March 2 is Dr. Seuss’s birthday and also NEA’s Read Across America Day!
“In cities and towns across the nation, teachers, teenagers, librarians, politicians, actors, athletes, parents, grandparents, and others develop NEA’s Read Across America activities to bring reading excitement to children of all ages. Governors, mayors, and other elected officials recognize the role reading plays in their communities with proclamations and floor statements. Athletes and actors issue reading challenges to young readers. And teachers and principals seem to be more than happy to dye their hair green or be duct-taped to a wall if it boosts their students’ reading.”-NEA website
“You’re never too old, too wacky, too wild, to pick up a book and read to a child”
You can’t read Dr. Seuss books without being inspired by the vibrant colors and crazy characters. To help celebrate the day, I’ve discovered the motherlode of Seuss-inspired kids’ activities and books that will keep your kids reading and crafts for days. Enjoy!
Childhood 101 has a great list of 25 of the best-known Dr. Seuss books for kids!
Jump Into a Book has an awesome booklist of Lesser Known (but still lovely) Dr. Seuss books.
Lesser Known Dr. Seuss Books
To celebrate, We Are Teachers put together this FREE printable calendar for March, which includes a different Dr. Seuss quote for every day! Download it and share it with your teacher friends and students will love getting new daily inspiration.
Lorax Cause and Effect Printable Game from Inspiration Laboratories
Create a color word game inspired by Green Eggs and Ham. Learn how at Growing Book by Book
Play this adorable Horton Hears a Who Activity from JDanielFoursMom for Dr. Seuss Week!
Dr. Seuss Craft: Color Mixing Truffula Trees from The Lorax from School Time Snippets
Interactive Reading – Cat in the Hat with DIY Thing Puppets and Preschool Powol Packets
I also found this wonder Dr. Seuss Classroom Pinterest Board!
Happy reading and crafting!