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20 Math Activities Inspired by Dr. Seuss

 Posted by on February 22, 2013
Feb 222013
 

I love all of the Dr. Seuss inspired activities that are being shared in celebration of Read Across America Day {March 1st} and Dr. Seuss’ birthday {March 2nd}. Dr. Seuss is also February’s author of the month for the Virtual Book Club for Kids. I’ve collected 20 math activities that go along with Dr. Seuss books. Practice number recognition, counting, graphing, pattern making, addition, and more. There’s also lots of free printables, so be sure to check them out.

20 Math Activities Inspired by Dr. Seuss

20 Math Activities Inspired by Dr. Seuss

One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish

Try this counting game from Mama Miss. Roll the dice and count the fish. Her post includes directions for the game and free printables for the game board and pieces.
Practice graphing with colorful goldfish crackers. Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas has printable for you.

Dr. Seuss Fish Graph

Goldfish Graphing from Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas

Fish Math Patterns

Fish Math Patterns from Coffee Cups and Crayons

Coffee Cups and Crayons uses goldfish crackers to practice making patterns.
Toddler Approved uses goldfish crackers and dot markers to practice graphing.

Fish Graphing from Toddler Approved

Fish Graphing from Toddler Approved

Fishing for Numbers from Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas

Fishing for Numbers from Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas

Go fishing for numbers, practice patterns with goldfish crackers, and practice addition in this fun-filled One Fish Two Fish inspired post from Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas.
Deb Chitwood shares some Montessori-inspired math over at Pre-K and K Sharing. Practice addition and counting. She shares links for where you can find the printables she uses in the math activities.

 

Ten Apples Up on Top

Number Matching from Frogs & Snails & Puppy Dog Tails

Counting & Number Matching from Frogs & Snails & Puppy Dog Tails

Frogs & Snails & Puppy Dog Tails shares a counting and number matching activity.
Creekside Learning practiced counting with Ten Apples Up on Top.

Ten Apples Up On Top from Creekside Learning

Ten Apples Up On Top from Creekside Learning

2 Teaching Mommies has a printable to help practice counting and number recognition. There are several other Dr. Seuss inspired ideas as well.

Hop On Pop

Hop on Pop Counting Board Game

This math game from Coffee Cups and Crayons looks like lots of fun.

Yertle the Turtle

Counting Turtles with Yertle the Turtle by Dr. Seuss

Practice counting by stacking turtles with Yertle the Turtle.

The Lorax

Plant truffula trees to practice number recognition, counting, addition, and subtraction.

Play the roll dice Lorax game from Smashed Peas and Carrots. Practice number recognition and counting as you put together your own Lorax.

The Cat in the Hat

Practice pattern making with the cat’s hat.

  • Teach Preschool shows us how to set it up with an activity box.
  • Reading Confetti shows us how to practice pattern making with paper strips, too.
  • H is for Homeschooling uses craft sticks to match the colors of the hat.

Measuring Practice from Teach Preschool

Measuring Practice from Teach Preschool

Teach Preschool also uses The Cat in the Hat to practice measuring by creating their own Dr. Seuss stripes.

Second Story Window has two dice games inspired by the cat’s hat. Practice number recognition and counting. Be sure to download the free printables, too.

The Foot Book

 Measuring Practice from Putti's World
Measuring Practice from Putti’s World 
Putti’s World uses The Foot Book to practice measuring.
Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas also uses The Foot Book to practice measuring.

Measuring Practice

Measuring Practice from Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas

 

More Dr. Seuss Inspired Ideas

  • Green Eggs and Ham – Aiden served pretend green eggs and ham and I made a delicious dye free green eggs and ham omelette. This post also included our Virtual Book Club link party with lots and lots of Dr. Seuss ideas.
  • Go on an outdoor sound hunt inspired by Mr. Brown Can Moo! Can You?
  • Check out my Dr. Seuss Inspired Pinterest board.

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  10 Responses to “20 Math Activities Inspired by Dr. Seuss”

  1. Great roundup, Trisha! I LOVE Dr. Seuss activities! Thanks so much for featuring my One Fish Two Fish Math Activities Post at PreK + K Sharing. I pinned your post to my Dr. Seuss Unit Study Board at http://pinterest.com/debchitwood/dr-seuss-unit-study/
    Deb @ Living Montessori Now recently posted..Montessori Monday – Cat in the Hat Practical Life ActivitiesMy Profile

  2. Gosh I just clicked over from Pinterest. Thanks for including our Ten Apples Up On Top post. Repinning now. Thanks, Trisha.

  3. Love to have all of these great ideas in one place! Great post!! Thanks for including our games!!!!
    Megan recently posted..Green Eggs and Ham Dr. Seuss ActivitiesMy Profile

  4. I’m pinning this now for future reference. Great resource . . . thanks!
    Mary Catherine recently posted..Recreating Real Structures with BlocksMy Profile

  5. Mahalo……….Awesome resources

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