Horton Hears a Who

Can you believe that it’s almost March?! March is one of our favorite months because we get to pull out all of our favorite Dr. Seuss activities to celebrate his birthday and Read Across America! This year, we’re taking it book by book and hope you’ll be able to find something that your kiddos will enjoy…

Horton Hears a Who

There is so much fun to be had with Dr. Seuss's children's book, Horton Hears a Who! We highly recommend adding this Seuss favorite in your celebration of Dr. Seuss's birthday/lesson plans for Read Across America. We searched our favorite sites and found these great learning exercises that we know your kiddos will have a blast with!

Dr Seuss Literacy Game and Kindergarten Lesson Plan
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"Horton Hears..." Letter Sound Game. Play this fun game created Amber of A Teachering Mommy to help your kinders recognize letters of the alphabet and the sounds they make! After decorating and donning their own set of "Horton ears" {a FREE download is provided!}, each student must listen for the letter sound, identify the letter it belongs to, and point out the corresponding letter tile! [NOTE: You might also create a game mat for each student - featuring Horton's ears - then have students move the letter tiles to their game mats as you call out the sounds.]

Dr Seuss Science and Math Kindergarten Lesson Plan
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Color Sorting/Speck Scavenger Hunt. Developing your kiddos' fine motor, color recognition, and observation skills has never been more fun! A Suess-tastic option for your science center, set out a bowl of multi-colored "clover flowers", tweezers, a magnifying glass, and a sorting mat. To play, students must use the tweezers to move the clover flowers from the bowl to the color sorting mat and the catch - they're on a mission to find "specks", so they must take their time and examine every clover flower carefully! Super cute, right?! Valerie over at Val's Crafty Corner has some great pictures of/ideas for this center!

Dr Seuss Creative Writing Kindergarten Lesson Plan
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"I Discovered ______ville!" Writing Prompt. Tap into your kinders' creativity with this adorable writing prompt from Monica over at Welcome to the Schroeder Page! Using "clover flower" pencil toppers for inspiration {adorable, right?!}, Monica invited her kiddos to complete a worksheet - that she provides for FREE - that helped them think about, describe, and draw their own ______ville planet and ______ville-ians!

Dr Seuss Math Kindergarten Lesson Plan
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Clover Flower Math. Check out these great math suggestions from Amanda over at Not Just Cute! Counting. Sorting. Graphing. Patterning. You'll find so many options that will engage your students and get good use out of your "clover flower" manipulatives!

Dr Seuss Language Arts Kindergarten Lesson Plan

Book v. Movie Compare/Contrast. Like we suggested yesterday with The Lorax, have a movie day! The 'Who-larious' movie version of this Suess-favorite was released several years ago and would provide a fun opportunity to discuss how the story differed from book to movie!

We hope these activity ideas and resources come in handy when planning your Seuss-a-palooza!


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