March 2nd is fast approaching, better known as Read Across America Day. I have always loved Dr. Seuss’ books. I love the crazy made-up words and his wacky characters. So once I became a librarian I knew that I wanted to celebrate his birthday with my students. Over the years I have done all sorts of activities including poster contests, trivia games, guest readers and spirit days to name a few.
I am always looking for new ideas and I thought I would share with you a roundup of what I have found. I also created a list of some of the things I have done over the years as well as suggestions from my Staying Cool in the Library Facebook group. If you haven’t joined yet you definitely should. With over 3,000 members it is an invaluable resource for school librarians. You can download the list at the end of this post.
1. This first idea is just a picture I found on pinterest. I wish I could give credit to the person who came up with this. I have searched and searched and can not find who originally posted it. It’s an awesome Cat in the Hat book display. And if anyone knows the source please let me know!
From my TpT Store
- one page biography of Dr. Seuss’ life (a color and b/w version)
- 24 multiple choice task cards that review his life and some facts from his books
- A reader that reviews the same biographical information
- 6 graphic organizers and a reading log
I also have a fact and opinion task card or Scoot activity.