Dr. Seuss Read Across America Day

It’s Dr. Seuss’ Birthday! Celebrate by joining in on Read Across America Day on March 2, 2016

cat-in-the-hat Read Across America Day is on Wednesday, March 2, 2016. Read Across America is an event initiated by the NEA and inspired by Dr. Seuss. The event is on Dr. Seuss’ birthday and typically involves reading Dr. Seuss books, celebrating reading and doing many literacy oriented activities. Here are some great activities to help get you in the Dr. Seuss spirit and inspire you to Read Across America in 2016!


Host a Pajama Day — Have a pajama day at school or home (many schools are celebrating Read Across America Day on Friday, March 1st). If you are celebrating at home, invite parents and kids to bring in their favorite Dr. Seuss book along with a pillow or stuffed animal.  Parents and/or kids can take turns reading aloud from their books to the group.

What’s in a Quote? — There are many meaningful quotes within Dr. Seuss books. Let students/children look through their books and pick out one of their favorite quotes. Next, they should write about the quote, telling why they chose it and what it means to them. For some quotes and examples click here. When everyone is finished, you could make copies of each page and compile them into a book for the kids to take home.

Seussville —  Seussville.com has tons of fun activities. There are certificates of participation, a word search and a Cat in the Hat door hanger. Click here for tons of printables and here for lesson plans. The site also has interactive games and so much more.

Hat decorations and wearables for your Dr. Seuss Celebration

read across america craft ideaHere are directions for making your own felt  version of the cat’s famous hat.

Here are some great online finds to make your Dr. Seuss Celebration even more special:

Hope you have a day that’s as full of fun and whimsy as the Cat himself!

For more great Dr. Seuss inspired ideas, check out our Cat in the Hat Party page at Creative-Party-Themes.com.


  1. what fun ideas. I love Dr. Suess. Visiting from the girl creative’s blog hop!

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