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And to Think That I Saw It On Mulberry Street

Happy 110th birthday Dr. Seuss! In honor of Dr. Seuss’ Birthday, on March 2nd , I have put together a fun Mulberry Street Unit Study  full of activities, crafts, snacks, and a sensory bin to accompany one of my all time favorite Dr. Seuss books – And To Think That I Saw It On Mulberry Street.

More on those in a minute…First, about the book!

And to Think That I Saw it on Mulberry Street at


And To Think That I Saw It On Mulberry Street was the very first book published by Dr. Seuss. It made it’s debut on the shelves in 1937, after it was originally rejected by 20 different publishers!  He titled it Mulberry Street after the street he grew up on. A silly, and fanciful story of a little boy named Marco as he tells of the amazing things he imagined he saw along the road.

Mulberry Street Unit Study

And To Think That I Saw It On Mulberry Street is perfect for a Unit Study of whimsical activities and some good old fashioned nonsense. There are also many opportunities for discussion on what it means to “Turn minnows into whales” and making up stories compared to telling fibs. But this book is a wonderful reminder to let your imagination take you to wonderful places.  Perhaps your little tall tale teller will turn into an imaginative author one day, lest you too often say, “Stop telling such outlandish tales. Stop turning minnows into whales.”

Be sure to check back for these fun filled posts coming up in my Mulberry Street Unit Study:

  1. Mulberry Street Unit Study- Paper Tube Binoculars
  2. Mulberry Street Unit Study- My Street Journal
  3. Mulberry Street Unit Study- Create A Creature
  4. Mulberry Street Unit Study- Printable Journal Page
  5. Mulberry Street Unit Study- Geography Journey
  6. Mulberry Street Unit Study- Oh The Animals Snack
  7. Mulberry Street Unit Study- Stop Light Treats
  8. Mulberry Street Unit Study- Sensory Bin

Don’t stop there, go ahead and throw a Dr. Seuss party!

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About Virginia

Hi there! My name is Virginia, and I am the author/owner of That Bald Chick. I am a Christian, wife, mother of three, full time homemaker, homeschooler, and ministry volunteer in addition to being a blogger. In my free time *cough* I enjoy reading, writing, taking walks with my family, and listening to music.


  1. What a fun and timely study! Love, love, love Dr. Seuss.

  2. Dr. Seuss books are my favorite to read aloud. I have so much fun with the silly rhyming!

  3. How fun! I’ll send this to my homeschool friend. She’ll love it! Thanks.

  4. I homeschooled my kids and we did a fun Dr. Seuss unit study when they were little. This book was one of my favorites.

  5. Wow! That is a Seuss book I have never heard of!

  6. I LOVE Dr. Suess. There is something about his writing that brings us all back to being kids with his books.

  7. My son had green eggs and ham day at junior kindergarten and learned he does like green eggs and ham!

  8. I adore all Dr. Seuss books and I believe we have at least 80% of all his books in my son’s bookcases right now.

  9. I don’t think I’ve ever read this Dr. Seuss book. Thanks for putting this together. We’ll have to read it now!

  10. We love Dr. Seuss! This is one of our favorites of his!

  11. Ooh, thank you for all the neat ideas! My daughter loves her Dr. Seuss books!

  12. I’d never actually heard of this Suess title before.

  13. My kids did a full unit on Dr. Seuss. These are some creative ways to expand learning from a fun book!

  14. Great ideas for homeschooling my preschooler thanks!

  15. This is such a great book! We love Dr Seuss!

  16. Ahh I love Dr. Seuss. What a great set of activities.

  17. That sounds like a fun book! My daughters love reading Dr. S books.

  18. Dr. Seuss books rock. From the time my children were kids we read Seuss books to all of them.

  19. We have almost all of these!

  20. I had no idea this was Dr. Seuss’ first book! How cool! I don’t think I’ve actually read this one. I’m totally shocked. I have to read it now!

  21. Dr. Seuss is such a timeless classic that there probably isn’t a title that I haven’t read to my boys. We have an extensive collection of his books.

  22. This is so cool! I am going to pin it to my homeschool board! Thanks so much!

  23. 112 Years! Wow and on my birthday March 2nd. How cool! It’s amazing to think it was rejected 20 times. I grew up reading Dr. Suess books.

  24. I remember having this book as a child. Very cool idea to use it as a study unit.

  25. We have lots of Dr. Seuss books, but I have never even heard of this one.

  26. I love Dr. Suess books. My favorite as a child was the Circus McGurkis.

  27. This is such a cute idea. When I homeschooled my children I didn’t use Dr. Seuss much for actual studies. I did a lot of reading it to them when they were younger though.

  28. Dr. Seuss books are wonderful classics! Each year my daughter’s school has a Dr. Seuss Day to celebrate his birthday with crafts, reading his books, and dressing in their pajamas.

  29. Dr. Seuss is my favorite children’s author because of the simple life lessons in his books.
    “You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You’re on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who’ll decide where to go…”
    ― Dr. Seuss, Oh, the Places You’ll Go!

    I had never heard of Mulberry Street either… so must track it down (for my granddaughter of course.)

  30. I definitely missed Dr. Seuss this year. I seem to forget every year now it seems since I’m not in school or working at a school. Tisk Tisk!

  31. Awesome ideas! I love this book and my kids do, too.

  32. I love Dr Seuss books. They bring back so many warm memories. I especially loved watching the TV specials with my kids.

  33. Dr. Seuss is one of my favorite series of children’s books, my 6 year old had Dr Seuss day at her school actually they did an entire week but one day she came home dressed up like thing one lol it was too cute which reminds me I need to put it up on my blog.

  34. My kids LOVED Dr. Suess and “And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street”. This looks like a really fun unit study.

  35. I love Dr. Sues books. They are so much fun and the kids really enjoy listening to it.

  36. I love Dr Seuss. That looks like a great one

  37. You are so creative! I loved how you took one book and did multiple activities with it!

  38. I LOVE Dr. Seuss books!!! We have a whole collection of them, that one included.

  39. Dr. Seuss books are filled with great lessons! I love that you’re doing a whole series of activities around this book!

  40. LOVE Dr. Seuss. His books are a must have for EVERY child! 🙂

  41. Would it be horrible if I were to say that I really disliked his books and writing? Teachers used them to teach us English when we were kids, and it made me more confused than anything else. 🙁 I know that they’re very popular but I just couldn’t understand half of what they said and I guess it just developed over time to disliking them!

    Btw – you have a strange code on the footer of your blog: 0d294f8297a43f697a40daf7c76c225491011b029c2caa2e32

  42. I love Dr Seuss! to think that particular title has completely slipped my mind. Fun book!

  43. I love Dr. Seuss books. I’ve been a fan since I could remember. I still like to read his books on occasion.

  44. We love Dr. Seuss in our house!! I’ve never read this book though.. How could I have missed this one?

  45. I love Dr. Seuss I would have thought it might have been the Cat in the Hat though. You learn something new daily I guess.