A Week of Dr. Seuss: Cat in the Hat Hunt

I had planned to do a new Dr. Seuss activity every day this week, but of course life often gets in the way of our plans.  Trevor had an appointment with a developmental pediatrician yesterday.  Those appointments are pretty exhausting, so we skipped a day.  However, we got back on track and had fun with a new activity today.

We’re a big fan of “hunts” at our house.  Hunting for objects is a great way to work on gross motor skills.  You can scatter your objects so that your child has to crawl, climb, squat, bend over, etc. to reach them.  Trevor tends to shy away from gross motor activities because they’re difficult for him.  But if we’re hunting for objects he forgets it’s work and just has fun!

What You Need:

  • Pictures of the Cat in the Hat’s hat (I just did a Google image search)
  • Scissors
  • Contact Paper

How to Make it:

  1. Cut out your hats.
  2. Cover with contact paper so they’re more durable and easier to grasp.
  3. Hide the hats (leave them in plain sight if your kid is younger, like Trevor).
  4. Have your child hunt for the Cat in the Hat’s hat!

The hats I made for the hunt:

Trevor having fun hunting for hats, and working on gross motor skills too:


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