Dr. Seuss Hop on Pop Preschool Activities

We are lucky, lucky, lucky! Megan from Coffee Cups and Crayons is visiting again! YAY! Do you remember when she shared how to choose the right book? Well today she is going to make sure we get to enjoy some Dr. Seuss reading activities… play date style. Enjoy!

We love Dr. Seuss books and activities at our house and my preschooler is really interested in letters and sounds right now so I thought it would be fun to plan a Hop on Pop play date for her and her friends.

Dr. Seuss Hop on Pop Preschool Activities 2

I agree with Jillian–adding learning into playtime is lots of fun! I’ve come up with many playful learning activities, crafts, and even food ideas for Dr. Seuss’ Hop on Pop (affiliate link), but I don’t recommend trying to do all of them at one play date.

If you have younger siblings who are just being introduced to Dr. Seuss, this is the perfect time to bring out some Dr. Seuss Borad Books.

Pick the ones you think your child and her friends will be the most interested in. Start off the play date with story time so all of the kids can become familiar with the book and then start playing…and learning!

Hop on Pop Letter Pop Game

Dr. Seuss Hop on Pop Activities:

Popcorn Sensory Bin Fill a large container with un-popped popcorn kernels and let the kids scoop and play with them. Make sure to include spoons, cups, funnels, and even plastic ABC letters for them to play with. This activity is for older preschoolers who don’t put things in their mouths since popcorn kernels can be a choking hazard. use proper supervision with small pieces.

Hop on Pop Hopscotch Use a rock and some markers to make your own Pop rock for Hop on Pop Hopscotch! Instead of numbers, write words or letters from the story for the kids to become familiar with as they play.

Pop the Balloon Letter Blow up a bunch of balloons and use a sharpie to write letters from the story on them. Call out the letters for the kids to find and then pop!

Dr. Seuss Hop on Pop Puppet Activity

Dr. Seuss Hop on Pop Crafts:

Make a “Pop” Paper Plate Puppet Give each kid a paper plate for him to draw his “Pop’s” (father’s) face! Glue a popsicle stick to the back of it and they have a fun puppet to play with and take home.

Popcorn Chains Pop some popcorn and string it to hang outside for the birds. Buy rounded needles for the kids to use to string the popcorn together. Tie the ends for them and then put it out for the birds to munch on!

Hop on Pop Drawing Open up the book for inspiration, set out art materials. Paint, crayons. markers, tissue paper, etc. for them to use and encourage them to tell you about the story as they draw.

Dr. Seuss Snack Hop on Pop Popcorn Cup

Dr. Seuss Hop on Pop Snacks and Food:

Hop on Pop Popcorn Cups This snack is super simple! All you need to do is write words that rhyme with pop all over the outside of a cup with a marker and fill it with popcorn. Even if the kids can’t read the words yet they can still have fun rhyming together.

Popsicles Serve your favorite popsicles! May not be the most creative Dr. Seuss snack out there, but I’m sure the kids won’t care. You can use a popsicle mold to make your own, buy them from the store, or fill small paper cups with juice and stick a popsicle stick in them.

Marshmallow Pops Marshmallow pops are just marshmallows on a stick. You can buy edible ink food markers and let the kids decorate the marshmallows to look like Pop or dip them in chocolate and add sprinkles!

Whenever I am hosting a preschool play date I like to have very loose plans, but lots of back up ideas! If one of the ideas you choose is a bust don’t worry about it. Put on the music and let them play freeze dance or send them outside to run around. The important thing is to have fun!


Megan is the creator of Coffee Cups and Crayons, a blog that shares fun and useful ideas for modern parents. She believes that small, intentional acts of kindness {and really good coffee!} can change the world. You can follow all of her learning activities, kids crafts, and party inspiration on Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter.


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