We are celebrating the wonderful stories of Dr. Seuss!

Explore some fun ways to turn these awesome books into hands-on activities. You can play Wacky Wednesday with the kids, create your own zoo and learn about idioms.

Plus, you'll find 165 more games & activities that match with Dr. Seuss books!

Earlier this month, we shared some fun facts and resources about Dr. Seuss. Being such a fan of Seuss books, I had a difficult time choosing only one. In fact, I found a newly published story that I never read as a child which was a treat!

seuss-shoe-on-the-wallThere are 3 key skills that kids learn when reading Dr. Seuss books:

  1. Observation skills
  2. Enhancing imagination and creativity
  3. Learning about morals and values

So, we chose to feature a few book and activity ideas for each of these areas.

seuss-soap-upsidedown. This is such a funny book to read but also one of the originaly 'I Spy' types of stories.

First, we read the book and tried to find all of the crazy things that were happening throughout the story. (I'll be honest, there was one page that even I couldn't identify all of the wacky things!). And there are a few things in the book that will look out-of-the-ordinary to our kids (such as the telephones) that lend to a discussion about what objects are in fact regular items.

Play Wacky Wednesday

When we finished the story, my daughter and I each took turns setting up some 'wacky' things around the house for one another to find.

What! There's a shoe on the wall!

seuss-shoes-outsideThis one is a must since that's how the book begins. I just removed an item from our front wall and hung the shoe on a nail. If the item you remove is non-breakable, than put it with the other shoe :-)

Turn Things Upside Down

Another big theme when we 'wackied' a room -- upside down soap, unside down clocks on the bedstand, upside down decorations...

Go Against the Norm

When I went out to get the mail, I put on my flipflops and not my boots. If it's nice where you are, you might wear your boots on a sunny day (I know it's not wacky for kids to dress this way but it is for parents). Or consider putting your coat on inside out or upside down. Maybe wear a mitten on your head and a scarf around your leg.

seuss-comb-tooth If I Ran the Zoo printable-page-001 virtualbookclub-2012

Source: www.kcedventures.com

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Fun facts about "Green Eggs and Ham"

From Wikipedia:
Bennett Cerf, Dr. Seuss's publisher, wagered $50 that Seuss could not write a book using only fifty different words.
Green Eggs and Ham was first published on 12 August 1960 and became the fourth best selling English-language children's hardcover book of all time.
In 1999, the National Education Association conducted an online survey of children and teachers, seeking the 100 most popular children's books. On both the children's and the teachers' lists, Green Eggs and Ham was ranked third, just above another Dr. Seuss book, The Cat in the Hat

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