We love Dr Suess. He is, quite simply, the best thing ever *according to my kids.* Dr Seuss books, have been delighting kids for eons, but our favourite has always been a Wocket in my Pocket.
Because I don’t like to disappoint, we have put together a wonderful activity for you at home, or in school, to do with the children based around the book. It is a really simple idea, but one that will help children with a number of specific skills:
- Encouraging their imagination,
- Understanding and matching rhyming words,
- Fine and gross motor development, and
- Learning about positional words, or prepositions.
We have a little Rhyme Time book for the kids to get stuck in to, after they have read Wocket in my Pocket with you of course ;-) In order to get the most from this activity, we advise:
- Reading the books, and of course explaining about the rhyming words throughout, and discussing how we can change the sounds at the start of our words to create new words that rhyme, just like Dr Seuss has in Wocket in my Pocket
- Discussing the positional words within the books, such as “on” or “in” and “under”,
- Allowing the children to explore with you the position words we have in the Rhyme Time book illustrations,
- Let the kids imagination run wild coloring, and then creating their own monsters in the blank page at the end of the book. What do their monsters look like? Where can we put them? In household items? Hidden in their food? At sporting events? What rhyming words have they made? What positions are they going to be in? So many ways to explore Wocket in my Pocket and so little time ;-)
In case you would like to see all the Dr Seuss coloring pages we have for you, here is a collage of them all. Aren’t our monsters fantastic – we have a:
- Zin in the bin,
- Pesk on the desk,
- Bloor on the floor,
- Nest of glaws in the chest of drawers, and finally
- Tucket in my bucket.
So much fun, we can guarantee it! Without further ado – here are the printables for you, just click on the image below to download the complete file.
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This post is part of a Dr Seuss blog hop within the Kid BLogger Network, do visit the other Dr Seuss posts in the hop too:
- One Fish Two Fish Felt Crafts from Living Life and Learning
- The Sleep Book Paper Plate Craft from Raising Little Superheroes,
- Dr Seuss activity for kids from CreateCraftCalm, and
- Ten Apples Up on Top – Early Math Top Hat Activity from Pray Species.
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Saturday 27th of February 2016
My children love making their own books. This is such a fun way to practice rhyming too.