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.} 


  1. Love this!!! Dang, my Student Teacher has her plans finished already! I will save it for next year.

  2. Very cute!


  3. I can't wait to use this with my students next week! You're awesome:)Thanks so much for sharing!!!

  4. I linked to your post today! Love your Dr. Seuss ideas! I taught first grade and I'm now a SAHM mom. But I teach my Little Man "mommy school" and am always loving new ideas!

    Here is the link:

    Thanks again!

  5. This is the cutest! I did it and put it up - now my team wants to too! Thanks for the idea! You are awesome :)

  6. I am going to use Horton this Friday for read across America Day :) Thanks!

  7. this is a plethora of pretty awesome ideas.


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