An elephant's faithful one hundred percent.
A person's a person, no matter how small.
Who couldn't love Horton the elephant? He has become part of our family--literally. Sweet Girl has a stuffed Horton that says these two quotes and he travels to many of the places we go. Last year was the first time we read this book and at just three years old, she sat and listened to me read the entire thing!
Take it further:
- Talk about and read books about real elephants.
- Try out this maze and help Horton reach the Who. I encourage little ones to use their finger so they can do it over and over again.
- Everyone can be Horton with these ears!
- For a more involved set of ears and a fun trunk idea, check out this link.
- Surprise your child with a "good deed" award from Horton. We are always talking about doing nice things for others. This is a fun way to recognize that.
Supplies needed: green pipe cleaner, medium pink pom-poms (we only had red), cotton ball, glue
What to do:
- Glue three pom-poms together/to the pipe cleaner.
- Take a tiny piece of cotton and glue it on the clover for the speck where the Whos live.
- Give it to Horton to carry.
Supplies needed: Gray paint (or white and black to mix), paintbrush, white cardstock or construction paper, markers or crayons
What to do:
3. Allow paint to dry.
What else would you make, but elephant ears and clovers!? We are going to try out the elephant ear recipe that use biscuit dough. I like this one because the girls can be more involved. I'm also going to try out the clovers. Cottage cheese has been hit or miss (mostly miss) with the girls, but maybe they'll eat it because it's a "clover!"
dough and they are fried.
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