I work with 3/4 yr olds and for our elephant snacks we had peanuts. It was a great fine motor activity for the kids to get them out of the shell and then to taste them. Of course I checked for peanut allergies before doing this snack. Another day we had sugar cookies. I added a few drops of black coloring to white icing to make it gray and the kids each “painted” their elephant foot and then attached different colored gum drops for the toes. They loved it because they all pretended the different colors were nail polish!