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Literature Inspired Art Lesson Plans

Dr Seuss Day art projects and activities

My last Dr. Seuss art lesson was created two years ago and has become one of my most popular lessons of all time. Building on the same theme, I created three more Dr. Seuss-Inspired lessons that are easy to teach and fun for the children to create. This 25-page lesson plan booklet provides three lesson plans that include direct-line instruction so even the most art-challenged teacher can teach with success!

Perfect for celebrating Dr. Seuss Day or for anytime you want to add a fun, easy and colorful addition to your classroom walls, the following lessons hit the mark:

Colorful Cat: Follow a directed line drawing of this mischievous cat and paint with a simple technique. Stop here or glam it up with a colorful background.

Red: Children will enjoy drawing Red, a character in my favorite Dr. Seuss book, Hop on Pop, and designing a colorful mop of hair.

Funky Fish: A very easy, directed-line drawing that creates a fanciful and very Dr. Seuss-like fish. Chalk pastels make quick work out of this adorable art project.

Dr. Seuss-Inspired art projects based on Hop on Pop, Cat in the Hat and One Fish, Two Fish. Great art activities to help celebrate Dr. Seuss Day.

This 25-page booklet features three complete lessons and is perfect for grades 1-4. The booklet includes:

– 21 pages of photo-tutorials and teacher tips

– An introduction and my tips for successful Directed Line Drawings

– How to draw a “Cat in the Hat” inspired character handout

– How to draw “Red” Inspired character

– How to draw a “Dr. Seuss”-like fish

– 2 coloring pages

– Student galleries

– Art Supply lists

– Student Objectives

– National Core Art Standards checklists (grades 1-4)




  1. I was wondering what age level this .pdf is for? I can’t wait to use it, we love The Cat in The Hat.


    January 20, 2013

  2. I have paid through pay pal…But how do I get the file?


    January 23, 2013

    • I got it and it looks great! Can’t wait to use it-Thanks! 🙂

      A Martell

      January 23, 2013

  3. Did the Dr. Seuss like fish today! So cute!!! Thanks! I love your website!


    February 12, 2013

  4. Loved the Dr. Suess book….did chalk One Fish Two Fish for 1st graders and Hop on Pop …Red with second graders…They thought it was wonderful (and so did I) .

    Sharon B

    March 5, 2013

  5. Hi Patty, I have joined your site and I have purchases on the way to Australia.
    How do I download this/purchase the online/digital file?
    Kind regards, Karlyn


    July 14, 2013

    • Just go to the DSS shop, click “My DSS”, enter your log-in info and your download links will appear. Also, all links would have been emailed to you, so check your junk mail.

      Patty Palmer

      July 15, 2013

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