20 Cat in the Hat Activities to Celebrate Dr. Seuss’s Birthday!

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Dr. Seuss’s birthday is March 2 and schools across America are getting Dr. Seuss crafty! Be sure to include some of these 20 fun Cat in the Hat activities in your weekly activities planner as you’re planning them out for the week!

I have been incredibly honored to share fun learning activities over on PBS Parents Adventures in Learning blog this past year and am incredibly excited to bring PBS KIDS over here, as our sponsor, to share with some very fun ways to celebrate Dr. Seuss’s birthday all week long, alongside new episodes of The Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That! PBS KIDS is hosting a “Birthday Cat-ebration” in honor of Dr. Seuss, kicking off with a full hour of new episodes on Monday, March 3rd!

Special ways to celebrate Dr. Seuss's Birthday. 20 Cat in the Hat activities!

The Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That! is designed to encourage kids to explore the wonders of the natural world through curiosity. Science learning for kids begins with wondering and asking questions. With the Cat in the Hat as their guides, Nick and Sally travel far and wide to make discoveries about the world around them.

Let’s join the Cat in the Hat in their explorations and make discoveries through crafts, learning activities and some just plain fun!

20 Cat in the Hat activities for the kids to create, learn and have fun!

They’re going to end up loving the one and only Cat in the Hat if they don’t already!

Fun Cat in the Hat crafts to celebrate Dr. Seuss's Birthday! 20 Cat in the Hat Activities!

Get Cat in the Hat Crafty!

  1. Adorable handprints turned into Thing 1 and Thing 2. From Little Warriors
  2. Such a cute hat craft! Upcycle a tin can into a Cat in the Hat pencil holder! From Obseussed
  3. Make Cat in the Hat Maskes! From Like Mama like Daughter
  4. Print out this free printable for the kids to color in the hat! From Brilliant Beginnings Preschool
  5. Toddlers and even babies can make this sticky Cat in the Hat hat! From the House of Burke.
  6. Create and play with cat whiskers! From Kindergarten is Crazy
  7. Thing 1 and Thing 2 simple craft puppets! From Creative Family Fun
  8. Create an abstract and fun Cat in the Hat hat. From The Chocolate Muffin Tree

Learning activities to go with the Cat in the Hat! 20 Cat in the Hat Activities!

Learning with the Cat in the Hat!

  1. The Cat’s hat is perfect for patterning! From Teach Preschool
  2. After patterning with the Cat’s hat, write word families and rhyming words on it. From Kindergarten Doodles
  3. Set up the Cat’s hat to sort word families and rhyming! From The Pleasantest Thing
  4. Set up a rhyming game with toys from around the house! From Mom’s Tot School
  5. Make the Cat in the Hat using simple shapes! From Kindergarten Chronicles
  6. The Cat’s hat can be used as a non-standard measuring unit too! From Coffee Cups and Crayons
  7. Print out this free printable to fill in the words, as well as rhyming! From Get into Homeschooling

Fun activities to celebrate the Cat in the Hat! 20 Cat in the Hat Activities!

Just have fun with the Cat the Hat!

  1. Dress up! I made this Cat in the Hat costume for Henry on Halloween. Its made completely of felt with safety pins to hold it in place. Some black pants and the Dr. Seuss hat to complete the look.
  2. Take goofy pictures of how the Cat in the Hat looks with everything all stacked up! From Mom’s Tot School
  3. Make Dr. Seuss a birthday cake! Okay, this one may be out of our league (even mine and I’m a cake decorator), but a fun sheet cake with some red and white stripes would be fun too! From Crumbs and Doilies
  4. Celebrate Dr. Seuss’s birthday with a party and have snacks! These jello hats are adorable and look easy to make! From Bless This Mess Please

Read Books and Watch the new Cat in the Hat Episodes!

Of course, break out all the Dr. Seuss books you have and read them!

Turn the television to the PBS KIDS “Birthday Cat-ebration” and watch new episodes of The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That! all week long.  There’s an hour-long special on Monday, March 3rd, and 2 more new episodes on Tuesday and Wednesday.

These four new episodes (two on Monday, one each on Tuesday and Wednesday) follow the Cat, Nick, and Sally as they explore a variety of animal attributes: from the benefits of crickets’ chirps and birds’ feathers, to the mimic octopus’ remarkable ability to imitate other sea creatures. Viewers will also learn how glass is made, how multi-legged creatures walk, and how cotton is spun into fabric.

As part of the “Cat-ebration,” PBS KIDS is launching a new, mobile-friendly The Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That! game called “Marbleous Marvel Coaster”

“Marbleous Marvel Coaster” allows kids to create their own Seussian rollercoasters using open-ended play and engineering skills.


What’s your favorite way to celebrate Dr. Seuss?

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  1. Melissa Smith says

    I read at least one Dr. Seuss book to my kids every night. It’s so funny when they have the story memorized & start “reading” along. But I’ll definitely have to try some of your ideas out, my kids would totally love it!

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