Save the Elephant Day

Hello children I'm Jude, an author and storyteller. Here are my storytelling mascots Lamby and Flossie. We'd like to welcome you to 'Save the Elephant Day'. I LOVE elephants, they are my favourite animal (don't worry, I still love Lamby and Flossie.) We're going to have lots of fun learning about them, making an elephant of our own and marching.

Save the Elephants

Elephants are very special. They help to keep the jungle clear for other animals. Sadly they are endangered which means there aren't many left and we need to look after them. We're going to learn a few facts about these lovely creatures.

 

Encourage your child to listen to the information. You may wish to talk to them further about endangered animals and why we need to protect them. You can click on the 'We Love Elephants' link to see why Save the Elephants love them so much.

Use language such as elephant, endangered, protect, look after, care for, cow, bull, matriarch.

Develops - Understanding the World and PSED skills.

Africa and Asia

There are two types of elephant - African and Asian. We're going to find out a bit more about them and where Africa and Asia are. I wonder if you can see any differences between the two types of elephant?

Encourage your child to listen to the information. You may wish to talk to them further about endangered animals and why we need to protect them. You can click on the 'We Love Elephants' link to see why Save the Elephants love them so much.

Use language such as elephant, endangered, protect, look after, care for, cow, bull, matriarch.

Develops - Understanding the World and PSED skills.

Make an Elephant

We're going to make an elephant of our own. You might need a bit of help from a grown up.

 

You'll need -

  • cardboard tubes
  • sticky tape or glue
  • scissors
  • a pen.

Encourage your child to do as much of their elephant as they can by themselves. Use vocabulary such as make, cut, trunk, ears, elephant, scissors.

Develops - Physical, Expressive Arts and Communication and Language skills.

Marching Elephants

Let's move like an elephant. You may know this piece of music from the Jungle Book, it's when the herd are marching. Can you march like an elephant?

Encourage your child to join in with the moves. If there are several of you in your family or setting, can you all link hands and move like a herd. Use language such as - elephant, herd, march, move, music, marching.

Develops - Physical, Expressive Arts and Understanding the World skills.

Extension

1. Watch this beautiful video featuring Saint-Saens piece of music 'The Elephant'

2. Read the elephant poem.

The Elephant and the Mouse told by Jude Lennon

Snuggle up and enjoy this lovely bedtime tale.