Interactive Dr. Seuss Scavenger Hunt

Say it Rah-shay By Feb 25, 2015 28 Comments

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March is almost here and that means it’s almost that time of the year…Read Across America which is a celebration of Dr. Seuss.

You all know how I feel about Dr. Seuss (click here to learn how to Seuss when you don’t want to Seuss) but this year I decided to meet my Dr. Seuss loathing head on instead of complaining about him to anyone within earshot.

I checked out my Pinterest board and found a few pins that I pinned but never attempted. This idea from Future Librarian Superhero was one of my favorites and I combined it with templates from RedKid to create an interactive scavenger hunt.


I selected ten characters that I recognized and paired them with activities that can be easily done in the library.

Red Fish, Blue Fish Clue

Red Fish, Blue Fish Clue



The characters were printed using a color printer and mounted on red construction paper. The images were distributed around the room and players can have a ball.

Putting together this activity took about 45 minutes from start to finish. Books were displayed to encourage check out.

Dr. Seuss Book Display

Dr. Seuss Book Display


The template for printing the characters only allows about 19 characters per line.

This project is not very expensive to recreate. The materials needed are
Construction paper
Glue Stick

Hopefully this will encourage movement and exploration of the Family Room. For this game I did not make the characters impossible to find; you could adapt the game as you’d like.


Follow Rachée Fagg’s board Dr. Seuss/ Read Across America(I drank the Kool-aid) on Pinterest.



Tell me, what’s your favorite way to Seuss?


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  1. Jamie says:

    This would be so much fun!! I love it when people let books be exciting for kids. We need more of you Rachee!!! 🙂

  2. I’m overly excited about Dr. Seuss birthday this year because we get to celebrate it with the three year old.

  3. Mariet Schroder says:

    What a great idea and what a wonderful way to celebrate Dr. Seuss birthday week. Thank you for sharing, I'm going to play the silly word game with my little mouse. #ManicMondays

  4. Debbie Lamb says:

    Fun activities to play to celebrate Dr. Seuss's birthday. Dr. Seuss's books have played in important part in so many children s lives. My favorite has always been Horton Hatches the Egg.

  5. That is such a fun idea. My kids would just love this.

  6. Kerri Gristina says:

    Looks like a lot of fun! I will have to do this. I share a birthday with Dr. Seuss so I always love to incorporate some of his ideas in my class for the day.

  7. Jessica Beal Harlow says:

    Dr. Seuss is one of my favorites! My kids have learned to much from his books! This sounds like a fun way to celebrate his birthday!

  8. becca says:

    How fun. I remember all of son’s elementary teacher celebrating Dr. Suess in class every year. I miss those younger years.

  9. Lorane says:

    This Activity could not have come at a better time. Perfect for DR. Seuss’ Birthday

  10. I wish I had this for my preschool class today. What a cute way to reconginze an amazing author.

  11. lisa says:

    These are such fun ideas for Dr Seuss’ Birthday! Love it!

  12. Rosey Marie says:

    Well we have all the materials right on hand already. Thank you for the share!

  13. What a fun way to get the kids to celebrate Dr. Seuss’s birthday! We have all the supplies to make this an at home hunt.

  14. Debi Gerhart says:

    This looks like it was a whole lot of fun for the family. I would love to do this with my munchkins.

  15. Courtney says:

    This looks like a lot of fun! what a great idea!

  16. Melissa Vera says:

    This looks like such a cool way to get kids involved. A bet fun was had by all.

  17. What a fun idea! I bet my kids would enjoy this. We love Dr. Seuss.

  18. Dawn says:

    I love Dr. Seuss! This looks like so much fun.

  19. I’m glad you used Horton Hears a Who! That has always been my favorite book by him.

  20. Liz Mays says:

    What a fun way to celebrate Dr. Suess! This is an awesome idea that anyone could do!

  21. I like how this isn’t very expensive to do! I will have to try this out for some kids!

  22. I love today!! So many great activities to do with the kids!

  23. Debbie Denny says:

    Thanks for this. Awesome idea

  24. What a great idea to get the family active and excited about reading Dr. Seuss books. We should try something like this.

  25. This seems like a fun idea that would be great fun for my children all year long. It is a nice addition to our family game night mix.

  26. This sounds like a really fun idea! Thanks for sharing!

  27. Kristin says:

    I’ve loved introducing Dr. Seuss to my kiddos!

  28. Saidah Washington says:

    Thanks for sharing all these ideas Rahshay I really love this my keys were really love to do something like this

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