Dr. Seuss Day Ideas for Kids: activities, costumes, books & more!

Written by Amy Thompson

February 26, 2022

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Being a mom is a full-time job and a 24/7 occupation. It is the perfect time to sit back and enjoy the festivities when it comes to Dr. Seuss Day. What is Dr. Seuss Day?

  • Dr. Seuss Day is a special day for Dr. Seuss lovers
  • It’s on March 2, which is the birthday of Theodore Seuss Geisel
  • It’s celebrated worldwide in schools, libraries, and other institutions

Seuss was a writer, a poet, and an artist. His works have been adapted and performed countless times and turned into numerous merchandise, including books, television shows, and video games.

This Dr. Seuss Day you can provide the kids with a few fun and meaningful activities to share in the celebration of the day. From dressing up in silly costumes, creating Dr. Seuss art projects, to playing games, or simply reading books together.

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Dress up like Dr. Seuss characters

Dr. Seuss is known for his whimsical yet humorous illustrations of his characters. His books have been favorites for kids and adults alike for decades, featuring rhyming and nonsensical animals and people. 

Many schools have a Dr. Seuss dress-up day or even a whole spirit week! It’s a fun and easy way to get into the spirit of the day, which is why we picked these Dr. Seuss costumes as our top picks.

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Dr. Seuss Day Activities for Kids

Celebrate with the kids and have some fun with Seuss-themed crafts, games, and activities! They are perfect for toddlers, preschoolers, and kids in kindergarten through middle school. If you’re looking for activities for kids to enjoy today, here are some fun ideas for celebrating Dr. Seuss Day.

Make Deviled Green Eggs and Ham

This collection from HANDSONaswegrow includes 27+ crafty ideas from Dr. Seuss’s most beloved books like Cat in the Hat, Hop on Pop, and One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish. Inspired by another top favorite Green Eggs and Ham, there are even several festive recipes to make with your little readers!

“Try something new like these deviled green eggs and ham shown on Craft Play Learn.”

 

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These Dr. Seuss Day ideas from Mom Endeavors include everything from crafts and activities to Dr. Seuss-themed foods! Be sure to follow @momendeavors on Pinterest for highly unique arts & crafts ideas perfect for holidays, themed birthday parties, educational activities, and more.

On this ultimate list of 75+ Dr. Seuss ideas, you’ll find awesome fun crafts for adults to make, kids crafts, learning games & activities to do with the kids, and of course fun Dr. Seuss-themed fun foods! Oh, the things you can make!

 

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Official Seussville.com Educator Guides & Activities

Although the creators at Seussville.com designed these for teachers in the classroom, moms can easily use these learning tools! After all – moms are educators, too even if it’s not how we earn a living. For more free and easy-to-do printables, check out Seussvile’s entire library here.

Play Dr. Seuss Games

As a tribute to the favorite children’s idol, I have put together a list of some of my favorite Dr. Seuss Day game ideas for a day of fun and learning. Take a look above and see what you can find!

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Enjoy Reading Together

My kids love books, and like many parents, I don’t mind reading a book to them out loud. I find that reading books out loud helps kids savor the story, and get a deeper understanding of the characters and the author’s message. The Dr. Seuss’s Beginner Book Collection below has several of the classics to get you started.

Read the Dr. Seuss’s Classics Collection

Dr. Seuss was a children’s author and illustrator who had a considerable impact on the world. He wrote stories and books like Green Eggs and Ham and How the Grinch Stole Christmas. Dr. Seuss filled his books with insightful yet straightforward messages as popular now as ever.

Join a Book Subscription Service

Children love books, and every child needs a good book collection! Also known as National Reading Day, celebrating Dr. Seuss’s birthday is all about reading, whether that’s a Dr. Seuss book or not. To help you get your kids off to a good start with reading, here are our top book subscription choices for kids. Bookroo’s selection aims to help kids stay engaged and get them excited about reading. 

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Have fun and celebrate Dr. Seuss Day in style

There are so many ways to celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Seuss by doing fun activities with the kids. I hope that this list will give you some fun ideas to do with your kids in honor of Dr. Seuss Day.

The most important thing to remember about Dr. Seuss Day is that it’s a day to celebrate life. There are many ways to celebrate, from wearing a festive hat to reading a Dr. Seuss book with your child. Celebrate with your family using these silly and educational ideas; you’ll enjoy bonding while celebrating the joys of reading and imagination. That’s what Dr. Seuss was all about, after all!

For more parenting ideas on celebrating holidays, doing arts and crafts with your kids, plus unique parenting tips & tricks for kids of any age subscribe to our newsletter and follow Drama Free Momma on Pinterest, Facebook, and Instagram!

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  • Hi, I’m Amy! I’m obsessed with getting organized and managing my family life while trying to preserve sanity! I strive to make motherhood as drama-free as possible, and my goal for Drama Free Momma is to help other momma’s do the same. When I’m not blogging, I love traveling, all things Sci-fi, my two dogs, cappuccinos, social justice, planning themed events (it’s like an art form), and creating happy childhood memories for my two beautiful children!

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