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Dr. Seuss Lapbook

To celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday, we decided to make a lapbook. With the premiere of The Lorax, and the Dr. Seuss movies already out (The Grinch and The Cat in the Hat), in addition to our collection of Dr. Seuss books, we had originally planned on a whole week of Dr. Seuss filled fun.

Unfortunately, we had some car troubles and other errands that kept up out of the house for much of the week. But we still got a full day of silly nonsense in anyway.

We started with the Sneetches book and video (available in full on YouTube). Then we read The Cat in the Hat, The Cat in the Hat Comes Back. We also read Fox in Socks and Hop on Pop, and There’s a Wocket in My Pocket (one of my personal favorites from childhood). We read The Foot Book and for the life of me, I cannot find our copy of Green Eggs and Ham or One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish (my other favorite).

We did several activities – including ‘words that rhyme with cat and words that do not rhyme with cat’. I gave the boys the vowel sound cards and let them sort them into the correct envelope, and they found 5 differences in a picture of the Cat.

Our packet for making our Dr. Seuss Lapbook:

  • DRSeussLapbook pages March2012 (cover and some of the mini-books I made to ‘help’ the other pages become mini-books)
  • Notebooking_Template_TheodorGeisel_DrSeuss
  • You are a Star (page 5 from the Sneetches download at Homeschool Share)
  • How Many Feet, Whose Feet Are These?, Opposite Cards (Pages 2-6 of the Foot Book download from Homeschool Share)
  • My Tongue Twister, Sock cards (pages 2-4 Fox in Socks download from Homeschool Share)
  • pages 4 & 7-11 (One Fish, Two Fish download from Homeschool Share)
  • pages 7-9 Cat in the Hat download from Homeschool Share
  • pages 2 & 3 from Dr. Seuss’ ABC Book download from Homeschool Share
  •‘s Wocket in my Pocket pop-up
Since I have two kids, I end up doing a lot of double-sided mini-books, so that they can each do the assignment but only have one mini-book. The accordion fold style mini books work quite well for that.

Additional Dr. Seuss Resources that I’ll be looking at to add to our lapbook for next year:


Hope you enjoyed a peek at our latest lapbook! If you have additional resources, or have made a Dr. Seuss-themed lapbook, please link to it in the comments below.




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  3. Ashlyn

    This is great! Just what I was looking for! Can you tell me how many folders you used to make this lapbook?

    February 25, 2015 at 7:43 pm

    • We used 3 folders. I like lapbooks to be all closed up when they’re not in use, so I use one folder for the base, folded so that it opens on the front.
      Then, I trim the other folders down so that they can be taped into the seams on each side. That way, there end up being 9 surfaces that are almost ‘page width/height’ and the two inside flaps.
      Hope that helps!

      February 25, 2015 at 10:22 pm

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