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Make Nonsense Words with Dr. Seuss

My four year old son is all about nonsense words these days, so There’s a Wocket in My Pocket by Dr. Seuss always gets a giggle out of him. In this book, strange creatures with even stranger names live all over a little boy’s house. Some are friendly and fun and others are not.

Make Nonsense Words with Dr. Seuss

We’re going to work out some fun ways to get silly with Dr. Seuss and make up our own nonsense words that will be the center of our own story!

There’s a Wocket in my Pocket

After reading it the other day we drew some creatures of our own, gave them names, and figured out where they would live. I cut out pictures of furniture and other objects from an old catalog, but you could simply draw the furniture also or even take some pictures of actual furniture you have in your house.

Writing Ideas for Nonsense Words

Like in the book, some of our creatures rhymed with where they lived (we had Gishes and Mishes on the dishes) but others didn’t (my son decided he wanted to draw a marshmallow). But that’s okay, we weren’t out for perfection.

We both had a lot of fun and it really got my creative juices flowing for more story time fun!

More Dr. Seuss Craft Ideas:

Guest post by Alison from This Wasn’t the Plan. As she’s a mother of boys, Alison knows life can get pretty silly, sort of like Dr. Seuss’s stories. So she’s sharing a classic book from Dr. Seuss with us today, along with a great activity.


  1. This is a pretty innovative idea. Especially great for me as I have tons of potty barn and other furniture catalogs that I can use to cut out pics. Great way to teach the kids rhyming and also get thier creative juices flowing. Well done!! A+ :o)

  2. Laura – I love the idea of laminating those pages and having it go along with it. Great idea! I love having different ways to make books by kids!

    Charli – Thanks for joining the Flickr group. You’ve got some great crafts!

    Occasional Genius – Thanks. And I love your underwater ocean craft from you site. Great idea.

    Emily – Glad that you tried your own version. We will be getting out our Wocket book and coming up with a few sillies this weekend too.

  3. Great job, creative Alison!! We improvised and did our own version of this today and my daughter loved it!!

  4. I’m always impressed with your posts! I’ve been wishing to send along a kid’s project for awhile and I’ve finally done one! Check out today’s post, I bet you would do the explanation more justice than I did. Also, I’m planning a pirate party give-away over at my place and would love to get your readers involved too. By the way, did you decide to do the window tint?

  5. I just joined your flickr group and added several pictures of crafts that we have done to the group, under the name “theidahostouts”. Can’t wait to see what others have done as well!

  6. My four year old and I do a LOT of crafting. She is constantly asking me if we can do a craft! I honestly need to start blogging more of the crafts that we do, I haven’t blogged many yet. Your site has inspired me to start taking pictures and blog what we do.

    I would love to guest blog about some of the things that we do. I will try and atleast put up some pictures of the things we have created on flickr, which you can find a link to on the sidebar of my blog if you need an idea of what kind of things we do.


  7. Very cute idea! Would be fun to laminate the pages and make it into a “complimentary” book to be read alongside the original :) I love this site!

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