Preschool Storytime: Elephants

Storytime with elephants means BIG fun.  Today we shared some new stories about these favorite gray fellows.

To find any of the items used in today’s storytime, just click on the photo of the book.


Books We Shared

What do you get when you cross an elephant with a helicopter?  An Elecopter, of course!  In this imaginative tale from Michael Slack this helpful hero saves the savannah from fire.  Wouldn’t a pet elephant be great?  That’s what the kids in Hiding Phil think — but, oh no, how are they going to get Mom and Dad to agree?  Find out in this fun new release from Eric Barclay.


Flannelboard Story

Elephants love to play in the tub!  But be careful and don’t put too many in there.  Here’s a fun rhyme we did as a flannelboard story:

5 Elephants in the Bathtub

Five Elephants in the Bathtub
1 elephant in the bathtub
going for a swim.
Knock, knock (clap hands for each knock)
Splash, splash (pat lap for each splash)
Come on in! (Wave hand invitingly)

2 elephants in the bathtub
going for a swim.
Knock, knock (clap hands for each knock)
Splash, splash (pat lap for each splash)
Come on in! (Wave hand invitingly)

3 elephants in the bathtub
going for a swim.
Knock, knock (clap hands for each knock)
Splash, splash (pat lap for each splash)
Come on in! (Wave hand invitingly)

4 elephants in the bathtub
going for a swim.
Knock, knock (clap hands for each knock)
Splash, splash (pat lap for each splash)
Come on in! (Wave hand invitingly)

5 elephants in the bathtub
going for a swim.
Knock, knock (clap hands for each knock)
Splash, splash (pat lap for each splash)
And they all fell in! (Knock all the elephants off the flannelboard!)


Film We Watched

Peppa Pig Bubbles DVD

“Emily Elephant” from Peppa Pig: Bubbles

Emily Elephant is new in play group.  And she is shy.  Will she find a way to fit in?  With Peppa Pig around, the answer is “Of Course!”


Continue the Fun

There are so many wonderful books about elephants!  Try checking some of these out today:

Jennifer Driscoll

Jennifer D. is a Senior Librarian of Youth Services . When she was young, she was once grounded for reading too much. Things haven’t changed much since then and she loves escaping into a good story. When she’s not reading she enjoys watching old musicals, scouring flea markets, taking way too many photos and letterpressing. If she could have any pet she wanted she would have a wombat or a manatee.

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