Dr. Seuss books are known for their silly characters and their fun rhymes. Kids of all ages love them. Early readers take pride in being able to read the simplest Seuss books, while older children delight in the wacky stories of some of his more advanced books. (If your child likes things silly, try hosting your own Wacky Wednesday.)
When it comes to silly characters, There’s a Wocket in My Pocket takes the prize. It is a great book to read when working on rhyming skills.
After giggling over the wacky rhymes in the book, let your child create their own rhymes with this fun Dr. Seuss-inspired craft for There’s a Wocket in My Pocket.
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There’s a Wocket in My Pocket craft
This craft is meant to spark your child’s imagination as they create they own silly Dr. Seuss-inspired characters. Having a wide selection of materials they can use will enable them to really unlock all those creative ideas. There is no need to have every item included in the following list, and you can certainly add your own materials.
- Cardboard Tubes
- Craft Sticks
- Construction Paper
- Foam Stickers
- Wiggly Eyes
- Pipe Cleaners (Chenille Stems)
- Yarn or Ribbon
- Hot Glue Gun & Glue Sticks (Remember: Hot glue is hot. For younger children an adult should handle the glue gun.)
Directions for this kids craft are simple: let them use the materials any way they want to create their very own characters.
Your child might start off designing their own Wocket to stick in their pocket.
I love seeing how different each child’s characters turn out. My son chose a big craft stick to create his Wocket; my daughter went with a skinny cardboard tube, adding pipe cleaner arms and fuzzy pom-pom hands. Both are cute and totally unique.
One of the things kids like about Dr. Seuss books is the variety of silly characters. In There’s a Wocket in My Pocket, each character’s name rhymes with where you find it (think Wocket and pocket).
This Seuss craft is a fun way to work on rhyming skills. Allow your child to create several characters and challenge them to give each a name that rhymes with where they choose to display their creation. They might choose to recreate characters like the Zelf on the shelf. Or they might create their own unique characters.
Be ready for plenty of giggles with this fun craft for There’s a Wocket in My Pocket.
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