Today is Dr. Seuss’s birthday! This idea came to me while I was reading Bartholomew and the Oobleck to Little Sister (3 years old) this morning. This has been one of my boys’ favorite Dr. Seuss books for quite a while and surprisingly my daughter sat through the entire book (with a bit of coaxing). If you haven’t read it, it is looooong. But apparently the idea of “oobleck” falling out of the sky is enough to hold the attention of kids!
Spoiler Alert: At the end of the book, King Derwin of Didd must apologize for asking his royal magicians to make something different fall from the sky and getting all of his subjects stuck in the icky muck. This activity is based upon those “magic” words.
Here’s what you’ll need for this activity:
Green Dot Markers (or you can use regular markers or even watercolors)
1. Before the activity, use a white crayon to write “I’m Sorry” on the Scroll of your printable page.
2. Give your child the green dot marker (or regular marker or watercolors) and let him/her drop “oobleck” onto the kingdom. Tell your child that there is a special message on the scroll but you must cover it with oobleck in order for it to be revealed.
3. Watch as the message “magically” appears. :)