Who loves Dr. Seuss?? I love his books. He is such a fantastic author and my kids love listening to me read his books. Since his birthday is coming up, it’s only appropriate to plan some Dr Seuss activities that are inspired by him or his books, right? These Dr Seuss STEM activities is perfect for all ages of children! And perfect to pair with the classic Dr. Seuss book The Lorax! Try this dr seuss activities for kindergarten, preschool, pre-k, toddler, and first grade students.
Dr Seuss STEM Activities
STEM is a super engaging way to help children learn all about Science, Technology, Engineering or Math. This particular activity focuses more on engineering. It’s a building activity of sorts where kids are going to make their own Truffula trees with some random supplies, but they are going to love them! To try this dr seuss STEM Activity all you need are a few simple materials you probabaly already have on hand. Use this dr seuss preschool activities with toddlers, preschoolers, kindergartners, and grade 1 students to celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday March 2nd.
Dr Seuss Activities
To try this Dr. Seuss Activity all you need are a few simple materials you probably already have on hand:
- Mini Marshmallows
- Cotton Ball
- Dry Spaghetti or Fettuccine Noodles
Dr. Seuss STEM
So start out by grabbing a blob of playdough. It doesn’t matter what color it is. Then stick the piece of spaghetti straight out of the playdough. The playdough is what is going to hold the ‘tree’ up.
Now, slowly start putting marshmallows onto the piece of spaghetti. I say slowly so that they don’t rip off. But you want to start close to the bottom as possible. Then leave about an inch of space, and add another marshmallow. Then leave space and add another marshmallow. Keep going until you get almost all the way to the top. Now take your cotton ball.
Dr seuss activities for kindergarten
Spread the cotton ball apart so that it looks more like the top of the truffula trees, or a cloud. If you can attach the cotton ball without glue, go ahead, but if not, glue it to the top of the piece of spaghetti.
Once these are all done, it’s time to color. If you can remember correctly, the trunk of the truffula trees are stripped black and yellow. So choose if you want the spaghetti to be black or the marshmallows. Use markers to color your choice black. The opposite of your choice can be colored yellow. Now take a colorful marker (pink, green, blue, etc) and color on the cotton ball. It won’t completely saturate and become colored, but you can get most of it.
Now you have a truffula tree. You can make multiple with different colored tree tops and have a fun truffula tree orchard!
This is perfect to pair with The Lorax, but it is also great to help children identify the tree in the book and understand the connection. The actual creation of these trees is helping children with their creativity and fine motor skills!
Dr Seuss Activities
Looking for more fun DR Seuss printables and dr seuss activity ideas? Check out these resources!
- LOTS of fun Dr Seuss Activities for kids of all ages!
- Dr Seuss Thing 1 and Thing 2 Handprint Craft
- Free Dr Seuss Worksheets Preschool
- Dr Seuss Oobleck Recipe
- Dr Seuss Truffula Tree Craft
- Truffula Trees Dr Seuss STEM Activities (The Lorax)
- Dr Seuss Craft Puffy Paint Leopard
- FREE Cat in the Hat Math for Kindergarten and Grade 1
- Fun Dr Seuss Preschool Activities
- Dr Seuss Preschool Red Fish Blue Fish Playdough Mats