This week’s theme is on one of my favorite animals- elephants!
“Tweak Tweak” by Eve Bunting
“How to Catch an Elephant” by Amy Schwartz
“I Dream of an Elephant” by Ami Rubinger
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What food does an elephant love? Peanuts! So we sang the song, “Peanut Butter and Jelly.” Before we sang we used our felt board first to show the steps to making a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. Mmm. Delicious!
Other great songs to use are “One elephant, deux éléphants” and “Elephant Rhyme” from Sharon, Lois and Bram’s One Elephant Went Out to Play.
We made elephants by first using crayons to color in a scene where the elephant will stand. Next, the children used washable gray paint to make a hand print upside down on their paper. Once this was done, the shape of an elephant begins to form where the thumb becomes the trunk and the other fingers become the legs. Add a googly eye and an ear made from construction paper and that my friend, becomes a great elephant.