Story corner activities for Elmer – ‘Everyone’s favourite elephant’
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Elmer is a fun, friendly, colourful patchwork elephant, different to all other elephants. Written by David McKee, the story explores what it’s like to be different in a positive way, celebrating individuality
Activities in this article:
- Personal, Social and Emotional Development
- Understanding the World
- Physical Development
- Expressive Arts and Design
- Literacy, Communication and Language
- Display ideas
Look at a picture of Elmer; encourage the children to identify the shape that is used for his pattern. When the children have identified the shape talk about the features of a square – four straight edges, four corners etc. Have a selection of 2D shapes for the children to make comparisons. Provide children with an elephant-shaped piece of paper and a selection of pre-cut coloured squares. Support children as they stick the squares on the elephant to make a patchwork design.
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