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Elephant Theme Preschool Lesson Plan Printable Activities

Activities Materials
Activities > Science & Social Studies > Learning about Elephants

Encourage a discussion and dialogue:
  • Demonstrate the elephant images in the poster and a coloring version.
  • Ask the children if they have ever seen a real elephant and discuss comments.
  • What do they know about elephants.
  • Do they have a favorite story or book / TV elephant character.
  • Read the animal facts in the poster.
Discuss some simple facts about elephants.
  • The elephant is an enormous mammal with a very long nose called a trunk.
  • Elephants have curved tusks, huge floppy ears, and four long thick legs.
  • Elephants use their trunks to pick up food, drink water, smell, hug or lift things.
  • They use their tusks to dig roots.
  • Elephants travel in herds eating tons of plants every day.
  • Elephants exhibit emotions: joy, grief, love, compassion.
  • African elephants are the largest mammals that live on land.
  • Indian elephants are smaller and can be trained to work with people.
  • The African and Asiatic elephant are endangered.
Online resources > Activity > Online Jigsaw Puzzle > Elephant
Present this cute six-piece online jigsaw puzzle to practice problem solving. Adjust number or pieces using the Change Cut button on the left.

Activity >
Online story time and picture book video > The Bossy Elephant & Oscar
Meet Elias the Elephant and his other animal friends in Africa, and a picture book video.
elephant fact mini book or flash cards
color poster or flashcards

coloring version

elephant online jigsaw puzzle
Elephant online jigsaw puzzle

Bilingual - English & Spanish

read an online story the bossy elephant
Online story time & picture book video