Preschool Art: Dr Seuss


The cat in the hat he knows a lot about that especially how to have a whimsical party and celebrate. Did you know that it’s Dr. Suess‘ birthday this week? March 2nd is the big day, while he’s no longer with us, his legacy lives on!  With lots of books to read by this amazing writer and artist, and of course there are so many ideas out there online on what activity to do it’s hard to choose one, so lets choose them all ~ well maybe not all. Our favourite book right now, Horton Hears a Who!  What’s yours?  



  • Colour paper – lots of colours
  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • Black marker
  • Glue stick
  • Paper straws
  • Glue gun – use a low heat gun
  • Pom poms
  • Tape


Heat the glue gun then glue the pom pom on the straw.  Heres your clover, now where’s the dust speck, for that’s Who-ville!  Use the black marker to put a speck, just a little dot is just enough.


Using scissors and cut out different colour paper in any shape you want, start to glue and make a scene like in the Jungle of Nool. Two simple shapes in blue, like the photo above, make up an elephant who’s name is Horton.


Draw some eyes and other details if you like to make Horton come to life. Have fun and practice your scissor skills and cut out a sun.


Using tape on the tip of Horton’s trunk, tape the clover around and around. Now you have Horton who hears a who holding a clover with a dust speck and Who-ville! Tell me! Do tell! What are you doing to celebrate the man who could tell and a good tale?


This is a great project for a whimsical ArtyPants birthday party with all the children leaving with their own Horton and Who-ville.  Contact us to see book a party.

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