This collection of Dr. Seuss inspired activities gets kids moving!
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Dr. Seuss Inspired Movement Activities
Green Eggs and Ham
Practice gross motor skills while conducting a Green Eggs and Ham relay race.
Create an invitation to shake inspired by Green Eggs and Ham. (from The Good Long Road)
The Cat in the Hat
Go on a hat pattern hunt and measure with the cat’s hat!
Kite Rhyming Games Inspired by Cat in the Hat – practice rhyming words with this fun game. Grab a kite and run to the correct pile! (from Inspiration Laboratories)
The Foot Book
Try this Foot Book movement activity from Reading Confetti. Gets kids jumping in no time.
Or make an opposite foot trail inspired by the Foot Book. (from Growing Book by Book)
Mr. Brown Can Moo! Can You?
Mr. Brown Can Moo! Can you? inspired us to go on an outdoor sound hunt. What sounds can you hear? (Inspiration Laboratories)
Dr. Seuss’s ABC
Dr. Seuss’s ABC inspired 3 Dinosaurs to do an alphabet gross motor challenge. So fun!
Hop on Pop
Play Hop on Pop hopscotch and practice rhyming words.
A note from Megan:
I love that Dr. Seuss has inspired so many to read and am so thankful that I have had the opportunity to experience it first hand. I had never really loved his book, There’s a Wocket in My Pocket!, until one of my high school students, who had struggled with reading his whole life, rapped it for the elementary school kids at their school celebration.
This big, cool high schooler spent days practicing and totally rocked his performance! That day not only fostered a love of reading in the little kids who were attending, it made him and the other kids in my class love and value reading as well. Needless to say There’s a Wocket in My Pocket! had a very special place in my heart.
But I have to say the more I’ve learned about Dr. Seuss the more complicated my feelings about his books became. His early racist ads are quite shocking if you haven’t seen them yet and as I have read more about him the more I realized the racist overtones of some of his books. I personally have made the decision to no longer write book activities for his books. As Maya Angelou says, when we know better, we can do better and it no longer feels right for me.
We have a large collections of his books and I am not getting rid of them. But I will be teaching my kids more about his past including the racist parts. It’s important to know our history and the impact it’s had on others. And it’s important to me as a blogger to share things with you I would use in my own classroom or family.