42 Seussical Ways to Celebrate Dr. Seuss’s Birthday


Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!  Join in the fun and celebrate Dr. Seuss Birthday which this year is Monday, March 2nd.   You can celebrate at home or school by dressing up or making one of these Dr. Seuss crafts or activities together.  {so fun!}

Join in the obSEUSSion with these Dr. Seuss Crafts, free printables, party decorations, games, dress ups, printable quotes, food ideas, and desserts.

Dr. Seuss Day

Dr. Seuss Day is celebrated on {or around} Dr. Seuss’s birthday which is March Second.   It’s also the nation’s largest reading party, NEA’s Read Across America Day which this year is on March 2.  Across the country, students are busy decorating classroom doors, planning green eggs and ham breakfasts, and organizing reading pep rallies and flash mobs.

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Dr. Seuss Birthday

1.  Dr. Seuss’s The Cat in the Hat Birthday Party ~ This party has it all with Cat in the Hat coloring books for the crayon-aged guests, blue cream soda, ham and cheese sliders, and my favorite a framed button monogram as decor.

2.  Dr. Seuss Party on a Budget  ~ Such a great Dr. Seuss party with lots of great tips to throwing a party on a budget!  Your local craft store and teacher supply store will have most of the items.

3.  Dr. Seuss ABC Party ~ Hand drawn party decor and cut out ABC letters are some of the amazing DIY party decorations.

4.  Cat in the Hat Party Hat ~ Make a simple Cat in the Hat party hat using a red solo cup and white paint.  Easy peasy!

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Dr. Seuss Printable

5.  Dr. Seuss Invitations ~ These adorable Dr. Seuss party invitations are available in two options, with or without the Cat in the Hat.

6.  Dr. Seuss Cootie Catcher ~ A Dr. Seuss inspired printable fortune teller, a cootie catcher.

7.  Dr. Seuss Lollipop and Cupcake Toppers {free printable} ~ Decorate lollipops or cupcakes with these fabulous Dr. Seuss printables.

8.  Dr. Seuss Cupcake Toppers & Banner ~ Free cupcake toppers and party banner to download, print and decorate your party with.

9.  Dr. Seuss Juice Box Cover ~ Turn a juice box into a festive one for Dr. Seuss Day with these free juice box wrappers.

10.  Dr. Seuss Props {photo booth}  ~ Photo booth props are always a hit at any party!  These free files include speech bubbles, thing 1, thing 2, bowtie, lorax mustache, and blank bubbles.

11.  Dr. Seuss Day Bookmark {printable bookmark} ~ Commemorate Dr. Seuss’ birthday with a bookmark.  You can laminate them for better durability.

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Dr. Seuss Quotes Printable

12.  The Lorax Printable ~ Download, print and frame this festive Lorax printable.  It would be a fun decoration for celebrating Dr. Seuss’ birthday or as an inspirational quote for everyday. 

13.  Dr. Seuss Eye Chart ~ This adorable 8 x 10 Dr. Seuss Eye Chart printable is available in four colors, pink, orange, blue and green.

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Birthday Party

14.  The Lorax Party {Birthday Themes} ~ “A Thneed’s a Fine-Something-That-All-People-Need!”  You will “need” to re-create this party when you see how amazing it is.  It’s fun, full of color, Truffula trees, Bar-ba-Loots, and of course, the Lorax.

15.  Dr. Seuss Party Ideas ~ A colorful Dr. Seuss dessert table decorated with wrapping paper, polka dot balloons, paper fans and book cover cut outs.

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Birthday Signs

16.  Dr. Seuss Welcome Sign ~ Welcome party guests with this fun sign that features individual arrows pointing in different directions.

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Birthday Decorations

17. Playful Cat in the Hat First Birthday {centerpiece ideas} ~ Stacked pots and pinwheels make an adorable centerpiece for any type of Dr. Seuss party found on Hostess with the Mostess.

18.  Dr. Seuss Party Centerpiece ~ This fabulous video tutorial shows you how to make this festive balloon centerpiece using the free printable graphics and foam core board.

19.  One Fish Centerpieces ~ A simple centerpiece idea for any Dr. Seuss inspired party.  Aren’t they adorable how the fish line up?!

20.  DIY Truffula Trees ~ Learn how to make truffula trees for your next Dr. Seuss inspired party using pool noodles and feather boas.

