> Letter E > Elephant
Animals > Mammals
Holidays and Events
June > Zoo and
Sept. 22nd > Elephant
27th > Visit the Zoo Day
group: Preschool to early elementary
Activities > Science
& Social Studies > Learning about Elephants
Encourage a discussion and dialogue:
- Demonstrate the elephant
images in the poster.
- Ask the children if they have ever seen a real elephant and discuss
- What do they know about elephants.
- Do they have a favorite story or book / TV elephant
- 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
- 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.
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