Blogging From A to Z: Elephants

6 Apr

Letter E

During the month of April, I’ll be participating in the Blogging From A to Z Challenge.  My theme for the month is Storytime Plans From A to Z.  Each plan will have eight stories as well as four songs, fingerplays or rhymes to match the theme!  As you can see, I’ll try and attribute where I found all of this fun (and often you can find it in multiple places).  My goal is to make storytime planning a little easier on myself in the future and to make storytime planning for other librarians easy as well!

Book List:

  1. Hide & Seek by Il Sung Na
  2. What To Do If an Elephant Stands On Your Foot by Michelle Robinson
  3. Elephants Can Paint Too! by Katya Arnold
  4. Sitting in My Box by Dee Lillegard
  5. There’s a Ball On Your Head! by Mo Willems
  6. Seven Blind Mice by Ed Young
  7. Where’s Tumpty? by Polly Dunbar
  8. My Elephant by Petr Horáček

Songs & Rhymes:

Five Little 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 and tub off the flannelboard!)

I Dream of an Elephant
*Book by Ami Rubinger turned into a Flannelboard

Up the Hill
Here goes a turtle up a hill, creepy, creepy, creepy, creepy (crawl up arm)
Here goes a rabbit up a hill, boing, boing, boing, boing (bounce up arm)
Here goes a snake up the hill, slither, slither, slither, slither (slide up arm)
Here goes an elephant up the hill, thud, thud, thud, thud (clap up arm)
Here comes an elephant down the hill, boom, boom, boom, boom, CRASH! (bounce down, clap hands for crash)

Jumbo
Jumbo the Elephant has a great big trunk that goes swinging to and fro (clasp hands together and swing back and forth)
And he has tiny, tiny eyes that show him where to go (look through eyes like binoculars)
His great big ears go flap, flap, flap (wave hands by ears)
And his big, giant feet so stomping, stomping on the ground (stomp your feet)

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One Response to “Blogging From A to Z: Elephants”

  1. barbedwords April 6, 2016 at 1:25 pm #

    What a great idea for your A-Z Challenge! My favourite story book elephants are the Large Family. Good luck for the rest of the month!

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/A-Quiet-Night-Large-Family/dp/1844285278

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