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Dr. Seuss Birthday Activities

21.  The Lorax Party Mask {activities for preschool} ~ These Lorax masks are perfect for party favors or as a mask for celebrating Dr. Seuss’  birthday.  A wooden frog base from Joann’s was transformed with yellow foam sheets.  You would never know it started out as a frog.  {{wink}}

22.  There’s a Wocket in My Pocket ~ Cute and fun activity to celebrate Dr. Seuss. There’s a Wocket in my Pocket lacing and drawing activity.

23.  Dr. Seuss Activity Blocks {tutorial} ~ These activity blocks are fun for all ages.  There are 6 activities including a word search, puzzle, look alike, color naming, counting fish and body part mix-up.

24.  The Lorax Handprint Art ~ Using your children’s handprints you can make a fun Lorax Artwork using yellow handprints for the mustache and thumbprints for the eyebrows.

25.  Non-Newtonian Fluid {Oobleck} ~ A fun hands-on activity for kids using cornstarch, water and food coloring.  After all, what child doesn’t like to get their hands sticky?!

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Dr. Seuss Crafts

26.  Dr. Seuss Cat in the Hat Craft {puppet crafts} ~ Celebrate Dr. Seuss’s birthday with this fun pipe cleaner kids crafts.  This craft is great for children of all ages, including teenagers.

27.  Cat in the Hat Pop-Up Puppet {puppet template} ~ If you love toilet paper roll projects then you are in luck with this fabulous Dr. Seuss puppet tutorial.  Download and print the free puppet template and transform your tp roll into this fun puppet.

28.  Thing 1 & Thing 2 ~ I just adore these Thing 1 and Thing 2 characters with their blue pom pom hair!  They’re definitely a creative way to transform wooden clothespins.

29.  Lorax Felt Storyboard ~ Make a fun storyboard for children using an embroidery hoop and felt.  Kids love changing the storyboard around.

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Dress Up Ideas

30.  Dr. Seuss Costumes {hat craft} ~ “Say! I like Green Eggs and Ham! I do! I like them Sam I Am!” How adorable are these Dr. Seuss costumes?!  They are made from mostly felt.

31.  The Lorax Costume ~ Anyone can pull together this fantastic Lorax costume.  You don’t even have to sew.  If you already have a bright orange sweatshirt or hat you’re set.  If you don’t try a sporting goods store, hunting section.

32.  Thing 1 & Thing 1 Costumes {shirts} ~ A great Halloween and birthday costume for the kids–especially if you have twins! This Thing 1 & Thing 2 costume literally cost me a little over $2 for the two shirts. (I had the pants on hand and made the wig for $2 each in another project tutorial.) This costume is super cute, super cheap, and easy…and when the party is over, you can re-use the shirts!

33.  I Can Read With My Eyes Shut Glasses ~ Make reading glasses with pipe cleaner to wear while reading along to the book, I Can Read With My Eyes Shut!

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Party Food Ideas

34.  Dr Seuss Snacks {birthday snacks} ~ How fun are these Green Eggs & Ham and the Cat in the Hat Smoothie?!  Mini nutter butters were used for the Green Eggs and a strawberries and apple juice for the Cat in the Hat smoothie.

35.  Cat in the Hat Snacks ~ Sliced bananas and strawberries layered on a skewer for a fun and easy Cat in the Hat snack.

36.  Dr. Seuss’ Sneetches Cupcakes ~ Yellow cupcakes are decorated with yellow star tipped frosting and topped with a green fruit roll up star.

37.  Dr. Seuss Cookies ~ Colorful cookies with sprinkles that are sure to bring a smile to anyone’s face.  Use the Lofthouse recipe provided or you can buy the premade sugar cookie dough.

38.  Green Eggs and Ham Donuts ~ Throwing a Dr. Seuss party for your little guy or gal? Then this post is perfect! These green eggs and ham donuts are adorable and look really difficult to create, but with the help of this great tutorial it’’s easy!

39.  Cat in the Hat Cookies ~ No baking required for these adorable cookies!  An oreo cookie is used for the base and red gummy lifesavers for the hat.

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Birthday Favors

40.  How to Make Truffula Tree Pencils {favors} ~ So you’’ve watched Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax and fell in love with the Truffula trees. You can’’t bring one home from the movie theater but you can get some Truffula pencils. They are just like the Truffula trees, only better because you can make them yourself. Check out this tutorial to learn how.

41.   “I’m Clark” Party Favor ~ Send party guests home with a “Clark” fish from the book The Cat in the Hat.

42.  Dr. Seuss Bingo ~ Two free printable games that include bingo and matching.  Use red and blue m&m’s for markers.


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