Friday, February 22, 2008

"A person's a person, no matter how small"

For today's Dr. Seuss unit we read Horton Hears a Who! I spent quite a bit of time trying to decide what type of project I wanted us to do along with the reading of this book. I knew I wanted to incorporate the pro-life theme that runs throughout the story into some sort of large project.

Babies have been a constant in this house for the past 21 years-so we started by spending a lot of the afternoon looking through shoe boxes full of old (and new) photos.

I decided that we would make a collage of baby pictures that would be a constant reminder that "a person's a person, no matter how small!" I took this time to also remind the children the important job they have in praying for unborn babies in danger of abortion. We have always spiritually adopted babies in danger of abortion and this book helps bring the whole idea of the sanctity of life into a format that even my younger children can understand.

We had fun collecting our photos! We discussed the morals of this story and put them on our collage.

We glued the baby pictures around a photo of some on the family at the March for Life in Washington DC.We all love our final display.

Later, Gracie and I made this very cute and easy "Horton" the elephant paper bag puppet. I found the instrustions and template for it at Dltk's crafts for kids. All in all, we had a very successful Horton Hears a Who day.


Anonymous said...

You have the best ideas! Awesome project everyone. Kim

Lisa said...

Great Collage! I love this idea!