Elephant Theme Preschool Lesson Plan Printable Activities

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> Letter EElephant

> Mammals

Holidays and Events >
June > Zoo and Aquarium Month
Sept. 22nd > Elephant Appreciation Day
Dec. 27th > Visit the Zoo Day

Age 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 comments.  
  • What do they know about elephants.
  • Do they have a favorite story or book / TV elephant character.
  • Read the animal facts in the poster (all ages)

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: Alphabet Printable Activities:  Letter E is for Elephant

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