Dr Seuss Writing Prompts

One of the perfect Dr Seuss writing prompts opens the book The Shape of Me and Other Stuff with the words "You know .... it makes a fellow think. The shape of you the shape of me the shape of everything I see...." setting your imagination off on a speedwobble.

You only need to quote extracts of the wierd and wonderful Dr Seuss books to have a myriad of writing prompts at your disposal.

Dr Seuss rocks! I love the simplicity of his stories which are interwoven with many life values to spark many thought provoking essays.

If a straight forward Dr Seuss quote is not quite what you are looking for, you can try one of the Dr Seuss writing prompts below which have been compiled by Rachel Lynnette from the popular Minds In Bloom Website please visit her site Minds In Bloom to read the Dr Seuss writing prompts in context.

Source: Minds-in-bloom.com
  1. Make a list of things you could do to cheer up the Grinch.
  2. The Cat in the Hat is lending you Thing 1 and Thing 2 for the day. What will you do with them?
  3. In I Can Read with My Eyes Shut, Dr. Seuss wrote, "The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more things that you learn, the more places you'll go." Do you think this is true? Why or why not?
  4. If you could ask Dr. Seuss three questions, what would you ask?
  5. Pretend that you get to choose one Dr. Seuss book that will be translated into every language and given to every single child on the planet. Which book do you choose? Why?
  6. Create a new animal for If I Ran the Zoo. Describe your animal in detail, give it a name, and illustrate it. 
  7. Would you eat green eggs and ham on a boat with a goat? Why or why not?
  8. Write a new ending for The Cat in the Hat.
  9. Horton was determined to save Whoville. Write about a time when you were very determined to do something.
  10. Write an advertisement for the Star Belly Machine that appears in The Sneetches. 
  11. Choose a Dr. Seuss character and pretend that you will spend the day together. Create a schedule for the day.
  12. Make a Top Ten list of your favorite Dr. Seuss books. Be sure to rank your books according to how much you like them.Your favorite book should be at the top of the list. 
  13. Write a poem about yourself in the rhyming style of Dr. Seuss. 
  14. What would you do if the Lorax gave you the very last Truffula seed?
  15. And to Think that I Saw it on Mulberry Street features a boy who hugely exaggerates what he sees to make his story more interesting. Write an exaggerated story about something you saw on the way to school (it does not have to rhyme).
  16. What emotions do you feel when you read or hear The Cat in the Hat? Make a list of at least five different emotions and tell what in the story makes you feel each one. 
  17. Pretend that you live in Whoville. Write about an average day in your life.
  18. Think of a Dr. Seuss book that has been made into a cartoon or movie. Which version do you like better, the book or the cartoon/movie. Why?
  19. What is your favorite Dr. Seuss book? Why is that one your favorite?
  20. While they are loads of fun, many Dr. Seuss books also meant to teach the reader things about life or to give advice. What are some things you have learned from Dr. Seuss?

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