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E is for Elephant

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It is E week with our Preschool letter of the week series. Here are some of our favorite books about Elephants. Followed by that, you will find a list of simple activities!

Books

Print out this book list to take to the library! E is for Elephant

Literacy

  • Make your own Ee is for Elephant watercolor page.
  • Talk about the sound that E makes. We use the Letter Factory Song (to the tune of the Farmer in the Dell):
    • The E says, “eh.” The E says “ee.” Every letter makes a sound. The E says “eh and ee.”
  • See if your child can think of any other words that start with “eh” or “ee.” Egg, ear, eagle, eleven, elf, envelope.
    • Check out books on these topics too!
  • Draw bubble letters Ee and have your child put stickers in the open space. This is good for fine motor skills as well.
  • Download this free letter of the week coloring sheet. You can use this for dot-a-dot, coloring, or stickering. Alphabet Coloring Sheets (variety pack) PDF
  • Try these Upper and Lower Case Dot-a-Dot sheets that include a letter recognition portion.

Math and Science

  • Compare and contrast the Asian Elephant and the African Elephant.
    • The National Geographic Early Reader book has good information about this!
  • Print this sheet to label the different parts of an elephant. Parts of an Elephant
    • Count the different parts of an Elephant. How many ears? How many legs? How many tusks?

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Music and Art

  • Make your own patchwork Elmer the Elephant. Print off this Elephant outline, tear up some different colored paper, and glue it on.  Elmer the Elephant PDF
  • Learn the Elefantes song in Spanish!
  • Sing 1 Little, 2 Little, 3 little elephants to the tune of 10 Little Indians.
  • Pretend to walk like an elephant while you listen to Henry Mancini’s song The Baby Elephant Walk!
    • Henry Mancini is the composer who wrote the famous Pink Panther theme!

PE

  • Pretend to be an elephant.
    • March like an elephant. March slow. March fast. March in a circle. March in a square. March quietly. March loudly.
    • Trumpet
    • Swing your trunk back and forth
    • Shower your self with your trunk
    • Grab grass with your trunk and then eat it
    • Connect your trunk with a friend’s trunk and swing your trunks back and forth

 

Happy Reading!

Trish

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