948 Dr. Seuss Writing Prompts

948 Dr. Seuss Writing Prompts

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Dr. Seuss is one of the most beloved children’s book authors and illustrators of all time. The Cat in the Hat, Green Eggs and Ham, and his many other works have excited and inspired readers, of all ages, for decades now. This is mainly due to his ability to turn mundane situations into silly and fantastic scenarios, using rhythmic, repetitive, and whimsical language. 

Adapting Dr. Seuss’s writing style could be beneficial for an aspiring writer, as it would allow you to expand your imagination and challenge yourself. However, you should know that this is not easy to do because it requires a lot of creativity. One thing you could do, though, to make your life easier is to turn to writing prompts for ideas and inspiration. Here are some writing prompts about Dr. Seuss that you might find helpful:

  • If you were a Christmas tree, what kind of decorations would you have and how would you decorate yourself?
  • Write a poem about the Sneetches.
  • If you were to switch bodies for the day with the Grinch, what would your first few minutes in his body be like?
  • Write about a Christmas-related holiday in your country.
  • Write about the Grinch picking his nose.
  • Write about why you believe the Lorax is so protective of his tree.
  • The Grinch stole your socks. Write about how you might feel if this happened.
  • Pretend you live in the Jungle of Nool and have made friends with Goro the gorilla, Abula the boa constrictor, Zax the lemur, Lolly the elephant, Shoo the mynah bird and Pierre the pelican. Write a story about helping Goro with one of his problems.
  • Write a ficlet about Sally in Green Eggs and Ham.
  • You are the Lorax. Explain your existence.
  • Write a story in which two characters are seen taking a walk in the sunshine.
  • Pi was brought on Pi Day to recite Pi after dinner. Something strange and unusual happens.
  • Write a funny make believe news bulletin from Cat News that relates to something one of the characters did.
  • Accompany the Bad-tempered LadyBird with a story from your own life. Why did she change her attitude?
  • Santa calls and needs your help. First, you will need to go to a drug store, but you aren’t sure which one. Give him the directions.
  • What do you do when the Grinch comes to visit?
  • The narrator of Horton Hears a Who! is suffering from very, very bad hearing. Write from this point of view.
  • Write about the secret origin of a young Dr. Seuss character. How did they discover their powers?
  • You’re shopping at Walmart. What do you buy to make Christmas bright newsworthy?
  • You are Elmo. Your job is to paint the sidewalk. What color will you use for yours?
  • Choose Snowy, the Grinch, or Cindy Lou Who for your character.
  • When you woke up today, someone had stolen all of the colors in the
  • Write a letter to the Grinch asking why he stole Christmas.
  • Write the Cat in the Hat’s biography.
  • A turtle taught you some new, cool words. What kind of words were they? Were they yummy?
  • Can you think of ways to improve Horton your neighbor’s-sad-shirt and mustache?
  • Pretend that you are a Whovilian person. Write about an incident you will never forget.
  • Write a poem about going through a day like the Grinch. Explain how the Grinch’s work hard for the afternoon.
  • Let’s pretend that Horton hears us whispering. Write a letter to the whole town to defend Horton.
  • What advice would you give to a goldfish in a bowl? What about a fast-moving train?
  • If you inherited one hundred billion zillion wubble berries, what would you buy? Be as specific as possible.
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  • Once the Grinch’s heart grew a couple sizes…write about how he changed for the better.
  • How would your Elf on the Shelf feel about the Grinch trying to steal Christmas?
  • Write about the inhabitants of Whoville up in the sky-high.
  • Why did the Grinch hate Christmas?
  • How is the Grinch like you or someone you know?
  • Spring has sprung but the Grinch is far from calm. How will he bring himself down?
  • You are trying to escape from The Cat in the Hat in your house. Where do you hide?
  • Mary’s little lamb has gone missing! After all her attempts at finding him, what are the villagers accusing her of?
  • Who was the Grinch when you were a child? What did he do to you?
  • You’ve moved into the Lorax’s house. What will you do with it?
  • Think about how you would react to finding an ounce of gold in your painting of a sunset.
  • If you could have a coat that has any Dr. Seuss-like attribute, what would you want it to do? What color?
  • Review Dr. Seuss’s books. Solve any of his books’ conflicts.
  • How do you spend the first five minutes when you arrive at school?
  • If you could be a character from a Seuss book, which character would you be?
  • What will you do differently with The Lorax? Explain why you chose a certain gift.
  • You have been shrunk to the size of a thumbtack and are stuck on a giant billboard. How will you get down?
  • Write about a great Dr. Seuss book, or an imaginary Dr. Seuss book if there is not one that you know of.
  • Seussical is your jam. Write a song, using any rhyme scheme that you want, but sticking to the melody.
  • Mary Ann Mumps has the hiccups and needs to sneeze at the same time. Write about what you think will happen next.
  • Dr. Seuss says to walk toward the person who makes you a better you and ignore everyone else. What does he mean?
  • What makes the music in Whoville so special? Is there more than one type of music?
  • How could Horton hear a Who if no one else could hear it?
  • Horton’s fan mail is constantly coming and going. Write a letter to him about what you like about his stories.
  • Make a list of books that would be on someone’s bookshelf if he or she lived in a world just like the world from The Lorax .
  • Pretend that you have a person-sized cat who takes care of you. Write about all the funny little things he does when you’re not home.
  • Let’s pretend you are the Lorax. One of the Once-ler’s grandchildren is about to chop down a Truffula tree. How would you stop the child from hurting his family?
  • Use one of Dr. Seuss’s characters to review a book. What does your writing tell you about how you feel about that character? How important is characterization in literature?
  • Choose one of your own friends and write about what he or she would do if they heard a Who!
  • Write about something you wish you had known as a child.
  • Who is your favorite Seuss character? Tell the story from his/her perspective.
  • Pretend that you work at the Department of Motor Vehicles. Write about a typical day in your life – without your boss finding out that you’re a kid!
  • How would the Grinch scare every Who in Whoville? Who would be the hardest to scare? What would be his method?
  • Christmas is coming. Did the Grinch steal your presents, or are you a nice person who received presents?
  • Wondering how the Grinch played awful tricks on people. Write a story about someone who plays lots of awful tricks on others.
  • Quick! The Cat in the Hat is about to knock on someone’s door. Write the mistake on the door that the Cat is about to make.
  • Write a scene from The Cat in the Hat or Green Eggs and Ham , in iambic tetrameter.
  • Write about an event from Dr. Seuss’s life that you might not know about. Become like Edda Lou and write the tale as if you lived in his world.
  • Write about a rule violation that happened to you. Who did it, and what happened?
  • The Lorax asks you to write a malicious letter about the Grinch. Write what you would write.
  • Pretend that you are Sally. Where do you go after you escape from the pool of oil?
  • Mrs. Hoogaboom is sleeping in a tree this Christmas Eve. Write about what she does not know, but could find out.
  • The boat is stuck on the ram and you need help from a crab. But he is a very unusual crab. Why is he unusual?
  • If you win the Grinch during a game of pick-up sticks, what would you do with him? Who would you run home to tell?
  • Imagine spending the night in The Cat in the Hat’s House, bringing your favorite stuffed animal. Write about what you would do, talk about, and experience together.
  • Write an obituary for an imaginary character who was born on New Year’s Day, bought something red and round at the store, and died on the 14th day of a month.
  • Do you think that the Grinch had an identity crisis on Christmas Eve?
  • The Sneetches are really delicious! What would you do if you didn’t have any sneetches?
  • A terrible storm has come to the forest of North Wood and has killed off all the trees. Write about what happens next.
  • If his clothes sucked, and he hated black and white, but weird hats were his fancy, and he lived on Moomoo milk, what would Dr. Seuss be?
  • Pretend that you live in the Lorax’s woods. What will you remember the most about living there?
  • Write about how the Grinch saw the light. Create a scene in which the Grinch forgives the people of Whoville.
  • Pretend you are the Oobleck. Tell the next person who walks into the room about the weather outside.
  • You wake up to find that you are the Grinch. What will you do in your life, and how will you feel about yourself?
  • Write about a time you wished you were small like the people in Whoville.
  • Write about your favorite Seuss-inspired character. Do you dress up as this person for Halloween?
  • Write a story about the Great’s mother
  • Write about a day when you had too many toys.
  • Someone has gotten the Grinch’s decorating talent, and the Grinch is pleased. The Grinch decorates your house for holidays throughout the year. Two months later, you examine your decorations. How is your house different, and how is it the same as the Grinch’s house?
  • Pretend that you are Mayor May Who. Write a speech that you would deliver to the Grinch in order to cheer him up.
  • You are one of the Whos in Whoville. Write a letter to a Whoville resident to explain the Christmas spirit.
  • When your sister tries to bite your tail, stop her and eat her fishbowl.
  • Write a rhyming couplet about what you expect Santa to bring you for Christmas. Describe all your family members doing their things. Dr. Seuss
  • Choose one of the books by Dr. Seuss. List 5 familiar phrases from that book listed under the title, characters, and major events.
  • Write about today without using any paragraphs. Just write.
  • Write a haiku about Dr Laura Bush.
  • You are the Mayor of Whoville. It is your job to resolve a conflict that has come up in your town. How will you handle the situation?
  • Write about a day in the life of You, Horton, and Gertrude.
  • If you could write any creature in The Grinch’s world into the storyline, who would you pick?
  • Explain why the Grinch stole Christmas.
  • You’ve been ill for many days and now you feel better. Write about the events of a typical day.
  • As Cindy Lou Who, describe a normal day in your life.
  • Pick a favorite Seuss bestseller and compare it to one of the other characters, both to the same and different situations.
  • We challenged Beth to write her response instead of read it aloud.
  • Write a list of the new pet names you want to give Santa’s reindeer.
