Sunday, July 31, 2011

Homeschool Play - Horton Hears A Who!

So have you ever heard of the Horton Hears A Who! by Dr. Seuss?   It is a cute story and my children also enjoyed the movie.  Not only is it a great plot and entertaining it also has a very pro-life message!

I found the following review of Horton Hears A Who! HERE:

"For those of you not familiar with the plot of Horton Hears a Who, it’s about an elephant who is made aware of an entire world of people living on a speck of dust.  Horton makes it his life’s mission to protect the little Who’s from disaster.  Because – as the catch-phrase goes – A person’s a person, no matter how small!
The pro-life message of HHaW is unmistakable.  And, for those who may not know, there’s actually another book with Horton – Horton Hatches an Egg, which is very pro-life too."

While writing this post, I just learned about the book Horton Hatches the Egg.  Maybe we'll add this book to our collection too.

Last week, a 16 year old homeschooler in our homeschool group organized and directed a week long drama camp at her house for 23 younger children in our homeschool group and guess what skit they performed this past Friday night as a closing for the camp?  Yep, Horton Hears A Who!

Each day at the camp the actors and actresses learned their lines and then they painted the props for the skit.  Below are some of the props that were painted.  The kids did a great job and had simple, but adorable costumes!  

Here is the group of children that worked hard and had fun.  The teen director and the other teens that took time out of their summer schedule to help with the camp did a remarkable job!  All the children had a lot of fun and the memories made are priceless!

After the 15minute skit, all the participants and their families and friends enjoyed a potluck supper and swam in a neighborhood pool!  Here are some yummy treats that were decorated with the Horton theme:

One of our moms carved an elephant (Horton) out of watermelon. So cute and clever!


Another mom hand drew Horton out of icing for this cookie cake:


In was a great drama camp week for all and I think the children and teenagers that were involved will always remember that "A person's a person no matter how small!"

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10 comments:

What a great camp and for the teenagers to take charge is fabulous:) Love Horton watermelon and cookie cake. We have the Horton hears a who but I didn't know about the other one will have to see if the library has it for the kids to read. Voted for you tonight:) You are almost to 300 followers, WHOOHOO!!!

Diane said...

Marvelous camp! And what a great opportunity for your teenaged director(s)! And you are so right about the pro-life message in Horton Hears a Who. Horton Hatches an Egg has an equally important message. Stay with it, even if the going gets hard. Especially if the going gets hard. You get the most rewards after your hardest trials.
Thank you for sharing!!!

What an adorable Horton on a cookie cake!
Horton Hears a Who is one of our favorite books/movies,time to get another one.
Great camp and wonderful opportunity for children!

Kara said...

I love that you had the older kids helping out...and Horton is one of our favorites too! You guys always look like you're having so much fun as a family! I love it!

Delly said...

How fun! She sounds very creative and talented. Horton Hatches the Egg is one of my favorite stories! Gabe and Zoe really love that book and we used to read it over and over! Great message about responsibility, too.

Tracy said...

Hi Anna-Marie!
It was such a blessing to see teens take a week out of their summer schedule to work with our younger children! Everyone had a great time! Thanks for your continued visits and support :)

Tracy said...

Hi Diane,
I really need to get the Horton Egg book. My library did not have it the other day :( I'll have to keep checking on it ! Thanks for stopping by!

Tracy said...

Hi Elena!
The Horton series looks like fun to read over and over again! We actually just read Horton Hears a Who! for the first time this week! I can't wait to get a hold of a copy of Horton and the Egg! Thanks for stopping in to comment :)

Tracy said...

Hi Kara,
Your family looks like a lot of fun too! It's fun to make memories with the special people in our lives, isn't? :) The teens did a fantastic job with the drama camp week that I'm sure everyone will remember forever!

Tracy said...

HI Delly,
Maybe I can borrow your copy of Horton Egg book since I haven't found it at the library yet :) Thanks for stopping in to leave a comment :)

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