12 Dr. Seuss Cat in the Hat Crafts and Activities for Kids

Dr. Seuss is an amazing author beloved by kids of all ages. Older children, young children, even adults. I don’t know anyone who doesn’t recognize Cat’s iconic bow time and the white and red stripes on his hat.

In honor of Dr. Seuss’s birthday, we have gathered the best Dr. Seuss day crafts and activities!

12 cat in the hat activities for kids to celebrate Dr. Suess Birthday

Cat In The Hat Craft and Activity Ideas

Dr. Seuss is one of our favorite authors. For our early readers, he brings a sense of magic and wonder to the world!   The Cat-in-the-hat series have been memorized.

In honor of Dr. Seuss’s birthday on March 2nd, here are a DOZEN of the best Cat-in-the-Hat activities that we found online. This post contains affiliate links.

Cat in the Hat Crafts & Activities for Kids

Dr. Seuss Cat in the Hat Fruit Snack with strawberries and bananas on a stick
Enjoy a sweet Cat in the Hat snack! It looks just like Cat’s hat! You don’t need a Cat in the Hat template for this one! Just some fruit, a stick, and an appetite!

1. Cat In The Hat Snack

Make a fun fruity, after-school snack using bananas and strawberries on a skewer to be “Cat in the Hat’s hat”. Before you start a Cat in the Hat craft, try this Cat in the Hat snack!

2. Silly Cat In The Hat Sweets

Oreos, red gummy lifesavers and icing make some fun silly hats when stacked together. via The Frugal Navy Wife

Cat in the hat photo shoot against a white sheet with a boy holding silly things from the cat in the hat book
Use your favorite Dr. Seuss books as inspiration for a photo shoot! What a great way to celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday!

3. Cat In The Hat Family Photo Shoot

Have a silly photo shoot with your kiddos, reenacting their favorite scenes from the Cat-in-the-Hat stories. via Adventures at Home with Mum.

4. Green Eggs and Ham Lunch

Looking for a healthy Dr. Suess inspired snack?? Try these Green eggs and ham, mozzarella and tomato hats, and silly fish from Anders Ruff.

Red and white paper cat in the hat hat with a dice and strips of paper on a grey carpet
Have fun with Cat’s hat with this busy bag! Count, roll dice, and learn!

5. Cat In The Hat Counting Game

Help young preschoolers practice number correspondence, the concept that each number stands for an amount, as they count stripes on Cat’s Hat in this quiet time game. via Second Story Window.

6. Cat’s Silly Layered Hat Craft

Celebrate Dr. Suess’s birthday by creating a silly layered hat. This is such a cute craft. via Mama Lusco

Cat in the hat finger painting with  finger print hat and bow tie and black sharpie tie
This Cat in the Hat craft is fun! Use finger paints to make cat!

7. Finger Paint Cat In The Hat Craft

Paint your own Cat-in-the-Hat with fingerprints. The finished product is cute via Inspiration Edit. Such a fun and messy kid craft.

8. Dr. Seuss Hat Craft

Practice pattern making with Dr. Suess’s hat. This activity is simple enough for young toddlers to enjoy. I love these simple crafts. via Teach Preschool

Dr. Seuss Cat in the Hat Craft using pipe cleaners to make cat in the hat and thing 1 and thing 2 with blue hair
You can make Thing 1 and Thing 2 using pipe cleaners! How cool!

9. Pipe Cleaner Easy Cat In The Hat Craft

Use pipe cleaners – twist them to create a silly cat. The finished product fits onto the end of a marker for a fun writing accessory.   via Craft Jr.

10. Cat In The Hat Word Game

Practice word families with your kids using the words “cat” and “hat”.   Add a different word on each stripe of the hat. via Kiboom Kids Songs

Cat in the hat craft using pasta, red and white paint, glitter, and a printable face.
I love this! Look how neat Cat’s hat looks and look at his sparkly red bow tie!

11. Dr. Seuss’ Books Inspired Pasta Crafts

Transform a clothespin into the literary character with a pasta hat and a noodle bow-tie using this printable. What a great Cat in the Hat craft. via MPM School Supplies.

12. Cat In The Hat Toilet Paper Roll Craft

This printable is adorable! You can read the story and as you read it have the characters appear from your decorated TP tube. What a great way to reuse toilet paper rolls to make your own simple Cat in the Hat. via Stuff by Ash

Color fish balancing on an umbrella and look! Cat's hat!
Color fish balancing on an umbrella and look! Cat’s hat!

13. Cat In The Hat Coloring Pages

Y’all! Check out these Cat in the Hat coloring pages! They’re so cute and not only depict Cat in the Hat, but some of his shenanigans and fish in a bowl! Download your free printable templates to color. This is also great fine motor skills practice! 

14. Cat In The Hat Craft: Finger Puppets

Make finger puppets of your beloved characters. These fun Dr. Seuss crafts are great for older kids or younger kids. Celebrate March 2nd with these cat in the hat crafts for kids. These cat in the hat template make the cutest little puppets. via Mom Endeavors

The Best Of Dr. Seuss’ Books

Cat In The Hat by Dr. Seuss. Courtesy of Amazon

Love Dr. Seuss? Have a love of reading? Have a favorite Dr. Seuss character? So do we! And what better way to celebrate the birthday of Dr. Seuss than to read his books.

These may be children’s books, but they’re always a hit not matter what. And despite the past couple years, these books are still treasures. 

Even in recent years, these are my kids favorites! So to celebrate everything Dr. Seuss here is a list of our favorite Dr. Seuss books! This list will have everyone’s favorite book that they read in elementary schools across the county. Affiliate links.

Read a book while you’re doing a Cat in the hat craft.

Do we have your favorite Dr. Seuss Book?


Colorful & Fun Truffula Tree & The Lorax Craft for Kids

Looking for more fun family crafts? We have so many fun Dr Seuss crafts that are a great way of celebrating and saying Happy Birthday to Dr Seuss. Check out all of this Cat in the Hat craft.

How are you celebrating Dr. Seuss Day?


  1. Thanks for these! We are big Dr. Seuss fans. 🙂

  2. This is such a great round up of activities! I can’t wait to try a few of these at home!

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