30 Dr. Seuss Inspired Science Activities

I always love Dr. Seuss inspired science ideas and I think kids do, too. Check out this collection of science activities inspired by Dr. Seuss books. You’ll find activities that practice measuring, graphing, and observation skills, explore baking soda and vinegar, and lots more!  Amazon affiliate links are included in this post. Click on the picture of the book.

Dr. Seuss Inspired Science Activities

Dr. Seuss Inspired Science Activities

The Foot Book


Practice measuring with the Foot Book at Inspiration Laboratories.

Explore footprints in the snow with Rainy Day Mum.

Make fizzy footprints like Toddler Approved.

Wacky Wednesday

Use Wacky Wednesday to practice observation skills. Edventures for Kids shows us how.

Creekside Learning and Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas also have suggestions for setting up your own Wacky Wednesday.

One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish

Practice graphing with colorful goldfish crackers. Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas has a printable for you.

The Cat in the Hat

Play a Cat in the Hat style balancing game and use the cat’s hat for a mystery bag. Learners in Bloom has the details.

Observing patterns is a great science skill. Practice making patterns with cat’s hat. Teach Preschool shows us how.

Use the cat’s hat to do some non-standard measurement. {from Coffee Cups and Crayons}

Mr. Brown Can Moo! Can You?

Go on a sound hunt inspired by Mr. Brown Can Moo! Can You? (from Inspiration Laboratories)

Try one of these sound activities from PreKinders.

The Shape of Me and Other Stuff

Explore shadows and talk about the shape of objects. (from Fantastic Fun and Learning)

Explore shapes by making sunprints of different objects. (from Cutting Tiny Bites)

The Lorax

Make gluppity glup and schloppity schlop and don’t forget the building materials. {from Learn Play Imagine}

Make your own whisper-ma-phone from Science Sparks plus lots of other ideas that pair well with The Lorax.

Lemon Lime Adventures has several science ideas for The Lorax. I particularly like the Truffula Tree Cutters engineered with Lego and the planting seeds projects.

Also check out The Lorax Project from Seussville for conservation ideas, games, and activities.

Horton Hears a Who

Work on sorting, making patterns, and graphing with this clover activity from Not Just Cute.

In the Dr. Seuss Speck Discovery Lab, practice observation skills and using a magnifying glass (as well as fine motor skills). (Inner Child Fun for Melissa and Doug)

Scrambled Eggs Super

Learn about birds in your area. Then, design your own eggs and birds that hatch from them in this fun activity from Happy Birthday Author.

Green Eggs and Ham

Set up a taste test to teach children about making prediction and bias or pre-judging. (from Finding the Teachable Moments)

It’s also fun to make your own green eggs and ham (omelettes) without food coloring. Inspiration Laboratories has the recipe.

Yertle the Turtle

Stack turtles and practice balancing them. JDaniel4’s Mom makes her balancing turtles out of cardboard.

My Very Educated Mother painted stone turtles for her stacking game.

We made Yertle and his friends out of egg cartons (and used them for counting practice).

Bartholomew and the Oobleck

Oobleck is my favorite sensory science experience. Just mix equal parts cornstarch and water (or a little less water) and you’ll have a great squishy concoction that behaves like a solid as long as you are applying a stress to it (bouncing it around) and like a liquid when you let it go. See 4 versions of oobleck we’ve made below.

Do you have any Dr. Seuss inspired science activities? I’d love to hear about them!

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