  • Write about how you would groom your pet Grinch.
  • Why don’t you go and write me a story?
  • Dr. Seuss is running for a political office. What job might he run for?
  • A kid and an adult are each opening a present in front of a Christmas tree. Who is the present for, and what will they say when they open it?
  • Write about your favorite Seuss creature. Drawing your creature would be nice, too.
  • Write about your life in a fishbowl.
  • Write about a snow day in Green Eggs and Ham.
  • Write about the day you came across the Grinch’s heart in Whoville. What happened?
  • You are Jojo, the Grinch’s dog. Write a description of what it is like being a real dog.
  • What kind of words do the Sneetches use for the letters in the alphabet?
  • How would you like to try to say “skoobiddly-scuba puppy” three times fast?
  • Pretend you belong to the Grinch’s family. What would cause you the most grief?
  • Wondering what to do with Tribbles if they haven’t bled yet? They are hungry and want food. What do you feed them?
  • Have you finished your holiday shopping yet? Should you buy a lot or a few gifts?
  • Have each child write a different rhyming poem about a holiday or celebration.
  • Write about that day when your mother screamed, “Cat! Get away from that stove!”
  • You are attempting to hatch the world’s largest egg. What has to happen for you to succeed?
  • Secretly, you have discovered Baby, a man from Mars. Write about your adventures together.
  • Your professor is itching to know what The Lorax did with all those Truffula trees.
  • If the Lorax was real, what would he say about the fate of the Truffula trees?
  • Are you in the fox’s stew? How did you get there?
  • Suppose you were in charge of the Bumble-Rots’ island, where would you locate the fence? Why?
  • If you were the Grinch back then, what would you do or not do if you could change your mind now?
  • Instead of “green eggs and ham” what color would you prefer?
  • How did the lorax become scarce and why does he no longer speak for the trees?
  • The Lorax moves in next door to you. What will happen if he stays?
  • Write an apology to a Crat that betrayed you.
  • You are the Lorax who speaks for the trees. Write an opinion piece.
  • What would you do if you caught the Grinch stealing something? Explain.
  • Have you ever had a green eggs and ham sandwich?
  • Write about the Grinch’s reason for not wanting to steal Christmas.
  • What is the best Christmas out of all the Christmas stories you have ever read?
  • Choose one line from a Dr. Seuss book and expand on it.
  • What do the Grinch and Jack Skellington have in common?
  • Winnie-the-Pooh is running for mayor of the Hundred Acre Wood. Write about your support or your opposition to him being elected.
  • You have to rewrite The Lorax as if Dr. Seuss were writing it today. What would he include? What would he change?
  • Write about a character that you would like to be friends with.
  • You’re the Mayor of Quox Landing. Decide which food from Dr. Seuss you would want to create and then create a sandwich or a dish with that food on it.
  • After reading the book’s ending, write about what you would have done after writing the book.
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  • Create a new beginning to The Cat in the Hat using any of Dr. Seuss’ other books.
  • You’ve been invited to Horton’s house for dinner. What’s being served?
  • What does the Lorax say? Write in the Loranx’s voice.
  • How do you think the Lorax felt when he was so mistreated by once loyal Once-lers?
  • Write about a particularly dirty kind of toothpaste you used in the absence of your normal paste.
  • You have helped Mr. Grinch. Now, what is he going to do for you?
  • You are the main character in Hondo McAwesome’s mystery. What do you say to the officer that just accused you of murder?
  • You have a very important letter that needs to be delivered immediately. Read the letter and write about what you would do to get the letter to its destination.
  • Be the Lorax. Write a letter to the Once-ler of a group of creatures whose forest you once protected.
  • Do not write with any green coloring that you can find.
  • There is a camera inside your brain. It captures every single action and smudge you make in the world. Write what it witnesses.
  • What if there were no Olympics? What would you do instead?
  • Make up a story using a pair of rhymes from Dr. Seuss’s books.
  • Write about the different things you need to help Mr. Banks find his car keys.
  • Pretend you are setting up a guest book for Horton Hears a Who. Write the first entry.
  • Pretend that you have been chosen from WhoVille to act as the spokesperson for Dr. Seuss’s work. What’s your campaign slogan?
  • Do you think there’s a better way to name Seuss’s characters? If so, what would it be?
  • Write about the day you met the Grinch.
  • Write about a time when the Lorax visited you, or an experience with the Lorax or an object, place, thing, rhyme, word or emotion he felt.
  • You’re the Ghost of Grapes of Wrath. Present a case for a specific type of food to be eaten more often.
  • Write about how you got the Grinch’s heart.
  • Write about the Grinch’s experience with the Lorax.
  • Explain why the Lorax is the best character ever.
  • Write a food review about “grinch stew.”
  • Three hundred stories high! Dr. Seuss wrote the highest book in all the land. Discuss how he did it.
  • Has there ever been a birthday party that didn’t turn into a disaster? Write about how yours would have been.
  • Pretend that the Cat in the Hat is looking for “somebody just like me” to help out with the chores. Write a song about this.
  • What would you do if you realized that Dr. Seuss is the reincarnation of Merlin?
  • Write about a time when you were brainwashed by the Grebulons.
  • “I sent a letter to my love with a rose attached…” Write a story using the 20 words in this sentence.
  • Write a scene from Green Eggs and Ham where he is trying to persuade you to eat the green eggs and ham.  Or not.
  • What do the Grinch and you have in common? How do you know?
  • As a fan of fantasy fiction, what do you think of Roald Dahl’s boggart?
  • A local inventor has created a machine that can supply you copies of your favorite books. What books will you have her clone for you?
  • If you were in the Fox in Socks game trying to recite all of the words, would you go back to the beginning?
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  • Pretend that you live in Foxland. Write about the day that Fox stole the pies from the Blue Fox.
  • Write Dr. Seuss-style stories about all the fairy tales you know.
  • Read Dr. Seuss books with your child each night. Write about the story that you read before going to bed.
  • You’ve won a trip to the Hollow Yumps! Write about what you would hypothetically do on your trip.
  • Create a short story showing three occasions when Wilbur’s fame helps him out.
  • What would happen if the sun did not come up on Christmas?
  • You’re in the circus and there’s only one elephant. What do you name it?
  • Imagine that you are a Who. Write a letter to your friends.
  • Do you live in Lorax country? Where?
  • You are chosen to be the first person to meet the Lorax because the trees have arrived. Write about your experience.
  • Your teacher has announced that she is going on a field trip next week and that you will miss a day of school. Write about why you are excited.
  • You need to fix the Grinch’s plumbing. Please make this as interesting as possible.
  • Write about an adventure with Horton Hears a Who.
  • The Grinch is standing on top of your Christmas tree. How are you helping him down without touching him?
  • There is a mythical land where things are as big as you want them to be. What will you bring to this land with you?
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  • Think of an interchangeable object and swap a letter in one word with the same letter in another word that you can connect to your object.
  • The family across the street borrows everything. Sometimes they even miss things. Make up a story about borrowing or lending or both.
  • You’re in charge of putting on the play. Write your cast of Seussian characters.
  • If you were speaking to the Grinch, what would you say to make him change his mind?
  • How would you run your ferris wheel?
  • Pretend that you are the Grinch. Describe your Christmas.
  • Write a letter to the Grinch listing all the things you like about the Grinch and giving reasons why he should not be so mean.
  • Write down descriptive words for what you feel when something happens to a character in The Grinch Who Stole Christmas.
  • Which of the “Cat in the Hat” characters is most like you? Write about you and that character.
  • Dr. Seuss’s Lorax is making a difference in the environment by planting thousands of trees. Write about what you are doing to help the environment.
  • The Cat in the Hat tells you that one of your friends is in serious trouble. Use one of your friends as inspiration to address this problem.
  • You have found a box of How the Grinch Stole Christmas or a roster to a town of people such as the Grinch’s neighbors. Write a story detailing a day in the lives of one or more characters in the story.
  • The Cat in the Hat has trapped the Lorax in the Chokey Chomp Chomp. Write about how you would break him free.
  • Write about the next door neighbor that the Grinch is trying to steal from.
  • Your kids have captured out some kids who you believe didn’t get their fair share. What should you do about it?
  • The Lorax has shown up on your doorstep. But he’s not talking. He seems upset about something that happened in his previous visit. What do you say?
  • It’s the last day on earth as we know it. What will you do with your remaining time?
  • Pretend that you’re Horton the Elephant. Write about the experience of saving Whoville.
  • The Lorax has a personality disorder. He loathes the Truffula Trees ever since he ate too many Shus-Shus from the Trees and they were mad at him. Write a story called, “The Lorax and the Shhu-Shhus.”
  • The Cat in the Hat can see up your nose. Write a story about your worries for today.
  • Dr. Seuss’s life was impacted by many events. Choose 3 of his books and write about how their stories may be related to each other.
  • Write a scene from Green Eggs & Ham that focuses on the narrator, Sam-I-Am. Explain why you chose that character’s POV to write from.  What does the narrator contribute to the story?
  • Your uncle gets cross-eyed when he sips his cocoa. What do you do about it?
  • You’re the “other” girl that the Lorax talks about. Why are you upset at not being the one to “speak for the trees”? Who is the one that can speak for the trees?
  • Shake up a bottle of brightly colored green and blue paints. Pour the paint across one half of a large sheet of white paper. Fold the other half of the paper over the wet paint, smear the wet paint with your fingers and let it dry. When the paper is dry, crumple it to make a random pattern of ridges and folds. What do you see?
  • Cat in the Hat comes to your school and saves the day for you completely to free your teacher. What is your teacher doing?
  • Are you Dr. Seuss? Write about it.
  • A Halloween witch called the Great Gubble Has has invited you to her annual “treat less and wear more” party. This is a party where people dress up in less clothing and wear homemade gala-salad disguises. Write about what you discussed this evening.
