33 Ideas for Read Across America

As teachers we share the beloved works of Dr. Seuss with students no matter how small (or large) during Read Across America and in celebration of Dr. Seuss' birthday. Here are 33 ideas on how you can celebrate in your classroom.







33 Ideas for Read Across America

1. There's a Flassgroom in My Classroom - With two class book templates, your students can create their own versions of the classic Green Eggs and Ham and There's a Wocket in My Pocket.

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2. Seusstastic Freebies - You won't believe the number of free printables that include word work, writing prompts and poetry. Plus an idea to create an activity based on Fox in Socks.

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3. Dr. Seuss: Time & Counting Games - You can create a themed way to review time to the hour and skip counting (2's, 3's, 5's, 10's) making sure that they are leaning while playing.

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4. Fox in Socks Unit Ideas and Printables - this collection also has lesson plans and ideas for ABC, Cat in the Hat, The Foot Book, One Fish Two Fish..., The Sneetches, Ten Apples Up on Top and more.


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5. Learn to Draw Dr Seuss Characters - Step by step tutorials to help students learn to draw beloved characters like the Lorax, Cat in the Hat, Thing 1 and 2 and the Grinch.

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6. Dr. Seuss Bingo - Made with boardmaker and perfect for SLP's a fun way to celebrate Dr. Suess with a themed bingo activity.


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7. Character Search - Send students on a search looking for evidence of these characters in Dr. Seuss books.

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8. Dr. Seuss Printables - With bulletin border, classic Hat hat and a green eggs and Ham chart this is a great stash of five printables.

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9. Seuss Inspired Math -  Students roll the dice and determine if the sum is odd or even. Making it a a race to the finish with Seuss colors!
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10. Dr. You Know WHO Freebie - Fix scrambled sentences by using cards and a recording sheet. Get practice with handwriting, spaces and punctuation.

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11. Reading Log - Get students recording all of their reading by using this reading log that keeps right in the theme that we are celebrating.

More Printables:
12. Read Across America Certificate
13. Read Across America Doorknob Hanger
14. Character Word Search


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15. Themed Foldable - Create your own foldable in the shape of the cat's hat you've got yourself an activity to show whatever content you want.

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16. Horton Hears a Who clover - With a few craft supplies, you've got yourself a gift to give every student what reminds them what makes a person using the famous Dr. Suess quote.

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17. Cat in the Hat Guided Drawings - Lead your students through a guided drawing activity and use their fantastic artwork as a springboard for writing activities or for a hallway display.

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18. Oh The Places You’ll Go Incentive Jar - Keep students motivated by using this whole group incentive for the month of March. What would you have your students earn - would you do this for a reading challenge or behavior?

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19. Dr. Seuss Creations: Tizzled Topped Tufted Mazurkas - What creativity can come from these brightly colored tufted creatures.

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20. Favorite Book Photo Shoot - Allow students to pose with their favorite book. Turn these into book recommendations or book report pieces.

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21. The Lorax Pencil Can - Create yourself a special set of pencils for students to use when students are working on writing pieces (writing those sparkling adjectives) or as a reward for accomplishing a task.

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22. DIY McElligot’s Pool - Create a reading nook with your Seuss books for students to choose from for independent reading. Have those stuffed characters? Give them a place to live too while celebrating in the month of March.

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23. Read Across America Week - Celebrating school wide? Here are some ideas on how you can create fun events for the entire school and get students reading!

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24. Decoupage Chair - Bring your favorite images from a compilation of Drs. Suess books (perfect if any have been slightly damaged or been worn out) and create a fun chair that is perfect for a library section of the classroom. 


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25. Grinch Party Poppers - Yummy chocolate faces on healthy snacks make these party poppers a delicious way to bring a recognizable character into the mix.

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26. Cat in the Hat Jell-o Snack - This one will take a little time to prepare, but the payoffs will be huge. What a great way to create a Suess-inspired treat.


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27. Dr. Seuss Cupcakes - With a free printable included, making the paper slips for these yummy cotton candy covered cupcakes will be a cinch.

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28. Grinch Cookie Recipe - Also called Mount Crumpit Meltaways (Hungry yet?) these simple treats will be gone in no time.

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29. The Butter Battle - Who can create butter the fastest? Students can explore liquids changing into a tasty solid and see if they prefer their toast butter-side up or butter-side down.




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30. Love to Read Day T-Shirt - From TBA's Teacher T-shirt shop to celebrate loving to read!

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31. I Heart Dr. Seuss Tote with Free Printable - A free printable that can be transferred onto a canvas tote that you can purchase at a big box store.





32. Dr. Seuss Collection - What do Teachers Notebook and Dr. Seuss have in common? Read this article to find out and get a great list of websites to use for Read Across America.

33. TBA's Freebie Collection - Collected last year during Dr. Suess Week hosted on TBA. What goodies can you find?

What a fantastic collection! Thanks to everyone who shared their ideas to begin with! I hope you can find at least two ideas that will work for you this year. What are your favorite books to read or have on hand? Do you have good sized stash of Seuss books?

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