Let’s celebrate one of our favorite books today with Cat in the Hat crafts & activities for kids! Dr. Seuss is an amazing author beloved by kids of all ages. Older children, young children, even adults. I don’t know anyone who doesn’t recognize Cat’s iconic bow time and the white and red stripes on his hat. Whether it is Dr. Seuss’s birthday or any book day, we have gathered the best Dr. Seuss day crafts and activities for home or in the classroom.

12 cat in the hat activities for kids to celebrate Dr. Suess Birthday - Text created to look like the book cover for Cat in the Hat on yellow background
Let’s have some Cat in the Hat fun today!

Cat In The Hat Craft and Activity Ideas

Dr. Seuss is one of our favorite authors. For our early readers, he brings a sense of magic and wonder to the world!   The Cat-in-the-hat series have been memorized.

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In honor of Dr. Seuss’s birthday on March 2nd, here are a DOZEN of the best Cat-in-the-Hat activities that we found online. This post contains affiliate links.

Cat in the Hat Crafts & Activities for Kids

1. Cat In The Hat Snack

Dr. Seuss Cat in the Hat Fruit Snack with strawberries and bananas on a stick
Enjoy a sweet Cat in the Hat snack! It looks just like Cat’s hat! You don’t need a Cat in the Hat template for this one! Just some fruit, a stick, and an appetite!

Make a fun fruity, after-school snack using bananas and strawberries on a skewer to be “Cat in the Hat’s hat”. Before you start a Cat in the Hat craft, try this Cat in the Hat snack!

2. Silly Cat In The Hat Sweets

Oreos, red gummy lifesavers and icing make some fun silly hats when stacked together. via The Frugal Navy Wife

3. Cat In The Hat Family Photo Shoot

Cat in the hat photo shoot against a white sheet with a boy holding silly things from the cat in the hat book
Use your favorite Dr. Seuss books as inspiration for a photo shoot! What a great way to celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday!

Have a silly photo shoot with your kiddos, reenacting their favorite scenes from the Cat-in-the-Hat stories. via Adventures at Home with Mum.

4. Green Eggs and Ham Lunch

Looking for a healthy Dr. Suess inspired snack?? Try these Green eggs and ham, mozzarella and tomato hats, and silly fish from Anders Ruff.

5. Cat In The Hat Counting Game

Red and white paper cat in the hat hat with a dice and strips of paper on a grey carpet
Have fun with Cat’s hat with this busy bag! Count, roll dice, and learn!

Help young preschoolers practice number correspondence, the concept that each number stands for an amount, as they count stripes on Cat’s Hat in this quiet time game. via Second Story Window.

6. Cat’s Silly Layered Hat Craft

Celebrate Dr. Suess’s birthday by creating a silly layered hat. This is such a cute craft. via Mama Lusco

7. Finger Paint Cat In The Hat Craft

Cat in the hat finger painting with  finger print hat and bow tie and black sharpie tie
This Cat in the Hat craft is fun! Use finger paints to make cat!

Paint your own Cat-in-the-Hat with fingerprints. The finished product is cute via Inspiration Edit. Such a fun and messy kid craft.

8. Dr. Seuss Hat Craft

Practice pattern making with Dr. Suess’s hat. This activity is simple enough for young toddlers to enjoy. I love these simple crafts. via Teach Preschool

9. Pipe Cleaner Easy Cat In The Hat Craft

Dr. Seuss Cat in the Hat Craft using pipe cleaners to make cat in the hat and thing 1 and thing 2 with blue hair
You can make Thing 1 and Thing 2 using pipe cleaners! How cool!

Use pipe cleaners – twist them to create a silly cat. The finished product fits onto the end of a marker for a fun writing accessory.   via Craft Jr.

10. Cat In The Hat Art Using Handprints

Cat in the Hat art made out of handprints and paint from Kids activities Blog shown on a white paper
Let’s paint Cat in the Hat with our handprint!

We love this simple way to create favorite Dr Seuss characters out of paint and your handprint. Check out the easy way you can make Cat in the Hat art with this simple Dr Seuss art project for kids.

11. Dr. Seuss’ Books Inspired Pasta Crafts

Cat in the hat craft using pasta, red and white paint, glitter, and a printable face.
I love this! Look how neat Cat’s hat looks and look at his sparkly red bow tie!

Transform a clothespin into the literary character with a pasta hat and a noodle bow-tie using this printable. What a great Cat in the Hat craft. via MPM School Supplies.

12. Cat In The Hat Toilet Paper Roll Craft

This printable is adorable! You can read the story and as you read it have the characters appear from your decorated TP tube. What a great way to reuse toilet paper rolls to make your own simple Cat in the Hat. via Stuff by Ash

13. Cat In The Hat Coloring Pages

Color fish balancing on an umbrella and look! Cat's hat!
Color fish balancing on an umbrella and look! Cat’s hat!

Y’all! Check out these Cat in the Hat coloring pages! They’re so cute and not only depict Cat in the Hat, but some of his shenanigans and fish in a bowl! Download your free printable templates to color. This is also great fine motor skills practice! 

14. Cat In The Hat Craft: Finger Puppets

Make finger puppets of your beloved characters. These fun Dr. Seuss crafts are great for older kids or younger kids. Celebrate March 2nd with these cat in the hat crafts for kids. These cat in the hat template make the cutest little puppets. via Mom Endeavors

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The Best Of Dr. Seuss’ Books

Cover of the book, Cat in the Hat by Dr Seuss
Cat In The Hat by Dr. Seuss. Courtesy of Amazon

Love Dr. Seuss? Have a love of reading? Have a favorite Dr. Seuss character? So do we! And what better way to celebrate the birthday of Dr. Seuss than to read his books.

Even in recent years, these are my kids favorites! So to celebrate everything Dr. Seuss here is a list of our favorite Dr. Seuss books! This list will have everyone’s favorite book that they read in elementary schools across the county.

Read a book while you’re doing a Cat in the hat craft.

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