  • Write about your first snowy day. Did you have a snowball fight?
  • You are a hungry red fish. Explain the circumstances that surround your sudden desire for all the green eggs you can possibly eat.
  • The cat is lost! Write about wherever he may be.
  • Does a fish have a bicycle?
  • You are a fish. Write about the most exciting day of your life.
  • You wake up, groaning and aching. You haven’t been to sleep in 4 days. What’s happened in the world of Dr. Seuss without you?
  • You’re running down the corridor, and the Grinch’s pile of dirty clothes catches a corner of the roller door, causing it to shut on you. Oops. The green furry monster’s watching you outside the door. What do you do? Explain.
  • Write a poem about what you would want for Christmas.
  • You’re on the Grinch’s naughty list. What should he do to you?
  • Which story did you most enjoy and why.
  • One of your family members has to be The Grinch for Halloween. Explain who you will dress up as!
  • What famous places would you like to see visit Whoville?
  • Write about the difficulties of being a Grinch. Then, write about what you want for Christmas.
  • What is Seussville like? Write a travel brochure about the city.
  • Pretend that you are the Grinch. What do you do the day after Christmas?
  • Imagine you are in the land of the Grinch who stole Christmas. Write about how you helped the Grinch see the error of his ways.
  • You are a character in “Green Eggs and Ham.” Write about how you change the negative character’s mind.
  • Drink your milk.
  • Explain the proper way to catch a snark and why it’s important.
  • Do you think that The Lorax does too much talking to Ted the bear?
  • What’s your favorite thing about Horton Hears a Who?
  • What are the consequences if you don’t finish your green eggs and ham?
  • Write about the Grinch’s past.
  • Write about how you imagine Horton would have felt when the Dr. Seuss tree was first planted.
  • Pretend that you are going to write the next Dr. Seuss book. Write an outline for the story.
  • Let’s pretend you meet the Grinch and the Grinch invites you to his cave for cocoa and to play his drums. Write a dialogue between you and the Grinch about why he stole Christmas.
  • You have just eaten a bad piece of flubber. Write about how it made you feel.
  • The mischievous Whos are planning a secret meeting in your underwear drawer. Deep in your heart, do you want to join them or stop them from meeting?
  • Write a poem about the Sneetch.
  • Shapes everywhere, there are.
  • Who is your favorite author and what impact have they had on you?
  • Open presents on Christmas morning with the fam! Write about it!
  • A desert island is in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. You can choose 5 things to take with you. What will they be, and what will you do with them?
  • Somebody is writing a book about the world of the Lorax. How do you feel about this?
  • What do you wish you knew about green eggs and ham? Find a way to include this in your story.
  • Write about an adventure you’d want to have with the Cat in the Hat.
  • If you were the Lorax, what would you do?
  • You have been framed for a crime your brother just committed, and you have two hours to prove your innocence. What do you do?
  • Start out by writing a character that is the opposite of The Cat in the Hat. How does your story change?
  • Write about the life of a small boy in a family of identically-dressed brothers in White-stitched vests.
  • The monsters on Mike Mulligan And His Steam Shovel have taken over everything except your home. They make you work on their machines for them and you don’t get paid for your work. What do you do? How do you escape?
  • If you had the Grinch’s powers, what would you do with him?
  • You have thousands of cookies, and Grinch, who is holding a grudge over Santa’s poor driving ability, is within your reach. How will you deal with him?
  • Give a “Who-yule” reindeer an unusual name and make up a story for us.
  • Write about all of the differences between you and the Grinch.
  • Instead of using green eggs and ham to trick Sam-I-am, you have green bananas and okra. What will happen?
  • Write about the Grinch’s Thoughtful Day, while he was holding his side.
  • Who Put the “Raspberry” in the “Razzle Dazzle”? OK, but what do you mean by “the raspberry”?
  • You know that your brother cheats at board games. What does he do, and what are you going to do about it?
  • The Lorax is a very serious person. What do you think would happen if the Lorax decided to take a day off?
  • Pretend that you are Dr. Seuss. Make up your own Seuss-like rhyme about something.
  • If you awoke one morning to find that you had Boopsie, what would you do?
  • Write about yourself as one of the characters in Horton Hears a Who .
  • Write about a dream you recently had about Winnie the Pooh.
  • Are you the Who or the What in “I am the…”?
  • Travel with the person from upside down land. Where will you go?
  • Write about eating green eggs and ham? What’s your favorite type of festive fruitcake?
  • If you could ask The Grinch or The Cat in the Hat one question, what would it be?
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  • Write about someone you would like to give a different name to and how you would change it.
  • The Lorax asks you to find him a “tuft” of trees. They’re located deep in the Forest of Understandable Darkness, and you might have to fight off the wicked Once-ler to get them. Who do you choose to accompany you on the journey?
  • Write about a time when you were terrified.
  • The Cat in the Hat has just popped out of your briefcase. Write a list of the ten most important things you need to do at your house.
  • The Cat in the Hat tells you to bring your favorite pet to visit his hat! What animal do you bring and why?
  • Send a postcard to your favorite book character, telling that person all about your summer vacation.
  • Pretend that you were the Lorax’s “perfect.” Write about the first things you would do.
  • When you saw the Grinch movie as a child, did you believe the Grinch was real? If you did, did you think he would find you?
  • Write a poem about the Sleep of the D’Urbervilles.
  • How would you build a house out of brown eggs?
  • If the Lorax told you to jump off a bridge, would you do it? Why or why not?
  • On the planet Kooloo-Limpah, you are given a pet to take care of. What kind of pet will it be?
  • You are a human citizen in Whoville. Write about your act of kindness for the Whos.
  • Pretend you are Andrew or Joanne. Choose three items from your grocery list and write about what happened with each item on your list
  • What if the Lorax had a house of twigs and the Once-ler built a house of sticks?
  • Write a poem about someone who is always a day late and a dollar short
  • If you were extra-special good, how would the Grinch treat you on Christmas morning?
  • Write a letter to a friend explaining why you would make a horrible pet.
  • Write about an invention you hope Dr. Seuss would create. What is it and why do you think this is something he should spend his time creating?
  • What do you think Horton thinks when he hears a Who?
  • Write about a time when you felt as small as a Who.   What fears kept you small? Write about a way you were able to overcome the fears.
  • What are one or two of your favorite Dr. Seuss writings and why?
  • What if you had five golden rings?
  • Make up a ghost. Imagine if that same ghost visited you again and again.
  • Write about springtime in Whoville. Explain how the weather is different there than it is where you live.
  • A troll is under your bed. He demands a riddle. He will stay under your bed until you give him a riddle that he will like. What do you do?
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  • Pretend that you are the Grinch and go back in time to meet yourself as a baby. Give yourself a love note that you will see when you are thirty-three years old.
  • A family is deciding on the name for their fifth child, and they all want to evoke Dr. Seuss’s spirit. Rate their names from “A Name” to “Vote for Pedro”.
  • Who stole Christmas and how could they be caught?
  • Write about the Grinch’s day.
  • Have you ever laughed out loud in a theater? Why or why not? Write about your experience.
  • Write about a visit to the Circus McGurkus. Remember to fill every page with your own creations like the Lorax did to save the forest. Be creative!
  • You’ve been promoted to Cat in the Hat. Describe everything you would change.
  • What do each of the following say when you ring them on the telephone?
  • Time Traveler is being filmed here nearby and you can travel your hometown as it was 100 years ago. What will you do?
  • 1.  In your opinion, which Seuss book is the best-written? Why?
  • What is the Happiest Ending you can come up with?
  • The Grinch is writing a movie script about himself. Write what the title of the movie would be and who all would be in it.
  • What is green and yellow, has sixteen legs, a pair of antennae, and six eyes?
  • What will you sing about if everybody starts singing the Grub in the “Grub in the Slouch” song when you enter a room?
  • Write a funny skit for The Sneetches.
  • Write about how the Grinch ruined Christmas by sneaking into houses and swiping Christmas presents.
  • You have the power to teleport anywhere on Earth. Where would you go? What would you be there for?
  • Do you believe in Grinch change? Defend your point.
  • Your car is having trouble crossing the swamp. Which Dr. Seuss character would you want to give you a lift?
  • You have just awoken from a years-long sleep. In that time, your home town has turned into a very different place. How do you feel about this?
  • Write about green eggs and ham in another setting.
  • What would you do if you could find a dry place like the Grinch? Why would you do it?
  • Write a poem about The Cat in the Hat.
  • A man comes to town explaining that he is going to take the Whos away and make them unhappy forever. What do the Whos do? Do they fall for it or fight back?
  • Write a poem about the Grinch.
  • Write about a day in the life of the Lorax. Were you on the good side or the bad side?
  • You’re in a sick play. Tell the narrator what’s wrong with you.
  • Your child is having trouble writing. What would you advise?
  • Write about your favorite character from Dr. Seuss and how he/she has helped you over the years.
  • Tell me about the most frightening…
  • Explain what happens at the end of your story, while referencing any of Dr. Seuss’s .
  • The Lorax asks for your help. How would you help him?
  • Can you tell us what silly specklen means? Write an original short story using that word.
  • There was a young girl who had a pink hat. Write about that girl.
  • Write about a gift-giving occasion featuring The Grinch.
  • What idiom or expression do you wonder about the origin? How would you use the expression or idiom?
  • The Lorax recently went extinct. Write about their impact.
  • Pretend that you are the Lorax. Write about an average day in your life.
  • You are on an island and you have a basket of fish. Someone will ferry to the island tomorrow and you have enough for that one  everything, but will you have enough for the rest of your life?
  • If you were Junior Asparagus, how would you disobey your Mom? Please be specific.
  • If you were in The Cat in the Hat you identify as a very important Thing.
