Elephants are just jumbo fun for preschool and kindergarten lesson plans. These ideas can be used for an animals theme or jungle animal thematic lesson plans as well as if you are working your way through the alphabet and you’ve landed on E.
Books for “E” is for Elephant Preschool Lesson Plans and Kindergarten Lesson Plans:
Elephant Baths, a Sierra Club Book, is a non-fiction book by Derek Hall that has two or three sentences per page that is perfect for preschoolers story time or for beginning readers to read all by themselves.
Ella the Elegant Elephant by Carmela & Steven D’amico is a real kid favorite. Ella is the new kid on the block and her hat brings on challenges and even bullies but in the end it saves the day.
Follow elephant Odon, his mother, Silver Tusks and his cousins on a long walk through the Savannah to learn more about these amazing creatures. Elephant Walk is written by Jean Craighead George and illustrated by Anna Vojtech. This is a Disney’s Animal Kingdom book.
Young listeners and readers enjoy the Maisy series of books that includes Maisy Goes to the Museum, Maisy Goes Camping and many more. Maisy, a mouse, has a friend named Eddie and you guessed it, Eddie is an elephant. Make it a game at circle time for preschoolers to clap whenever you read Eddie’s name.
“I’ve got an elephant who sleeps in my bed. In Superman pajamas that are yellow, blue and red. Though other kids have teddy bears to cuddle up at tight. I’ve got a elephant to hug me every night,” begins the fun elephant adventure in I’ve Got an Elephant by Anne Ginkel and illustrated by Janie Bynum. This one is a counting book too.
The Goose Who Went Off in a Huff by Paul Brett Johnson couldn’t possible be about an elephant could it? It’s really about a goose that wants desperately to be a Mama but hasn’t been able to adopt any other farm animals. Who new chicks couldn’t swim? Surprise, surprise the circus is leaving town on the train but what is that there in the bush crying? This is a cute and sweet story that young children really enjoy.
Of course we can’t forget our favorite elephant Horton in Horton Hears a Who and Horton Hatches an Egg.
Find free printable elephant coloring pages here to continue the fun here.