Elephants

This week we had an extraordinary elephant storytime. Today was a great storytime. It was just one of those magical days when all of the kids listened intently to the books and were great participants with the songs. Also, there were a few first time attendees which always makes it fun.

First we read Never Mail an Elephant by Mike Thaler.

I wish that I had a bigger picture of this book. The kids liked this so much, I was shocked. Not that it’s a bad book (obviously it was included in storytime for a reason!) but it was incredible just how much the children loved it. It is a very funny story about a boy who decides to mail and elephant to his friend. The humor in this book is prefect for 3-5 year olds.

Next we read I Love My Mama by Peter Kavanagh.

This book was also a huge hit with the crowd today. After the storytime, I heard some of the children talking with their parents about this book- something that always makes me happy!

We didn’t read as many books today because we did a very fun action activity. I had a round rope from another program and each child held onto it. We sang:

 “One elephant went out to play on a tightrope string one day. He had such enormous fun; He called for another elephant to come. All of the elephants went out to play on a tightrope string one day they had such enormous fun, but the tightrope broke and they all fell down”

It turned into a mix between the fingerplay and ring around the rosey. It was a lot of fun. In my co-worker’s storytime she had a lot of success and they wanted to do it over and over again. I generally have younger kids in mine so they didn’t get AS excited a bout it, but they still had a lot of fun.”

We made elephants with paper plates today. It ended up being a cross between this craft and this craft.

 I enjoyed how creative all of the kids were with their coloring and gluing. Some of them made crinkly noses and others made smooth.

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One response to this post.

  1. Posted by readwhatyouknow on March 4, 2010 at 12:09 am

    I would have made the crinkly nose, but that’s me, haha.

    Reply

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