Monday, March 2, 2009

Collin Hears a Who

"On the fifteenth of May, in the jungle of Nool, In the heat of the day, in the cool of the pool, He was splashing…enjoying the jungle’s great joys…When Horton the elephant heard a small noise. So Horton stopped splashing. He looked towards the sound.“That’s funny,” thought Horton. “There’s no one around.”Then he heard it again! Just a very faint yelp As if some tiny person were calling for help.“I’ll help you,” said Horton. “But who are you? Where?” He looked and he looked. He could see nothing there But a small speck of dust blowing past though the air..."

I have always loved the book Horton Hears a Who. It has such a wonderful message for everyone to enjoy. I loved that Horton stuck up for what he believed in. Just because someone else doesn't understand or see what you know is true doesn't make it false. He showed courage and strength of character. So in honor of Horton we decided to construct heart elephants as our first activity. Collin thought I was nuts for wanting to make elephants out of hearts. He said, "It's not Valentine's day!"

He had fun with it anyways.

He had to decorate it with even more hearts. Now he's getting into the spirit of the hearts!

Next we made clover straws. Just a simple freehand cutout of a clover with a white spec glued on. We taped it onto a straw and pretended to drink clover juice.

Collin had it all gone before I could even get a picture.

I did manage to get a picture of Carlee before disaster struck. She ended up dumping the entire contents of her glass down her shirt. She was NOT happy so we had a quick shower break before we made the rest of our snack.

These are our yummy elephant ears. Don't they look good? I'll put the recipe on my food blog. They were so simple and fast.

Yum Yum!!

Collin had his done the fastest.

That's a halfway decent smile Collin. He's usually just a big ham in pictures.

Carlee made up for Collin's lack of silly pics though. Talk about cheesy!

And what kind of face is this?

We ended up the night with watching the Horton Hears a Who movie. So funny! I loved the extra storylines and how they pulled it all together.

"A person is a person, no matter how small."

How sweet is this?

I live for moments like this when they are being kind to each other. So nice from the usual taunting and yelling. We had a fun night and Collin wants to read a Dr. Seuss book every night this week. I love that he wants to read! I hope that sticks with him throughout the remainder of his life. We'll see...


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