You might want to do activities from one book or the entire Seuss collection. Many activities available online are created around a single book. The badge programs in the Seuss World set are designed to give you a more general approach that you can adjust for a single activity or even entire event. The badge programs in the Seuss World include:
- Seuss Activities
- Seuss Art
- Seuss Eats
- Seuss Games
- Seuss on the Loose (about the man himself)
- Seuss Science
- Seuss Stories
Use these badge programs to help brainstorm and develop your theme.
Designate a specific area to be your Seuss World. Using your theme, decorate the area to help set the atmosphere. This might include beanbag chairs or painted recycled wooden ones, Dr. Seuss images on the walls, a red crate with books, bulletin boards, signposts to strange places, etc. Stick with bright colors! Examine the book(s) you are basing your theme on for ideas.
3. Wacky clothing.
What can you do with your clothing to make it wacky? Inside out? Backwards? Clashing patterns? Ask everyone to wear their craziest outfit, then decide who is the wackiest.
From seeing who can come up with the craziest socks, hair or hats to eating odd foods, you can make many contests from the Seuss World. You can even host a reading marathon to see who can read the most Seuss books in a given time.
5. Let’s watch.
Get a movie or cartoon version of one of the books. Watch it with others.
6. Let’s walk.
Make and try stilts. This might be as simple as cans with string or even 1″ x 2″ boards with attachments on them. You can even try to use the stilts in a relay race.
7. Let’s play!
Create a play based on one of the Seuss books that you can share with others. Make your own background, scenery, puppets, etc. to include. Be sure to practice the rhyming words so you don’t have a tongue twister moment.
8. Let’s have a parade!
Dress up as your favorite Seuss character. If you’re feeling very imaginative, challenge yourself to create your own character with Seuss flair. Ask others to join you and host a parade or costume contest to determine who comes closest to the character(s).
9. Let’s party!
Celebrate Seuss’ birthday with a party. You don’t want to just serve cake and ice cream. Add Seuss flavor.
10. Let’s vote!
Let others vote on their favorite book or character. Use this information to help select a theme or to show how to create visuals from the data you collect. Display the results on a bulletin board or other visual media.
11. Let’s hunt!
Try a nature scavenger hunt. Do a walk-through first so you can see what is available for your hunt. Be sure to explain that anything on the ground is fair game. You also might hunt for creatures (including insects) that you can rename.
12. Let’s sing.
Put a page or more of a Seuss book to music. Using a favorite kids’ tune, create a song to share from the words and meanings behind one of his books.
13. Activity sheet or book.
Look online or at your local library for available Seuss books. Using the books as inspiration, create your own activity book to share featuring Dr. Seuss.
14. Explore online.
Seuss activities are very popular online. Using an idea, theme or specific book, search for additional activities you can do.
- Printable banner letters to spell out “Happy Birthday”
- 6-up voting tickets for favorite book
Sites to Explore
To download a PDF of this badge program, click here: EP_Seuss Activities