Elephants – Preschool

Introduction Welcome
Book I Want to Go First! by Richard Byrne
Flannel Rhyme Elephants in the Bathtub
One elephant in the bathtub
Going for 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.)
Two elephants elephants in the bathtub… etc.
Five elephants elephants in the bathtub
Going for a swim.
Knock, Knock,
Splash, Splash,
They all fell in!
Source: Storytime Katie

photo 3 photo 2

Book Strictly No Elephants by Lisa Mantchev
ASL Elephant
Action Rhyme Up the Hill
Here goes a turtle up a hill, creepy, creepy creepy! (crawl)
Here goes a rabbit up a hill, boing, boing, boing! (jump)Here goes a snake up a hill, slither, slither, slither! (make snake motion with arms)
Here goes the elephant up the hill, thud, thud, thud! (stomp)
Here comes the elephant down the hill, boom, boom, boom! (bounce to ground and clap)
Source: Storytime Katie
Action Rhyme Elephants have Wrinkles 
Elephants have
wrinkles, wrinkles, wrinkles,
Elephants have
wrinkles everywhere!
Wrinkles on their (insert body part)!
Source:The Loudest Librarian
Action Rhyme Who is He?
Tune: Feres Jacques
Big and slow, hear him go,
Oh, so huge; oh, so huge.
He makes a sound like thunder,
Who is he, I wonder?
See his Trunk. Elephant.
Source: Unsure of where I found this one.
Dance Song No More Monkeys by Asheba
I busted out the parachute and threw some balls on it. The kids tried to keep the balls on the parachute.
Dance Song If You’re Happy and You Know It by The Big Kidz Band
Cool Down ABCs, Count to 10
Goodbye Song  It’s Time to Say Goodbye

Craft: Here is the template for the elephant.


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