11 Easy Ways You Can Celebrate Dr. Seuss’ Birthday
Here are some Dr. Seuss day ideas to celebrate the author's birthday at home and online.
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Hold a scavenger hunt.
Read some Dr. Seuss books. Then create or print a scavenger hunt board. The board has items that you have around the house like an umbrella or shoe. Kids can always find something like a “red” fish in one of Dr. Seuss’ books.
Create a Dr. Seuss craft.
Take Dr. Seuss’ books to the next level with some with some kid-friendly crafts. Display the masterpieces on kids’ bookshelf or in their reading area.
- One Fish, Two Fish Paper Plate Craft: Paper plates are the base of this quick and easy craft. Color the fish with paint or markers.
- Fox in Socks Handprint Canvas: Use kids’ handprints to create fox in socks. Add details to the handprint and background too.
- Styrofoam Cup Horton: A Styrofoam cup makes the base of Horton. Then they can have fun painting on his features.
Test your Dr. Seuss trivia.
How many sizes too small was the Grinch’s heart? How many words were in Cat in the Hat? This lighthearted game features silly questions about Seussian scenes and Dr. Seuss trivia. Recommended for ages 6 and older.
Try a fun app.
If your child adores Seuss’s creatures, poetry, and illustrations, take advantage of these fun apps featuring the books’ lovable characters.
This Dr. Seuss Camera Edition includes 11 fun birthday cards. Say happy birthday with classic Dr. Seuss captions like "Today you are you! That is truer than true! There's no one alive who is you-er than you!"
Take pictures with your face in a cutout or alongside your favorite characters. Personalize cards with stamps, borders, and Seussian text. Then share cards with friends and family on email and social media apps.
This app teaches kids STEM concepts through games. They can build bridges, play on slides, and sort objects along with Cat in the Hat, Nick, and Sally. As kids play, they earn rewards to decorate their tree house and backyard, and unlock more games.
Attend a virtual birthday celebration for Dr. Seuss.
Celebrate the birth of Dr. Seuss at a month-long party thrown by Springfield Museums. The Virtual Dr. Seuss Birthday Celebration webpage will feature activities from past Dr. Seuss Birthday Parties at the Springfield Museums, plus a new video from Prof. Knows A Lot explaining how to read a recipe. This virtual page will launch on March 2. See SpringfieldMuseums.org.
Color pictures of Dr. Seuss characters.
Kids can take their crayons, markers, paints, and colored pencils to add some color to these coloring pages. Here are a few links to get you started.
- 25 Free Printable Dr. Seuss Coloring Pages
- The Inspiring dr. Seuss Coloring Pages for Children
- Printables - Seussville
Follow the Lorax’s lead and help the environment.
The Lorax Project was created to raise awareness of environmental issues and inspire earth-friendly action by kids of all ages. Here are 16 ideas specifically for kids to help the environment and to learn about making the world a cleaner, greener place, courtesy The Lorax Project.
- Turn off the lights when you leave a room.
- Don't leave the refrigerator door open for very long.
- Use both sides of every sheet of paper.
- Never litter and pick up trash, even if it's not yours.
- Use a cloth towel to dry your hands instead of paper towels.
- Turn off the tap when you brush your teeth. Save water!
- At home, recycle everything you can, including newspapers, cans, glass and plastic. Look for the recycle symbol. You will be surprised how many things can be used again and again.
- Think before you toss something out. Reuse cartons, containers and bags. Be creative and use your imagination on how you can use today's bash for tomorrow's project.
- Consume less. Don't take two when one will do.
- Stamp out Styrofoam. Foam is permanent garbage and a danger to sea animals. Avoid foam products like fast food cartons, picnic plates, cups and even egg cartons.
- Be a leak detective. If you see running water or a leaky tap, report it so it can be fixed and water is not wasted.
- Ask your parents to bring their own reusable bags to the grocery store.
- Take a shower instead of a bath. The quicker you are the better it is.
- Share outgrown clothes and toys with family and friends. Sharing a loved toy or sweater can be just as nice as something new.
- Enjoy and appreciate nature. Support your local parks and go outside!
- For more ways to help, check out books on conservation and the environment at your local library.