  • You are the surprise food at a family’s holiday meal. Write about how they reacted.
  • What are some of the funny things you could draw a camel with to depict the humps on his back?
  • You are crossing a desert with your life supply of water. Due to Stupid, you met Thing 1 and Thing 2 while they were carrying three-fourths of the water supply. They drank half of it, making it life-saving water. You lost half of it, making it life-annoying water.
  • Write a note from the Lorax to the Once-Ler. What is he asking for?
  • Willy and his family move into the Grinch’s cave. The Grinch tries to be Willy’s friend. What does he do?
  • Write about a place you would like to visit.
  • What’s the worst thing you ever did? Dr. Seuss’s dead fish in The Lorax comes to life and visits you. What does he tell you? Can you find a place to bury what’s left of his body?
  • What are some activities you could do with a Grinch?
  • While on the road, a person in a car zips by screaming “Green Eggs and ham.” Write about what you think this person is talking about.
  • Write a letter answering the question on How the Grinch Stole Christmas. Keep in mind that it will be read out loud to the Whos.
  • Write about a day that you hear the words “They’re coming to town!” from The Grinch Who Stole Christmas.
  • If you were the Lorax, how would you speak for the trees?
  • Your letter to Santa is late. Write about how you’d mail it.
  • Write a short song about the green eggs and ham from the book.
  • Write about what you would write on a first date while you are waiting for the other person to show up.
  • You are the Lorax. Write something about this title character.
  • What are you hoping to receive in your Christmas morning gift basket?
  • Write a story about losing your balloon and getting a new one in the shape of an animal of your choice.
  • What will the Grinch learn to do next year?
  • Write a riddle using words that are used in one of Dr. Seuss’s books.
  • Pretend you are part of the Cat’s crew and write a poem or a new adventure about the Cat in the Hat.
  • Pretend that the Grinch never had the chance to put those patches on Whoville. What would life be like?
  • Write a response letter to the Lorax.
  • Pretend that you are on the Minnow that Dr. Seuss built. Write about your adventures.
  • Write a letter to somebody in Whoville to tell them what living there is like.
  • If you could play one of the characters in a Dr. Seuss book, which character/book would you like to play?
  • Write about something funny that happened to you in the last 24 hours.
  • What is a very busy day for the Grinch like?
  • There is a zoo in which you are the main attraction. Write about what visitors say about you. Should you write it as a positive or a negative? Does it matter?
  • Explain the moral of How the Grinch Stole Christmas!
  • Can you think of any other writing prompts for Dr. Seuss books? Share them in a comment.
  • Write a story about a Sneetch meeting another Sneetch.
  • How does up look to you?
  • Explain to me why cats eat fish and then throw them back into the water.
  • Reporters from Calormen come to Barnyard Ditties to write an article on America. Write a letter to convince them that all is well in your own world. Provide all sources upon which your letter is based.
  • Imagine yourself as the Lorax. What would you do to fight for trees?
  • You’re Lorax’s girlfriend. You just bought a new dress. Write about your date with the Lorax.
  • What’s the best thing you learned from H. B. and the Grinch?
  • Write about the different ways that people can be Nifflers.
  • It’s the first day of Snowflake Day. What’s the weather like in your hometown?
  • The Lorax is standing on your doorstep, holding a certificate. Sign it and then tell him your story of giving.
  • What bad thing happened to your poor one-eyed, one-horned, furious snorting ordinary bad-tempered, peanut-sized weakling of a kitten?
  • Write about a time when you failed miserably.
  • The Sneetches were tailoring themselves.
  • Write a letter to a bookseller in Baghdad explaining to them why we are not soft and squishy like them but instead have green fur and whiskers.
  • The Sneetches are visiting your town. Describe the interactions.
  • What job would you like to accomplish by the end of summer before you go back to school?
  • Write about your visit to the Circus McGurkus.
  • Imagine that you were numbered the 13th letter of the alphabet. What would be your first, middle and last name? What would your family be like? What would you like to be famous for? What will the rest of your life look like? Where and how will you die?
  • Write about a Grinch-like habit that you have and it’s frustrating effects on you.
  • You are stuck in jail and about to be sentenced. Suddenly, the police captain bursts in and says, “You’re free to go.” What happens next?
  • Would you rather throw away your arms or your legs? Why?
  • Everyone is your friend in Whoville. List five people you would pick to be your friends.
  • The Sneetches and other stories often use rhyme. Would you like to have a red star or a yellow star on your belly? Why?
  • Jim Carrey is portraying The Grinch on the big screen this Christmas season. Write 10-20 new quotes that The Grinch could say in this current day and age.
  • Write a poem about what you would like for your birthday this year.
  • Pretend that it’s Christmas morning and that you got everything you wanted. What are you doing later that day?
  • Write about something that you could never quite make sense of, using words that rhyme with sense.
  • From the book The Lorax. Draw a comparison between trees and oil.
  • Would the “Cat in the Hat” appear at your birthday party?
  • You’ve received notice that you have been adopted by the Grinch. Write a letter to his Christmas party explaining why it’s a bad idea to marry you.
  • Write about an unusual day. Use the Dr. Seuss writing techniques.
  • Take a famous Dr. Seuss saying and turn it into a phrase that would be appropriate for a fortune cookie.
  • Create a character and write a story about him/her. Who is the main character in your story? Why did you decide to base it on him/her?
  • Imagine that you are one of the twenty-thousand things in the ocean. What do you look like and what do you do?
  • Scientists have discovered an enormous UFO in orbit around the Earth. They want to question it, but it doesn’t seem to respond to English or even sign language. What would you do?
  • If you could go Christmas shopping with any Dr. Seuss character, who would it be?
  • What does Seussville look like? Describe your own Seussville.
  • What would happen if someone ate their words?
  • Your friend is afraid of the Grinch. Write a story about a day when you overcome your fears.
  • You’re going to a Grinch’s House Party – you bringing presents? Why or why not?
  • Explain in detail what happens when you get eaten by a Grinch.
  • Think of something you like to do a lot, then write a poem or story about someone who hates to do that thing.
  • Past my bedtime is a retelling of “The Bongo Book”. Have you ever stayed up past your bedtime? What did you do during those times?
  • Snowed in! Write about what you will do with your day.
  • Write a letter explaining to The Cat in the Hat that your house is not haphazard.
  • You discover a bundle of money. Is that even possible for a child to find? Explain…
  • What’s green and squishy?
  • During a brainstorming session at work, everyone in the room agrees that a tomato is actually a fruit. The boss asks you to prove them wrong. How would you do this?
  • When the Lorax asks you to clean up your mess, what will you do? Why?
  • You live in the sky above Whoville. Write about one Whoville family that you live above.
  • If Horton can get his elephant friend out of the hopper, what problem could you get through?
  • Write about how The Lorax changed your life.
  • Write a letter to The Cat in The Hat about getting everything mixed up. He has cleaned up your room and you want things to be put back the way they were.
  • If we had nothing to do but what we wanted to do, what would you do?
  • Write about finding a small puppy near your house. Do you keep it? If so, who will care for it while you are at work, and how will you feed it? If not, what do you do with it?
  • Carl the Word Fish says that adding an extra vowel at the end of a word can make it sound sillier. Add an extra vowel to your name and write about how it makes you look different.
  • What would you tell Buddy to cheer him up in the Grinch Who Stole Halloween?
  • Write about Toby. Pretend that he’s your cat.
  • Why is Horton thinking about the speck of dust?
  • You are the Lorax. Who are you and what do you do?
  • The Lorax came to your house asking why you were cutting down trees in order to make a living. What did you tell him?
  • Mom and Veta need your help moving houses. Where will she be living? Why do they need to move? What is going to happen to their old house? Who is there to help you?
  • Write about your favorite Seuss character or creature and give it a name.
  • Write about a unique pet you would have.
  • Without being obvious, how would you rate the food at the Green Dragon?
  • Write a descriptive paragraph about any person in the Dr. Seuss universe and give details about their personality, likes, and dislikes.
  • Write about what the Grinch intends to steal at Christmastime.
  • Write about your thoughts regarding Horton, the kind pig who does nothing.
  • Write a letter to the Tooth Fairy telling him why it’s not fair that he only gives money to kids.
  • Because Fresh, warm buttery cookies… that’s what makes a Grinch’s heart grow three sizes. Write about how eventually a Grinch becomes a happy person.
  • Explain how a Grinch stole Christmas if you have seen the movie. If not, provide character, setting, and plot overview.
  • You are the Lorax. Explain the Once-ler’s impact on the forest.
  • Why is The Lorax so angry?
  • You have a dead fish in your basket. What would you do with him?
  • Have you ever tried to hit a baseball or catch a ball? What does it take to be a baseball player?
  • On the first day of Spring, Horton stumbles upon a tiny creature that is only half a bubble off. Write about how you would tell him about it.
  • What brands of pudding would the Grinch enjoy best?
  • You are hosting a party for the Grinch and the Grinch is the first to arrive. You have ten minutes to prepare for the rest of the guests. What do you do to impress the main guest?
  • What will you be cooking for Christmas dinner?
  • What would happen if you were forced to wear a pincushion for a hat?
  • You are Yertle the Turtle. Write about what you look like, and what you do during the day.
  • Write a letter to the Grinch or to the Cat in the Hat to tell them about your holiday.
  • Grinch tries various types of Woodland trees after stealing the Whos’ wood pile. Do you know of one type he didn’t try?
  • The Lorax approaches you. You have three questions for him. What are they?
  • Your grandparents just left the room after reading Green Eggs and Ham to you. Write about how you feel about what just happened.
  • Mr. Wickersham is your uncle. You were recently left out of a will and he is in control. All of your wishes have been granted. What will you do?
  • Write a persuasive essay about the Dr. Seuss book that you like the best.
  • What kind of video games would the fish play?
