This collection of simple Dr. Seuss crafts for toddlers and preschoolers is a wonderful way to celebrate Dr. Seuss’s birthday, or just have a little extra fun with your favorite Seuss book!
Dr Seuss Day is celebrated on March 2nd each year, the birthday of the beloved author. It’s a great excuse to re-read an old favorite Dr Seuss book, or pick up and new one and discover a new favorite together!
One of the reasons why his books are so loved for parents of young children is because they are great for introducing so many learning concepts, from counting and colors and to animals and rhyming words. My kids love reading Dr. Seuss’ books together, and we’ve also used them as beginning readers for each of my boys.
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Who Was Dr. Seuss?
Known to millions of children of all ages across the world, Theodor Seuss Geisel was a popular American children’s author and wrote more than 60 books under the name Dr. Seuss. He sold over 600 million copies of his books in over 20 languages, winning several awards include two Emmys and three Grammy awards.
Dr. Seuss was known for his rhymes, funny made up words and the engaging stories that were always optimistic and full of wit. Some of his most popular books include:
- The Cat in the Hat
- How the Grinch Stole Christmas
- Green Eggs and Ham
- The Lorax
- Oh the Places You’ll Go (our family’s favorite book of his!)
- One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish
Dr. Seuss was born on March 2, 1904, in Massachusetts and passed away on September 24, 1991. Each year, kids of all ages around the world remember him on Dr. Seuss Day (also known as National Read Across America Day!) through activities, crafts and reading.
Cute and Easy Dr. Seuss Crafts for Toddlers and Preschoolers
Searching for a fun and easy Dr. Seuss Day craft for the kids? Whether you’re just looking for some fun Dr. Seuss crafts for a little fun, or as a way to celebrate Dr. Seuss Day, you’re sure to find some inspiration in this collection of craft ideas based on his children’s books.
This list of fun crafts to celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday are inspired by some of favorite Dr. Seuss books. They’re great for little hands, focusing on fine motor skills that preschool kids and toddlers are working on developing. Pair a preschool craft of your choice with a classic Dr. Seuss book to read together before or after for a special way to celebrate Dr. Seuss’s birthday and this famous author together!
Dr Seuss Knox Paper Bag Puppet
This adorable paper bag craft is made using a free template and a few simple materials.
Dr. Seuss Truffala Tree Craft
This cute craft using craft sticks is inspired by The Lorax and the Truffula trees, which grew under the watchful eye of the Lorax before being harvested to extinction.
Cat in the Hat Handprint Craft
This Dr. Seuss Handprint craft is perfect for young learners and comes with a free printable to make this simpe craft easy and fun.
Cat in the Hat Solo Cup Party Hats for Dr. Seuss Day
It’s not a party without party hats! If you’re having a Dr Suess Day party, this simple craft is a great addition as the easy DIY party hat is made out of easy to find items.
Truffala Tree Painting for Kids
Another great craft to pair with The Lorax! Multiple art techniques are used to create this easy art, which allows the children to experiment with different ways to create.
One Fish Two Fish Felt Craft
This cute and simple red fish blue fish craft results in an interactive “fishing” game too with simple shapes to cut out.
Easy and Fun Cat in the Hat Paper Craft for Dr. Seuss Month
One of the most beloved Dr. Seuss stories is The Cat in the Hat, and this is the perfect paper craft to go along with it!
Popsicle Stick Dr. Seuss Hat Craft
This simple popsicle stick craft is made in with simple supplies you probably already have in your craft stash.
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Horton Hears A Who Handprint Craft
This Horton Hears A Who handprint craft is simple, fun, and only requires a few supplies. It uses an adorable free printable template to make this fun craft even easier, too.
DIY Cat in the Hat Photo Prop
How fun would it be to set up a little Dr. Seuss photo shoot?? This simple DIY Cat in the Hat Photo Prop uses a free printable and a paper plate, and is perfect for a room mom or teacher looking for an easy idea for a Dr Seuss Day party.
Dr. Seuss Hat Craft with Pom Poms and Popsicle Sticks
This simple Dr Seuss craft for toddlers is made entirely of pom poms and popsicle sticks!
Thing 1 And Thing 2 Handprint Craft With FREE Template
Thing 1 and Thing 2 are twins that are a bit mischievous and a lot of fun! You can use either the same hand twice to keep things simple, or use both the right and left hands for this easy craft.
Fox in Socks Printable Craft
This Fox in Socks Printable is a fun activity to do after reading the book, Fox in Socks! Kids will love decorating their own sock for fox, and it makes for a great classroom craft too.
Put Me In the Zoo Pudding
While not technically a craft, how adorable is this sweet treat inspired by Put Me In The Zoo?? This sweet book is easy to read, fun and colorful, and I love that it’s about there being a special “spot” for everyone. This treat has only THREE ingredients with TWO STEPS! It would be great to snack on while you work on some Dr Seuss crafts!
I hope you loved this collection of creative Dr. Seuss crafts. With just a little time, you can have a lot of fun with your little learners making some special keepsakes based on some classic Seuss characters.
No matter if you choose one to celebrate dr. seuss’s birthday or just as a great way for younger kids to get even more excited about reading, I hope you have fun! Be sure to let me know which of these creative dr. seuss crafts is your favorite in the comments, too.
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