Inside: 15 super Seuss learning games, inspired by our pick of the best Seuss books for kids.
Did you know March 2nd is Dr. Seuss’ birthday? So many of us grew up reading all about the nonsensical world of Seuss, filled with crazy creatures with astonishingly silly names! Seuss’ books are famous (and fabulous) for stretching the boundaries of the English language, and his use of rhyme, rhythm and repetition is super engaging for young children to listen to, and can also help build confidence in early readers. There is no denying, reading a Dr Seuss book is FUN!
Picking a favourite title might just have the potential to divide families – in our family every person has their very own favourite, and I love this list of the 25 best Dr Seuss books as shared by the teachers and parents who follow Childhood 101 – I admit I had not read all of those shared before collating that list! Mine, just in case you were wondering, is One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish.
So if you’d like to find fun and educational ways to celebrate the work of Dr Seuss on his birthday – or any day, you can’t go past this list of fifteen Seuss learning games. Combine these with your choice of activities from our funtastical Seuss art ideas and super Seuss sensory play ideas posts and you’ll have a sensational Seuss themed activity day all ready to go!
15 Seuss Learning Games
1. Truffula Tree Math Game via Inspiration Laboratories: A great hands on way to revise number recognition and counting or simple addition and subtraction.
2. Lorax Cause and Effect Matching Game via Inspiration Laboratories: A powerful tool for initiating discussions about the effects humans have on the environment, match the causal events and effects from The Lorax.
3. Dr. Seuss ABCs Gross Motor Game via 3 Dinosaurs: A great game to get kids moving to all of the letters of the alphabet.
4. ABC Scavenger Hunt via Kitchen Counter Chronicles: Send kids off on an alphabet hunt, you’ll love their creative finds! Great for early elementary/primary grades.
5. One Fish Two Fish Counting Game via Mama Miss: A simple, sweet printable counting game for preschoolers.
6. Yertle the Turtle Game via There’s Just One Mommy: A fun, hands-on counting game for young learners.
7. Hop on Pop Games via Coffee Cups and Crayons: Hop on Pop with a game of reading hopscotch or a simple DIY counting and number recognition board game.
8. Stacking the Cat’s Hats Cup Challenge via Little Bins for Little Hands: This super fun STEM challenge invites kids to stack cups into tall towers.
10. Pets Guessing Game via Play Teach Repeat: Younger learners will love this hands-on guessing game with animal figurines.
10. Ten Apples on Top Math & Movement Game via Still Playing School: A great way to get kids moving through math! Revise counting, number recognition and simple addition or subtraction on this giant (whole body!) number line.
11. The Lorax Sight Words Game via JDaniel4’s Mom: This simple DIY board game is great for revising sight words, spelling words or multiplication facts.
12. Animal Memory Game via Kitchen Counter Chronicles: So this P.D. Eastman book was edited by Dr Seuss but the simple matching game is a pretty cute idea and great for growing vocabulary – match each animal baby to its mama.
13. Dr. Seuss Simple Reading Game via There’s Just One Mommy: Read rhyming words (or CVC or sight words) in the search for Dr Seuss’ birthday cake…because cake is pretty motivating, right?!!
For even more fun ideas inspired by our favourite Dr Seuss books, check out these fun Seuss Writing Prompts to use with independent writers.