Celebrating Dr. Seuss with Wacky Wednesday

wacky wednesday activitiesHere are some fun ways to celebrate Wacky Wednesday.

You can do this any time, but March is fun, as  Dr. Seuss’ birthday is on March 2nd.

First, read the story.

Then, decorate your house Wacky Wednesday style while the kids are asleep Tuesday night, so when they wake up, they will find that…

 

It all began

with that shoe on the wall.

A shoe on a wall…?

Shouldn’t be there at all!

Using some sticky-backed Velcro from a craft store, a  Command Poster Strip and one of your child’s shoes, the kids can wake up to find a shoe on the wall in the upstairs hall.  That’s where the adventure will begin.

Rough side of Velcro attached to shoe with sticky back of Velcro.

Smooth side of velcro (I left the plastic covering on sticky back of Velcro) and attached it to a Command poster strip. Here’s the tab to pull it off the wall when done. Paint stays in tact.

Other wacky things from the book that can be easily set up:

  • Umbrella in a pot on the stove.
  • Trees in unusual places. This is a theme throughout the book. Use some small plastic toy trees and put them in unusual places, like bathroom drinking cups, for kids to discover when brushing their teeth.
  • Fruit in unusual places:  In the book, bananas hang from an apple tree. Try placing bananas around the house in unusual places, like on top of the t.v.
  • Put your shoes on you hands instead of your feet. See if the kids notice.
  • Misspell things on purpose throughout the day.
  • Turn pictures hanging on the wall upside down.

  • Wear your shirt backwards. Invite the kids to dress wacky, too.
  • Turn furniture around the opposite way or upside down. I’m thinking easy things here like overturning a child size table and turning one of the living room chairs around.
  • Do things at odd times of the day, like say at noon, “Okay, time to get our pajamas on and get ready for bed……Just kidding!”  Or, pretend to start to make spaghetti for breakfast.  Of course, have breakfast for dinner. That’s fun and easy.

Count all the wacky things around the house, of course, just like in the book.  Then  sing happy birthday to Dr. Seuss with an upside down candle in a loaf of bread.

And of course, read your other favorite Dr. Seuss books throughout the day.

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Comments

  1. I LOVE this idea. We are just making some strange food (strange to us) for Dr. Seuss’ birthday.
    Blessings,
    Dawn

  2. Also heaping some love on this. I was obsessed with Wacky Wednesday as a kid. I could still find all those wacky things on the last page blindfolded probably.

  3. I think this is simply brilliant! Thanks for joining the Playdate!

  4. Thank you for sharing your post on my Dr. Seuss Linky! I had some technical difficulties but all is good now:)

  5. I love it! I’m adding this to my Dr Seuss Pinterest board. Thanks for the inspiration!

  6. Awesome! I have our Dr. Seuss week all planned out but I might need to add this! I hadn’t ever heard to that book.

  7. Cute idea! From TGIF.

  8. Oh, what a super cute idea! Why didn’t I think of it?! Lol! Thanks for sharing! Can’t wait to do this!

  9. I love your ideas.

  10. I pinned this idea. How creative and fun. A must do in my book.

  11. Thanks for the inspiration of ideas for this book.

  12. Love your ideas! Dr. Seuss is one of our favorite authors and Wacky Wednesday one of our favorite books, so we’ll definitely be borrowing from this post. Thanks for sharing!

  13. That is HILARIOUS!! What a fun, clever idea! My kids would LOVE it! I shared it with my Facebook readers here: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Living-Life-Intentionally/261252997248957
    Thanks for linking up at TGIF – see you tomorrow =-)
    Beth

  14. Such a great idea! Will use this as inspiration for our own Wacky Wednesday!

  15. My older daughter loves Wacky Wednesday – Thanks for all the ideas. I think we’ll have to try this next Wednesday! What fun!

  16. What fun ideas. I like the idea of doing different things at differnt times of the day.

  17. My kids are just getting to the age where anything ridiculous and out of the ordinary cracks them up. They would love this. Thanks for some great ideas!

  18. I love the shoe on the wall! My five year old would ask me all day why that was there. What a fun post.

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