And here's a new trick, Mr. Knox....
Socks on chicks and chicks on fox. 
Fox on clocks on bricks and blocks. 
Bricks and blocks on Knox on box. 
Now we come to ticks and tocks, sir. 
Try to say this Mr. Knox, sir....
Clocks on fox tick. 
Clocks on Knox tock. 
Six sick bricks tick. 
Six sick chicks tock.

Take it further:
  • Teach your child to match (and even fold!) socks the next time you do laundry.
  • Make a sock puppet.
  • Talk about alliteration (the repetition of a sound at the beginning of two or more neighboring words) and see if your child can come up with any examples.  Some would be "wet and wild" or "a babbling baby."
  • Find some more ideas here from Apples4theteacher.
Word Match Activity

I thought this word match exercise from Homeschool Share was so cute!  While it took some time cutting out all the pieces, I love the shape of the little socks.   I went through each word and picture with Sweet Girl before letting her to it on her own.  She really enjoyed doing this activity.  You can find this activity on this page and then download the PDF of the unit.

Fox in Socks Craft

This idea came from Storytime Crafts.  I really wanted to do a fox that looked like the one in the book and this site has a great template.  Of course, any fox craft would've done, but I wanted a Suess fox.  :)

Supplies needed:  Fox in Socks template, brown paper lunch bag, crayons, scissors and glue stick

What to do:
  1. Color in the Fox in Socks template.  What color socks will your fox be wearing?
  2. Cut out the pieces.  We also cut out a pattern for a tail to put on the back.
  3. Glue the face on the bottom part of the paper bag.
  4. Glue the mouth under the flap so you can see his tongue when you make him talk.
  5. Glue the socks near the open part of the bag.
  6. Draw front legs and paws on the front of the bag.
  7. Glue the tail on the back of the paper bag.
  8. Now, you have a friend to read Fox in Socks with you!
Love Bug playing peek-a-boo behind her fox puppet.
The front of Sweet Girl's fox. He just happens to be wearing blue socks like in the story!
And the back. I love the tail!
Fox in Socks Recipe:  Noodle-Eating-Poodle Noodles

This recipe comes from The Green Eggs and Ham Cookbook my husband checked out at the library.  It's pretty simple and any pasta would do, but as the book says, "Squiggly, wiggly pasta in weird shapes is the choice of oodles of noodle-eating poodles!"

Ingredients:  2 quarts water, 1 tsp salt, 10 ounces fusilli pasta, 2 Tbs butter or extra-virgin olive oil and 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese

Supplies needed:  a pasta pot or other large pot, measuring spoon, large spoons or forks, cheese grater, bowls (one to mix pasta and one for cheese), strainer

What to do:
  1. In a pasta pot, bring the water to a boil.  
  2. Add 1/2 tsp of the salt and then the pasta.
  3. Cook pasta until tender, about 12-13 minutes.
  4. Drain pasta.
  5. Put the pasta in a large bowl and add the butter or olive oil and the remaining 1/2 tsp of salt.
  6. Using large spoons or forks, toss the pasta until it is coated with the butter or olive oil.
  7. Add about a third of the cheese and toss again.
  8. Sprinkle with the remaining cheese and serve.

Makes 4 servings.

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