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E is for Elephant

Preschoolers will love learning about the alphabet letter E with this super cute and fun e is for elephant lesson. This e for elephant is perfect for toddler, preschool, pre-k, and kindergarten age children who are learning their letters using letter e craft, cute Elmer book-based elephant craft, and a feed the elephant game too! Don’t miss the free  letter e printables at the bottom of the post!

Preschoolers will love learning about the alphabet letter E with this super cute and fun e is for elephant lesson. This e for elephant is perfect for toddler, preschool, pre-k, and kindergarten age children who are learning their letters using letter e craft, cute Elmer book-based elephant craft, and a feed the elephant game too! Don't miss the free  letter e printables at the bottom of the post!

E is for elephant

This week we learned about the letter E is for Elephant in our letter of the week curriculum. This elephant theme works great with toddlers, preschoolers and kindergartners too! We did fun e is for elephant worksheets, simple e is for elephant craft, HUGE cardboard elephant, and a fun feed the elephant activity to practice letters, colors, counting, logic, and more!

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E is for Elephant Worksheets

We used the free printables from Confessions of a Homeschooler for the worksheets part.

E is for Elephant foam craft for preschoolers

E is for elephant craft

We also made a letter E Alphabet craft. We are making one of these for every letter in the alphabet this year out of foam sheets. It is such a fun way to interact with letters in a playful, memorable way. then we put the letters on our Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Tree =-)

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Unfortunately, our closest zoo is revamping it’s Elephant exhibit so we can’t go see any right now. But, we did take a look at pictures from when we did see Elephants to help the kids remember.  The first two are from elephants we saw at the Ringling Brothers Circus – elephant making art & elephants in the show.
Elephant action cards

Elephant Printables

We talked about where Elephants live –  in Africa &  Asia and found it on our map. Then we read some nonfiction books to learn about elephants. We also read some wonderful fiction stories about elephants:

Minnie had fun looking through these cute Elephant action cards we found here. She also liked to use them to tell me stories – great narrative story telling practice!!

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Elephant craft

We made a 3D Elephant craft to go along with book Elmer. This makes for such a cute craft with all the fun colors and patwork style.  Cut out of a foam sheet. Our patchwork elephant looks just like Elmer, don’t you think? (Note: The {free} elephant template is in the Elephant Add-On Pack below.)Elephant themed lunch for kids
We had an elephant inspired lunch. I made PB & J and cut out with an elephant cookie cutter. I used food safe markers to add eyes & a mouth (the kids thought that was HILARIOUS!) I made a cheese & broccoli tree and a mandarin orange sun. Lunch was a hit =-)
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Cardboard elephant

We made an elephant from a box we had laying around in preparation for our feed the elephant game.

The kids learned that black & white make gray! We cut off one side of the box and made two ears out of it. Then we taped the top shut. Next we painted the 3 sides of the box and two ears gray.  Finally, after it dried about 3 hours, we made a 3” x 1.5” hole for the mouth and attached construction paper eyes & rolled up trunk.

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Feed the Elephant game

Feed the Elephant is a great introduction to spelling games for preschoolers. For this game we made an elephant (see above for directions). I printed out the peanuts (see free Elephant Add-ON Pack below) on cardstock. Now we were ready to play!
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We played several different way: feed the correct upper/lower case E, feed the correct alphabet letter, feed the correct number, and more. Big brother also got to join in on the fun with the addition peanuts. I also included blank peanuts that I laminated and wrote Goofy’s (1st grade) sight words & spelling words on. It was great learning fun!

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Beth Gorden

Beth Gorden is the creative multi-tasking creator of 123 Homeschool 4 Me. As a busy homeschooling mother of six, she strives to create hands-on learning activities and worksheets that kids will love to make learning FUN! She has created over 1 million pages of printables to help teach kids ABCs, science, English grammar, history, math, and so much more! Beth is also the creator of 2 additional sites with even more educational activities and FREE printables - www.kindergartenworksheetsandgames.com and www.preschoolplayandlearn.com

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