Kids Frugal Fun Dr. Seuss Activities

Every week Sharon from MomonDealz brings us a  kids craft that is fun, educational, and frugal. Dr. Seuss’s birthday is March 2nd and my son really loves these popular books. I always had a great time incorporating this day in my classroom and am really excited to now get to do Seuss themed crafts with my children. For the picture frame above, I simply took pictures of the boys reading and then added a Dr. Seuss quote at the top and the word “READ” at the bottom.

One Fish, Two Fish Hand Print Fish

Construction paper


1. Paint your child’s hand and have them put their prints all over the paper. We did a red fish and blue fish in reference to the book and my 3 year old also insisted on a yellow fish!

2. Add eyes and a mouth to your fish. Then add anything else your child would like. Will wanted our fish to have bubbles but you could add stars or hats to the fish to coincide with the book.

Educational Activites: Instead of giving you different ideas for school subjects, I thought it would be more fun to give you different crafts for Dr. Seuss books.

  • One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish: Divide a piece of paper into 8 squares and put random numbers in each square. Give your child goldfish and have them put the correct number of fish in each square.
  • Green Eggs and Ham-Create crafts from egg cartons like this Egg Carton Game or simply enjoy a lunch or dinner of green eggs and ham!
  • The Foot Book -Trace your child’s foot onto paper and cut it out. Use to “measure” things around the house. This is a great way to teach nonstandard measurement.
  • Dr. Seuss’s ABC-Make an ABC book with your child. Have your child illustrate things around the house that start with each letter or they can cut pictures out of magazines for each letter.
  • The Lorax -Discuss with your child the ways to protect the Earth including recycling and reusing materials. Complete a craft using materials around the home such as this Paper Towel Plane!

I originally saw the fish handprint craft here.

About the author: I’m a 30-something mom to three, brand ambassador. content creator, social media maven, blogger extraordinaire, earth lover, butcher, baker, candlestick maker (or something along those lines) – love word games, crafting, cake decorating or shooting pictures.

15 comments… add one
  • I love how you included the educational section into the projects.
  • thanks for sharing these
  • The The Foot Book sounds fun. Thank you for sharing :)
  • I LOVE the hand painted fishies!! Sooo cute!
  • Gabriella and I did this... I am going to frame it!!! ;0)
  • Great ideal for the grandkids
  • What a great idea, I never would have thought of that! Thanks so much, we're doing this immediately! ;)
  • These are good ideas for little kids!:)
  • How fun!! My daughter has had "Dr Suess Week" all week at her school and has been doing lots of Dr. Suess activities as well. She's been dressing up for various Dr. Suess books as well! :)
  • I just love Dr Seuss and the one fish two fish hand fish is such a cute idea. I can't wait to watch The Lorax. I think I'll probably like it as much as the kids lol I can remember taking a car load of kids to the drive in movies to see Dr Seuss Horton hear's a Who and I had a blast with the kids watching it. Back then you had to pay for adults but children 12 and under were free so I would fill the vehicle with kids and off we would go. They still do that today at the Drive-in at Skowhegan Maine. What a deal and lot's of fun :)
  • cute ideas for some fun projects with the kids. :) Perfect for Dr. Seuss birthday celebrations
  • Cute ideas! I love Dr. Seuss week :)
  • How fun! So excited to have some Dr. Seuss fun with my little girl.
  • This is such a cute idea! I think I'm going to do the framed "read" for my daughter's room. :)
  • These all sound like so much fun.

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