Every March, Read Across America inspires us to try our favorite Dr. Seuss science activities and Dr Seuss STEM activities. It’s always so much fun to pair a great book with a fun preschool science experiment. Combining literacy and science is perfect for hands-on learning that your kids will love to try again and again!
DR SEUSS ACTIVITIES: SCIENCE AND STEM
DR SEUSS SCIENCE
We are fortunate to live near the Springfield Museums in Massachusetts that boast the amazing Dr. Seuss memorial sculpture garden and the birthplace of Seuss himself. You can personally visit the Lorax, Yertle, Horton, and many more. Kids love the larger than life sculptures including my son!
The following Dr Seuss activities are great for a Dr Seuss theme at school or home or a special Dr Seuss birthday party. If you have a favorite book you don’t see listed below, can you come up with your own Dr Seuss STEM activity for it?
THE BEST DR SEUSS ACTIVITIES FOR SCIENCE AND STEM
DR SEUSS STEM ACTIVITIES
- Are you my mother? STEM Challenge: Build a Nest
- If I Ran The Zoo? STEM Challenge: An animal has escaped from the zoo, how will you get him back. Or research, design and build a new habitat for an animal.
- Yertle the Turtle STEM Challenge: Use green cups to stack tower of turtles. Draw or paste turtle cutouts on them.
- Horton Hears A Who STEM Challenge: Build a paper cup phone and test it.
- Horton Hatches An Egg STEM Challenge: Set up an egg drop challenge.
We love making slime, and this red and white slime activity is a fun way to pair science with a classic Dr Seuss book!
Our Cat In The Hat activity is a super simple STEM activity for kids. Easy to set up, kids will have a great time testing their design and engineering skills with red stacking cups.
Build your own Cat In The Hat patterns with LEGO. This makes a fun Dr Seuss math activity for kindergarteners & preschoolers!
THE LORAX ACTIVITIES
This Lorax craft with tie dye coffee filters is an easy STEAM activity. Learn about soluble science while creating fun Dr Seuss art. Hang these coffee filter art up in the windows for a simple sun catcher idea.
MORE THE LORAX ACTIVITIES:
The Lorax is also the perfect book to read around Earth Day! For more Earth Day ideas>>> Earth Day Activities for Kids
HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS ACTIVITIES
This Grinch science activity is another fun theme slime that goes along nicely with the Grinch’s heart.
BARTHOLOMEW AND THE OOBLECK ACTIVITIES
Have you ever made oobleck? It’s super easy and the perfect kitchen science activity to try at home or in the classroom. So combine this fun Dr Seuss book, with a Dr Seuss science activity and learn about Non-Newtonian fluids in the process.
MORE OOBLECK RECIPES:
- Candy Heart Oobleck
- Marbled Oobleck Slime
- Applesauce Oobleck
- Non-Newtonian Fluid Oobleck
- Winter Snowflake Oobleck
THE BUTTER BATTLE BOOK ACTIVITY
How do you like your toast? Butter side up or butter side down? Making butter with kindergarten to elementary kids is a great Dr Seuss activity and making homemade butter is not as difficult as you think.
GREEN EGGS AND HAM ACTIVITY
This Dr Seuss science experiment with baking soda and vinegar is a great Green Eggs and Ham activity!. Who doesn’t love a fun chemical reaction you can do in the kitchen while you make the real green eggs!
MORE FUN BAKING SODA EXPERIMENTS:
- Baking Soda Balloon Experiment
- Baking Soda and Vinegar Volcano
- Why Do Baking Soda and Vinegar React
- Homemade Love Potion For Kids
- How To Make Soda Bombs
- How To Make Slime With Baking Soda and Vinegar
- LEGO Volcano
ONE FISH TWO FISH RED FISH BLUE
Using candy fish is the perfect way to explore the science of solutions and enjoy a classic Dr. Seuss book, One fish two fish red fish blue fish, all in one! Find out whether sugar candy fish dissolve in water, oil or vinegar best!
HORTON HEARS A WHO ACTIVITY
Dr Seuss Science Idea: Hand your kid a magnifying glass and have them go investigating in the backyard! You can set up a one square foot project using string to mark off an area.
What tiny things can you find? Make sure to learn about what you find. You can use our Backyard Jungle Journal pages to record your observations too!
We really enjoyed exploring this Dr. Seuss book this past fall with all the fresh apples around! Check out our whole collection of fall STEM activities we created to go along with this classic Dr Seuss apple book.
PUT ME IN THE ZOO SLIME
Use our favorite basic slime recipe and add colorful pompoms!