We’ve gathered some of our favorite The Cat in the Hat activities for you to explore with your young learners. Find on-demand family workshops, printables, and more!

Come Play With Sounds Extension Activities

Two different ways to learn about sound!

On-Demand Workshop: Make a Kazoo

Using your inquiry and engineering skills, make your own kazoo!

This activity comes with a lesson plan for parents and teachers to extend the learning into your home or classroom.

Materials needed: unwrapped toilet paper roll, a piece of wax paper, and a rubber band or hair tie.

Make a Water Xylophone

Investigate ways to create different pitch, tones, and sounds by creating your own glass bottle water xylophone.

Materials needed: Glass bottles or mason jars of the same size and volume, water, something to hit the bottles, and optional food coloring.

The Cat in the Hat Printables

Kid-Approved Cat in the Hat Games


Pop! Splat! Drop! and Build! Your child can use sight and sound to explore the properties of different materials in this set of eight games from The Cat in the Hat.


Explore the sounds and pitch of different instruments in this musical game from The Cat in the Hat. Put the sounds together to create a rhythmic beat.

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