Dr. Seuss books never get old. I thought I had read just about all of them, but then I stumbled upon Wacky Wednesday. It has quickly become one of our favorite Dr. Seuss books. In fact, we love it so much that I planned our very own Wacky Wednesday activities to go with it.
I really wanted to have our Wacky Wednesday on a Wednesday, but things kept popping up. Thankfully it doesn’t HAVE to be on a Wednesday. After all, what could be wackier than having Wacky Wednesday on Friday? That’s exactly what we did!
Wacky Wednesday Activities — Host your own Wacky Day!
The night before the big day, prep the house for a wacky morning. Keep in line with the start of the book and be a little wacky with shoes. I used every shoe I could find to decorate the house. We had shoes on the door knobs, hanging from drawer pulls in the kitchen, on the backs of toilets, on top of lamp shades, on the curtain rods, on top of the microwave, and even in the refrigerator!
Then move along and get a little wacky elsewhere. Try flipping over tissue boxes, a kitchen chair, and some toy cars. What about turning all the books around in the bookcase?
When the kids get up, they will eventually notice something is amiss. Let them know it’s Wacky Wednesday and let them have fun looking for all the things that are wacky in the house.
My preschooler was super excited when he found a boot by my alarm clock in the morning. When I told him what was going on, he ran into the living room to search for more. I loved hearing him try to quote parts of the book, “…that doesn’t belong there at all!”
Don’t stop there. See what else you can do wacky that day. Try serving breakfast under the table. You might even find yourself getting a little Seussical, “Eating under the table, well that shouldn’t be. Things left that are wacky, there are now 3!”
Keep the wackiness going throughout the day. Turn your shirt backwards. Wear 2 different colored socks. Give yourself an crazy hairstyle. You can easily make new wacky things while the kids aren’t looking. Have a pet? Even the dog can get in on the action!
Grandpa even showed up with mismatched shoes and his shirt on backwards! (A quick phone call ahead of time let Grandpa in on the action.)
If your kids like Dr. Seuss as much as we do, they will love bringing his book Wacky Wednesday to life with this Wacky Wednesday activity.
More Dr. Seuss Activities:
- Yertle the Turtle Math Game
- Dr. Seuss for Older Children from Planet Smarty Pants
- Paper Plate Cat in the Hat Craft
- I Can Lick 30 Tigers Today — Craft