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Green Eggs & Ham Printable Worksheet

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Dr. Seuss Day is March 2, so celebrate with this Green Eggs and Ham printable coloring worksheet! This worksheet is designed for children preschool through second grade to help practice their coloring and cutting skills.

The green eggs and ham worksheet on a bright green background with green eggs and green ham cartoons surrounding it.

Why We Love It

Green Eggs and Ham is one of the most loved and celebrated of all of Dr. Seuss’ many children’s books. It tells the story of Sam-I-am, a cat who offers a plate of green eggs and ham to his little friend.

The friend is adamant that he does NOT like green eggs and ham. He doesn’t like them in any situation, for any reason, in any place, and goes on to explain all of those situations. But when he finally tries the green eggs and ham, well… he actually really likes them. 

We’d often quote Sam-I-am whenever our picky kids refused to try a new food. And it really helped! They’d smile, remembering their favorite book and the story.

We’d say, “You do not like them. So you say. Try them! Try them! And you may!” And it worked… sometimes.

Two child's hands holding the finished worksheet near an open copy of Green Eggs and Ham.

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Green Eggs & Ham Worksheet

Learning Focus:

  • Children will identify and color images of eggs and ham, reinforcing the message of the book.
  • Children will practice cutting and pasting skills.

Age Group:

  • This printable worksheet is appropriate for children in Preschool and Kindergarten.

They can color the eggs and ham green, then practice cutting and pasting skills by cutting along the dotted lines, then pasting the food onto the plate.

It’s the perfect coloring page and craft to go along with a reading of Green Eggs and Ham, whether you’re celebrating Read Across America or any day of the week!

A child's hands glueing the cut pieces of the green eggs and ham activity page together.

👉 Did you know? The book Green Eggs & Ham contains only fifty words, repeated over and over. His publisher challenged him to write with a simplified vocabulary to help children learning to read. 

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Printable worksheet with a large plate, two eggs, and ham for children to color and cut and paste.

Healthy Green Eggs & Ham Recipe

As an added bonus, we’re sharing a delicious green eggs and ham recipe that are always gobbled right up, no coaxing necessary! In the book, they eat the eggs sunny side up, but in all my years of cooking, I’ve never been able to convince my kids to eat their eggs that way.

We do them scrambled, and it’s just as much fun, if not more. And now every Dr. Seuss Day, we enjoy this green eggs and ham recipe and Best of all, it’s a fun breakfast tradition to enjoy with our kids every Dr. Seuss Day. 


  • Eggs
  • Spinach
  • Milk or water
  • Butter or oil
  • Back Bacon OR Sliced Ham

How to Make it

  1. First, add the spinach to your blender. Pulse to break it down a bit. Next, add your eggs and milk. Blend on low just until fully combined.
  2. Heat a skillet over medium heat. Add the oil or butter. Pour in the egg mixture from the blender. As it cooks, use a spatula to pull the eggs away from the sides, letting the egg mixture fill in. Continue until the soft scrambled eggs and set, about 3-4 minutes. Season lightly with salt and pepper. 
  3. Heat a separate skillet over medium-high heat. Add the back bacon or ham slices, and cook for about 1-2 minutes per side, just until crisped up. 
  4. Serve the bacon and the ham on a plate, and serve with a side of juice and a reading of Green Eggs and Ham!


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