  • Who was Seuss writing about when he wrote about Horton the elephant?
  • If you were the Lorax, what would you do to keep the Once-ler from cutting down all of the Truffula Trees?
  • Moth is a famous magician! But what is Odd McIntyre? Write about possibilities.
  • Furious George is dragging you through town behind a kite. Write about your thoughts and feelings on the trip.
  • What did Horton get himself into this time?
  • Write about your favorite Dr. Seuss creation. Instead of naming it whatever it is called, give it a silly name.
  • If you were the Grinch, how would you rectify your heart in time for Christmas Morning?
  • Are you going to be the kid who knits the Grinch’s socks?
  • “There’s no place like home.” If you were to meet the ghost of Christmas past and ask them to show you, what would it be?
  • Oops! It looks like the Cat in the Hat has made another appearance at someone’s home. What would your reaction be?
  • You just found a naked mole-rat. How do you take care of it? What does it look like? What is the scientist equivalent to a pet?
  • Queen Trellis is the Queen of fancy headdresses. Write a one page newsletter about a new product that she is considering buying for her village to replace the current product.
  • Write about the Grinch’s transformative experience with the Whos.
  • What do you think of the Lorax? Why does the Once-ler keep chopping down Truffula trees?
  • Write about the Lorax. Pretend that you are Lorax and you have been tasked to write his story to the human children all over the world. What would you say in his letter?
  • Write a letter to a Whosian that recently moved to a new, unfamiliar area. What advice would you give them about starting a new life in a new place?
  • What is a snowy village like? You hear about them in the song “Humbug Mountain Summit.”
  • Rudolph wants you to describe a typical winter day in your city. What would you tell him?
  • One fish, two fish, red fish, blue fish….Write about something red or something blue.
  • Write about a day when you felt like the Lorax did. What happened?
  • If you write a poem that talks about a Dr. Seuss character, write a poem to Dr. Seuss telling him why you like that character so much. If you don’t friend him yet, do it now.
  • The Grinch has stolen Christmas from Whoville. Write about a grouchy day in your life.
  • It’s Christmas Eve in Truffula Forest. Write a lyric for a Christmas song about something that you are grateful for.
  • The day before Valentine’s Day, you notice that all the Valentine cards in the store are heart-shaped. Write a love poem to your best friend anyway.
  • Look out your window and make up a story about the person you see walking down your street.
  • Choose a character from The Sneetches and discuss how they might react in a similar situation today. If they were president, what would be their presidential campaign slogan?
  • Write about a Seussian character or object.
  • Write about one way in your mind that the dog barking at the moon could just be right.
  • Thing 1 and Thing 2 have made a mess of your room. Write about how you handle the situation.
  • Fill in Dr. Seuss-style limerick
  • There are woodchucks in your house, how do you get rid of them?
  • Write a holiday poem about a Seuss holiday character.
  • What would you do if you walked to the edge of the rainforest and encountered the Lorax?
  • A local theatre is holding a fundraiser, a Whos in Whoville event. You’ve been given the duty of coming up with ideas for the skits to be performed at the event. Build a story around your ideas.
  • Write a letter to the Grinch. Ask him to come live with you. What would your home look like?
  • Do you feel that The Grinch stole Christmas? Write about what Christmas means to you.
  • Write about the Abominations on a Picnic.
  • The Lorax has saved the trees. Now write about what you’re going to do to save the animals.
  • What would happen after the book, “Marvin K. Mooney” by Dr. Seuss?
  • If you encountered the Lorax in your backyard, what would you do?
  • Write about the Lorax going to a spa.
  • Write the title of a Dr. Seuss movie that has not been made yet.
  • Write about your favorite character from a Dr. Seuss book.
  • Write about a beginning, a middle, and an ending. What makes these three parts unique to each other?
  • An adult green thing is wreaking havoc in your house. What will you do about it?
  • While on vacation, your family visits Whoville. Write about your visit.
  • You’re the only one who can save the hungry fish and there’s only one drumstick left. How will you convince the others?
  • If you are the Lorax, whose side are you on?
  • Which book is the hardest to read to you, without getting distracted? Why is that book so hard for you to hear?
  • You are the Grinch. Describe what life was like before you stole all the Christmas stuff. What happened?
  • Mrs. McCave is one of your favorite teachers at school. Write a letter to her and tell her why.
  • The Grinch has had a change of heart and is now celebrating Christmas and playing games with Cindy Loo Who. Write about it.
  • You have been living in a poverty stricken country in Central America for the past 10 years. Write what it
  • Pick a line from Dr. Seuss and write a short poem in his style.
  • Write a dialogue between the Grinch and a Who about their differences.
  • The very first day of school is in three months. Write about your plans for the day.
  • You are the Grinch. Write a poem describing the life you’ve lived.
  • Write about a day you had to be in the library on a Saturday.
  • What should the Lorax have done? Write a different ending to this story.
  • You are about to die. What do you wish you had done differently?
  • Write about your best Christmas gift ever.
  • What are the Grinch and the Cat in the Hat really fighting about?
  • Pretend that children can’t read. Write an advertisement for The Cat in the Hat trying to sell his services to parents.
  • The only person who loves you is the Grinch, and he’s trying to ruin Christmas. Write about how you feel.
  • Write a treaty between the Grinch and the Whos declaring a cease-fire.
  • You are Christopher Robin. Write about how you first met Pooh Bear.
  • If you personally knew either The Cat in the Hat or Horton, who would you rather spend time with? Why?
  • Power is given to you from an old, blue, unanswered question mark box that your friend Huey Blicksteinner said is magical. What will you do with it?
  • The Lorax has called a meeting of the truffula trees at Truffula Tree Farm. Write what you suspect will be discussed.
  • You’re given one wish. What will you wish for?
  • Bluefish are shooting and the inhabitants of Whoville are running for cover. Why are the bluefish shooting? Who do they need to be shooting at? Write about this violent controversy.
  • Why was Bartholomew Cubbins so happy to see the king?
  • The Mayor of Whoville is about to award The Grinch with a trophy for being the nicest man in the world. How would you feel about this?
  • It is snowing outside. Write about an interesting winter activity you and your family could do to keep warm.
  • Write a book about a day in the life of…who?
  • You’re one of the Whos on Whos night Who-ville. Write about your plan to have a good time.
  • What is green and white and something else all over?
  • Write a prompt inspired by the Lorax.
  • One day, the Grinch woke up in the middle of Christmas. Write about the crazy events that occurred on that day.
  • Describe what your favorite Seuss character looks like.
  • It is your birthday and someone has brought green eggs and ham. Write about your reaction.
  • Who is the cat in the hat? Why is he named the Cat in the Hat?
  • Write a story about how the Grinch Stole Christmas. What are some other things the Grinch could have stolen?
  • Write a dialogue between two Grinch’s that you recently met.
  • If Santa were to read to you, what would he read? Why?
  • Mrs. Kwan loves green eggs and ham. Write about a dish that you love and why.
  • Ever wonder what kind of pet the Lorax would have? Now’s your chance to answer that question for yourself.
  • What should we learn from a poem that begins, “DO you like green eggs and ham?”
  • The Gryffster and the Sheenies went for a walk when suddenly…
  • You spend the day with Yertle. What do you talk about?
  • If you could have one super power, what would it be and why?
  • The Lorax gave you three wishes. What would you wish for and why?
  • Write about an adventure you would like to have.
  • Write about how to handle disappointment as exhibited by the Grinch.
  • Do you ever imagine what the Lorax looks like? What does it look like to you?
  • Write about a visit to the Walrus’s house.
  • Write about a day in the life of a person with not enough green in their life.
  • Write a letter to Santa from the Grinch who wants to know what you want for Christmas.
  • It is Thanksgiving in Whoville. What will you be thankful for?
  • The Cat in the Hat is your mentor. Write about your time working with the Cat.
  • Write a letter to Santa telling him what you want for Christmas.
  • Christmas is coming! Write the Grinch’s declaration to cancel Christmas.
  • Elmer was run over by the wicked Jill, and is now in a coma on the floor. Write about what you would tell him when he wakes up.
  • Pretend that you have just returned from fighting in the Were-Doo War and you must share your story with a reporter. Write your account.
  • Officer Buckle and Gloria decided to visit the Grinch in Who-ville. Write to them about your day.
  • Write about your favourite Grinch-inspired villain.
  • You are getting a visit from a relative you despise. How would you deal with this?
  • Write a poem about Dr. Seuss.
  • The Cat in the Hat blames you for his mess. Write about how you might feel about this.
  • How does Horton feel after saving the Whos?
  • Pretend that you are the Grinch. Write about a moment when you feel like you are in a tempest.
  • There is an elephant in your room. What do you want to ask him?
  • You’ve had a hard day. Make a “grinchy” recipe to cheer yourself up.
  • What would you like for your second birthday gift?
  • Write a poem about the Grinch to see if you can make him smile.
  • Also see the writing prompts page under the types of writing listed for more writing prompts.
  • Write a poem or song that rhymes with green eggs and ham.
  • Write a letter from the Lorax to a fish.
  • The Cat in the Hat is teaching you how to drive. What goes wrong?
  • A person of a different skin color moves to your neighborhood. Write about how that makes you feel.
  • What will the Grinch do about birds stealing the food right out of his hands?
  • You have five minutes to pack all your belongings before being evicted from your apartment. What do you bring and why?
  • Scrambled Eggs Super will be great for everyone involved. Try selling a product this way using some crazy commercial.
  • A person with a strong resemblance to the Grinch is robbing a nearby store. Write about what you would do.
  • Write about the time you stole Christmas from the Grinch.
  • Write about a day you felt yellow.
  • Write a poem about one of Dr. Seuss’ characters.
  • Name a popular ice cream flavor that you would like to invent, and come up with the flavor and a slogan for the flavor’s company.
