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1-2-3 Come Do All Sorts Of Fun Activities With Elmer, Horton and Me!

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Since students have to compare and contrast, explain data etc.  I thought it would be fun for students to compare 2 of my favorite elephants: Horton and Elmer.

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  • Horton 3 character, setting, event cards
  • A Horton begginning, middle, and end graphic organizer or anchor chart
  • Horton retell the story bookmarks
  • Horton who, what, why, when, where, how anchor chart
  • Horton who, what, why, when, where writing prompt craftivity
  • 15 "Fix the sentence" (with capitalization and end punctuation) Horton cards.
  • Label the Horton bookcover anchor chart activity.
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  • 2 elmer the elephant activities, horton activities, seuss activities, elmer the elephant crafts, seuss crafts, horton crafts, elmer writing prompts, seuss writing prompts, horton writing prompts, horton bulletin boards, elmer the elephant bulletin boards, seuss bulletin boards, march bulletin boards, march is reading month bulletin boards, spring bulletin boards, elephant bulletin boards, elephant mask, elephant crafts, elephant activities, common core state standards for kindergarten, common core state standards for 1st grade, seuss games, horton games, elmer the elephant games, end punctuation activities, capitalization activities, color games, color cards, character setting event cards, beggining middle and end anchor chartHexagon adjective practice activities.
  • An Elmer Color Spin Game
  • Black & White, and Color Spinners
  • 4 graphing extensions
  • An elephant mask craftivity
  • A find the letters elephant craftivity
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  • 30 elephant color cards + a cover so that you can make an Itty Bitty booklet. Great for playing all sorts of games.
  • Rhyming-alphabetical order worksheets with 47 words that rhyme with who and
  • A Horton-Elmer Lollipop certificate of praise.

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1-2-3 Come Write With Horton and Me!

Are you looking for a writing prompt for your Dr. Seuss activities?  Do you need a quick and easy Seuss bulletin board for March is Reading Month?  Well, you've stopped at the right blog.

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Children cut out the pieces, and glue their "ear flap" on Horton, so that it flips open.  Students complete the thought: Horton hears a Who how about you? and think of something that they hear and describe it. 

Challenge older students to use rhyme in their writing like Seuss does.  Remind them that made up words are OK as well.  After children have completed their writing, they draw a picture of what/who they heard, under the ear flap.

For that finishing touch, add the child's school photo to the front of the ear.

Mount on a green-backed bulletin board; sprinkle some jungle leaves around the edges to act as a border. Your caption can be the same as the one on Horton's ear, or Stampede To Read.   Click on the link to view/download the Horton Hears writing prompt craftivity.

Looking for more Dr. Seuss activities? Scroll down for other articles, or click on the link to zip to that part of my site for over 40 Seuss FREEBIES, and if you count all of the activities within the packets, there are over 100 Seuss ideas to help you have a wonderful Seuss Day/Week!

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"The more that you read, the more things you will know.  The more that you know, the more places you'll go." -Dr. Seuss

1-2-3 Come Make A Horton and Who With Me!

I always try to design some sort of "craftivity" to go with my lessons.  This helps motivate students to get down to business and stay on task, so that they can transition to the fun center.

I especially love making a manipulative that students can use while I read the story, or to show me that they understand spatial directions.

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How To Make Horton:  Run off the elephant on gray construction paper. Because of copyright laws I did not draw the “real” Horton.   Students color the tusks white and then cut their elephant out. Add wiggle eyes with glue dots for extra pizzazz.

The toilet paper trunk is simply covered with matching paper. Cut 2 slits so that you shove it between the elephant's tusks.  Students cut out their clover “flower” curl the end of a green pipe cleaner and tape it to the back of the clover.

I fastened a mini white pom pom for the “dust speck” but you could also use a little piece of cotton ball.  Stick the clover to Horton's trunk with a glue dot, or piece of rolled Scotch tape. The little poem on the clover says: Peek-a-me, Peek-a-you-Peek a Who from Whoville too!

Making a Who Popsicle stick Pop Up Puppet:  Tape or glue-dot 2 Popsicle sticks end to end.

I got the picture of the Who from Coloring pages ABC.  They have a variety of licensed characters that you can use to make worksheets to match your themes.

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Run off a master set, rough cut, and let students have a choice of  a Who.  They could also design their own.

Children color their who, trim and glue to the end of the Popsicle stick. I chose this girl from Whoville, because she had a feather on her head, so I added a feather for that finishing touch.

Children manipulate their puppets to show all sorts of spatial directions: “Poke your Who up, down, out, in" etc. "The Who is between the elephant’s eyes."

Students can also manipulate Horton and place him above their head, behind their back, in their left hand, in their right hand etc.  If you don't want to fuss with the toilet paper roll puppet, you can use Horton for all sorts of writing prompts. 

I've included 22 writing prompt  "trunk" templates. Students' completed projects make an adorable Seuss bulletin board, for March is Reading Month.

Click on the link to view/download The Horton Writing Prompt Puppet.   Horton writing prompts, Horton activities, horton lessons, horton crafts, horton puppets, whoville activities, whoville lessons, whoville crafts, whoville puppets, writing prompts for seuss, seuss writing prompts, writing prompts for March, bulletin boards for seuss, bulletin boards for Horton hears a who, horton bulletin board ideas,

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"Think left and think right and think low and think high.  Oh the thinks you can think up if only you try!"  -Dr. Seuss

 

 

 

 

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