Talk: Use pictures or a puppet of an elephant. Talk about what do they look like- color, size, where do they live? Have you ever seen one.
What do they like to eat. Today in our stories we are going to talk all about elephants.
Pete with No Pants By Rowboat Watkins
Elecopter By Michael Slack
Elephant and Piggie Series By Mo Willems ( too many to list)
How To Find an Elephant By Kate Banks
Elmer Series By David Mckee
Strictly No Elephants By Lisa Mantchev
Do You Want To Be My Friend By Eric Carle
Little Elephant Listens By Michael Dahl
Ellie By Mike Wu
Ellie in Concert By Mike Wu
I Love My Mama By Peter Kavanagh
My elephant By Petr Horacek
Hide and Seek By IL Sung Na
Cinderelephant By Emma Dodd
Where's Ellie? By Salina Yoon
Always By Emma Dodd
Mama's Day with little Gray By Aimee Reid
Meet Me at the Moon By Gianna Marino
Oliver's Tree By Kit Chase
The Story of Babar By Jean De Brunhoff or Laurent De Brunhoff
I Broke My Trunk By Mo Willems
Five Elephants in the Bathtub rhyme and Felt pieces available from artfelt
Put bathtub on your felt board and add an elephant finger puppet as the rhyme indicates One elephant in a bathtub going for a swim.
Knock, knock - Splash, splash - Come on in!
Clap twice with “Knock, knock”.
Slap knees twice with “Splash, splash”.
Motion with both hand to come with “Come on in”.
elephants in a bathtub going for a swim.
Knock, knock - Splash, splash - it all fell in!
Knock elephant finger puppets and tub off the felt board
for this surprise ending!PDF of words printable
Enormous Elephant Song
Here is a cute song that will preschoolers will enjoy singing. While singing the song have students act out the actions and feel free to add-on to the song.
One enormous elephant marching down the street (put one finger up and march in place)
Swinging his truck to the marching band's beat (swing your arm back and forth while marching in place)
He had two big ears and four big feet (hold your ears and stomp your feet)
Swinging his trunk to the marching band's beat (swing your arm back and forth and march in place)
(Repeat with more elephants)
Credit: Everything PreschoolThe elephant goes like this and that, this and that, this and that.
(Walk heavily and stomp feet loudly)
The elephant goes like this and that, cause he's so big and fat!
(Puff up cheeks and stretch out arms)
He has no fingers and has no toes, He has no fingers and has no toes.
(Wiggle fingers; wiggle toes)
He has no fingers and has no toes, But goodness, gracious, what a nose!
(Stick arms out like a long trunk.)
Credit Everything PreschoolThe elephant has a trunk for a nose (bend at waist, hold arms down like trunk)
And up and down is the way it goes (sway arms)
He wears such a saggy, baggy hide (sway arms)
Do you think two elephants could fit inside? (shrug)
Additional PDF of more elephant rhymes printable
CRAFT/ PLAY/ EXPLORE:
Elmer the Elephant coloring or craft template
Elephant printables free
E is for elephant Craft template
Elephant Parade Printable Tags
Elephant Literacy Ideas
Elephant Math Ideas
Elephant Printables and Crafts
Elephant Coloring Sheet
Paper Plate Elephant Craft