Gospel According to Dr. Seuss

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While I was at Duke Divinity School, I studied the great theologians of the Christian faith —  Augustine, Aquinas, Luther and Wesley. But when I started to reread beloved books from my childhood like Horton Hears a Who and Green Eggs and Ham to my children, I discovered another great theologian — Theodor Geisel better known, perhaps, as Dr. Seuss!

And, I’m not alone. James Kemp is a United Methodist pastor and author who wrote an adult study that finds parallels between the actions of cats in hats, Grinches, Snitches, Sneetches, and other Creachas and lessons found in Scripture. I loved his book The Gospel According to Dr. SeussI wanted to create a similar study for children to help them see this beloved children’s author as a teacher of faith, too.

This 13-week, children will explore several Dr. Seuss favorites to learn a lesson about following the way of Jesus Christ. This series is written for a one-room schoolhouse model with children between the 1st and 5th grade.

I hope you enjoy this new series. It’s completely free to use in local churches. If you want a few extra activity sheets, check out Random House Publishing’s website.



Gospel According to Dr. Seuss Lesson Plans

Week 1_All About Me

Week 1_Hats Off To You

Week 4_Pants Pattern

Week 12_Earth Stewardship Pledge

Week 13_Mancala

Week 13_Senet Board

Week 13_Tangram Puzzles

Week 13_Tangram Template

Week 14_Seuss Book List


10 thoughts on “Gospel According to Dr. Seuss

  1. I have been a Sunday School teacher for 25 years. I am always looking for new ideas for the kids in my class. We have a very small church and I am the only teacher, so most of these kids have been in my class for 5-10 years! When I saw this curriculum I was giddy with excitement! I cannot wait to start these lessons after Christmas. I am gathering all the books, movies etc. and I am like a kid in a candy store. My room will look like a Dr. Seuss wonderland. I showed this to my Pastor and the adult class and they are excited as well. I don’t know how you came up with this idea but I consider you a genius. Thank you so very much for sharing this with me! You have made this year one of the most exciting yet! God Bless You!

  2. I am so happy I found this site by random search. I was looking for something different for our Summer Sunday School program which is all inclusive K-5. THANK-YOU so much. I so looking forward to using this curriculum.

  3. Hello – we’re excited to start using this curriculum tomorrow! Do we need special permission to print the printables from you or whoever owns the Dr. Seuss publishing rights? Thank you in advance for your response.

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