Dr. Seuss’ I Can Read with My Eyes Shut

I had never read I Can Read With My Eyes Shut! until we checked it out from the library last week. We really enjoyed this book!

This is the first page of the book:

I can read in red,
I can read in blue.
I can read in pickle color too!”
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So, what better thing to do than make our very own reading “glasses”?!?!
All you need are some colored pipe-cleaners.
 Dr. Seuss I Can Read with My Eyes Shut
1.  Take two red (or whichever color you would like) colored pipe cleaners.  Bend then in the shape of a pair of glasses.  Attach them together with a small piece cut off another pipe cleaner.  Make sure to bend all of the wire edges inward so that they don’t poke your child.
 Dr. Seuss I Can Read with My Eyes Shut
2.  Let your child enjoy wearing them as you read.
 Dr. Seuss I Can Read with My Eyes Shut
Sadly, Big Brother wasn’t all that fond of our reading glasses.  He wore them for a few minutes and then wanted to take them off.
If your child is a little older, you could ask him/her to draw a picture of their favorite place to read!  We’re still working on making people in our pictures, so I didn’t think Big Brother was quite ready for that!  :)
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  1. Jackie Lee says

    I Can Read with my Eyes Shut is definitely one of our favorite Dr. Seuss books. I LOVE LOVE LOVE those glasses. We bought a huge container of pipe cleaners and other than making spiders out of them (with a piece of egg carton)I've been at a loss… I think my kiddo will love this! Thanks!

  2. Anonymous says

    Love it. Using the song Mat Man from Handwritting without tears ( along with the wood pcs) really helped my students start drawing people in thier art work.

  3. Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas says

    What a cute idea! This is one of the few Seuss books I ahve never read. We are currently enjoying a fun-filled Seuss week as well!

    New follower & glad to have found you!


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