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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!
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.
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!
It was one of Corinne's trays for the week, but the boys had fun with it too.
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 connect the dotEarly Moments.
|"I like when the bird drops the clover in the other clovers."|
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. :)