10 Dr. Seuss STEM Activities For The Imaginative Classroom

It is true that Dr. Seuss books are a childhood staple for many people.

The books are highly nostalgic for many of us – and it is for this reason that as parents, we really want to pass on the tradition of reading these books to our own children. 

10 Dr. Seuss STEM Activities For The Imaginative Classroom

However, the magic of Dr. Seuss is that it can extend further than this.

If you are a teacher, then you can also find fun and innovative ways to include Dr. Seuss’ works in your lessons.

You can do this in a way that will keep the kids engaged and excited to be in the classroom.

So, read on to learn more about our top 10 Dr. Seuss STEM activities!

1. Starting Off With Some Seuss Sudoku

If you are keen to get some Seuss into your Math lessons – then the perfect way to do this is to incorporate Dr.

Seuss into your Sudoku activities. This is a skill that takes time to hone, and it can be a super useful skill to teach children.

The best way to teach this to kids is through the incorporation of pictures rather than using numbers – and these pictures can be of the most iconic Dr. Seuss characters out there.

2. Having Fun With Fruit

A classic STEM activity that kids are guaranteed to enjoy is the apple boat activity.

This is a fun and engaging activity that will allow kids to test different sizes of apples and materials and they will be able to see if they can float in the water, or if they sink in the water.

This is something that you can incorporate Dr. Seuss characters into – for instance, Sam-I-Am and Guy-Am-I could be the perfect candidates for this activity.

We don’t think you’ll be testing whether or not green eggs and ham can float – but you could always make objects look like green eggs and ham.   

3. Getting The Cat In The Hat Involved

Arguably one of the most popular Dr. Seuss books, The Cat in The Hat is a great character to incorporate into STEM activities.

The cup stacking game is a great way to get kids learning through play, and they can experiment with how tall they can stack multiple cat’s hats (or in this case, plastic cups) on top of each other.

You will need varieties of sizes of cups in order to do this, along with some paper squares.

4. The Butter Battle Bonanza

If you want to take your STEM lessons up a level, then you should definitely consider including this homemade butter activity.

You will need heavy whipping cream and some kind of storage container to do this. You simply fill the container halfway and then put the lid on the container and shake it.

In fact, it might be better to use a mason jar just so that it is easier for the kids to grab onto and shake.   

The science behind this is all about what happens to the heavy whipping cream – and the fun part is the shaking process for sure!

5. Making The Lorax’s Planet Out Of Slime

It’s true, kids love slime – and this is something that you could bring to the classroom, seeing as it can be especially messy to have at home.

Slime is something that provides the ideal sensory experience, and it can relate back to the Lorax’s planet by using green and blue to get the colors just right. 

6. Patterns Inspired By Dr. Seuss

We can all agree that when we think of Dr. Seuss, the iconic red and white striped pattern comes to mind.

This is something that can be included in class – by using LEGO bricks and getting the kids to create the pattern.

This will allow the kids to be creative and also to learn how to follow instructions. 

7. How Can You Create Oobleck In The Classroom?

Making Oobleck in the classroom is a great way to pay homage to the Bartholomew and the Oobleck novel. All you need to do this is cornstarch and water.

Oobleck is a great way of teaching about solids and liquids – because Oobleck happens to be a bit of both.

8. The Lorax Tie Dye Fun

Using coffee filters, children can tie dye colors that are inspired by the fun and lively world of the Lorax – and this is super fun and easy for kids to do.

They just have to draw on the coffee filter with felt markers, and then, using a spray bottle, they spray the filter so that the colors run and become a tie dye pattern.

You could even make coffee filter flowers out of this too. 

9. One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish

This Dr. Seuss’ book is the perfect way for kids to practice their counting – and the use of the colorful fish is a great way to keep them engaged in the activity.

You could create a worksheet and get them to do cutting and sticking, or this is something that could be done virtually.  

10. Green Eggs And Ham SNAP!

You can get the kids to draw and cut out ten green eggs and ten green hams.

Then, the kids can write the numbers 1-10 on them, and the way that the game of snap would work is by testing their addition.

The challenge could be for the pairs to equate to ten, and this is a game that the kids would be able to play in pairs.

In Conclusion

Overall, it is clear that there are a whole host of fun and exciting ways that you can incorporate Dr. Seuss into your STEM classroom activities.

Helena Waters