12 Simple Dr Seuss STEM Activities for Kids

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On Dr Seuss Day, celebrate the king rhyme and characters with these simple Seuss STEM Activities for kids!

Despite everything Dr Suess children’s books are the kind of books that can span generations. I remember reading them when I was a child and now I am reading them to my kids. And one day I know my children will read them to theirs. These are the books that we grew up with and the kind of books that never grow old.

Check out this list of the best Dr Seuss STEM activities for toddlers and preschoolers and kindergarteners for some creative ideas to inspire you! 

12 Simple Dr Seuss STEM Activities for Kids

Fizzy Green Eggs

No need to crack a few eggs for this fizzy green eggs STEM activity inspired. by the Dr Seuss book Green Eggs and Ham! It’s great STEM activity for kids ages 2 to 5 years old!

Green Oobleck: Simple STEM Activity Inspired by Dr Seuss

In this STEM activity, kids will recreate the oobleck from the Dr Seuss book Bartholomew and the Oobleck! So fun and easy for even the smallest scientist!

Yertle the Turtle STEM Challenge

Looks easy but stacking turtles can be tricky with this Yertle The Turtle STEM challenge activity for kids. Your turtle builders will need to be patient as they test to find the best way to create a turtle tower!

Apple Stacking STEM Challenge

This apple stacking STEM challenge is the perfect simple STEM idea for Fall or for Dr Seuss Day on March 2nd.

Swimming One Fish, Two Fish Activity

Just keep swimming! Add some science to your day with this simple swimming fish experiment using dish soap to make one fish or two fish swim!

Are You My Mother Nest Building Challenge

Build the nest the little bird fell out of from the book Are You My Mother in this great nest building challenge.

Cat In The Hat Slime

Make red and white slime to match The Cat In The Hat’s hat!

Bartholomew and the Oobleck STEM Activity

Use your LEGO and oobleck recreate this iconic book from Dr Seuss! An amazing sensory/STEM activity for kids.

Dr Seuss Truffula Trees STEM Activities (The Lorax)

To try this easy Dr Seuss sciences Activity to make truffle trees from The Lorax. It only needs a few easy simple supplies!

Growing a Grinch Heart Science Experiment

Kids will love this Growing a Grinch Heart Science Experiment in honor of the Dr Seuss book The Grinch Who Stole Christmas.

Apple Boats STEM Activity

 Use this Apple Boats STEM Activity to explore different sizes of apples and materials to see if apples float in water. A fun idea for the book Ten Apples Up On Top.

Cat in the Hat Science

This simple oil and water experiment it a fun way to make the Cat In The Hat and explore the relationship between oil and water.

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Age Suitability

These activities are good for toddlers aged children 2 years old and up. My kids are 5, 5 and 8 years old.

Mess Level

The mess level for these activities varies.

Difficulty to Create 


Skills Developed

Language development, shape recognition, color recognition, hand-eye coordination, fine motor skills, imaginative play, creativity.

Toddler and Preschooler Curriculums, Books & TV Show!

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Play2Learn Toddler & Preschool Programs for Curious Toddlers

There is no limit to your toddler’s energy and curiosity. That energy and curiosity although a joy can be challenging at times. Their interest in just about everything around them is what makes them great learners. One and two year olds can soak up so much just from their senses!

But as a teacher or parent that thirst for learning can be exhausting. That is why I created this toddler and preschooler program. To help you get the most out of this time with your curious toddler without having to come up with creative ways to play and interact with them.

Play2Learn for Toddlers includes 20 Units for toddlers. Each 2-week toddler unit has 20 super easy to set up and engaging activities for toddlers 18 months to 3 years.

Play2Learn Preschool which includes 20 Units for preschoolers. Each 2-week preschoolers unit has 20 unique and easy to set up and engaging activities for preschoolers 3 years to 5 years. That’s over 800 learning activities for your toddler and preschooler at your fingertips! So many ideas you and your child will never be bored again! 

These toddler and preschool lesson plans and activities will definitely keep you and your toddler and preschooler busy playing and learning!

Click here for more information: Play2Learn

Designed for toddlers 18 months and up.

Book: Exciting Sensory Bins for Curious Kids

Did you know I wrote a book of sensory bins? Click here for more information Exciting Sensory Bin for Curious Kids. Or grab your copy at Amazon

Boring afternoons are made exciting with awesome animal-based bins, like Salty Shark Bay or Yarn Farm. Pretend play bins like Birthday Cake Sensory Play or Bubble Tea Party encourage creativity and imagination. And your kids will have so much fun they won’t even know they’re getting smarter with STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) activities like Sink or Float Soup, Magnetic Letter Hunt or Ice Cream Scoop and Count.

Designed for toddlers 18 months and up.

Book: Super STEAM Activity Book for Kids

Learning all about science, technology, engineering, art, and math sets kids up for scholastic success―and it can be so much fun! Watch kids enjoy building STEAM skills as they color friendly fish, help water find its way to tree roots, solve math problems with mazes, and more. 

Find out more and grab your copy here.

Designed for preschoolers 3 years old and up.

Book: Big Book of Riddles for Kids

Riddle me this: What’s an exciting way to practice critical thinking while having a blast? The Big Riddle Book for Kids, of course! From hilarious puns to tough brain teasers, kids can build problem-solving skills with hundreds of riddles that show them how to think outside the box.

  • 350 riddles for kids—Have hours of fun with riddles, puns and jokes, and math and logic puzzles that’ll get their wheels turning!
  • Level up their skills—Riddles get trickier as kids progress through the book, challenging them as they get better at solving puzzles!
  • Double-check their work—Kids can check their answers in the back of the book with a handy answer key.

Help children expand their minds while having fun with this puzzle book for kids!

Designed for kids ages 6 years old and up.

TV Show: Curious Crafting

I’m so excited to finally share my new crafting TV show Curious Crafting which launched July 1 at on TVOkids and TVOkids YouTube!

Set in the ultimate crafting space, Curious Crafting is a short form pre-school age series about the joy of making crafts. I lead a rotating cast of adorable little preschoolers (including my own) making magic out of common household objects.

In each episode we transform recycled items into magical crafts like a milk carton school bus, paper bag puppet or cotton pad turtle. The crafters learn and laugh their way through each activity while demonstrating what their young imaginations can create. 

Curious Crafting shares the adventure and joy of making art with takeaway lessons for creating crafts at home.

This show designed for toddlers and preschoolers 2.5 years old and up. 


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