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Dr. Seussified

Hello everyone!

On Dr. Seuss Day at school, one of the teachers read If I Ran the Zoo to the students and then had them create their own creature by joining the head of one animal, the body of a second, and the tail of a third. The students also had to name their animal. I liked the art assignment so much, that I’m borrowing the idea.

In honor of Dr. Seuss’ birthday your writing challenge is to create an animal out of three or more different animal parts.

  1. Draw the animal.
  2. Name it.
  3. Create a short rhyme about your creature.

After you’ve finished, please share your rhyme in the comments section below. I would love to see what you come up with!

As an example, I have shared my animal below.

Animal’s Name: Bullark

bullarkSelected Animal Parts

1. Shark’s head

2. Bull’s body

3. Eagle’s wings and talons



Have you seen a bullark?

They glow in the dark

And eat sea birds and hay.

The dreadful bullark’s

A cousin of sharks

And scares sea cows away.

Happy writing!