The Cat in the Hat Activities

Find a fun activities and vocabulary lessons and puzzles to go with your "The Cat in the Hat". Below you will find lesson ideas, an eating adventure, vocabulary, some puzzles and more to make this Dr. Seuss classic more exciting!

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  • Vocabulary Puzzles Grades Various
    The Cat in the Hat Word SearchThe Cat in the Hat Word Scramble
    Using the words in the The Cat in the Hat vocabulary list above, we created a word list for our puzzle makers. You can very quickly make a The Cat in the Hat Word Search or The Cat in the Hat Word Scramble. Make a puzzle in seconds by sliding down and clicking the generate button, or make these more fun by adding your own words (i.e. student names), we used the smiley face option to make our word search!
  • Rainy Day Fun Grades Various
    Rainy Day FunCreate a list of rainy day activities that your students can take home and use at a later date. If you would, you can use the worksheet that we have provided below.
  • New Hat Grades Various
    Create a New Hat for Mr. CatMr. Cat's hat is probably one of the most well-known hats in the world. Give your students the opportunity to redesign the hat!
    Help students make their own hat. Here are directions for creating a felt hat, and here are the directions for creating a paper hat.
  • Story Vocabulary Grades Various
    The Cat in the Hat vocabulary listRhyming vocabulary cards from The Cat in the Hat. Click to open the file, then print and use them in a number of ways.
  • Cat in the Hat Poem Grades Various
    The Cat in the Hat Hat PatternHat with Writing LinesHat with Wide Writing LinesUsing the vocabulary word list we have provided, select several of the words and invite students to write their own "Cat in the Hat" poem. Download and print the hat pattern for students to publish their poems. You can also use the hat pattern to create a shape book.
  • Simple Seuss Starters
    - The two main characters in this book are home alone, without their parents. Discuss with your students what it means to be safe at home when they are alone. Help them understand what to do if there’s an emergency or problem.
    - Have students bring in their favorite hat the day you plan to read the story.

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