Cat in the Hat Puzzles, 18 months +

Cat in the Hat Puzzles, 18 months+

Dr. Seuss day is upon us, and it’s a day you should most definitely be celebrating with your little ones and what better way to celebrate than some Cat in the Hat Puzzles!  Who doesn’t like an excuse to eat tons of Swedish fish in the name of One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish?  Or to jump on bubble wrap after reading Hop on Pop.  Or to cook up some green eggs for breakfast before reading Green Eggs and Ham.  Can you tell I’m excited?


While you’re at it, make sure you take a look at your local library’s calendar- they’re certain to have special events occurring in celebration of Dr. Seuss.

Along with the obvious reading of all of our Dr. Seuss books, I have a few Seuss related activities for the girls that I’m excited to try out.  I’m really looking forward to trying our hand at some very simple spelling use our The Cat in the Hat puzzles.

Materials:

Skills Developed:

  • Letter recognition
  • Spelling/sight word practice

Directions:

To make your puzzle pieces begin with your red and white construction paper. Fold the paper into fourths, and than cut along the line to create 4 equally sized strips.paper fold

Fold the black paper into thirds, than cut along the lines to create 3 equally sized strips.

Once all of your strips are cut out, use your marker to label the red and white strips with the letters needed to spell your child’s name (or sight words).cat not laminated


I chose to laminate my pieces since my children tend to destroy things in the blink of an eye.  In case you haven’t heard me rave about my little laminator before, I’ll tell you again- best investment ever!!

Obviously Olivia will not be working on spelling her name, so while we do this she will be playing with this adorable Lorax sensory bottle from the wonderful people at Pleasantestthing.com.

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If you’re looking for even more ways to celebrate the wonderful Dr. Seuss, head on over to the Seusville website for activities, recipes, and more!

Filed Under: Baby Activities, Toddler Activities

17 thoughts on “Cat in the Hat Puzzles, 18 months +

  1. What an awesome idea! As a teacher and a mom of two young girls, this is a great way to teach. My kids would have a lot of fun with this activity.

    1. You’d be surprised at what kids can do! You could always make these puzzles pieces and laminate them first- than use a dry erase marker to make different words! You could try out some longer ones this way 🙂

  2. This is cute! My son’s name is only two letters so I feel like this wouldn’t be very fun for him, but my daughter has a longer name so when she gets to this age this is a good one to keep in my back pocket.

    1. haha yes I agree he may tire of that quickly! You could really use this template to do anything- depending on the age of your son (and the length of your last name) maybe you could work on last name?

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