Storytime Theme: Elephants


Books --

Elmer by David McKee
Never Ride Your Elephant to School by Doug Johnson Illustrated by Abby Carter
Seven Blind Mice by Ed Young
The Trouble with Elephants by Chris Riddell
Babar by Jean de Brunhoff and laurent de Brunhoff
Horton books by Dr. Suess
Frank and Ernest by Alexandra Day (Scholastic)

Story Extensions

  • Song: "Elephant Walk" (Row, Row, Row Your Boat)
  • Song: "Do your ears hang low?"
  • Elephant Dance
  • Elephant phone books: read poem and ask kids to point out the silly rhyming words
    • Once there was an elephant, who tried to use the telephant-- No! No! I mean an elelphone who tried to use the telephone, etc..
  • Big, Bigger, Biggest Game

Arts and Crafts

Elephant Headbands
Poster board
Grey construction paper
Strips of paper for head band
*See folder for templates and details

Paper Cup Puppet
Paper cup

Suggested Ways to Include the Six Emergent Literacy Skills

  • Vocabulary

  • Print Motivation

  • Phonological Sensitivity

  • Print Awareness

  • Letter Knowledge

  • Narrative Skills