Dr. Seuss’ birthday on Wednesday? Now, That’s Wacky!

Here’s how we’ll celebrate Wacky Wednesday, just in time for Dr. Seuss’ birthday on Wednesday, March 2nd. We’ll be reading the book again on Tuesday.

I plan to decorate the 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 strip (most grocery stores and Target carry them) and one of my daughter’s shoes, they will wake up to find a shoe on the wall in the upstairs hall.  That’s where the adventure will begin. And the Command strip will ensure that no mark is left on the wall.

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 but since we don’t have any life-size trees to say, stick in the chimney or the toilet, as in the book, we’ll use some small plastic trees that came with our dinosaur set and put them in other unusual places, like their bathroom drinking cups, which they’ll discover when brushing their teeth.
  • Fruit in unusual places:  In the book, bananas hang from an apple tree. We’ll try placing bananas around the house in unusual places, like on top of the t.v.
  • The Husband can put his shoes on before leaving for work—-on his hands instead of his feet.
  • We’ll misspell things on purpose throughout the school day.
  • Hang pictures upside down.

More fun wacky things we’ll add on our own:

  • I’m seriously thinking of coming downstairs dressed with my shirt on backwards and my underwear outside of my pants. Not appropriate if you are a public or private school teacher but homeschooling does have it’s advantages. [wink]
  • Turning 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.
  • Doing things at odd times of the day, like saying at noon, “Okay, time to get our pajamas on and get ready for bed……Just kidding!”  Or, pretending to start to make spaghetti for breakfast.  Of course, we will have breakfast for dinner. That’s fun and easy.

We’ll count all the wacky things around the house, of course, just like in the book.  Then we’ll sing happy birthday to Dr. Seuss with an upside down candle in a loaf of bread or something.

And of course, we’ll read our other favorite Dr. Seuss books throughout the day.

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4 Responses to Dr. Seuss’ birthday on Wednesday? Now, That’s Wacky!

  1. Dawn says:

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

  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:)

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