35 Dr. Seuss Themed Writing Prompts

Dr. Seuss – born Theodor Seuss Geisel – was best known for his creative use of zany or made-up words and ridiculous rhyming.

His colorful books made their mark on children’s literature and encouraged young readers and writers to use their imagination and explore their creative side.

Although he sadly passed away in 1990, his legacy lives on and will inspire generations to come.

Below, you will find a list of writing prompts to help you tap into your inner Seuss and bring out your quirky side.

How to Use This Guide

Our prompts are great because you can use them however you want! As long as you’re writing, that’s all that matters.

Combine that with the ridiculous world of Dr. Seuss, and you’ve got a wonderful recipe for creativity right at your fingertips.

If you’re not quite sure how to get started, here are a few ways you can use this list:

  • See how many words you can rhyme with the name of a pet or sibling. Use that number to choose your prompt.
  • Ask a friend or family member to pick a number for you.
  • Close your eyes and point.

Have Fun With These Prompts!

  1. Write a poem or short story involving a dog, a teapot, and a quilt.
  2. Research Dr. Seuss and write a few paragraphs about what you’ve learned.
  3. What would you do to cheer up the Grinch?
  4. Write a review for your favorite Dr. Seuss book.
  5. Write a silly story about a moose on the loose.
  6. If you wrote under a pseudonym, what name would you choose and why?
  7. Would you eat green eggs and ham? Why or why not?
  8. Write a story where Thing 1 and Thing 2 cause mischief in your classroom.
  9. Write a short story or poem using the following words: yip, gulp, hover, carpet
  10. Turn an ordinary task (like tying your shoes or doing a chore) into an adventure like Marco in And to Think That I Saw it on Mulberry Street.
  11. Mr. Brown can moo. What can you do?
  12. Write a poem about your pet using Seuss-style rhyming.
  13. If you could be transported into the world of any Dr. Seuss book, which would you choose? Why?
  14. What would you ask if you could sit down for lunch with Dr. Seuss?
  15. The Cat is known for his towering hat. What item of clothing would you be known for?
  16. Which made-up Seuss word is the silliest? Why?
  17. Horton was determined to save the Whos, even though his friends made fun of him. What is something you were determined to do?
  18. Do you have a lucky object? What makes it lucky?
  19. What was the important lesson the Onceler learned?
  20. Write a Seuss-style story about your favorite Squishmallow.
  21. Create your own tongue twisters and see how fast your classmates or family can say them.
  22. Write a story or poem using the following words: fluff, bonk, up, yellow
  23. If you could bring a Dr. Seuss character to school for one day, which character would you pick and why?
  24. Write a few sentences about the places you want to go and why.
  25. Write a Seuss-style story about Minecraft.
  26. What would you do if you ran the zoo?
  27. Pick a famous Dr. Seuss quote and write about why it inspires you.
  28. Although Dr. Seuss’ books are silly and fun, they also often teach valuable lessons. What is something you’ve learned from a Dr. Seuss book?
  29. Write a silly story or poem about a lizard in a blizzard.
  30. Pretend you’re Cindy Lou Who. Write a description of your day.
  31. “I know it is wet and the sun is not sunny…” Write about how you would turn a rainy day into an epic day.
  32. Pretend you are the Grinch, and you’re running for class president. Write your speech.
  33. What would happen if your favorite Dr. Seuss character was transported into your favorite cartoon?
  34. Change your favorite fairy tale into a Dr. Seuss-style story.
  35. Marvin K. Mooney didn’t want to go to bed. Write about a time when you didn’t want to do something.

Looking For More Fun?

If you’re looking for more writing prompts or other activities, we’ve got you covered!

We also have an abundance of resources for teachers and parents, so there’s a little something for everyone.

If you haven’t found what you were looking for, reach out to us and let us know. We would love to hear your creative ideas!