Elephant Theme Preschool Lesson Plan Printable Activities

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Activities > Science & Social Studies > Learning about Elephants

Encourage a discussion and dialogue:
  • Demonstrate the elephant images in the poster and a coloring version.
  • 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.
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 > Online Jigsaw Puzzle > Elephant
Present this cute six-piece online jigsaw puzzle to practice problem solving.  Adjust number or pieces using the Change Cut button on the left.

Activity >
Online Story > The Bossy Elephant
Meet Elias the Elephant and his other animal friends in Africa, and some really great book recommendations.
elephant fact mini book or flash cards
color poster or flashcards

coloring version


elephant online jigsaw puzzle
Elephant online jigsaw puzzle

Bilingual - English & Spanish

read an online story the bossy elephant
Online story time