Elephant Fingerplays

Here are some simple fingerplays and rhymes you can try at home with your child. This week's theme is elephants!

Elephant Walk
Right foot, left foot, see me go (step with one foot, then other, sway side to side)
I am gray and big and slow (hold hands out to side on the word “big”)
I come walking down the street (keep feet stomping)
With my trunk and four big feet. (Make arm look like a trunk from nose).

Two Elephants
Two little elephants, standing in a row.
Two little trunks, waving hello.
“Oh,” said an elephant.
“It’s time to go.”
One little elephant, standing in a row.
One little trunk, waving hello.
“Hey,” said the elephant.
“Where did he go?”

Five Big Elephants
Five big elephants - oh, what a sight,
Swinging their trunks from left to right!
Four are followers, and one is the king.
They all walk around in the circus ring.

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.)

Jumbo the Elephant
Jumbo has a great big trunk
That goes swinging to and fro.
(Clasp hands to make trunk swing )

And he has tiny, tiny eyes
That show him where to go.
(Put hands to eyes)

His great big ears go flopping
(Put hands to ears)
While his great big feet go stomping, stomping, stomping on the ground
(Stomp feet on the ground)