Horton Hears a Who

I love Dr. Seuss!  I think he was so imaginative and his books are one of a kind.  So, to celebrate his birthday on March 2nd, I will be posting a Dr. Seuss activity on my blog every day through next week.  I posted a Dr. Seuss Unit in an earlier post if you’re interested.  You will have to scroll down a bit to find it.
So, to start off…we have a project for Horton Hears a Who.  This is such a cute book with a good message about how everyone is important.  1st graders relate well to the message of “A person’s a person, no matter how small.”  After reading the book, students will think about what they would say to Horton if they were a Who.  Have students write in the speech bubble. 
Next, students will follow the directions to make a Horton.  Each student will need a large gray circle for the body, 3 smaller gray circles for the head and ears, 2 small pink circles for the inside of the ears, 2 gray rectangles for the legs, and a gray J shape for the trunk.
Students will glue the pieces together, draw the eyes, and add the flower for the Who.  Use a strip of brown paper and a pink pom pom to make the flower. {You will probably need hot glue to get the pom pom to stay.} 

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