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Wacky Wednesday by Dr Seuss Activities

Instructor: Kristen Goode

Kristen has been an educator for 25+ years - as a classroom teacher, a school administrator, and a university instructor. She holds a doctorate in Education Leadership.

Dr. Seuss' book, 'Wacky Wednesday,' is one that students will enjoy as they search for the wacky fun on each and every page. Use the activities below to get students even more involved in the reading of 'Wacky Wednesday.'

Wacky Wednesday

Wacky Wednesday is a fun book with illustrations that encourage students to interact with the story. It follows a boy as he moves through a wacky day and has readers searching the pictures to find out what is going wrong. The activities below have been developed to accompany this book and can be used with elementary learners. Use these activities to extend learning and to help students make even more connections with the story.

Wacky Wednesday Sentences (What Did You See?)

Materials: writing paper, pencils, colored pencils or crayons

  • When reading the book to the class, be sure to stop on each page and identify the wacky things that are happening (encourage students to count them as you go).
  • Begin the activity by verbally revisiting the book. What were some of the wacky things that were happening in the book? Allow students to share what they can remember.
  • Put students into groups of 2-3.
  • Give each group writing paper, pencils, and something to color with.
  • Instruct each group to write five complete sentences about the wacky things going on in the book. For example, they might write:
    • ''There was a shoe on the wall.''
    • ''A palm tree was growing out of the toilet.''
    • ''The mouse was chasing the cat.''
  • After they have written five complete sentences, have each group draw pictures to illustrate each sentence (they can draw these next to their sentences or on another piece of paper).
  • Let each group share their sentences with the class. Allow for class discussion as students compare what they remember to what their classmates have written.

Draw Your Own Wacky Picture

Materials: drawing paper, colored pencils or crayons

  • Give each student a piece of drawing paper and something to draw with.
  • Instruct each student to create their own Wacky Wednesday picture. Tell them that their pictures must include seven wacky things.
  • Allow time for students to create their wacky day pictures.
  • Next, put students into pairs.
  • Have students share their creations with their partners to see if their partners can identify all seven of the wacky things in the pictures (try to discourage students from drawing on their partner's paper - they can mention what they find verbally).
  • Re-pair students and let them work on finding the wacky things in another partner's picture.
  • Continue to re-pair for as long as time permits.

Alliteration Days

Materials: writing paper and pencils or access to a computer for writing, drawing paper, colored pencils or markers

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