Dr. Seuss Bulletin Board Ideas

Instructor: Nicky Davis
Bring the color and fun of Dr. Seuss's books into the classroom with decorative and collaborative bulletin boards inspired by his stories. Keep reading to find Seuss-themed bulletin board ideas and resources for teaching early literacy.

The Cat in the Hat Rhyming Bulletin Board

Design a Cat in the Hat themed bulletin board filled with rhyming words. Divide the bulletin board into different suffixes, and have students add words to the board that end in that suffix and rhyme. This is a great way to learn about rhymes, and also makes the bulletin board into a fun word bank that can be used for classroom poetry and writing activities.

Oh! The Places You'll Go Board

Decorate a bulletin board with imagery from the Dr. Seuss book Oh! The Places You'll Go, including Seuss-style trees, brightly colored hills, and more. Have each student create a different piece of the whimsical landscape, and write on it a place they would like to travel, a place they have traveled, a place their family is from, or all three!

The Lorax Board

Brainstorm with students on ways to save the environment for this bulletin board. Make a bulletin board filled with fuzzy Truffula treetops from Dr. Seuss's The Lorax. Have students write their environmental tips on the tops of the trees, encouraging everything from saving the rainforests to protecting endangered species.

Grow the Grinch's Heart Board

Decorate a bulletin board with concentric hearts, showing how the Grinch's heart grows in size. Fill each size of the heart with good deeds a person can do to make someone else's day better, from large things to small.

The Sneetches Board

Cut out a large image of a star-bellied Sneetch and a plain-bellied Sneetch from Dr. Seuss's The Sneetches. Invite students to write two facts about themselves, to pin to the board. One fact that is unique about only them, and one fact that they have in common with everyone else. Let the bulletin board, like the book, be a lesson in the importance of unity and diversity.

Resources for Teaching Literacy

Dr. Seuss is wonderful for readers of all ages, but particularly those who are just beginning. Take a look at these Study.com resources to find more ideas for classroom engagement and effective literacy teaching strategies.

  • Effective Literacy Instruction: Gives teachers lessons in hands-on classroom methods, as well as introducing tactics for instructing students in reading.
  • Teaching Reading: Provides lessons in teaching poetry, and reading comprehension to young students.
  • Instructional Pedagogy: Includes articles and video lessons on successful teaching techniques, as well as teaching students with various learning styles.

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