Sunday, 10 March 2013

There's a Wocket in my Pocket

"There's a Wocket in my Pocket" is one of E's favourite Dr Seuss books. It's often requested and rarely read just once in a sitting. She already understands the nonsense of it.
"Did you ever have the feeling there's a WASKET in your BASKET?"
E's standard response is "No"

Here's some activities that we did to tie in with "There's a Wocket in my Pocket".

The first was a toy for E. I drew a wocket on a piece of cardboard and cut around it. E coloured it with pencils while I sewed the pocket from an old pair of jeans onto a fabric-covered, cardboard page. We then added a stick to the wocket so that it could play "peek-a-boo" in the pocket.

I got the idea for our second "wocket" activity from "Make and Takes". I collected some photographs of objects that we have around the house and E made little collage and drawn creatures that might live on, in or behind the objects. She glued each onto a separate page and we made up names for all the creatures. I wrote in the words and stapled the pages together into a little book. E loved reading her own version of "There's a Wocket in my Pocket" over and over.
Here's the pages before I wrote on them:

There's a ZIANO on the PIANO and a FLOBE behind the GLOBE. There's a MIN in the BIN and a NENT in my TENT. There's a DOASTER on the TOASTER and a WATH in the BATH.

What's your favourite Dr Seuss book?


  1. Aww, this is gorgeous!! My fave is Yertle the Turtle :)

    1. Yeah, that's a good one. We might have to find some time to do a turtle-stacking activitiy. :)