Elephant Blue was originally written by Hirotaka Nakano in 1970 and has long been out of print. At some point in my library system the book was turned into a flannel board
Here are a trio of elephant rhymes. Five Elephants in the Bathtub came from Sunflower Storytime. One set of elephants can be reused for the different rhymes.
Five Elephants in the Bathtub
One elephant in the bathtub
Going for a swim. Knock, Knock Clap twice
Splash, Splash, Slap knees twice
Come on in! Motion with both hands to come in
Repeat up to ‘Five’
Five elephants in the bathtub
Going for a swim.
Knock, Knock, Splash, Splash,
They all fell in! Knock everything off the flannel board!
One elephant went out to play,
On a spider’s web one day.
He had such enormous fun,
He asked another elephant to come.
Five elephants went out to play,
All on a spider’s web one day.
They had such enormous fun,
They didn’t ask another elephant to come!
Five Little Elephants
Five little elephants rowing toward the shore,
One fell in the water, and that left four.
Four little elephants climbing up a tree,
One slid down the trunk, and that left three.
Three little elephants living in the zoo,
One walked out the gate, and that left tow.
Two little elephants having lots of fun, One went to take a bath, and that left one.
One little elephant sitting in the sun,
She fell sound asleep, and that left none.
How to be a Cat by Nikki McClure
A Hop is Up by Kristy Dempsey
Say Hello! by Linda Davick
Sock Matching Game (how to clean dirty socks)
The Turnip or how to get a turnip out of the ground
- Milkshake Song by Old Town School of Folk Music
- Nothing like making your milkshake to liven things up.