Elephant
Toddler Theme

Ideal for
18 months -
3 years
CREATIVE
ACTIVITIES
SPECIAL TOYS & GAMES BIBLE LANGUAGE
MONDAY Make this Easy Shapes Elephant Head Craft or this Easy Shapes Elephant Craft. Feed the Elephant: Make an elephant by painting and decorating a box. Cut out a mouth hole and let your children throw peanuts (still in the hull) into the elephants mouth to feed the elephant. Recite:
"Thy Word is a lamp unto my fee and a light unto my path."
Psalm 119:105

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Pages 44 - 47

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Sign Language: Elephant

The Elephant

The elephant goes like this and that,
stomp feet

'Cause he's terribly big and terribly fat!
stand big

He has no fingers and has no toes,
Wiggle fingers and toes

But goodness, gracious, what a nose!
Make an "arm trunk"

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Flash Cards and/or Felt Shapes:

Letters: E, F

Numbers: 5

Color: Orange

Shape: Triangle

TUESDAY Elephant's Trunk

The elephant has a trunk for a nose (make "arm 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)

While music is playing, Walk like an Elephant.
WEDNESDAY Teach this God Saves His People Lesson. Choose one or more activity to do. Watch The Price of Egypt.
THURSDAY Supply the children with peanuts still in the shell. Have the children dip the peanuts into paint and press onto paper to make Peanut Prints. Read Horton Hears A Who! (Classic Seuss) . Discuss big and little.
FRIDAY Make this Handprint Elephant. Spraying Elephant: At the water table, use a spray bottle filled with water to imitate an elephant spraying with his trunk.

SNACKS & ALTERNATE ACTIVITIES
Snacks

Peanuts

Kix Cereal

Animal Crackers

Vanilla Fingers Cookies

Pretzel Sticks

Supply Styrofoam Packing Peanuts or Peanut Shells to explore. Scoop them from a big container into small bowls and/or muffin tins. Discuss small-big and light and heavy. Elephant Training: Take turns pretending to be circus animals who have been trained. Take turns raising your "trunk", legs and arms. Nellie the Elephant

Nellie the Elephant
Packed her trunk
and trundled out of the jungle.
Off she went with a trumpety trump
Trump, trump, trump!

Make this Elephant Finger Puppet.

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