  • What do the Lorax’s creatures teach you about preserving and cherishing natural resources?
  • What do you learn from analyzing the life of Grinch?
  • What snacks would the Grinch take to the restaurant?
  • Write a letter home to a friend from The BFF’s. Write a letter to the Grinch from an unhappy Cindy Lou.
  • Imagine that you are the Lorax. Write about what you would do to save the trees and the animals.
  • What would you use a pair of 10-ton socks for?
  • What will you make when the Grinch asks if you can help him out with a little wackadoodle?
  • The words in your cookie jar spelled “top secret.” What did the message say?
  • If you were the main character in The Lorax , what would you do to protect all the caring trees in the forest?
  • Write about how the Lorax and one of the characters from The Joke Shop would become friends.
  • Write about something you hope to accomplish using study skills.
  • You can’t decide what to get your parents for Christmas. What do you do?
  • A young woman is trying to solve the mystery of the Grinch’s identity as she and the Grinch engage in a suspenseful tug of war in their attempts to gain control of Mother Goose.
  • You start to develop the gift of green eggs and ham after swallowing a green guitar. What happens next?
  • Write a letter from the Lorax to the Once-lily.
  • You’re the star athlete in school. You’re awarded one magic wish from the Whos. What do you wish for?
  • What did the Grones wear to their party?
  • If you could fly with the Super Chicken on his plane, where would you go? What things would you do while you were there?
  • What is the real reason that the Lorax decided to speak for the trees?
  • Arthur used to have a stutter so he woke up one morning and tried to say “world” but all that came out was a squeaking click. What was your first word and how did your family react?
  • You may choose to respond to any of the questions above, any of the questions found in this list, or come up with your own idea.
  • It’s Great to be Green Day. Your school has elected you to be the Mayor of Green Day, and they have also asked you to fix a problem in your town. What do you think it would be and how would you go about fixing it?
  • What is your favorite line from a Dr. Seuss book?
  • Write about a villain who wants to capture the Cat in the Hat.
  • On a rainy night, join the fox in Fox in Socks as he counts and sorts three socks..
  • It’s Christmas Eve around the world, and the special should totally be “How the Grinch Stole Christmas.” Write a script for it.
  • Write a scene with Mr. Hopper from Green Eggs and Ham, speaking with a police officer.
  • Dr. Seuss is traveling back in time to face a special opponent. Who will his/her opponent be?
  • Ralph, the Rotten Egg, is Elmer’s neighbor. There is a knock at the door, and when he answers it he finds…
  • Sweetland Totals has decided to give every child a Virtual Morris. What do you think this will do to the children?
  • The Lorax is telling stories. What kind of stories would he tell?
  • Write about the impossible things the Once-ler did to make wearing a red bow-tie a fashion trend.
  • What is one thing that Tigger needs to learn?
  • Write about how you think The Lorax feels about the environment.
  • Write about a hairier version of your family, and the adventures that they have.
  • A collection of green eggs and ham is being fed to a small child. Does the child gobble up the food without hesitation or does the food sit before them untouched and if so, why?
  • Write about a time when you knew someone who was very naughty.
  • You are the Mayzie. What mischief are you up to?
  • Write about the seven words that you cannot say in front of your grandparents.
  • Charles Schulz is serving leftovers from one of his drawing inspiration dinners. Write a poem about what he serves you.
  • Review a beloved book from your childhood. Have you read it as an adult? How does it compare?
  • Make a list of all the descriptive adjectives in Green Eggs and Ham . Use a different adjective for each sentence.
  • Baby Grinch is plucking all the petals off his flower. Write about why that makes him much madder than before.
  • Mr. Brown can’t sleep because there is a wild elephant snoring loudly outside his home. Write about what will happen if he doesn’t get a good night’s sleep.
  • What would happen to the Grinch if he simply allowed himself to open up his heart?
  • Using the Grinch, the Cat in the Hat, or another Dr. Seuss character that you like, what lesson would he/she teach you?
  • Grandpa Joe has moved into your house and Thing 1 and Thing 2 live with you. How will you cope?
  • You decide to move somewhere that humans do not live. Where will this be?
  • Pretend that you are The Lorax. Who is going to save the Truffula trees?
  • Explain in detail – with every detail – how Horton feels when he hears the Who yell, “Help!”
  • Write a story about how the main character actually has to do work for his Grinch Day challenge.
  • It is your job to water the flowers in the Lorax’s garden. Describe a typical day in your job.
  • You have been turned into a small Whos due to the magic of the Wizards cat. Write about your newfound existence on the Grinch’s crumb.
  • Grandmamma has gone up the hill. Write about how the Whos celebrated Christmas without her.
  • The Lorax has come to you for advice. What do you tell him? What does he tell you?
  • If you won’t take that rubbish off of Mulberry Street, I’ll stuff it down your throat!
  • Is “Oh, the places you’ll go!” really true? Describe the people in your life who inspire this famous line.
  • Write a helpful rhyming couplet for a barking dog.
  • Riley had rather had Christmas in February. Write why you think Riley thinks an early Christmas would be better
  • What would you do if your mother gave you some turtles from Misty Mountain?
  • It’s Saturday in Blefuscu. Write about your daily routine.
  • Imagine that you are the Lorax. Write about what you do each day to protect the Truffula trees.
  • The Lorax has sent all of his trees to find a new home, outside of the Once-ler’s valley. Write about why or why not they should stay.
  • The Grinch is your next door neighbor. Write a letter to Santa explaining why you do not want the Grinch to get the presents that you want.
  • You’re the president of a country. Which country would you choose? What do you do as president?
  • Write about the Grinch trying to scare a young child on Halloween. What will he do?
  • Write dialogue between Max and the Grinklehopper from The Grinch Who Stole Christmas  book and movie.
  • Write about some of the different Who families. Which one do you want to be a part of? Why?
  • Write about your feelings about growing old.
  • What happens when you mix a hundra and a gredilly and a grub in a puddle with your griddle?
  • If you could change the world by writing anything you wanted, what would you write?
  • Write a murder mystery in which someone in Whoville is murdered.
  • Write a modernized Grinch, or write a letter from a Truffula tree during the Lorax story.
  • Write about an average day in the life of the Lorax.
  • Write a poem about how The Lorax has changed your point of view.
  • Have you ever received a “Happy Birthday, Smiling Fish” card? Did you like the card? Why or why not?
  • Write a letter to someone about what you know about Dr. Seuss.
  • You are the Lorax. Write about why you should be allowed to leave the place where you reside.
  • You are in charge of setting up a party for the Grinch. Who does the Grinch invite?
  • Write about a time that someone disappointed you. How did you feel?
  • Wondering what Nick and Sally, the Cat in the Hat, Thing 2 and Thing 1 will do today. Write about their adventures.
  • Write a poem or song about a character from a Dr. Seuss book.
  • Write a birthday card from a fictional relative to a main character you like.
  • Write the obituary of the Cat in the Hat.
  • Peter Peasequid goes hunting for dinner. He spots a bird, but it’s too far away. Would you react the way Peter did?
  • Who is your favorite character from Dr. Seuss? Why?
  • If you could somehow trade places with the Grinch for one day, what would you do?
  • Write about your best day as a human fish.
  • Write about a prank that you play on your best friend at school.
  • You’re about to go to green eggs and ham paradise. What things do you take with you?
  • Write about a day that someone acted like the Grinch. What happened?
  • Write about the Grinch using alliteration.
  • Write about the Grinch stealing presents
  • A traffic cop comes over to your car and gives you a ticket! Use words from your feet to make him feel guilty.
  • Write a story about a Dr. Seuss character going through a day in your life.
  • Imagine that you are a Very Important Person who is invited to a meeting with the Cat in the Hat. What do you talk about?
  • Write about a time when you forgot your mother’s birthday. Do you remember what you did to make things right?
  • Write about one of your favorite Dr. Seuss characters.
  • If Green Eggs and Ham took place in your neighborhood, what would be the best way to try to get the townspeople to eat green ham?
  • A boy in your school is always getting picked on. Write him a “regular kid” letter of encouragement.
  • Write about a special event or holiday, such as Christmas.
  • Dr. Seuss is your dentist. Are you nervous about seeing the dentist?
  • Write about which Dr. Seuss book you are most excited to see as a movie.
  • How many times can you find the color yellow in a Dr. Seuss book?
  • Write a scene about the Lorax’s meeting with The Once-ler to discuss the deforestation of Truffula Trees.
  • You just got kicked out of college for bad grades and a jail record. Name three ways to win your parents back over.
  • If you had to give your teacher an entrance name tag, what would it say?
  • Describe the Grinch, Mrs. Grinch and Max in one page in little lines or one long line like Seuss did.
  • Help the reindeer pull Santa’s sleigh. What things will you be excited about, and what things will you be scared of?
  • How is the Lorax like an emoji?
  • Write about why you think The Lorax is sad.
  • Write a poem from the point of view of the Lorax.
  • What does the Fox in Socks look like? Draw the creature that the Fox is disguised as in the center of the illustration. What is Whosic doing to catch him? What will Wocket do next?
  • Write about one thing you want to see more of in the world and one thing you don’t.
  • During that most boring lesson in school, what do you do to make it interesting?
  • Write about a fantastical device in an unusual location.
  • Write about a nice guy or gal who’s talented, funny, and smart. He or she makes many new friends, including a Secret-Keeper during a Chemistry Bowlslimsy and a Tortoise Teacher. Write about what he or she does to stand out from all the other egghead tortoise teachers and tortoises on campus.
  • Would you consider someone who wears mismatched clothing to have good fashion sense? Why or why not?
  • Pretend it is midnight on Christmas Eve and a very cranky Grinch has just burst into your house with the intent of ruining your Christmas tree. What is your response?
