Another great story by Dr. Seuss, this book would be an excellent text to use for character education in a first grade classroom. A teacher could use this story as a starting point to discuss with students the importance of treating others with respect no matter what! This could also be used to demonstrate rhymes/rhyming with students. While this next idea is not necessarily all that academic, it could still be fun for children to complete. The students could use paint and their handprints to make a Horton picture while also incorporating his famous quote, "A person's a person no matter how small!"