Tot School- Dr. Seuss Style Tot Trays

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Tot School- Dr. Seuss Style Tot Trays



I may finally be ahead of the game so to speak! I keep saying that I will participate in “Virtual Book Club for Kids” and then forget to see which author is picked for the month! Low and behold I came across the announcement that Dr. Seuss was the next author. The perfect choice since I had planned to share some Tot Trays with Dr. Seuss Style anyways!

Dr. Seuss- Something 2 Offer

Last year for Lil’ Red’s 2nd birthday we had a Dr. Seuss theme. I created some activities for Tot School then, but was not blogging and have not shared them, yet! Plus we have lots of new things to share. This first post will showcase TEN Dr. Seuss Themed Tot Trays!

 10 Apples Up on Top

We used both pom-poms, apple erasers, and glass marbles! We used magnetic numbers to determine how many “apples up on top”.

500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins

Super simple to set up. All you need is applesauce cups, sharpie markers, awl, and feathers! Take your awl and create holes for the feathers to be stuck in. Then write the corresponding number on the cups using sharpies  For self-checking you can color coordinate the feathers and numbers.

Cat in the Hat Glass Marble worksheet

Another great worksheet from Making Learning Fun! You could laminate it and use for play-doh or dry erase markers!

The Foot Book Alphabet Match

Cute printable from Making Learning Fun and some foam stamps! Using this with an almost 4 yr. old homeschooled child from CC.

Mr. Brown Can Moo Popsicle puzzle

Grab a handful of jumbo popsicle sticks, Mod Podge, and your favorite Dr. Seuss image. Coat the back of the image with a thin layer of Mod Podge. Lay flat onto the popsicle sticks. Allow to dry. Coat the image side with Mod Podge. Allow to dry then use x-acto or box cutter to cut the sticks apart.

One Fish Two Fish Pom Pom sort

The kids all got sandbox toys from Grandma for Easter last year so we do not use them all in the sand. The chopsticks were purchased from the grocery store for Chinese New Year’s and make great tongs! Pom-poms came from Dollar Tree.

One Fish Two Fish Plastic Scoop

We use the 10-well paint palette’s often. The scoop is an old Tupperware coffee scoop and the plastic fish were bought years ago. I used a heavy duty magnet to the applesauce cup to keep the cup from moving around.

Seussville Eraser match

I scanned the erasers I had purchased at Target a few years ago. Then placed them in an extra office cup.

Star Bellied Sneetches Bead Scoop

Not sure where I found this idea originally, but Discovery Kidzone Montessori shares this. I found my non-slip bath treads at Dollar Tree and Roses Department store. Would love to trade my 2 designs with 2 other people to get 6 designs or more,lol!

Yertle the Turtle Stack

These Yertle’s are walnut shells halved and emptied. We then painted them blue and hot glued pom-poms. Yertle is the sparkly pom-pom with arms and legs! This game is much harder then it looks even for adults.

Join us on a journey to Seussville all this week!



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21 Responses to Tot School- Dr. Seuss Style Tot Trays

  1. Erica says:

    I’m pinning this for future reference! We just started reading the Dr. Suess books as my son is two and a half.
    Thanks for coming to link up at Pinterest Tuesday! Please help me get the word out about my link up by linking back in your post. 🙂
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  2. ThaleiaMaher says:


    Thanks for stopping by. My son is going to be 3 the end of April. Sorry I forgot to link to your hop. Doing it now:)

  3. My favorite is the pom poms! Thanks for sharing your ideas at The Children’s Bookshelf.

  4. ThaleiaMaher says:


    Thanks for stopping by. Just found your link up this week! Hope we can share more activities with you in the future! Will be adding more Dr. Seuss fun this week and next!

  5. Beth says:

    You have so many wonderfully creative tray ideas! I can’t figure out which one I like the best!!! I featured it this week at TGIF here: – Feel free to grab an I was featured button if you like.

    Thanks for linking up and sharing your creativity with all of us! Hope to see you linked up again today.

    Have a great weekend,
    Beth =-)

  6. ThaleiaMaher says:


    Thanks so much for featuring us. What a great honor! Will probably link up another Dr. Seuss post:)

  7. Love these tot trays! My favorite is the Yertle the Turtle Walnut stacks! Very creative! I would love if you share this post on my Countdown to Dr. Seuss’s birthday linky:

    I hope you stop by!
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  8. Debs says:

    Fun Post! Lots of great ideas. Thanks for linking it to Tuesday Tots. I’ll be featuring it on my site this Tuesday. Have a great day 🙂
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  9. Carolyn says:

    Dr Seuss books gives great ideas for party themes as well as craft activities. I love your creative ideas here.

  10. ThaleiaMaher says:

    We had a Dr. Seuss party for Lil’ Red’s 2nd birthday last year! I wrote about it here: Thanks for stopping by.

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  13. I love your creativity, Thaleia! I featured your post and photo in my 50+ Montessori-Inspired Dr. Seuss Activities post at
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  14. Great creative ideas to keep kids busy 🙂 Loved your post thanks for sharing:)

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  16. Roxanne says:

    The pop-sickle puzzle is such a great idea. What cute crafts to go along with your Dr. Seuss theme. Thanks.
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  17. These are cute, we will have to remember them for our themed preschool plans!

  18. Katie Soper says:

    Thanks for the Dr. Suess ideas! I have a dinosaur and a fish bath suctions cup that Iwould be willing to trade! They are getting harder to find around here!

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