Last week it was “The Shape of Me and Other Stuff” and this week we wandered into another Dr.Seuss book “Dr. Seuss’s ABC”. You see around here I have been working on getting ready for my brother’s wedding, so I have had to find ways to entertain them inside…even though it is beautiful outside! Today I asked my eldest daughter to read “Dr. Seuss’s ABC” to her younger sister. This book is filled with tricky tongue twisters…a real challenge for an eight year old. When they were all done reading the book, I gave them their challenge…to create an ABC Scavenger Hunt.
ABC Scavenger Hunt
So, what is an ABC Scavenger Hunt? Well, my girls had to go around the house and find a different item for each letter in the alphabet. Now, the twist to this challenge was that the item could not be simple…like “c is for cat” it had to be something Seussical…like “c is for creepy crawling calico cats.” My younger daughter had a camera in her hand, her role was to take a picture of the item…I had a feeling we might not be able to understand what they were referring to. As a team they had to generate a list and a group of photographs.
After searching inside and outside of the house, these were a few of the items they came up with (most items spelled phonetically)…
C – Curly Cucumber
H – Hiking Turtle (they had him hiking up the wall)
L – Loosey Goosey Railing (our front porch railing is broken…waiting to be fixed)
Y – Yelling Sister
This was a fun activity. My girls ran around the house for over an hour. They used their creativity to come up with the words and to compose the photographs. It was fantastic to see my two girls working together; laughing, negotiating, reading and writing together. In fact, this activity inspired my daughter to read another Dr. Seuss book…and to create her own supporting activity…I will share that with you next time.