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October 2018

Elementary Students Spend an Evening with The Cat in the Hat

The Cat in the Hat or about 50 Cats in the Hat invited elementary school students to spend an evening listening and exploring one of Dr. Seuss most iconic books – Horton Hears A Who. The event was free and made possible through a generous grant from the Harrison Educational Foundation.


Children came to the high school where they engaged with students from the upcoming Harrison High School musical Seussical.  After the “guests’ created their own Horton elephant ears, the high school students, dressed as Cat in the Hat, guided them through the story.


The story of Horton Hears a Who centers on the theme that “a person’s a person – no matter how small”.  While traveling through the Storywalk, the children created a clover on a stick with a small Who to remember Horton carrying the Who planet with him to keep them safe and out of harm’s way.  The story highlights acceptance of others and the activities were centered on working together with  friends and peers.

At the end of the Storywalk, the children and their families were treated to Dr. Seuss-inspired snacks.