Dr. Seuss books are always popular with young kids.
I remember loving the books as a child and I thought I had read all of them, until I stumbled upon the book Wacky Wednesday.
The book quickly became a favorite in our house.
We love it so much, in fact, that we have fun with Wacky Wednesday activities every year as part of our Dr. Seuss activities in March.
The silliness in this book will delight kids of all ages.
You can easily have fun with these ideas for Wacky Wednesday any time of the year. It doesn’t even have to be on a Wednesday! After all, what could be wackier than having Wacky Wednesday on a Friday?
Don’t forget older kids love getting wacky, too! Check out these Seuss activities for older kids.
Dr. Seuss Wacky Wednesday
Prior to celebrating your own crazy day, take time to read Wacky Wednesday aloud to your child.
The book is full of hidden pictures of silly things taking place. Encourage your child to scan the pictures and look for the strange, crazy, and out-of-place items.
Each new page will tell you how many items to look for. Can your child find them all?
You can continue the fun with a few of the ideas below.
Wacky Wednesday Activities
The night before you plan to celebrate Wacky Wednesday, prep your house for a wacky wake-up in the morning.
I suggest starting with ideas from the book itself.
In the book the silliness all starts off with a shoe on a wall.
You can do this quite simply. If you have pictures hanging on the wall, take one down and use the hook in the wall to hang one of your child’s shoes.
I love to go a little crazy with this, and use every shoe I can find.
Start by hanging a few on the wall. Then try putting them on top of curtain rods, hanging them from door knobs, balancing them on top of lamp shades….
Of course you don’t have to just use shoes. Feel free to get wacky in other ways, too.
Try flipping over tissue boxes, a kitchen chair, and some toy cars.
When the kids get up, it won’t take long for them to notice things are a little crazy.
Announce that it’s Wacky Wednesday and send them on a scavenger hunt of sorts — looking for all the wacky things that are out of place.
Wacky Wednesday Ideas
What other wacky things can you do that day?
Make it an all day activity by trying a few of these fun ideas.
- 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!”
- Dress silly! Wear your shirt inside out or backwards. Will your child notice? Or try wearing 2 different colored socks.
- Eat dessert before your main meal.
- Give each other crazy hairstyles.
- Try walking backwards or in different animal walks to get around your house.
- Have a pet? Our dog even got in on the action by wearing one of my husband’s t-shirts.
Wacky Wednesday Activities for Kindergartners
Looking for some educational activities to go with the book?
These ideas will work in a classroom or at home.
- Whack a Word — Preschoolers and kindergartners will have fun with this early reading game.
- Wacky Elephant Toothpaste — Mix a little science into your day with this wacky, foamy experiment that kids love.
- Mixed-Up Hundred Chart Game — You can easily adjust this game to the level of your child. Mix up the pieces to your hundred chart and challenge them to put the pieces back in the correct order. Perfect for kids learning to count to 100!
- Dancing Frankenworms — Can you make a gummy worm dance? This silly science activity will get kids excited about science.
Wacky Wednesday Crafts
Craft time is the perfect time to get a little silly!
- Silly Creatures — Inspired by another Seuss book, these silly creatures are perfectly wacky and wonderful.
- Wacky Painting — Discover some wacky painting ideas that will inspire your child to get creative.
- Popcorn Faces — This silly craft is perfect for toddlers and preschoolers.
- Wacky Wednesday Hat — Print out this template and create your own hat to go with the book. Or, create your own silly hats to wear!
More Dr. Seuss Activities:
- Mr. Brown Can Moo, Can You? Printable Activity
- Yertle the Turtle Math Game
- Seuss Inspired Sight Word Game
- Paper Plate Cat in the Hat Craft
- I Can Lick 30 Tigers Today — Craft