Enjoy rhyming sensory play with our Dr. Seuss rhymes sensory bin inspired by classic Dr. Seuss books including The Cat In The Hat, Hop on Pop, and Green Eggs and Ham. A sensory bin is a wonderful way to combine literacy with play for a truly joyful early childhood learning experience. Sensory activities are magical for young kids and can really bring books to life.


Dr. Seuss Sensory Bin Cat In The Hat Book Activity Rhyming Words


Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss! Did you know that Dr. Seuss lived right here in Springfield, Massachusetts when he was born! Hooray for us, since that’s where we live and we have a beautiful sculpture garden at the Springfield Museums complete with Horton, Lorax, Yertle and so many more! The museum and the sculpture garden is a must visit when it’s warm again!

Let’s celebrate with a Dr. Seuss sensory bin and practice Dr Seuss rhyming words too! My son has been big into rhyming anything and everything, and always points out how words rhyme in the Dr Seuss books we read!

Dr. Seuss sensory bin set up

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Dr. Seuss Rhymes Sensory Bin 

This Dr. Seuss sensory bin was a natural option to pair with these fun books! We have been enjoying The Cat In The Hat, Hop On Pop, and Green Eggs and Ham! Of course, I love occasions that call for colored rice, so I whipped up some red rice. I wanted to make the colored rice look like the awesome hat worn by the cat!

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Then I wrote Dr Seuss rhyming words for -at, -op, and -am on index cards, separating them by color. We are currently working on sounding out letters. I set out three containers for sorting and added some sparkly pompoms and a scoop for sensory bin play.

Close up below of our Dr. Seuss Sensory Bin and Dr Seuss Rhyming Words!

Dr. Seuss sensory bin close up of words

Make sure to sit down and read your favorite Dr. Seuss books together!

I had Liam sort the colors. Since we are still working on sounding out letters, this was an activity for us to work on together.  We spelled the words, sounded out the letters and made rhymes together! You can choose to keep this Seuss sensory bin even simpler and leave out the words and just enjoy the books with it!

dr seuss sensory bin sorting words

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Who wouldn’t want to swirl the red and white rice together in this Dr. Seuss sensory bin? My little Thing sure did! Plus he remarked how the pompoms looked like the cactus in Hop On Pop.

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  1. Green Eggs and Ham was my favorite book as a child. I remember choosing that book every night for my grandma to read. She suggested other books, but I always wanted that one read to me. Thanks for posting sensory activities for the Dr. Seuss books. I am planning on setting up an author study activity featuring Dr. Seuss and the activities are right on time to include some hands-on fun with my theme!!

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