One of the most beloved children’s authors has to be Dr. Seuss who happens to have a birthday coming up on March 2nd. Did you know he wasn’t technically a doctor?– but that’s okay we still love him anyways! To start celebrating my kids picked out Horton Hears a Who!-affiliate link and Horton Hatches the Egg-affiliate link. We added in some letter E activities and used my kids little hands to make a handprint Horton elephant craft that’s complete with a speck for Horton to take care of as he roams the Jungle of Nool.
To celebrate, you may also want to make your very own Cat in the Hat Craft: The Cat in the Hat Printable Hat Craft
Before we started crafting we used our sticks and curves from Handwriting Without Tears-affiliate link to build and trace the letter E. Then we went on a letter E hunt around the house and found an envelope, egg, and toy elephant.
Handprint Horton Elephant Craft
Light blue, white, and green craft paper
Have child decorate the blue paper by adding clouds in the sky and grass on the ground. They can imagine what the Jungle of Nool would look like and use scissors, ripped paper, and glue to create their own Horton habitat.
Cover child’s hand with gray paint (I used white and black paint because we didn’t have any gray paint on hand). Have them make a handprint so their fingers are touching the green grass and set aside to dry.
Use the black marker to draw on Horton adding ears, eyes, and other markings.
Cut the straw in half and glue it on for Horton to hold and glue on the purple pom pom for the clover. Kids can add a speck to their clover using a black permanent marker.
When your done crafting enjoy some movie time on the couch watching Horton Hears A Who Movie-affiliate link. My kids think this movie is totally “aquarius!”–Little Dragon’s word for hilarious :).
Need more Dr. Seuss ideas? Here is 20 More Dr. Seuss Inspired Activities.