Dr. Seuss Shape Recognition Activity

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My daughter and I love reading Dr. Seuss books together. Pairing a fun educational craft with a Dr. Seuss book is always a favorite way to spend an afternoon at our house. Learning about shapes with Dr. Seuss and blending colors with water is an activity we will definitely be doing again. The Shape of Me and Other Stuff is the perfect book to learn shape recognition. If your child has already mastered all of the shapes, the book is full of great illustrations to practice drawing. learning-shapes-with-Dr.-Seuss


  • The Shape of Me and Other Stuff book by Dr. Seuss
  • paper towel
  • washable markers
  • paintbrush & small cup of water 

learning shapes with Dr. Suess The Shape of Me and Other Stuff

Have your child draw shapes similar to those in the book on the paper towel with markers.

drawing Dr. Seuss The Shape of Me and Other Stuff shapes

Dip the paintbrush in a small amount of water and paint over the marker.

blending colors with Dr. Seuss shapes

Completely cover the marker with water and then discuss how the shapes changed.

Dr. Seuss blended colors

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What is your favorite activity with a Dr. Seuss book?

Heather HeadshotHeather, a reg­u­lar con­trib­u­tor here on Mom Endeav­ors, is a preschool teacher and mommy to one sassy lit­tle girl.  She shares fam­ily activ­i­ties, class­room ideas, snacks, and kids crafts at her blog, Brie Brie Blooms. You can catch up with Heather on Face­book, Twit­ter, and Pin­ter­est!


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