Get those small hands crafting. These Dr. Seuss Activities for preschool create some of the cutest crafts for kids. Of course they can be applied to kindergarten, homeschool, and other aged children. From Cat in the Hat to the Lorax, let’s get ready to create some of the most adorable Dr. Seuss Crafts.
Dr. Seuss Activities for Preschool
While Arts & Crafts are often looked at as a fun preschool activity, they actually have huge importance on the development of preschoolers. Most arts and crafts activities consist of moving fingers and hands, developing fine motor skills, muscles strength and the improvement of control. They also include decision making and understanding the purpose of scissors, glue placement, shapes that come together to create a larger picture. Blending crafts can also take place with creating a love of early literacy using many popular and well-loved children’s books.
Who is Dr. Seuss?
Dr. Seuss is a famous writer and cartoonist who published over 60 Children’s books. He was born in 1904 and died in 1991, but with his death was not lost the enjoyment of his beloved books. Dr. Seuss books are a great way to introduce stories, new vocabulary and a little silly humor into the young minds of preschoolers.
Popular Dr. Seuss Books for Preschoolers
The Cat in the Hat
Green Eggs and Ham
Oh, The Places You’ll Go
How the Grinch Stole Christmas
One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish
Fox in Socks
Dr. Seuss Day
Dr. Seuss Day is every March 2nd. It’s Dr. Seuss’s Birthday but is also Read Across America Day, a nationwide reading celebration that takes place annually. During this date, preschools, schools and libraries honor the children’s author Dr. Seuss and the importance of early literacy.
Where to Buy Dr. Seuss Books Cheap
When looking for cheap Dr. Seuss books, there are a number of places to start. First, nothing is cheaper than free. You can find free Dr. Seuss books from the library and checking them on on loan. Return when you class is done with the readings. Another idea is putting a request out into the internet. A great place to look for used Dr. Seuss Books is in a local Buy Nothing Group. Facebook is a good place to start.
If you strike out at both the library and an online forum, try to locate used books at BetterWorldBooks. I suggest ordering well ahead of the date of your lesson. If you want new Dr. Seuss Books cheap, try Amazon but buy in a set (not individually.) This Dr. Seuss Beginner Book includes many of Dr. Seuss most popular books including…
- Dr. Seuss’s The Cat in the Hat Comes Back
- Dr. Seuss’s There’s a Wocket in My Pocket!
- Dr. Seuss’s Oh Say Can You Say?
- Dr. Seuss’s Please Try to Remember the First of Octember!
- Robert Lopshire’s New Tricks I Can Do!
- Al Perkins’s Hand, Hand, Fingers, Thumb (illustrated by Eric Gurney)
Dr. Seuss Crafts
Now that we are inspired by one of the most amazing children’s authors, let’s begin our preschool activities and Dr. Seuss Crafts.
Cat in the Hat Craft
Parents love preschool handprint crafts. They are perfect to frame and you can see how that little cute hand remains one perfect size forever. These Easy and fun handprint Dr. Seuss craft for kids. These Dr. Seuss Hand Crafts for Kids are quite cute and really memorable. | Kids Craft Room
This photograph Cat in the Hat Craft for kids is adorable for the classroom. Create a Dr. Seuss Bulletin Board idea and dress every child like The Cat in the Hat. | I Heart Arts n Crafts
Paper plate preschool crafts are so easy as a white plate provides a nice structured surface for a child’s craft. Using triangles, circles, rectangles, put together a Cat in the Hat Craft for the classroom. | Mrs. Ricca’s Kindergarten
Your kids will love watching the adorable TP Roll Craft. Lift cat in the hat out of his well-known red and white stripped hat. This set comes with the printables you need to recreate this Cat in the Hat Pop Ups Puppet Craft. | Stuff by Ash
Oh the Places You Will Go Craft
Want to know a preschool craft that parents will love… it’s this one. Create a 3-D Hot Air Balloon Craft putting each child’s photograph in the basket of the balloon. Optional ideas include adding a hand print (for freezing time) or listing something that child wishes to be when they grow up – that could make for funny answers! You could add a white typed up strip of paper, tied to a piece of yard on the balloon as if it was traveling/flowing in the wind. | Our Kids Things
Put Me in the Zoo Craft
Paper plate crafts are the best, especially when you can add pom-poms and googly eyes – right? If these craft supplies take you back to your childhood, create this Put Me In The Zoo Dr. Seuss Preschool Craft. | Surviving Teacher Salary
One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish Craft
In this preschool tissue paper craft, work on colors as well as motor skills with gluing creating and adorable One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish Craft. Kids will sort the colors blue and red and use a glue stick (or the teacher can apply glue dots) to paste colored tissue paper squares to the fish. Easy Dr. Seuss activity, checking off the many important preschool core strands.
This adorable handprint craft makes four adorable fish – one fish, two fish, red fish, blue fish handprint craft. So easy to make and an adorable under the sea craft for kids. | Vanessa Dewey
The Lorax Craft
Look at those little hands used to make this The Lorax Inspired Paper Plate Craft! This handprint preschool craft makes such a sweet keepsake to save for years to come. Make sure to add the date to the back to freeze those little hand sin time. | ABCs of Literacy (Also see our Paper Plate Preschool Crafts)
Create fork painting flowers by making your own preschool Truffula Tree Craft. | Mass Hole Mommy
Fox in Socks Craft
Younger kids love making paper bag puppets because there fun to make and then they get to play with the craft afterwards! These Fox in Socks paper bag puppets are a simple classic craft, uses common house supplies as well as a printable template. | I Heart Arts n Crafts
Ten Apples Up on Top Craft
This is the perfect craft to go along with numbers. Read the fun book about counting apples and then create this darling Ten Apples Up on Top Craft for Preschoolers. | Little Family Fun!
Bartholomew and the Oobleck Craft
This Dr. Seuss preschool craft is less of a take home and more of a sensory table idea. Learn how do you make Oobleck slime and let the kids have fun getting their hands dirty. For kids who are more sensitive to having their hands in slime, put it inside a plastic bag so they can play with it without getting their hands dirty. | A Spotted Pony
Yertle the Turtle and Other Stories Craft
Try a Dr. Seuss activity that is unique. Make adorable Gertrude McFuzz bird crafts. This preschool Dr. Seuss Craft uses scrapbook paper for the feathers but you also could glue feathers on for added textures. | Little Family Fun
Celebrate Dr. Seuss’s birthday by creating some cute little Yertle Turtles with egg cartons! This craft idea makes an easy counting lesson craft during Dr. Seuss festivities! | Frugal Fun for Boys
Dr. Seuss Ideas
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