Sunday, October 25, 2009

How Seussy are you-sy?

About five minutes into Ellie's party, I realized that most toddlers have nowhere near the attention span necessary to participate in the Dr. Seuss identification game I'd carefully prepared. In retrospect, of course I regret investing so much time and effort into gathering remote items for this game that I doubt any of the adults even noticed or appreciated. That's why I'm posting pictures of them here. I know I have a Dr. Seuss fan or two out there willing to take a little quiz, and that will render the preparation I put into the failed party activity less of a waste. (So please pretty PLEASE do this, for my sake if nothing else!) And since we had a no-show at the party, I have a spare party favor... so whoever correctly identifies the most of the following scenes scores a homemade (child-sized) Cat in the Hat hat. Get very excited.

Try to identify both the item displayed and the book from which it originates. For example, if there was a bear sitting on a cactus, the answer would be something like "No Pat no, don't sit on that!" from "Hop on Pop." It doesn't have to be verbatim, just the right idea. Grab a pencil and paper and get to it!

Turtles are 4. and chicken is 5.

Review if you need to, because here come the answers!







1. There's a Wocket in my Pocket
2. empty stocking from How the Grinch Stole Christmas
3. truffula trees from The Lorax
4. stack of oppressed turtles from Yertle the Turtle
5. "chicks in socks" from Fox in Socks
6. "could you, would you, in a house? ... with a mouse?" from Green Eggs and Ham
7. Horton holding his clover from Horton Hears a Who
8. Thidwick the Big-Hearted Moose
9. the fish in the teapot from The Cat in the Hat
10. "This one has a little car. Say! What a lot of fish there are!" from One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish
11. boy in his hot air balloon from Oh the Places You'll Go
12. the birthday bird from Happy Birthday to You!
13. "pale green pants with nobody inside them" from What was I scared of?
14. star-bellied sneetch from The Sneetches

I got them all right-- how about you? =)


Amy said...

Was not familiar w/ 5, 8 or 12. Not bad? I knew you were going to post about the party and it would make me even MORE sad that we didn't make it. You are so clever. Your parties always amaze me. Those kids are so lucky. I don't know how you even have the energy with those three babies so close together!

sara said...

I'm ashamed to admit that I only got 2 of them. Can I still be your friend? I can't believe you went to all that trouble, you amaze me.

blaine and michelle said...

I got 6 right. I'm pretty proud of that. So I guess since I'm already your best friend I get to remain so. I loved it. I wish we could have been there!