Read Across America Day
Share the joy of reading on Dr. Seuss’ Birthday!
The National Education Association launched Read Across America Day in 1998 as a way to celebrate the legacy of Dr. Seuss by encouraging children to read. Since its creation, educators, parents, caregivers and students have embraced Read Across America Day and helped to turn it into the largest reading celebration in the country.
Activity & Planning Materials
Oakland Reads has gathered materials to help you plan your event and conduct outreach to your school community. Below are materials and activities used by Oakland schools and literacy service providers for past celebrations. Be sure to visit NEA’s Read Across America webpage for even more resources.
- Instructions to make a Dr. Seuss Hat
- Activities for "One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish"
- Activities for "Horton Hears a Who"
- Activities for "Mr. Brown Can Moo, Can You?"
- Cross-Grade Buddy Reading Activity
- Family Reading Night Planning Guide
- Guide to creating a reading event
- Suess-gestions for a great event
- 10 Read Across America Activity Ideas
- Reader's Oath
- Read Across America Song
- Read Across America Poem
- Certificate of Achievement (for participating students)
- Certificate of Appreciation (for volunteers who help with your event)
- Dr. Seuss Reading Printables (bookmarks, reading chart, door hanger)