Looking for a fun way to celebrate Read Across America Day?
Then you’ll love these free printable Dr. Seuss hats that feature The Lorax, Thing 1 & Thing 2, and Horton from Horton Hears A Who.
On March 2nd, kids across the United States will celebrate Dr. Seuss’s birthday and National Read Across America Day.
We love how schools get young kids excited about reading by doing fun activities and having a party for Dr. Seuss. It brings the same excitement for birthday parties and merges it with literacy and learning.
To go along with that spirit, we created these free printable Dr. Seuss headbands to go along with the celebration! They’re super simple to make – either print in black and white and color in or print in full color.
Make these then check out all of our Dr. Seuss crafts for kids for more fun!
Dr. Seuss Hats Printable
The goal when we created these Dr. Seuss character headbands was simply to bring a smile to kids’ faces and have them become passionate about reading (or being read to!).
My son began learning how to read just a short while ago, and it’s amazing seeing the transformation that it brings to his life.
He reads books all the time, he can’t wait to go to the library and now we can’t spell d-e-s-s-e-r-t in our house because he knows what we’re talking about!
We hope these hats also bring excitement for reading into your home or classroom.
And come on, just look at how cute the Lorax is. What kid wouldn’t want to wear that headband?!
Dr. Seuss Template Notes
Inside the free printable template, we’ve included two options.
Originally, we only had the full-color versions available. We imagined parents and teachers would simply print them out, cut them, and assemble them so the kids could wear them on Dr. Seuss Day.
But, as time went on we received more and more requests to have them in black and white. That wasn’t something we thought of, but it was a great idea!
Now, we have a black-and-white version as well so kids can color in the headbands and you can save your ink.
Whichever way you decide to print them out, we’re sure the kids will love them. Don’t forget to enter your email in the form at the end of this page to get your free copy!
Children’s Books Ideas
Aside from settling down with a good book, you can introduce your children to the world of literature with some fun activities! Kids love when they can turn their favorite story into an art project and further explore the characters, settings, and plot.
Keep on reading to discover some of our favorite children’s book ideas that will surely put a smile on your little one’s face!
Popular Children’s Books
Reading is a great way to help your kids learn and grow. Stories show children how words and phrases can work together to create meaning. Whether you read to your kids or have them read to you, storytelling allows them to practice their language and communication skills.
Reading also encourages a child’s imagination while giving them insight into the world and different cultures. The best part is that you don’t have to look far for your reading material – there are plenty of popular children’s books out there.
Here are some of our favorite books your kids will love this Read Across America Day.
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.
Children’s Book Craft Ideas
Crafting is a great way to keep kids engaged and help them express their creative side. Through craft projects, children can also work on developing various skills, such as hand-eye coordination and problem-solving.
Add in some book-inspired crafts, and you have a fun project to help kids make a meaningful connection with their favorite stories!
Horton Hears A Who Handprint Craft – Your little Whos will love getting creative with this Horton-inspired handprint art! All you need are some basic supplies and your little ones’ hands. This craft will give kids a “handy” reminder of their favorite story!
Crayon Paper Bag Puppet Craft – Have your kids put their imaginations to work with this crayon puppet craft! This is a perfect project to enjoy after reading the funny story of ‘The Day the Crayons Quit’! Not only is it a fun and creative activity, but your kids can use the puppet to recreate their favorite parts of the book.
Pete The Cat Headband Craft – This cat headband craft is purr-fect for any ‘Pete The Cat’ fans in your life! With just a few supplies, kids can make a fun headband to wear while they read Pete’s latest adventure. Plus, it makes a great photo prop for pictures!
Dr. Suess Paper Plate Fish Craft – Our whimsical fish craft is a fun way to bring the classic story of ‘The Cat in the Hat’ to life! Kids will love using our printable Dr. Seuss fish templates to make their own colorful creations. This craft will surely have your kids hooked on Dr. Seuss for life!
Children’s Book Activities
Kids can work on their coloring and mathematical skills with these Dr. Suess color by numbers. They are a fun and educational activity for kids to work on their counting, identify colors, and learn more about numbers. This is also a no-prep activity that can be used in the classroom or at home.
If you have any ‘How to Catch a Unicorn’ fans in your house, then we are sure they’ll love these unicorn worksheets! These entertaining worksheets provide kids with fun activities to complete and challenges to solve. Full of cute unicorn illustrations, our worksheets are sure to capture your little one’s attention.
These polar bear cutting activity pages perfectly complement the book ‘Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear?’ Your kids can practice their scissor skills and have fun with these sweet polar bear cut-outs. Add to the fun by asking your kids what their polar bears can hear – we are sure you’ll get some creative answers!
Dinosaur do-a-dot printables are an educational way for your little ones to discover their favorite dinos from the ‘How Do Dinosaurs…’ series! Kids can match the colors in the book to fill in the circles and create their own unique dinosaur artwork. This activity is also great for working on letter recognition, patterns, and counting.
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Monday 27th of March 2023
Wednesday 15th of March 2023
This would be such a fun activity to do with my students
Friday 17th of March 2023
Thursday 9th of March 2023
Can I get the link for the Dr Seuss headbands? Thank you!
Friday 10th 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 🙂
Wednesday 8th of March 2023
Hello, it's been a while I can't find the box anymore at the bottom of your page to receive the free printables. Is there a problem?
Wednesday 8th of March 2023
It's above the comments section, under the heading titled "Free Dr. Seuss Headbands". If you're not able to see it, it most likely means you have a firewall blocking it from appearing. If you can allow the page or try from a personal device, you should be able to see it. Also, some readers say they're not able to see it on Chrome, but they can on other browsers. You may be able to try that as well ◡̈ Please let me know if you have any questions!
Monday 6th of March 2023
I would love to use these printouts for my kids for spirit week at school. Thank you for sharing!
Monday 6th of March 2023
Great! 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 🙂