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Free Printable Dr Seuss Hats For Kids

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 the free resources in black and white to 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

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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!).

We hope these hats also bring excitement for reading into your home or classroom. They’re perfect for some family fun and would be a great way to celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday!

And come on, just look at how cute the Lorax is. How adorable would this Dr. Seuss headband look on your child’s head?!

Just print out these Dr. Seuss hat craft templates and attach the headband strips to the left and right side of the hat. You can use some tape or hot glue to secure them in place.

We like to keep the headbands adjustable, so only attach one end of each strip to the hat and then use paper clips to fasten them around your kid’s head.

Colored in Lorax headband with Thing 1 and Horton headband in the background

Dr. Seuss Template Notes

Inside the free printable template, we’ve included two hat headband 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. Just print them onto white craft paper and have your little ones color them in. Having both options is great for adaptive learning and allows for personalization!

Whichever way you decide to print them out, we’re sure they’ll be a huge hit. Don’t forget to enter your email in the form at the end of this page to get your free instant downloads!

Thing 1 and The Lorax headbands

What To Wear For Dr. Seuss Day

There are so many fun ways to bring the whimsical world of Dr. Seuss to life on this special day! Along with our adorable character headbands, you can encourage your kids to dress up as their favorite Dr. Seuss character, whether it’s the Cat in the Hat, Thing 1 and Thing 2, or the Lorax. 

You can also have them wear bright and colorful clothes, just like the illustrations in his books! This is a super simple and easy way to celebrate the day without any extra planning or preparation. 

These Dr. Seuss shirts for kids tick all the boxes – they’re fun, colorful, and feature quotes and images straight from the books. We love how they can be worn all year round, too, not just on Dr. Seuss Day. Your kiddos will love showing off their love for Dr. Seuss with these cute T-shirts!

Children’s Books Ideas

Aside from settling down with a good book, you can introduce your children to the world of literature with some awesome interactive fun activities! Kids love it 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 to read at home or add to your lesson plans!

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 and will soon become your kid’s new favorite book!

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.

lorax headband on boy

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 visual arts 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.

Dr Seuss kids crafts image collage

Pete The Cat Headband Craft – This printable craft is purr-fect for any ‘Pete The Cat’ fans in your life! With just a few supplies, kids can make a fun cat 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 Dr. Seuss Cat in the Hat story 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 elementary math skills with these Dr. Suess color by numbers. They are a great educational activity for kids to work on their counting, identify colors, and learn more about numbers. These are some of our favorite Dr. Seuss activities because they are no-prep and tons of fun!

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.

thing 1 or thing 2 headband

These polar bear cutting activity pages perfectly complement the book ‘Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear?’ They’re an easy prep activity that makes learning fun! Your kids can practice their scissor skills and dive into some immersive learning 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 cute activity is also great for working on letter recognition, patterns, counting, and promoting independent work.

horton headband

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Monday 10th of June 2024

Unfortunately I can’t find the Printable hats


Monday 10th of June 2024

Since you’re a subscriber, you just need to click the “Click Here To Get Your Freebie” image at the end of the post and then enter your email in the form. After that, it’ll automatically redirect you to the download page ◡̈


Wednesday 1st of May 2024

This is super cute we are having Dr. Seuss themed Hospital week at work and this printable hat would be perfect


Thursday 2nd of May 2024

Thanks! So glad you can use it!

Sarah Psaros

Tuesday 30th of April 2024

Love it


Wednesday 1st of May 2024

So glad you enjoyed it! Thanks for the kinds words!


Sunday 21st of April 2024

Love it!


Monday 22nd of April 2024

Thanks ◡̈


Friday 8th of March 2024

lovely activity


Friday 8th of March 2024

So glad you like it!

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