Tuesday, September 27, 2011

E is for Elephant!

We read the book, "Stand Back," Said the Elephant, "I'm Going to Sneeze!" by Patricia Thomas. This fun rhyming book is about the animals trying to talk the elephant out of sneezing because they don't want the terrible things that happened last time he sneezed to happen again (the zebras don't want their stripes to fall off again)!

After reading the book, we recited one of the rhymes we learned at Babygarten at the library, "Hey Elephant." Here's how the rhyme goes:
One Elephant went out to play
Out on a spider's web one day
He had such enormous fun
That he called for another elephant to come:
HEY ELEPHANT! (cup your hands to your mouth and say it loudly!)
Stomp, stomp, stomp (stomp your little one's feet or have them stomp along with you)
Two elephants went out to play...
Three elephants went out to play...
Then we went on an elephant hunt in Isaac's room, reciting our poem the entire time! All three of our elephants are from Melissa and Doug toys, the matching set is from a Noah's Ark set and the third elephant is from the safari chunky puzzle

I hid the elephants around the room and Isaac had to find them!

Once he found them, we gathered them on a spider's web that I found from a quick google images search.

We played over and over and over again!

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