Elephants – Preschool

Introduction Welcome
Book I Want to Go First! by Richard Byrne
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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.
(Until…)
Five elephants elephants in the bathtub
Going for a swim.
Knock, Knock,
Splash, Splash,
They all fell in!
Source: Storytime Katie

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Book Strictly No Elephants by Lisa Mantchev
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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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Elephants – Toddlers

Introduction Hello Everybody, Yes Indeed
Fun Opening I Went to Visit the Zoo One Day
I went to visit the zoo one day
Saw an elephant along the way!
And what do you think I heard him say?
[elephant noise]
Source: Abby the Librarian
Book I Dream of an Elephant by Ami Rubinger
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Nursery Rhyme I Asked My Mother
I asked my mother for fifty cents,
To see the elephant jump the fence,
He jumped so high,
He reached the sky,
And didn’t come back till the Fourth of July!
Book That’s Not My Elephant by Fiona Watt
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ASL Elephant
Action Rhyme This is the Way
This is the way I stomp my feet,
Stomp my feet, stomp my feet.
This is the way I stomp my feet,
Cause I’m an elephant!
Other actions can include: Wave trunk, shake tail, etc.
Action Rhyme The Elephant Hokey-Pokey
You put your trunk in,
You put your trunk out,
You put your trunk in,
And you shake it all about.
You stomp around on your big feet
And turn yourself around,
That’s what it’s all about.Right ear in…
Left ear in…
Tail in…
Tusks in…
Whole self in..
Source:Falling Flannelboards
Dance Song Wag Your Tail by Super Simple Learning
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.
Cool Down ABCs, Count to 10
Goodbye Song Say Goodbye

Craft: Here is the template for the elephant.

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