Kite Rhyming with the Cat in the Hat

This month’s Virtual Book Club for Kids is featuring three books by Dr. Seuss – The Cat in the Hat, The Lorax, and One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish. We were inspired to do some kite rhyming with The Cat in the HatAffiliate links are included in this post. Thanks for supporting Inspiration Laboratories.

Kite Rhyming Games inspired by The Cat in the Hat - part of the Virtual Book Club for Kids

The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss

The Cat in the Hat is a classic. With this book, Dr. Seuss changed the world of beginning readers. Children love the whimsical world of Dr. Seuss. The Cat makes reading fun! He gets into lots of trouble and the fish warns Sally and her brother that their mother will not approve of the Cat’s antics. At least the Cat always cleans up his messes.

Kite Rhyming with the Cat in the Hat

Our inspiration was this page from the book where Thing One and Thing Two fly kites in the house.

cat in the hat kites

There are 72 words in the book that are rhymed with at least one other word in the book. Doing all of the words seemed like it would overwhelm my 5 year old, so I chose just 24 words to use. You can download the rhyming kite words pdf for your personal or classroom use here.

Rhyming Words

After printing the kites, we cut them out and colored them. Next, sort the words by placing words that rhyme together.

rhyming kites2

Aiden read the words that he knew and I read the ones he didn’t know. He decided which words rhymed and grouped them accordingly.

You can sort the words on the floor, on a table, or even on a sticky wall like we did with our shape rocket sticky wallkite rhyming words

Add movement to the learning. Have your child stand on one side of the room and place the sorting piles on the other side of the room. Grab a kite and run to the correct pile.

Matching -at Words

Aiden asked to work with more -at words. (Not all of the -at words he knows are in the book.) I created a simple matching game for him. Download the -at word kites here. Print out two copies of the kites. Sort them out and spot the matches.

kite matching words

Make Kites

Aiden wanted to make his own kites, so he folded a piece of paper and cut it into a square.


He wanted to tape straws on the middle but they weren’t quite long enough, so we trimmed the top two edges of the kite until it worked. Aiden taped the straws to his kite.

kite back

He colored the kites differently than the Cat in the Hat. He made sure to point that out.


He asked to fly kites in the house just like Thing One and Thing Two. We discussed why this wouldn’t work. Aiden wants to create kites out of different materials and test which one will fly the best outside. We’ll share our results with you, so stay tuned and subscribe to our weekly newsletter to get exclusive science explorations for young scientists in each issue.

More Dr. Seuss Inspired Ideas from Us

More Ideas from the Virtual Book Club for Kids


See more activities to go along with The Cat in the Hat:

4 Dr. Seuss Inspired Slimes from Lalymom
Cat In The Hat Bracelet from Mama Miss
Letter Fun with the Cat in the Hat from The Educators’ Spin On It

Try these ideas after reading The Lorax:

Make Your Own Whisper-ma-phone from Science Sparks
The Lorax Number Match Up
 from Playdough to Plato
Truffula Tree Number Matching from 3 Dinosaurs
The Lorax Truffula Trees Cutting Practice from Still Playing School
Lorax Sensory Bottle from The Pleasantest Thing

These activities pair well with One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish:

One Fish Two Fish Real and Pseudo Words Game from Rainy Day Mum
Red Fish Blue Fish ABC Match from Growing Book by Book
Number Pocket Game for Toddlers and Preschoolers from Toddler Approved

What is your favorite book by Dr. Seuss?


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