Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!

Dr. Seuss put it best, “I am what I am! That’s a great thing to be! If I say so myself, happy birthday to me!”

Tuesday, March 2nd celebrate the 117th birthday of Dr. Seuss – one of our favorite authors, poets, illustrators, filmmakers and honorary doctors! Otherwise known as Theodor Seuss “Ted” Geisel, Dr. Seuss wrote and illustrated more than 60 books in his lifetime.

Dr. Seuss’ work has inspired generations of children, and adults, to let their imaginations run wild. His books and programs open up a world of exploration that makes reading, writing and the sciences fun and accessible for young learners – all while teaching important life lessons along the way.

In honor of one of the most timeless Dr. Seuss characters, The Cat in the Hat, follow below for articles, activities, crafts and games to celebrate this clever cat and all the things he knows about this and about that!


Learning with the Cat in the Hat

The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That! Ready to Learn Collection

Grades PreK-3
Nick and Sally, with The Cat’s guidance, model important Science and Engineering Practices, while engaging in investigations around Physical Science with Engineering concepts. This collection, from the CPB and PBS Ready to Learn Initiative, includes family and educator resources, games, videos and more!

Your Child’s a Poet, and Here’s How to Show It

Grades PreK-3
There’s a really easy way to spice up your child’s reading and writing routine: poetry! Sprinkling poems into your usual mix can keep reading time fresh while boosting literacy skills. Get inspired with a Dr. Seuss book, and then have your kids write some zany poetry of their own!

10 Books to Encourage Your Young Scientist

Grades PreK-3
If your child enjoys watching The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That!, head to your bookstore or library and check out these titles from “The Cat in the Hat Learning Library ®” — the book series that inspired the show!

Wonder, Observe, Experiment: Building Science Skills with The Cat in the Hat

Grades PreK-3
When Sally and Nick go on adventures with The Cat in the Hat, they get to practice three basic science skills: they wonder, they observe and they experiment. These habits are essential to the work of real scientists, and they build upon children’s natural desire to understand how the world works.


Activities, Games & Crafts

Horton Hears a Who Headpiece

Celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday with these Horton Hears a Who accessories!

The Cat in the Hat Invents App

In this free, downloadable app, your child can join Nick, Sally and the Cat in the Hat as they explore the world of science, customize a robot, and work through obstacles to overcome engineering challenges.

Builda-ma-loo Game

Explore art and engineering in this game where your child selects wheels to carry the builda-ma-loo art machine across various terrains.

Cat in the Hat Character Finger Puppets

Make Cat in the Hat finger puppets with this easy, printable template!

Printable Picture Frame

Help your child cut out this printable picture frame and paste it over a cool photo of their latest adventure!

Go on a Shape Hunt Adventure

Go on a shape hunt around your house, neighborhood, or town to teach your child about shapes.  If you look closely, you and your child will be amazed at how many shapes you find!


For even more hands-on activities and educational resources for young learners, go to the Cat in the Hat Collection on PBS Kids for Parents, or explore the PBS Kids The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That website for games and videos.

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