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Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss!!

Posted by on 1 March 2011

To celebrate the birthday of Dr. Seuss, I have several printables to share with you.  His birthday is Wednesday, 2 March.  I hope that gives you enough time to use it and for the kids to have fun with it!!

I’ve created several new items this year and I’ve updated a couple from last year.  They all very in age/grade level, so there’s something for everyone!!  I’m going to give you a brief title and description of each one and then you can go download what you want.  I do hope you can use most, if not all of them!!

First of all, from last year, there is a Dr. Seuss calendar set.  This has a variety of characters from his books.  There’s also a Counting the Cat’s Hats, which are 3-part cards.  Next is The Shape of Thing 1 and Thing 2.  They’re 2-part cards for matching shape to shape word.  Finally from last year is The Colors of the Lorax’s Truffle Trees.  These are also 2-part cards for matching the color of the truffle tree to the color word.

For this year, I really wanted to use the books of Dr. Seuss….and I did just that!!  First is a The Books of Dr. Seuss Cards (and box).  These can be used for memory match, “Go Fish”, and “Old Maid”.  I even added an extra card for the “old maid”!!  There’s The Books of Dr. Seuss Pattern Strips that feature several patterns like AB, AAB, ABBC, and a variety more.  I also did a Magnifying the Books of Dr. Seuss, where the kids use a magnifying glass to look at the tiny image and then match the full size image to it.  Finally, there’s The Books of Dr. Seuss Sudoku.  This is a simple version for the little ones!!  You can get all these free downloads below.

I also made a couple character related activities.  First up are 2 sets of counting strips for 10 Apples Up On Top.  One, is a counting strip where they add the number of apples on their heads.  The second, the apples are up on top and they color the number of apples indicated.  Their download is below. 

You’ll also find Dr. Seuss tic-tac-toe with 2 game boards and a variety of tokens.  Finally, there is A Rainbow of Eggs and Ham.  These are 2-part cards for matching the color of the eggs and ham to the color word….and they do feature Sam I Am!!

Now if you’re interested in the “Books of Dr. Seuss” materials, just click to….


If you’d like to download the activities for Ten Apples Up On Top, just click to….


**PLEASE NOTE: Dr. Seuss, Books, and Characters © Seuss Enterprises – I in no way lay claim to ownership of the character, images, books, or anything else pertaining to Dr. Seuss.  These printables are for educational purposes only!!**

One final note for these materials.  I plan on creating a couple more things this week for Dr. Seuss’ birthday.  I know this is a theme that many are working on right now.  So please, be sure to check back and look for updates to this post!!

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Update 1: I know, the week is almost over and I’m just now getting to add my reader exclusive for Dr. Seuss.  Just been a busy week and I couldn’t get time to work on things I wanted.  It’s here now though!!  The first reader exclusive is Green Eggs and Ham Counting 0-20 Cards (& Envy).  It’s played like memory match where the player chooses to match the number of dots, numeral, or number word.  They could also play to match all 3!!  I also included an envelope to store the cards in.  Oh, and I forgot the best part of all… hubby drew the graphics for these cards for me!!  They’re great and I hope that you enjoy the game that I made with them.  To download this, just click here.  I still intend on getting one more reader exclusive game up, so that only leaves tomorrow.  No promises, but I’m going to try my best!!

Update 2: I know the week is over that everyone pretty much focuses on Dr. Seuss, but I made this and really want to share it.  I’m really happy with how it turned out.  It’s There’s a Wocket in My Pocket! Color Match Pockets.  The player matches the color on the Wocket to the matching pocket.  I created this in 2 versions.  One is a very bright and colorful background and the other is just a white background for low ink usage (identified by LO).  I really hope that you can use these now….or in the future and that the kids really have fun with them.  You can find this file folder game (ffg) here.

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8 Responses to Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss!!

  1. Eric

    I looked at all the activities you have provided and they are great. My family loves celebrating Dr. Seuss’s birthday. It is so exciting to see so many people excited about a day of reading. Looking forward to tomorrow!

    Here is how my family celebrated:

  2. Shauna

    Wow, awesome games Elaine! You’are amazing!

  3. Carla Vied

    I was very excited to find your site with Dr. Seuss games for preschoolers. The problem is I can’t find any of the downloads. I am really interested in the “There’s a Wocket in my Pocket.” Please let me know how I can download all of your Dr. Seuss materials.

    Carla Vied
    Head Start Preschool Teacher

    • Elaine

      Carla, I’ve made all my files “private” so that they can’t be downloaded after a certain amount of time. However, I’m doing a week of Dr. Seuss on the blog where I now share my printables (this blog is more for my personal life, photography, and so on now). You can click my button in the right hand column to visit “The Schoolhouse” ( and I just might re-release the “Wocket” printables this week!!

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