Grab a book, find a nook and join us Monday March 2nd for Read Across America Day!

“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose.”

Grab a book, find a nook and join us Monday March 2nd for Read Across America Day!

Elephants are my daughters favorite animal which might have something to do with “Horton Hears A Who!” being one of our favorite books to read. I love that it teaches the lesson that “A persons a person , no matter how small” and that kids CAN make a difference!

After reading the book with your child discuss ways that they can be helpful whether it be at school, at home or in your community.

To celebrate Read Across America an NEA project we made a fun treat and craft we want to share with you!

10953285_10206106500208514_7447860360478760353_nWhoville Flower Cupcakes

What you will need:

  • 2 packages mini cupcakes with blue or grey frosting (color used as elephant trunk)
  • About 5 green straws cut into 4 pieces as the stem (Starbucks straws work great for this)
  • 1 medium size bag of pink cotton candy (form small chunks around the straw before inserting into the cupcake)
  • If your up for the challenge try and attach a white circle sprinkle with a dab of icing to the cotton candy flower

10942740_10206106500368518_6610876333797691669_nHorton Hand Craft

What you will need:

  • 1 sheet of white paper
  • 1 sheet of grey paper
  • a piece of green and pink paper
  • markers
  • hole puncher

How to assemble:

  • have child trace hand on grey paper and cut it out
  • glue hand shape to white paper then draw on Hortons features
  • snip a green piece of paper for the stem and glue onto the edge of the thumb
  • hole punch a piece of pink paper and use the circle for the flower
  • draw on the phrase “A Persons A Person No Matter How Small” and have child color in the background

Take the pledge and share your ideas and events HERE: http://www.readacrossamerica.org/

~Amy~

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