Celebrate Reading with Dr. Seuss and ‘Hats Off to Reading’ (Free Printable!) ​

Find activities that encourage and celebrate imagination!

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Spread of Dr. Seuss's birthday activity guide

When The Cat in the Hat was published in 1957, Dr. Seuss changed the way kids learn to read. Many teachers continue to celebrate his imagination and books every year on his birthday.

That’s why we’re thrilled that our friends at Random House Children’s Books have shared their Hats Off To Reading activity guide. The guide features several fun ideas for students in grades K-4 for celebrating Seuss’s birthday. The activities are adaptable to various ages and interests and can even be used during virtual/distance learning. Students can complete them individually, in groups, or as a class!

Find activities to encourage and celebrate imagination, including:

  • Change the Picture, which challenges students to create their own Seuss-inspired illustrations.
  • Have a Wild Party, which invites students to plan the party of their dreams.
  • Fun-in-a-Box, in which students design their own box of fun!
  • and more! 

You’ll even find door decorating and bulletin board ideas (use them for your virtual classroom too!) as well as a word count challenge to encourage reading. Want even more ideas and downloads? Visit their website!

This Hats Off To Reading activity guide is all you need to celebrate with your students. Get your copy right here. And don’t forget to share it with a friend!