  • You have been shrunk to slightly under 2 feet tall overnight. How do you survive?
  • What did you learn from these Dr. Seuss writing prompts? How can you see Dr. Seuss through a Christian lens yet still incorporate his unique writing style? Please share below. .
  • The Lorax was very disappointed in Ted because Ted cut down what others can’t see. Write about something in your life that you have an interest in but others do not understand.
  • What would you do if a Grinch purchased your sister’s doll?
  • The Grinch has done something retarded. What?
  • Write out a full page of zany verbs and unusual adjectives. Then write a poem using at least ten of these elements.
  • It’s Halloween, and you’re in Whoville. How are you going to celebrate?
  • The Lorax confronts you. What does he say?
  • What was the original Grinch costume like?
  • As a whos down in Whoville, write about being visited by the Cat in the Hat.
  • You discover that you share your birthday with Theodor Seuss Geisel. Write a letter to him congratulating him on his birthday.
  • A Wonderful Sour Spell is… Your favorite thing about Sour-Puss Sun. Your least favorite thing about Sour-Puss Sun. Something that would cheer Sour-Puss Sun up. A recipe that a hare, a fish, and a pig could make together.
  • If there were a song about T-Rex, what would it sound like?
  • Dr. Seuss and Dr. Seuss. What’s the difference?
  • Write a one-page book about The Lorax. Include the part where the Once-Ler arrives and ruins it for everyone.
  • Write a poem or short piece about what you would want to bring on a journey.
  • The Lorax has driven up the Once Trucks and you have ten minutes to destroy as much of the evidence as you can. Destroy!
  • Write about something you own that you tend to overuse.
  • Pretend that you are the Lorax and you have been hiding. What made you come out? What will you do now that you are out?
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  • Do you think that Dr. Seuss is a happy man? If so, why? If not, what would make him happy?
  • You have just woken up from a confusing dream. What will be your first action to turn your dream into a reality?
  • Imagine that you are the Lorax. Write a soliloquy identifying what you stand for, what you love, what you need, what you want.
  • Write about craziness and a tea party. Which are you more drawn to? Why?
  • Would you eat the broccoli? What would you do to make the day brighter?
  • Bippo is whipping up a batch of chocolate in his house. Buttons made sugar, Bippo’s stirring and Mumma’s makin’ dough. Who is making what, and why?
  • What’s a day like where you live?
  • What is the Grinch practicing the day after Christmas?
  • Write a short story in which you are the Grinch living in Whoville. Tell a little about your day and how you deal with Christmas.
  • You have been given 98 socks and told that you may give one and retrieve one each day of your stay at Green Lake Camp. For the first day, you do not touch the socks. For the second day, you take two socks. For the third day, you take three socks. How many socks will you have after nine days of being at camp, and why?
  • Write about a time where you were lonely. How did you feel? Who did you turn to?
  • Write about the worst day you’ve ever had with The Grinch, the Cat in the Hat, or any other Dr. Seuss character.
  • Write a haiku about The Lorax.
  • Write an original poem about The Lorax .
  • Write about a day you hate. What things just make you scream and throw your arms in the air? What things cheer you up? What things make you sad?
  • You have just inherited the Noddy’s house. Inside of it are twelve of his friends. What will you do with them?
  • The Whos, the Seuss characters, are at a Seuss-themed park. They put you in charge of the Seuss ball pit. Describe how you organize it.
  • Imagine that you’ve swapped brains with the Cat in the hat. Write a letter to the Grinch explaining what happened.
  • Jack and the Beanstalk wants you to deliver a singing harp to his house. What is the harp relationship to you?
  • Write a limerick.
  • There was once a man named Judge Louie who always wore high-heeled shoes. Judge Louie ruled Boozetown. One day, a bank robbery occurred. Judge Louie raced to the scene of the crime. What happened?
  • Go find the Grinch’s heart. Then do what the Grinch would do.
  • Suppose you are a wizard like the Cat in the Hat, and you can pick and choose your wand. What would you pick and what would it look like?
  • What would be a good name for Dr. Seuss’s musical instruments?
  • Have you plagiarized the plot of one of your stories from a book, another author’s work, or something else? It’s not easy to catch if you did this, so just pick a book, a scene, or a character that you think is similar to something from your story and explain why you think it’s similar. As an alternative, give a hint to a scene from PNP and see if it’s similar to a scene from another work.
  • Marry the Grinch. Pick out your bridesmaids and your groomsmen. Write an opening statement in your defense and describe your first kiss.
  • You have one day to design a crazy vehicle to fly around your city picking people up. What are you planning to make?
  • You are the Lorax. Write about how the truffula trees are vanishing one by one.
  • Who is the troll that lives under the bridge? What evil schemes has he thought of?
  • You are Lorax’s attorney. Put yourself on trial for your crimes against the environment.
  • If you had to explain the story of The Lorax, what would you say?
  • Mitten Mouth lives on the six-thousandth floor of the Cordially building. Write about what happens when a former Mitten Mouth needs to visit the dentist.
  • Write about your life as a Bug, or a creature from the Grinch.
  • Give Pinch the cat a job.
  • “But maybe this time something different will happen” Is your life different with a pet animal?
  • How can you measure a man’s wisdom?
  • The Lorax is a silly fellow. Write a letter to him about why he should return, and perhaps convince him by telling him the lesson you learned from the story. Would you do things differently in the story? Why or why not?
  • Write a short sentence in Green Eggs and Ham using only prepositional phrases. What can you do now with the occasion? Create a poetic variation on A Visit from the GOOD CRAFTSMAN™ that celebrates some human pursuit.
  • The Lorax and the Tiger and the Grinch are fighting over the rights to the land. Write about what they want and why they want it.
  • What five things did the Lorax have a word about?
  • If you were the Grinch, when would you “steal the Christmas”?
  • There is chaos in the Circus McGurkus. Come up with a way to stop the chaos.
  • Warm spring day. You decide to go to the beach. After a day at the beach, make up a game to play with the other beach goers whom you just met.
  • The Grusche is greasing the grout. Write about what happens when this Grusche runs out of grout. Is the Grinch there to save the day?
  • Pretend that Dr. Seuss is talking to you. Write down everything that you say to each other.
  • It’s Halloween. What would you dress as? What would you do first?
  • Dr. Seuss has left you a surprise at the top of Mt. Undergarment. Write about what it might be.
  • Sally Sneezer screams before she sneezes. Write a letter to her about ways to prevent her from screaming.
  • Write about the birthday party you would throw for the Cat in the Hat if you could.
  • The Lorax sits alone in the room across from the bed where you sleep. Write ‘I can speak for trees’ in your mirror, then talk to the Lorax about how important trees are and how you can use yours every day.
  • The Cat in the Hat is having fun and wreaking havoc all over the house. How can you and your siblings “fix” it?
  • You have a cup and ball toy as a kid. Write about how you spent your day with it.
  • An axolotl walks into a bar, he tells the bartender, “blather, blather, blatter, blatter….Where’s the TASTY SALMON?”
  • Write about a time when you or someone else tried to bring home a who’s-it.
  • Pretend you are the Lorax. What do you do all day?
  • What topic would you teach at the school of the Seussian creatures?
  • Mortimer is a Grinch. Tell the story from his point of view.
  • Sneak into Seussville for the day and tell me a story about Seussville.
  • Circus McGurkus is traveling through Whoville for a week. Write about the circus coming to town, animal acts, clowns, and other acts.
  • What kind of pet would you choose if you lived in Whoville?
  • What will you say to the Internet today?
  • You’re a fish. You live under the ocean floor. Write about your best day ever.
  • Write a letter to Horton, the hero of Dr. Seuss’s book, Horton Hears a Who. In your letter explain what brought you to Jungleland. Now that you are there, list three ways you will enjoy being here.
  • Write about your favorite Grinch moment.
  • If you could choose one of the Dr. Seuss books and be in it, which one would you choose and why?
  • The Grinch wants to invite you to his “Howliday in the Hague” party. What will you wear and what will you bring?
  • Share an experience you have had with one of Dr. Seuss’s books.
  • What basic meaning can be re-interpreted so that you find it insightful? Write about it.
  • You are on a boat. write a note to the man standing in the water.
  • What did you learn from the Lorax?
  • If you find a second in a minute, you’ll find a minute in a day. If you find a day in a year, you’ll find a year in a lifetime. Poppy is sitting on a bucket working hard. In the bucket, there are two sacks. One empty and one full of holes. Poppy keeps trying to fill up the empty sack by working like she never has before. Despite her hard work, nothing she puts in fills it up. What does the Poppy in your story do to make her happiest?
  • What would happen if Kangaroo got stuck in your chimney?
  • How do you think it feels to be a Grinch?
  • How would you feel if you woke up one morning to discover that you were small as a speck of dust? How would you return to your normal size?
  • Write a poem or song about your favorite book by Dr. Seuss.
  • In just ten words or less, what is the moral of The Lorax?
  • The Grinch has never seen Christmas lights before. Write a scene where the Grinch investigates them and enjoys seeing them.
  • What can you learn/teach the Grinch about the true spirit of Christmas?
  • Which is your favorite Dr. Seuss book? Explain why.
  • A professor picked you to head up a research team to study the Grinch. Write about your experience and your final report.
  • Write a haiku or limerick about a rude Snork.
  • The Grinch and Max are having a block party! What are the three biggest attractions?
  • You’re a character in a Dr. Seuss book. What is your name and job? Explain why you chose this job.
  • Write about an adventure your favorite character has gone on.
  • Lost your rhyming dictionary? Write a poem about something to do with Dr. Seuss or The Cat in the Hat.
  • Write a Sad Book Report from the point of view of Horton about E. H. Shepard’s drawings.
  • The Cat offers you the job of his helper for the day. Would you take the job? Why or why not?
