24 Hour Family, we love learning with Dr. Seuss’s books!  If you’re looking for a fun way to celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday or just want to add a little extra creativity to your day, why not try making some Dr. Seuss Crafts for kids inspired by his iconic works?

These Dr. Seuss crafts for kids are perfect for March 2nd, Read Across America week, Dr. Seuss preschool activities, Dr Seuss Day at school and so many more Dr. Seuss celebrations.

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Here is a list of some of the best Dr. Seuss Activities for Toddlers and Kids:

We have many different crafts, activities, printables, and party food featuring all things Dr. Seuss. These are the perfect Dr. Seuss day ideas for your toddler, preschooler, or young learner.

Dr. Seuss-Inspired Crafts for Kids

Cat in the Hat Hat – My favorite book by Dr. Seuss and one of his most recognizable characters is certainly The Cat in the Hat – what would he be without his signature red & white striped hat? We have a fun printable hat that comes with the classic Dr. Seuss bow. You can print it out, color the headband with red and white strips, or use construction paper strips to fill in the colors. Once assembled use markers/paints/etc…to decorate however you like. You could even use red pom poms on this cute craft. This simple hat craft for kids is perfect for kids of all ages. Now it’s time to channel your inner Cat In The Hat. 

Cat in the Hat Handprint Craft for Toddlers and Kids – Dr. Seuss’s The Cat in the Hat is a timeless classic that has been beloved by children for generations. This fun handprint craft is a great way to introduce your child to the iconic character, and it’s perfect for Seuss-themed parties or simply as a fun activity on a rainy day. With just a few supplies and some simple instructions, this creative craft will make your child smile from ear to ear. Plus, there is a free printable template included to create this handprint art. All you need is some white paper to print out the template to create the headband and bow. This simple activity is perfect for young children and older kids alike.

Dr. Seuss One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish Craft (Free Fish Template) – Making crafts based on books is an excellent way to engage young readers in creative projects while encouraging them to read more books. This is an enjoyable way for kids of all ages to express their creativity while having some quality bonding time with loved ones. This craft includes a free PDF fish template and detailed instructions to complete the craft using popsicle sticks and colored construction paper. This simple craft helps develop fine motor skills in younger children and is perfect for preschool, kindergarten, first grade, second grade, and even older children. We hope you enjoy making this fun fish craft as much as we did.

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Activities for Preschool Kids

Thing 1 and Thing 2 Craft (Free Craft Template) – This is a fun craft inspired by one of my favorite Dr. Seuss books – Cat in the Hat. This craft is an easy way to celebrate a Dr. Seuss theme in your classroom or homeschool room as your students or kids learn about this classic author. Thing 1 and Thing 2 are two energetic little creatures that come to life when a young boy named Conrad unleashes them from a box while his mother is away. The pair quickly get out of control with wild antics like flying kites inside the house and playing loud music on their boom boxes. Despite their chaotic behavior, they have an undeniable charm that has won over generations of readers and viewers alike.

These characters were originally envisioned by Dr. Seuss as “things” rather than people or animals because he wanted them to be unpredictable and ever-changing. This allowed him to create stories that could go anywhere—from outer space to underwater—and remain rooted in reality. As such, Thing 1 and Thing 2 are often seen as symbols of adventure and exploration, taking readers on exciting journeys through the imagination of Dr. Seuss himself.

Dr. Seuss Crafts for Kids

The Lorax Handprint Craft – The Lorax is another beloved character created by Dr. Seuss, known for his iconic orange mustache and environmental message. This fun handprint craft is a fun way to introduce children to the story of The Lorax and the importance of taking care of our planet. Using orange paint or markers, children can create their version of The Lorax’s face on this free printable. 

Fox in Sox Handprint Art – Fox in Sox is a beloved classic Dr. Seuss book known for its tongue-twisting rhymes and playful characters. This handprint art activity for kids is a fun way to bring the mischievous fox from the story to life. Using brown paint or markers, children can create their fox faces on this free printable template. 

Dr. Seuss Coloring Pages Whether you choose to read his books, create crafts, or bake treats, celebrating Dr. Seuss with free coloring pages is a fun and engaging way to honor his legacy. Educational activities such as coloring pages can help children develop their fine motor skills, creativity, and attention to detail. From the Cat in the Hat to Horton the Elephant, there are a variety of Dr. Seuss characters to choose from for coloring fun. These printable coloring pages are perfect for children of all ages and can be enjoyed individually or as part of a larger Seuss-themed activity.

Grinch Pumpkin Carving Template – The free template is perfect and will be a kids favorite during the Halloween season. This craft is a fun way to incorporate Dr. Seuss’s iconic character, the Grinch, into your Halloween decorations. Simply print out the template and use it as a guide to carve your pumpkin into the shape of the Grinch’s face. This activity is great for older kids who enjoy pumpkin carving and want to add a whimsical touch to their Halloween decor.

Dr. Seuss Snacks – How to Make Grinch Guacamole Food Dip – This fun snack celebrates all things Grinch and is perfect for National Read Across America Day, A Dr. Seuss Birthday Party, and many other fun Dr. Seuss activities.

Free Grinch SVG Download to Make Fun Crafts – Download this free SVG of a Grinch face in SVG and PNG formats for art projects using a Cricut cutting machine. You can use this free SVG to make mugs, t-shirts, and many different types of Grinch gifts themed from one of Dr. Seuss’ classic books – How the Grinch Stole Christmas.

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Celebrating the Birthday of Dr. Seuss

Every year on March 2nd, the world celebrates the birthday of Dr. Seuss—the beloved author who invented some of our favorite characters and stories. Dr. Seuss’s week is celebrated all across America. While there are many ways to celebrate this iconic figure, here are a few ideas to help you honor the day in style.

Reading His Books Together

Dr. Seuss wrote over 60 books that have been translated into more than 20 languages. What better way to celebrate his birthday than by curling up with your kids and reading a few of his classic stories? From The Cat in the Hat to Horton Hears a Who!, these books will bring hours of joy and laughter to everyone involved. Plus, it’s a great way for your children to learn about the power of language and imagination.

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Creating Crafts Together

Another fun way to honor Dr. Seuss’s birthday is by making crafts together as a family. Whether it’s creating paper hats like The Cat in the Hat or painting images from One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish, crafting projects are an engaging and entertaining way to spend time on this special day. Not only will you be able to create something together as a family, but you’ll also be able to keep your craft as a memento of this special day.

Making Special Treats

In addition to crafting projects, why not bake some delicious treats inspired by Dr. Seuss’s books? For example, you could make green eggs and ham or one-fish-two-fish cupcakes for everyone to enjoy. There are plenty of recipes online that can help you whip up some tasty treats for your celebration—plus it’s always fun when food is involved.

If you’re looking for ways to get creative while celebrating everyone’s favorite children’s author – look no further than these awesome Dr Seuss crafts for kids. Whether it’s making red fish and blue fish featuring beloved characters from his books or Cat’s Hats that pay homage to The Cat In The Hat – these projects are sure to bring hours of fun for both parents & kids alike as they explore their inner artist while having an educational experience at home too. So go ahead – break out those craft materials – it’s time for some serious creativity with Dr Seuss!

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