Cat in the Hat Height Chart

It's March 2nd! You know what that means? That's right! It's Dr. Seuss's birthday!


What a fabulous man he was!


His life story and works are both very interesting. He was a man that taught us to be kind, to take care of the world and to take care of ourselves! He gave us a great yardstick by which to measure ourselves!

For our Dr. Seuss celebrations, we headed to our local museum for a book reading and craft. We even traversed a BOMB CYCLONE trying to get there! It was super exciting. We also made a giant Cat in the Hat hat! We though it would be fun to measure ourselves with this giant hat as we grow!

"Don't give up. I believe in you all. A person's a person, no matter how small." Fox in Sox, Dr. Seuss

You can see my son is approximately 3 ft! 

We plan on finding a spot for this in our house to randomly admire it and to check the changes in our height! I think it will be a nice keepsake that, unlike a wall often used for measuring, can travel. Would you like to make a a Giant Cat in the Hat Height Chart? Read on!


* Large box measuring at least 5 ft around the perimeter

*Xacto knife


*Red, white acrylic paint

*Black paint or sharpie


1. Cut box down one side and lay flat on a large surface, right side down. 

2. Use pencil to make a large hat outline. See our hat for reference or do a simple Google search.

3. Use Xacto knife to cut it out. (Place cardboard underneath to protect your floors!)

4. Begin at the bottom and measure out 1 foot intervals. Draw the hat stripes using these intervals on the flatter side. 

5. Fill in the stripes with paint!

6. Finish the hat with black details around the edges using paint or a black sharpie. Add numbers along the straight edge.

7. Find a snazzy place for your hat and get to measuring!

Have a wonderful birthday celebration for the the one and only Dr. Seuss!