  • You’re having dinner with the Grinch and the Whos. What do you do to make a good impression?
  • If you were the baby of the family, how would you behave?
  • You are the Cat in the Hat and the Grinch is coming over for dinner. What food will you make?
  • Write a poem about your favorite Dr. Seuss character.
  • The Lorax is standing a few feet away from you. What do you say to him?
  • Write about how you feel when you get up on university picnics.
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  • Pure silliness can be a serious business. Describe a time when you did something fun because someone told you not to.
  • What would you most like to say to The Lorax?
  • Describe in detail about your most amazing Christmas Eve.
  • What did Charlie Brown do to make the school Christmas play a success?
  • Do people love the Whos or hate them? Give examples to support your opinion.
  • Jane Goodall sits in “The Waiting Room” by her lonesome. Write a poem about anything you want but have your poem begin, “Jane Goodall sits in “The Waiting Room” by her lonesome. She is thinking…”
  • Now pretend you live in Oh, the Places You’ll Go. How will you get there?
  • You can give the Grinch one new habit. What is it?
  • You have been raised by Morris the Moose. Write about Manahaset Wompus the Caterpillar and growing up in Green Eggs and Ham.
  • Write about what you would want to be as a kid.
  • Pretend you are Mother Goose. Write about how one of your nursery rhymes came to be.
  • Pretend you are Big Bird. Write about an adventure you have had on Sesame Street
  • Who, What, Why, Where, When, or How? Create an alternative alphabet based on one of Dr. Seuss’s books.
  • Write about a pet that you would like to have. What would you name it?
  • Use characterization voice to let the Cat in the Hat be your teacher for a day.
  • Up early in the morning, put on your clothes, have breakfast with your family, then prepare to go to school. Write about the day until afternoon comes, when you crash on the couch to eat cookies.
  • Write about how eggs work and why Whoville made such a big deal about Sam-I-AM bringing them to town.
  • Do you like green eggs and ham? Explain your answer.
  • How do you think the Groby-Grog learned to fly? When might you learn to fly?
  • A story about how The Cat taught you how to take care of people.
  • Write a Christmas story about the Grinch.
  • Write an ode to Horton.
  • You can use just one word in each sentence. Pick one of Dr. Seuss’s books, and rewrite it using the word from that book.
  • Read one of Dr. Seuss’s books and share what you have learned about friendship or it’s lack thereof. Reply Delete
  • Mr. and Mrs. Grinch are having a picnic. Write a story about what happens.
  • If you lived in the Mysterious Places You Live book how would your average day be different?
  • Mr. Sun says to the Grinch that he would have given three bags full of gold to anyone that caught the Grinch stealing presents. Write a letter back to Mr. Sun explaining why you think the gold is not enough.
  • You are Dr. Seuss. What do you do?
  • The sunset lasts two times as long as it used to. Write a haiku about it.
  • What does the Grinch love to eat?
  • If you were in a Seuss story, where would you be? Why?
  • The Cat is stuck on a sunflower. How would you help him? Tell him to come get some milk at your house? Stamp out the letters of your name?
  • Froggie went a courtin’ and he did ride
  • You’re bored one evening and decide to read Green Eggs and Ham to your pet. Write their responses in their voice.
  • Imagine that you are the Lorax. Write about what you do to save the Truffula trees.
  • You are going on a trip. Who do you choose to join you and where do you go?
  • Slinky Snap Lurch is a snack thief. Write about the time he/she stole your snack.
  • Write about how it feels to be a Grinch.
  • Pretend that you’re the Grinch. Write about how you finally left your stuffy heart and became the Grinch’s friend.
  • Describe a rainy day in detail and why you hate it so much.
  • Write about a place that you’d like to visit one day. Take your reader along with you.
  • Write about one of Dr. Seuss’s books that you have never read before. Include details about it.
  • Write about the Lorax and then write about the Once-ler. What do they have in common?
  • Max is using up his nine lives. Write about his ninth life.
  • Your dog and cat have been turned into fluffs. Write about their dating life.
  • Write about the Junior Mints dancing.
  • Eric Carle created The Very Hungry Caterpillar by observing a small yellow egg through a microscope and keeping notes. If you could select someone like Dr.
  • Write and illustrate a poem about Green Eggs and Ham. Tell why you like or don’t like them.
  • It is the Who ‘s holiday. What do you want to do, when do you want to do it, and who do you want to do it with? Be detailed in your plans.
  • An elephant is eating plain, white marshmallows. For no particular reason, he spits out three yellow white-haired ones straight at you.
  • Do you think The Lorax is a reliable source? Why or why not?
  • Make up a Whose-preparation. Give the What family a new recipe, and write a paragraph about each son’s or daughter’s contribution, and how the recipe turned out.
  • Write about the Lost Lorax or The Sneetches.
  • E.B. White’s Charlotte’s Web tells the story of a pig named Wilbur and a spider called Charlotte. Write about an animal’s life in the form of a novel.
  • What is so unusual about the Lorax?
  • Write about a mysterious package that you received in the mail.
  • You are on a field trip and left your teacher. Write about an interesting experience that you had during the time you accidentally left your teacher behind.
  • To learn more about the origin of Dr. Seuss Day, follow this link to the Random House Unofficial Seuss Guide .
  • Scribbles the Cat is a bored Gingerbread Man. He is very unhappy with his life. Write a letter to his therapist.
  • You are going by boat across a river to the town of Foxbury. Write about your trip.
  • What would you do if you were named Horton?
  • What are the Fox in Socks doing on Thursdays?
  • The Cat in the Hat meets his match. Inspired by a TV Guide blurb on Saturday, December 24, 2002, write an ending for The Grinch that is just right.
  • Write about the Lorax. You can be the Lorax. Or the Once-ler.
  • What’s your favourite funny Dr. Seuss thing?
  • The Halloween Cat is paying you a visit. He is looking forward to spooky stories. What type of scary story about the alphabet will you tell him?
  • What do you think would happen if Dr. Seuss’s Lorax were real?
  • What would you do if you only had one more day to live?
  • You’ve just been asked to provide the soundtrack for the Grinch’s Christmas Eve celebration. What songs or bands would you play?
  • If you had a pet the Cat in the Hat, what would you name it?
  • Write about what happens the night before the Grinch steals Christmas.
  • Write a letter from Mother to Little Lisa. How does she feel about her?
  • Write a letter to the Cat in the Hat explaining why your room needs a makeover.
  • Pretend that you are a Whos from Whoville. Tell me about your favorite thing about the Christmas season.
  • Your mom tells you to do something in an impossible way. Write a list of the ridiculous and weird items she orders you to do.
  • Duck! Write about a time when you ducked.
  • Write about 3 Things you learned from Finders Keepers Losers Weepers
  • Imagine that The Cat in the Hat belongs to you. How do you treat him?
  • Who do you think is the real Grinch? Why?
  • Write about a day in the life of the Grinch.
  • The Lorax gave you $20,000. What will you do with it?
  • Have you heard there is a thing called a whole? If you see one, what would you do?
  • Write about a day in the life of the Snowman.
  • One day, you discover a suitcase filled with trinkets, storybooks, and food from a secret land. After exploring for days, you long to return to your original world, or if not, at least share the wonder with others. Write a poem about your memories and where you are now.
  • If you were chewing bubblegum where would you spit?
  • The Lorax turned out to be real after all. He followed you home one day and is now waiting for you after school. Write what he tells you during your daily walk home.
  • For what occasion would you wear an Uncle Sam’s hat?
  • How do the characters in the book “You’re Only Old Once” stay in shape?
  • Write about a specific character from one of the Dr. Seuss books you’ve read.
  • You’ve just been given one of Horton’s eggs. What does he mean to you?
  • What is your favorite activity, and why?
  • Grinch’s work in all of your stories. Pretend that it is your job to listen in on them in hopes of learning something useful. Pretend that everything you hear makes you so angry or frustrated that you cannot get the words out fast enough to inform the governor. Write a letter to the governor about what you have learned in your job at the Postal Service. Why is it a problem, and how do you plan on fixing it?
  • What is your favorite Dr. Seuss book/movie and why?
  • What would you do to cheer up Cindy Mae after the dust bunnies throw the disastrous Whoville Ball?
  • Write a poem summarizing The Lorax.
  • You are the owner of a zoo. A very special zoo that is different from all other zoos. What type of zoo would it be? What kind of animals would be in your zoo?
  • There’s a 3-headed green monster named the Grinch who’s going to steal Christmas! What are some traps and schemes you can send to the Grinch to steal the presents back?
  • How did the Sneeches win their shiny new sneakers?
  • Childless Grandpa Joe wrote a Grinch for Seuss Hunt for the family. Write about how the story is used.
  • You are the Lorax. What would you do to protect the Truffula trees?
  • What would happen if Dr. Seuss’s books were taken away from you? How would you get them back?
  • Write about an early author photograph.
  • Pretend that you own a food truck- inspired by Marvin K. Mooney, Will You Please Go Now! Write an adventure in which you sell the Yummy Bunny Bars.
  • Pretend to be the Grinch. What plans do you have for Christmas this year?
  • Considering you have the same fantastic machine the Grinch used to steal all of Christmas away, what would you do?
  • Which of Seuss’s books best describes your childhood?
  • Write about something you learned from a book you finished recently.
  • My poor box was long and lugubrious.
  • Write a poem about something you won’t go in.
  • Spike the Dog thinks that it is a good idea to get all of your opinions out in the open and have a Whispering contest with the Mayor. What does it say about Spike?
  • Describe the adventures of Max, who eats all his words, and his friend Littner, who helps him.
  • Write about what you would find in your Breakfast Bowl.
  • What would happen if the books from the library where to go on strike?
  • It is Christmas morning. You rummage through your stocking and find a thin book. What do you think you have gotten? Write about your book.

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