Wednesday, February 27, 2013

That Cat! Freebie and Elephant Project

Hello!  It's been a while since I've posted but I promise I am still alive.  :)  I delivered a Common Core training session last Monday, have been making and planning things for my daughter's 4th birthday, and have been fighting a yucky viral infection over the last few days. But...I have several things I want to share with you over the next week!

Let's start with today's craft.  Hang tight for a freebie at the end!

Today we read Horton Hears a Who by Dr. Seuss.  Love that story!  We made this adorable craft to go with it:

We started by coloring a paper plate gray.  While the kiddos were making sure all of the white was covered on their plate I was busy trying to perfect a pattern of elephant ears for them to trace.  After the plate was colored and the ears were traced on to purplish construction paper, we added details to the face and cut a hole in the center of the plate for the trunk.  We used a gray sock on our hand/arm (from a pack in the men's department) for the trunk.  Then we wrapped a pipe cleaner around a large pom-pom to resemble the "clover" that Horton places the "speck" on.  The speck was a mini pom-pom that we glued on top.  Voila! Horton and his speck in less than 30 minutes! :)

We've been up to a lot of whimsical fun this week but we are pulling it into our station work too.  My kids have loved practicing time with this one:

Here's a count the room activity and a place value match we have used for reviewing teen numbers in math.

You can grab both of the number sense activities for free by clicking here or the image below.  I hope you enjoy it!

Happy Wednesday!


  1. SO cute! I LOVE the Horton! Just precious! Thanks for the freebie, too!

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    1. Thank you so much Brenda! I'm glad you like Horton and the freebie! :)

  2. The Horton is adorable!!!!! I have never seen this before!!!!! Love the freebie. Thanks!!!

  3. Cute graphics used for the printables! Thanks for sharing them.

  4. thank you for the great freebie. I now know what craft we will be making on Monday.

  5. This is super cute! I have pinned it and shared it on Google+.

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  7. ok!!! got it. sorry!!! about the other comment. ; ) thanks again, tons. we are working on teens AND "the cat". so cool to find this. bless your heart.


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