On this blog, I will share my ideas for an at-home preschool that I do with my children, ideas for surviving motherhood, library story time ideas, ideas for my various LDS callings, Family Home Evening ideas, and whatever other random ideas that I have. I borrow ideas from the world of great minds and will try to give credit as much as possible. Thanks for dropping by!

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

E is for Elephant

Mommy & Me Book Club
Gathering Activity
Color elephant pictures.


Welcome Song (tune: London Bridges)
Come along and clap with me,
Clap with me, clap with me.
Come along and clap with me,
It’s time for us to start.

Circle Time
The More We Get Together
Sing ABC song.
Count from 1-10 forward and backward.

Book Time

Elmer-David McKee

Talk about being unique. Also, talk about what makes elephants different from other animals.

Art Activity
(Fine motor skills activity)
Make E Elephants. From: http://www.notimeforflashcards.com/2008/09/letter-of-the-week-e-e.html

Here's our Elmer E Elephant:

Peanuts and popcorn.
 (Gross motor skills activity)
Tie strings around the kids’ waists and have them hold each other’s ‘tails’ and march to the song, Baby Elephant Walk by Hatari.
Play game Elefun.
Good-bye Song (tune: Here We Are Together)
Now we wave good-bye,
Good-bye, good-bye.
Now we wave good-bye,
I’ll see you next time.
More Elephant books:
African Safari with Ted & Raymond—Patton
The Story of Babar—De Brunoff
Horton Hears a Hoo—Dr. Seuss
The Saggy Baggy Elephant—Jackson
But No Elephants—Smath
The Elephant’s Child—Kipling
Elephants Can’t Dance—Mo Willems (The Pig and Elephant series is wonderful!)
When I Grow Up: P.J. Style—Simpkins
“Stand Back,” Said the Elephant—Thomas
Walt Disney’s Dumbo
Ella the Elegant Elephant—D’amico
Elephant, Elephant: A Book of Opposites—Pittau
Daddy, Could I have an Elephant?—Wolf
Weezie, the Elephant with Allergies—Russell
Ellie the Elephant—Edwards
Ellison the Elephant—Drachman
21 Elephant and Still Standing—Prince
Cousins of Clouds: Elephant Poems—Zimmer
When the Elephant Walks—Kasza
The Magician’s Elephant—Di Camillo

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