Hop on Pop Dr. Seuss Games

Dr. Seuss’ birthday is coming up at the end of the month and we have gone Seuss-crazy!  He is this month’s Virtual Book Club for Kids featured author and I cannot wait to see all of the Dr. Seuss games and activities that everyone comes up with.  We have a bunch of our favorite Dr. Seuss ideas to share over the next couple of weeks and have chosen Hop on Pop (Bright & Early Board Books(TM))as our book for today!

Hop on Pop Hopscotch: A Dr Seuss Game from Coffee Cups and Crayons

Hop on Pop is one of my kids’ favorites, they love the rhyming text.  So we used some of the rhyming words to play Hop on Pop Hopscotch!

How to Play Hop on Pop Hopscotch:

  • Instead of numbers I wrote some of the rhyming words in the squares for the kids to read as they played.
  • Then I used a permanent marker to draw Pop from the story on a rock.
  • The kids tossed the rock on one of the squares and then read the words as they hopped, making sure not to hop on Pop!

My 4 year old loves that he can sound out CVC words so we played a couple times with different sets of short vowel words.  My 3 year old is learning her letters so she pointed out the letters she knew as she jumped instead.

Dr. Seuss Math Game: Hop on Pop Counting Game from Coffee Cups and CrayonsThen we practiced identifying numbers and counting with a homemade Hop on Pop Dr. Seuss game.  We have been playing with an alphabet sticky wall after seeing it on Toddler Approved and the foam board with contact paper on it is perfect for creating your own board games.

How to Make a Hop on Pop Math Game:

  • Tape contact paper onto a large piece of foam board.  Make sure the sticky side it facing out.
  • Cut out 25 paper circles and number them with a marker.  I used a 2 inch hole punch.
  • Draw Pop from the story on three white circles.
  • Place the circles in order on the sticky board. Insert the 3 Pop circles into the line up wherever you choose.
  • Have each player grab a small toy or different colored Lego to use as a marker.
  • The kids roll the dice and take turns moving around the board.
  • If they land on Pop they have to go back and start at the beginning.  We had lots of fun yelling out, “Stop! You must not hop on Pop!” whenever this happened.

This Dr. Seuss math game was fun and full of learning.  The preschoolers got to practice taking turns, identifying numbers, counting, and adding.  And because we made it on the sticky board we can take everything off and switch it around as often as we would like.

What fun activities have you done with Dr. Seuss books?

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  1. Erica Mack says


    My name is Erica from Columbia , Maryland. I’m currently majoring in Early Childhood Development. I ‘m so impress with your website and the activities you have created along with the Dr.Seuss books are awesome! I’m going to try the foot movement , and I will post back how it went. Thanks for sharing your idea :-)

  2. Leslie Guhl says

    For the board hop-on-pop game I overlapped the circles a bit to make it more clear to the preschoolers what the next letter would be.


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