February 29, 2012

I Can Read with My Eyes Shut - INSPIRED BY SEUSS WEEK Take 2!

Another one of our favorite Dr. Seuss books is I Can Read With My Eyes Shut! .  It never fails to make JM and JZ giggle.  JM asks three dozen "why" questions as he points to each picture.  "Why is he right side down?"  (Upside down.)  "Why is he red?"  "Why does he wear glasses?"  And on and on.  One of the things I love most about Dr. Seuss books is that they stimulate imagination and conversation.

I got the idea for the glasses from I Can Teach My Child!  I'm not really sure where I went wrong with JM's.  I blame it on the fact that I was making them while a two year old loudly said, "Are they done?  Where's mine?  Why are you doing it like that?  I want this color."  Seems like a good excuse, right?  Focus on that adorable face, not the lopsided glasses.

My kids aren't hams or anything.  ;-)

They crack me up.

We even tried reading upside down!

It was fun until JZ almost fell off the bed.  Thankfully I saw him in time!

We've been on a glow kick this week.  To go along with the theme of the book (reading in unusual ways and in unusual places) I wrote a secret message to JZ and JM that could only be read with the black light.  (I specifically chose words I knew JZ could read.)

By mixing glow water (read the recipe HERE on my post about using glow water to make glow beads) and school glue I made a puffy, glow in the dark paint.  I left it overnight to dry, so plan ahead if you want to surprise your little one.  (The message wasn't actually hidden since it was puffy, but the white paint on a white background made it hard for JZ to read without the glow.)

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  1. I love the glasses! Your glow in the dark paint is so cool!

  2. How cute is that? Thanks for linking up to my "Hop-on-Seuss"


  3. wait... would've the water and glue mix to make it watery and not stick? if it still sticks, that's cool!
    I'm trying it!

    1. Nope, it stuck just fine. It needed time to dry, of course.


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