The Lorax

“Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.”  —The Lorax

Read The Lorax by Dr. Seuss or enjoy the story online.

Trees are an important part of the environment. They provide the oxygen we breathe, and they provide shade, shelter, and sources of food for plants and animals. Trees can be just one part of an organism’s habitat (where they live) or the entire habitat. For example, the oak trees you see growing in your community provide nuts for squirrels. And plants like moss and lichen get everything they need to survive from the trees they grow on.

People use trees for a lot of things, too. We use trees for wood to build and make things like houses, furniture, and baseball bats. We also eat food from trees like apples, oranges, and chocolate. Paper products also come from trees, including books, paper towels, and toilet paper.

Look around your house and yard: What do you have that came from trees?


Speak for the Trees!

The Lorax speaks for the trees and you can, too! Create a poster that celebrates trees. Give reasons why they are so important and make it colorful and fun for everyone to look at. Share your poster with us on Facebook or Instagram!

Become an Inventor! 

What would you invent that everyone needs? Use recycled materials at home or things you find outside on the ground to create a model of your invention. Think about how it would be made so you don’t have to use a lot of resources. Make a video or take pictures of how your invention works and send it to us – we would love to see it and share your invention with the rest of our Garden family! 

Watch the Movie!

If you loved the book, watch the movie (there are two versions).

Find more activities for The Lorax here.

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