3/17/13

Horton Hears a Who




Horton Hears a Who! Activities
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Horton Day came at the end of the week, and well, by this time I was getting exhausted and a little bit Seussed out.  It seems we did much more in the beginning of the week, but we still got in a few simple fun Horton Hears A Who! activities to wrap up the week!

Speck Inspecting

Speck Inspecting- Help Horton find the clover with the speck!

I loved the speck discovery lab idea I found from the Melissa and Doug blog, so I made a similar version of it for my kiddos.   I glued a small piece of cotton to a pom pom "clover" and put it in a bowl mixed in with some others.  The kids looked through the bowl to help Horton find the one with the "speck" on it.  I included tongs and an extra bowl (for Corinne) to pick up each clover pom pom, inspect it, and transfer all the speck-less clovers... but that got old pretty quick.



Speck Inspecting- Help Horton find the clover with the speck!
Speck Inspecting- Help Horton find the clover with the speck!

I also put a toy elephant on the tray to act as our Horton.  Corinne liked helping him look for his speck.  I had intended for her to use the tweezers and look at each "clover," one at a time, then transfer it to the other bowl.  She ended up spreading them out all over the floor, creating a clover patch, which is much more realistic to the book!

Speck Inspecting- Help Horton find the clover with the speck!

It was one of Corinne's trays for the week, but the boys had fun with it too. 




Horton Hears a Who! Elephant snack


For the face, I cut a cheese sandwich into a circle (using a lid from a large jar of peanut butter).  I cut a tortilla in half for the ears, then cut a long tortilla triangle out for the trunk.  The eyes are sliced grapes, and he's holding a little grape "clover" with a bread crumb on it for a "speck."


Horton Hears a Who! Elephant snack





Horton connect the dot 
Horton Hears a Who! Activities
This was more for fun than for math for Sam, but could be fun practice for children learning to count.  I found this and several other activities we didn't get to on Early Moments.



Writing Prompt
Horton Hears a Who! Activities
"I like when the bird drops the clover in the other clovers."
Sam did a Horton writing prompt for his Author study book.  I asked him to write about his favorite part of the book.  I absolutely adore children's writing. :)



Movie night

Horton Hears a Who! Activities

We don't always have a movie night, but when we do it's usually on Friday.  I intentionally planned Horton Day for the end of the week so we could have a movie night and watch Horton Hears a Who.   The kids really enjoyed the movie,  it was a nice end to our Dr. Seuss celebration week. :)

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