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12 Easy Dr. Seuss Crafts For Kids [With Free Templates]

We just cannot get enough of Dr. Seuss! His classic books are so enjoyable to read to kids and kids just love all the silliness!

That’s why we’re sharing our favorite Dr. Seuss crafts and activities for kids.

We’ve got ideas from The Cat in the Hat, The Lorax, Horton Hears A Who, Fox in Socks and more!

Each one of these crafts is simple so you can make it with your children or with your students in the classroom.

They also come with a free printable template so there’s no worry about drawing the characters freehand.

We hope you’ll find and save your favorite ideas for Dr. Seuss’s birthday or for any time of year!

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Fun Dr. Seuss Crafts

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Grab a paper plate and turn it into that beloved elephant, Horton, with this Horton Hears A Who paper plate craft!

If you’re looking for a super simple Dr. Seuss craft even the youngest of kids can make, this handprint Thing 1 printable craft is perfect! Make it at home, the library or at school. It also comes with a free printable template. 

Remember the tongue-twisting Fox in Socks book by Dr. Seuss? Well, now your child can have their very own fox puppet! Make this simple Fox in Socks paper bag puppet craft with them, then let them rehearse the book on their own. It’s colorful, bright, and fun! 

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This Cat in the Hat craft combines simple painting and crafting to make this bright final project!

We can’t get enough of this Horton Hears A Who handprint craft! It’s so simple to create and makes a fun keepsake too. Display it on the fridge or the bulletin board!

Remember that very concerned fish from Dr. Seuss’s The Cat in the Hat? Now your kids can make him and his fishbowl with this easy Dr. Suess paper plate fish craft. All you need is some paint, a paper plate, and our free printable template.

It’s a fun activity that’s perfect for toddlers and preschoolers who love Dr. Seuss! 

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Have you seen the Green Eggs and Ham cartoon on Netflix? This Sam I Am printable puppet craft is based on the new, slightly more modern Sam. They come with a free printable template so they’re super simple to recreate at home or in the classroom. 

Kids love the book Put Me In The Zoo? Then they’ll have to make this paper bag Put Me In The Zoo craft! It only has a few simple steps so it’s great even for the youngest of kids!

Wondering how to celebrate Read Across America Week with the kids? These free printable Dr. Seuss hats are perfect! They come in full color or black and white for kids to color. 

And, on top of that, your child gets to pick from Thing 1, The Lorax or lovable Horton! 

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Who can resist Horton’s kind heart and determination to help anyone he can?! Make this Horton hears a Who printable puppet craft with some simple supplies like color paper, glue, and scissors. 

We’re giving you a free printable template so it’s simple to recreate at home! 

In the crazy world of Dr. Seuss, there’s never a dull moment! This simple Dr. Seuss truffula tree craft uses string and a popsicle stick to recreate these fun trees! 

Little ones love coloring so why not mix that love with Dr. Seuss?! These Dr. Seuss printable bookmarks feature some of the kids’ favorite Seussian characters including The Cat in the Hat, The Lorax, Horton, and Thing 1/Thing! 

Dive your kids into the world of Dr. Seuss with this lively fox in socks paper plate craft! With just using simple basic materials kids can bring the fox to life. It’s a great way to encourage artistic expression and It is also a fantastic way to make literature more interactive and fun

Download them today! They’re a fun quiet-time activity for the classroom. 

More Dr. Suess Activities For Kids

We can’t talk about Dr. Seuss without mentioning the best Dr. Seuss books! These are some of the top-rated ones. Grab them from your local library or add them to your home collection.

Are You My Mother? is a cute book about a little bird who’s trying to find his mom in a big world!

Oh, The Places You’ll Go! – This book is a classic Dr. Seuss book about the ups and downs of life. It’s such a great read!

Dr. Seuss Second Book Collection– This boxed set of five Beginner Books by Dr. Seuss—The Cat in the Hat Comes Back, Dr. Seuss’s ABC, Oh Say Can You Say?, Oh the Thinks You Can Think!, and I Can Read with My Eyes Shut! is a great addition to your home library.

Kids’ Dr. Seuss Activities

Looking for a fun and educational activity for your kids? Look no further than these Dr. Seuss color by number printables! These printables are perfect for kids of all ages and will help them practice their fine motor skills while having a blast. Simply print out the pages, grab some crayons or markers, and your kids will be entertained.

Ready for some Seussical fun for preschoolers? These Dr. Seuss homeschool printables help kids practice letter recognition, counting, handwriting, and more. They have cute characters and bright colors to make learning fun! These printables are a great way to add some whimsy to your homeschool day. Plus, they’re no-prep, which means more time for learning!

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For a chance to have your child’s craft featured, simply snap a picture of the completed project and post it to our Facebook page, email it to us directly by clicking here, or use #simpleeverydaymom on your social media!

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Dotty Giffen

Monday 23rd of October 2023

I love these projects and Dr Suess. Thank you


Tuesday 24th of October 2023

Thanks and you're welcome! I hope you can use some of these ideas with your kids!


Tuesday 28th of March 2023

I’m looking for Dr Seuss projects for my school


Wednesday 29th of March 2023

Oh, good. I hope some of these ideas will work!


Saturday 25th of March 2023

Please send me the Horton template. Thank you


Monday 27th of March 2023

Of course! All you need to do is enter your email in the form at the end of the Horton post you want to have the link sent to you 🙂


Wednesday 1st of March 2023

Please send me the templates for my 1st graders. Thank you!!


Wednesday 1st of March 2023

Of course! All you need to do is enter your email in the form at the end of this post to have the link sent to you 🙂


Monday 27th of February 2023

Would love the Horton Hears a Who templates please.


Monday 27th of February 2023

Since you’re already an email subscriber, all you need to do is enter your email in the form at the end of any post and it’ll automatically redirect you to the download page 🙂

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