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Elephant Theme Preschool Lesson Plan Printable Activities

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Elephant Theme Preschool Lesson Plan Printable Activities
Activities > Science & Social Studies > Learning about Elephants

Encourage a discussion and dialogue:
  • Demonstrate the elephant images in the poster and distribute the 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?

Materials:

  • printer
  • white paper or cardstock
  • coloring tools
  • Optional for mini-book or flashcards > scissors, stapler & tape

Activity > Elephant Poster - Flash cards or Mini-book::

  • Read the animal facts in the poster.
  • Have children use a grey or brown crayon to color the letter Ee, demonstrate the writing direction with a finger.
  • Have children color the elephant images.
  • Older children can practice scissor cutting around the solid lines and cut the cards out to make flash cards or a mini-book< staple on one corner or make an accordion book using tape.

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 puzzle to practice problem solving. Adjust number or pieces using the Change Cut button on the left.

Activity >
Online story time video and picture book > The Bossy Elephant & Oscar
Meet Elias the Elephant and his other animal friends in Africa, and a Oscar, an online picture book.