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One of my favorite things to do as a kid was paper bag puppets. This Dr. Seuss Paper Bag Puppet is one of the best craft ideas out there. Your kids get to learn about Dr. Seuss – all while having fun! There are a lot of activities to choose from when it comes to celebrating this wonderful author. When it comes to choosing an activity, I really tried to think outside of the box. This is the best activity to do with your kids this Seuss season!
History of Dr. Seuss
When you think of Dr. Seuss, you probably think of him as being 50 years old or younger. However, he is actually over 100 years old. While he’s not living any longer, he has impacted the world in so many ways. He was born on March 2, 1904. His first name is Geisel and he was born in Springfield, Massachusetts.
What’s really cool about Dr. Seuss is that he is the grandson of immigrants from Germany! While some may question whether or not Dr. Seuss was a real medical doctor, he was not. Rumor has it that he put Dr. in front of his name because his dad had always wanted him to be a doctor.
The first book ever written by Dr. Seuss was “And To Think I Saw it on Mulberry Street.” This book was inspired whenever he was on a ship back from Europe and the engine was making a funny thumping noise. The rest was history and he continued to write children’s books that changed the literary world forever.
The next time you pick up a Dr. Seuss book, make sure you think about his awesome history and the impact he made on your reading. Dr. Seuss didn’t die until 1991, so it’s wise to say he lived a long life, dedicating it to writing books!
Dr. Seuss Paper Bag Puppet – Cat In The Hat
Quick-dry tacky glue or school glue
Print the Cat in the Hat Template file.
If printing with cutting machine, upload the correct file to your software. Resize the images to fit 6 ½ inches wide. Select to print and cut. Be aware that the SVG and EPS files are in black and white. If you choose to print in color, you will need to set those colors within your software manually.
If not using a cutting machine, print a copy of the template and trace it on cardstock or construction paper. Cut the pieces apart.
Make the cat’s body by drawing or coloring the paper bag.
Add the oval bottom.
Cut out and glue the hands to the paper bag.
Glue the face on.
Add your hat!
How adorable is this Dr. Seuss Paper Bag Puppet! How are you celebrating Dr. Seuss Day?