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Learning About Elephants with Preschoolers

As an Experience Early Learning Blog Ambassador, we receive the Experience Early Learning preschool curriculum in exchange for sharing our honest and authentic stories resulting from our personal experiences. As always, our opinions on amazing things for children are 100% our own. Keep in mind that all preschoolers do things in their own time and on their own terms. What one is ready for, another might not be. Please use your best judgement when planning activities for your children.

collage of elephant preschool activities with text: Elephant Activities Safari Animals for Preschoolers

This week, we're learning about safari animals with Experience Early Learning (formerly Mother Goose Time).

sensory bins side by side on classroom floor

Today we learned about elephants and the letter R. We answered the question, "What do you know about elephants?"

We learned that elephants travel in herds and the baby elephants hold the tail of the bigger elephants.

group of preschoolers sitting on classroom floor reading I Can Read books

For centers, we pretended to be elephants searching for leaves with numbers and then put them in order from 1-10. Our literacy center for the day was our I Can Read books and sight words pointers, which we get in each month's curriculum kit from Experience Early Learning.

preschoolers dripping water on letters during elephant trunk STEAM

Our STEAM station for the day taught us about elephant trunks. We squirted water like elephants on our letters this month.

preschooler pretending to use trunk to drip water on letters during elephant trunk STEAM

We also did elephant process art. The preschoolers could choose to cut an elephant picture in half and glue each half onto a piece of paper. We talked about what body we see on the elephant and if we have similar body parts.

child cutting elephant picture in half

The children also practiced their drawing skills to complete the missing half of the elephant. Then, they used the other half to draw silly animal pictures.

child gluing half of elephant picture onto cardstock

We also put together a fun safari sensory bin for the preschoolers and they loved it!

safari sensory bin with beans, sand, and stones as well as safari animal figurines

Don't forget to check back next week to see what we're up to with our safari theme from Experience Early Learning (formerly Mother Goose Time).

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