Celebrating Dr. Seuss with Wacky Wednesday

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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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