DIY Birthday Party: Dr. Seuss/Cat in the Hat

The Cat in the HatThing 1 Thing 2 150Book characters make great birthday party themes because they are FAVORITES. The Cat in the Hat is always a hit! Below you will find everything you need to plan a fun Cat in the Hat Birthday Party on the cheap. All you need is a computer, printer, some time…and your library card! We have the books, movies & music to make your party a memorable hit.

For our Cat in the Hat Party we looked at these sources of fun and picked our very favorites. You can follow our plan or mix and match activities that make sense to you and your birthday kid. Have fun!

Websites:


Invitations:

To get your party started, click and print this handy checklist and then the invitation of your choice, full color or fill in your own details!

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Decorations:

Horton Ears or Paper Plate Cat in the Hat Party Hats to print and color.

Horton EarsPaper Plate HatsCat in the Hat Mask

Party Activities:

1. Greeting Guests Music & Coloring Activity 15-20 min

2. Game 10 min

3. Read Aloud 10 min

4. Music Craft – Make Crazy Seussical Instruments and Sing Along! 15 min

5. Game 15 min

6. Take a Group Photo or Individual Photo of Each Guest (Print copies while guests are eating cake. If you have time, attach the picture to the frame guests colored during the greeting time. If you don’t have time, add the frame and photo to their take home bags!) 5 min (Print for each guest.)

7. Cake/Food Sing and eat cake 10-15 min

8. Games 15-2o min

9. Videos During Pickup Time

    Cat Video

  • Seussville Videos
  • PBS Kids The Cat in the Hat Knows Alot About That Videos

10. Take Home Bags and Say Goodbye 10-15 min

You can make a printed Cat in the Hat Activity book for guests to take home. Follow these links to printable pages. Add your own small favors or treats.

Birthday Cake MazeHorton Connect the DotsFinger PuppetsSpot the Difference

Thank You Notes:


Books:

List of Dr. Seuss Library Books to check out.


Shapes: Dots, Spots & Circles

eBooks:

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eAudiobooks:

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Websites:


Books:

DotsLotsDotsTheDotDotsTenDotsDotsDotDotsBootsDotsPenguinDotsPigsDotsFireDogDotsHoorayDotsLittleBlueDotsStripesSpotsDotsLotsSpotsDotsSpotsLeopardDotsSeeCirclesDotsCirclesDotsCirclesTown>DotsWorldCircles

Selected by: Janet Sterling, Selection Services

Read Right Now! SHARING

FREE Online eBooks about Sharing:

CleoShareViolet Divides

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eBooks:

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SharingYouLearn to Share

Printables, Crafts & More about Sharing:


Books:

All For Me and None For AllThe Bear Who SharedBears on ChairsClark the Shark Dares to ShareThe Doorbell RangElmer and the HipposGossieI'll Never Share You Blackboard BearKaty and the Puppy Next DoorLlamaShareMine!My Friend FredPardon Me!The PeanutPeanut and Fifi Have a BallPete's Big LunchShareShould I Share My Ice Cream

Read Right Now! MANNERS

FREE Online eBooks about Manners:

BerenstainMannersMonkey Manners

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eBooks:

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BearsMannersBearThankHippoSaysMouseSorryDinoDontPenguinPlease

Printables, Crafts & More about Manners:


Read Right Now! SUMMER

FREE Online eBooks about Summer:

A Hot Summer DaySchool Is Out For Summer

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eBooks:

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Beach SocksCrafts to Make in the SummerCubs First SummerHello SummerHot DogI see SummerIts Summer Dear DragonOn a Summer DaySummer 2SummerThe Bears VacationToo Much Vacation

Read Right Now! DUCKS

FREE Online eBooks about Ducks:

Jemima DuckFarmerDuckSmall

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eBooks:

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UglyDucklingDuckFeelingDuckDuckGooseDuckGooseHugducksvroomDuckGooseOppositesDuck123DumbDucksDonaldCampingDuckRabbitHeyDuckLuckyDuck

eAudiobooks:

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Printables, Crafts & More about Ducks:


Read Right Now!: Clifford the Big Red Dog

FREE Online eBooks about Clifford:

CliffordAdventuresSmallCleoShare

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eBooks:

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Clifford the Big Red DogClifford the ChampionClifford the Firehouse DogClifford Visits the HospitalClifford Visits the ZooCliffords Birthday PartyCliffords First Snow Day

eAudiobooks:

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Clifford at the CircusClifford Takes a TripCliffords Good DeedsCliffords Pals

Printables, Crafts & More about Clifford:


Read Right Now! ELEPHANTS

FREE Online eBooks about Elephants:

Just Like MeA Home for Elephants

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eBooks:

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Horton Hatches the EggHorton Hears a WhoOllie the Purple ElephantSmall Elephants BathtimeThe Saggy Baggy Elephant

eAudiobooks:

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Ella the Elegant ElephantUncle Elephant 2

Printables, Crafts & More about Elephants:


Books:

ElephantEllaElephantsBabarElephantsElmerElephantsHortonElephantsPhil

Read Right Now!: DOGS

FREE Online eBooks about Dogs:

CliffordAdventuresSmallHarryDirtyDogSmallDogs at WorkIf I Had a PuppyAir DogsAfrican Wild Dogs

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eBooks:

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PokyPuppyeBookHelpfulPuppyeBookeBookAmeliaUnleashedeBookBigDogLittleDogeBookWalkDogeBookDogIsDogeBookCuriousGeorgeDogShoweBookDogKittenseBookGoDogeBookHotDogeBookTeachDogeBookPretzeleBookCuriousGeorgePuppies

eAudiobooks:

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HarryDirtyDogSmallNoRosesHarryAudioAudioBiscuitSchoolAudioClifford

Printables, Crafts & More about Dogs:

D Is for Dog TracerDog Tag CraftPigeon Wants a Puppy MazeClifford Dot to Dot 3

Read Right Now! DENTIST

h2>FREE Online eBooks about Teeth:

LetsBrushOurTeethThe ToothArchies New ToothLet's Get a Checkup

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eBooks:

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BeholdCavitiesBerenstainDentistMaxDentistToothFairyBuddyTeeth


eAudiobooks:

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Printables, Crafts & More about the Dentist: