Elephant Songs


Fingerplay:

The elephant has a trunk for a nose (hands clashed in front swinging back and forward; body bent at waist)
And up and down is the way it goes.
He wears such a saggy, baggy hide,
Do you think two elephants could fit inside?


An Elephant Went Out To Play (Action Song)

Choose one child to come to the middle of your circle and chant:

An elephant went out to play
On a spider web one day
He/she was having so much fun
He/she invited another one (have the child invite a classmate to join them).

Continue until all your little elephants are in the center!


Here are a couple of cute songs for you and your little guys to sing during your zoo unit…

THE ELEPHANT Sung to:”The Mulberry Bush”

The elephant goes like this and that, this and that, this and that. (Walk heavily and stomp feet)
The elephant goes like this and that,
Cause he’s so big and he’s so fat! (Puff up cheeks and stretch out arms)

He has no fingers and has no toes, He has no fingers and has no toes. (Wiggle fingers; wiggle toes)
He has no fingers and has no toes,
But goodness, gracious, what a nose! (Pull hands out from face to suggest a long trunk.)


 

Share an idea you have used in your classroom or at home that pertains to this theme.