Dr. Suess! His creations stand timeless. Read the book the Lorax as a family this summer. If you have not seen the movie, I highly recommend choosing it as a family movie night.
We do not see many movies in the theater, but we were able to see this with the kids and their Grandparents when they visited us from Iowa. The Once-ler used truffula trees to make a special product called thneeds. In the movie the truffula trees wave wispy like colorful cotton candy puffs. Thneeds become wildly popular, everyone needs a thneed!
Instead of finding a way to use the truffula trees and still sustain the environment, the Once-ler exhausts all the resources. The truffula trees are no more, leaving behind an empty, colorless world.
The message of the Lorax remains one to share with our children. If you only take, everything becomes unbalanced. For our modern day in time we should ask: will we be too late? We need to place a priority on caring for God’s creation. This is an effort the whole family can be involved in.
An additional activity: make your own truffula trees with pipe cleaners and colorful poms. The kids can use toys to act out the story as you read it.
“Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.” ~ The Lorax