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Elephants
Submitted by: Akhila Bhat, Barbara Bush
Audience
• Pre-school
Books
Elmer by:Davis McKee
Story about Elmer the colorful patchwork elephant who is different from other elephants.
There is a Bird on Your Head by:Mo Willems
Elephant is disturbed about having a bird on his head!
Just A Little Bit by:Ann Tompert
All the animals trying to help elephant play on the seesaw. I made animals masks for all the animals in the book and we enacted the whole story. It was a lot of fun and the kids got to take home their masks too!
Songs
Elephant movement
The elephant goes like this and that
this and that…this and that
The elephant goes like this and that
Because he's so big and fat!
He has no fingers and no toes.
Has no fingers, has no toes
He has no fingers and no toes.
But goodness, gracious, what a nose.
Counting elephants
One elephant in the bathtub going to a swim.
Knock, Knock,(Clap twice with "Knock, Knock.")
Splash, Splash, (Slap knees twice with "Splash, Splash.")
Come on in!(Motion with both hands to come in.)

Count on to 2,3, 4 and
Five elephants in the bathtub Going for a swim.
Knock, Knock,
Splash, Splash,
It all fell in!

Animating this song on powerpoint really give great visuals for the kids.
Elephant Hokey Pokey
Put your elephant ears in...
You do the elephant pokey and you stomp yourself around...thats what its all about.
Put your elephant trunk in...
Put your elephant tail in...
Put your elephant foot in...
Put your whole self in...
Miss Mary Mack Mack Mack
Miss Mary Mack, Mack, Mack,
All dressed in black, black, black,
With silver buttons, buttons, buttons,
All down her back, back, back
She asked her mother, mother, mother,
For fifty cents, cents, cents,
To see the elephant, elephant, elephant.
Jump over the fence, fence, fence.
He jumped so high, high, high,
He reached the sky, sky, sky,
And he never came back, back, back,
‘Till the end of July, ‘ly, ‘ly.
Craft
Paper Cup Elephant

Paper Cup with a hole punched in the middle big enough to fit a finger. Use heart shape die cuts as elephant ears. Cut small trunk shapes to cover the hole. Glue wiggly eyes. Children can put their finger through the hole to move to trunk up and down.