The Cat in the Hat

Character 29

The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss

Book Synopsis: A mischievous cat causes havoc for two kids and their fish when mom is away.

Instructional Focus: (Numbers are for the Virginia Standards of Learning, generally Reading/English)

Poetry, Rhyming Words (K.1A, K.4B, 1.1C, 5.5D)

Creating the Costume: This was not a character I planned but one I was asked to do for Read Across America.  Another teacher actually had all the parts to this costume that she shared.  White knit gloves, a felt hat and tail went with a Christmas bow to create this costume.

Delivery:  I am not a fan of Dr. Seuss.  I just did not have good experiences reading his books as a child.  I don’t care much for rhyming, made up words and made up creatures.  HIs drawings also always creeped me out a bit.  However, I made the sacrifice to read this book and kindergarten liked it in particular.


Sometime this week there be a sweet treat,

A cool character for you all to meet

Let’s see if we can figure out

Who it is without a doubt

So let us explore,

Let us learn more

Clue number one

The character is from a book, isn’t that fun?

Clue number two

When he shows up the kids don’t know what to do.

Clue number three

Do this, and that is his plea

Clue number four

A huge mess is in store!