Green Eggs and Ham is an action-packed short story for preschoolers by Dr. Suess that teaches about the power of following your dreams – even if it means doing something strange or different. This book is interactive and fun for kids, no matter what age group you address. You can make this book interactive by having children create their versions, then share them with the class!
Here are 23 ideas about engaging green eggs and ham activities for preschoolers.
1. Green Eggs and Ham Letter Recognition
Green Eggs and Ham is a perfect book to practice letter recognition. Make several copies of the letters G, E, and H, then put them in a container. Have children close their eyes and pull out some notes. If they pick a matching pair, if not, then they must put them back and try again with another two letters.
2. Matching Yolk Shapes
We love this fun activity for kids. Place green eggs in a dish and have children circle the yolk shape on each green egg. Once all eggs are put back in the container until they have them. See if they can find them all before time runs out!
3. Green Eggs and Ham Tic Tac Toe Game
You will need to make a set of green eggs and ham for each player. It is a great way to practice counting and identifying shapes. Have one player make a green egg or ham and put it in their space to play. The next player must make a matching shape to their egg or ham. The third child must match the other two until all three eggs/hams.
4. Fizzy Green Eggs Science Experiment
Fizzy Green Eggs Science Experiment is a fun sensory activity. Materials needed are green and yellow food coloring, two-four cup or larger containers with lids, and a box of baking soda (or 1/4 cup). Directions are: Mix the food coloring with 2 cups of warm water in each container, divide the baking soda between the two containers, place the lids on and shake for about one minute.
If you do it correctly, both eggs will fizz up.
5. Dr. Seuss Green Eggs and Ham
Dr. Seuss’s Green Eggs and Ham is a great book to teach kids about counting and discriminating shapes. To learn about the lesson fun, have children “help” the green-egg-and-ham character count the number of their eggs and “help” him find all of them before time runs out. It is a great way to spark an interest in reading and counting kids.
6. Dr. Seuss Green Eggs and Ham Deviled Eggs
Dr. Seuss Green Eggs and Ham Deviled Eggs are an excellent snack for kids. Green eggs and ham are delicious. Kids will love the green “deviled” eggs this recipe makes. These are so simple and fun to make.
7. Make a Green Eggs and Ham Recipe
Making green eggs and ham recipes is a pleasant hobby for kids. To do this, have them read the book and ask them questions about green eggs and ham. Then have them make the recipe and explain each thing in their formula.
8. Bouncy Egg Science Experiment for Kids
Bouncy Egg Science Experiment for Kids is a fun sensory activity for children. This experiment is great to do with preschoolers and older kids. Materials needed are two eggs of different colors, two bowls, food coloring, a drinking straw, and a paper towel.
9. Picture Book Study: Green Eggs and Ham
When you read a book with a theme, it is helpful to use that theme in other parts of the day. For example, when we do a picture book study of Green Eggs and Ham, we will use green eggs and ham in our snack, playdough scented like green eggs and ham, play green eggs and ham bingo.
10. Green Eggs and Ham Game: Color Word Eggs
This Green Eggs and Ham Game: Color Word Eggs and Ham is a perfect activity for preschoolers or elementary school children. Materials needed are green eggs and ham, poster board or sheet of paper, one sheet of green paper, pencils, and markers. To play, have children color all of the words eggs and ham in green. Then have them color all of the rest in “off-color.”
11. Dr. Seuss Inspired Green Eggs
Dr. Seuss Inspired Green Eggs is such a fun science experiment for kids! Green eggs and dough science experiment inspired by Dr. Seuss is a lot more fun than regular play dough.
12. Green Eggs and Ham Pretzel Bites
Green Eggs and Ham Pretzel Bites are less messy than the full-blown green eggs and ham recipe but fun to make with your kids and enjoy eating. Green eggs and ham Pretzel Bites are fun to keep kids entertained as they learn. These little treats are the ideal green breakfast, and they are super easy to make.
13. Naked Green Eggs and Ham Science Experiment
Naked Green Eggs and Ham Science Experiment is the perfect science experiment for preschoolers. It’s great for a Dr. Seuss-inspired green eggs and ham, St. Patrick’s Day-themed party, or even a science party. This is also a great idea for Easter egg hunts or even spring crafts. Kids like to play with their food. This is the perfect activity to get your kids in the kitchen to do some science.
14. Green Eggs and Ham Slime
Green Eggs and Ham Slime is so fun and easy to make. This slime is perfect for toddlers to make with you. They will have lots of fun with this. This is also a great science activity for school-age children.
15. Green Eggs Gross Motor Skills Activity
Green Eggs Gross Motor Skills Activity is a fun game and activity to do with preschoolers because it gets them moving and being active. This is a great sensory activity for early childhood and preschoolers. This is an excellent idea for school-age children too.
16. Paint An Egg Green without Using Green Paint
This egg hunt using green paint is a classic idea. But really, you can’t just give kids green paint. The key to this activity is to use crayons for that unique green color and glow-in-the-dark crayons for the dark eggs. Make a green egg without using any green paint! This is a fun idea for kids. The twist here is that you will use a white egg and magic markers instead of color.
17. Potato Stamped Green Egg Art Activity
Potato Stamped Green Egg Art Activity is a fun way to help children practice their fine motor skills and creative expression during art time. This coloring activity is also perfect for preschoolers and toddlers.
18. Green Eggs and Ham: A Graphing Activity
Green Eggs and Ham: A Graphing Activity will help your preschoolers learn to graph numbers and graphs compared to real-life examples. This is a great handout to prepare your preschoolers to add or subtract significant numbers. The following activities are great to use at home or in the classroom.
19. Green Eggs and Ham Alphabet Matching Activity
Green Eggs and Ham Alphabet Matching Activity is a great way to teach both literacy skills and phonics at the same time. This simple game teaches alphabet matching, letter sounds, and beginning reading skills.
20. Green Eggs and Ham Rhyming Craft
Green Eggs and Ham Rhyming Craft Project is a fun way to learn rhyming words and sight words. When preparing your eggs, spray paint on newspaper or something easily removed from surfaces.
21. Green Easter Eggs
Green Easter Eggs is a fun craft project that is perfect for the springtime. These eggs are so bright and cheery; it’s sure to put everyone in a good mood! They’re great to use as place cards, decorations, gift tags–or make them with your kids.
22. Green Eggs and Ham Game
Green Eggs and Ham is a fun way to learn to count while having fun playing a memory game. It would be great to play at a party or just for fun. This is a great game to practice math skills such as counting, addition, and subtraction.
23. Green Eggs and Ham Fun
You can do so many fun activities with your kids; it’s just a load of fun to research and make. Green Eggs and Ham Fun is a great way to have fun, have a meal together, and celebrate Easter.