12 Dr. Seuss Cat in the Hat Crafts and Activities for Kids
Let’s celebrate one of our favorite books today with Cat in the Hat crafts & 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. Whether it is Dr. Seuss’s birthday or any book day, we have gathered the best Dr. Seuss day crafts and activities for home or in the classroom.
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.
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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
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
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.
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
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
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 Art Using Handprints
We love this simple way to create favorite Dr Seuss characters out of paint and your handprint. Check out the easy way you can make Cat in the Hat art with this simple Dr Seuss art project for kids.
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
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
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The Best Of Dr. Seuss’ Books
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.
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.
Read a book while you’re doing a Cat in the hat craft.
- The Cat In The Hat
- One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish
- Hand Hand Finger Thumb
- Green Eggs and Ham
- Oh The Places You’ll Go
- The Foot Book
- Fox In Socks
- The Lorax
- How The Grinch Stole Christmas
Do we have your favorite Dr. Seuss Book?
MORE Dr Seuss Ideas from Kids aCtivities Blog
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.
- The Foot Book craft is full of fun
- Learn how to draw a fish for your next One Fish, Two Fish art activity!
- You will definitely want to make this Green Egg and Ham slime.
- Make this yummy Put Me in the Zoo snack or make Put Me in the Zoo Rice Krispie Treats.
- Make One Fish Two Fish cupcakes!
- Make a paper plate Truffula Tree craft.
- Don’t forget about these Truffula Tree bookmarks.
- What about this Lorax craft?
- Check out all these book crafts inspired by our favorite children’s authors.
How are you celebrating Dr. Seuss Day?
Thanks for these! We are big Dr. Seuss fans. 🙂
This is such a great round up of activities! I can’t wait to try a few of these at home!
Oh, these are some great ideas!! We had a whole birthday party based around Dr. Seuss a few years ago…and had a lot of fun games and activities… like “Seussory” and “Ring the Gack”! http://buzzmills.typepad.com/blog/2013/03/celebrating-dr-seuss.html
Thanks for these!
We are a big fan of Dr. Seuss, who isn’t? Love this ideas.