Elephants are the largest land animals in the world today. There are African elephants (with larger ears) and Asian elephants (with smaller ears). In Asian culture, elephants are revered for being wise and having excellent memories - and indeed a common saying in the West too is "an elephant never forgets". We've got some great elephant activities below for the kids to enjoy, as well as a selection of learning activities that will spark an interest in these magnificent creatures.

Fun fact: The oldest elephant recorded lived to be 82 years old!

The 12th August every year has been designated World Elephant Day. It's a great excuse to start an elephant project, tackle one of our elephant crafts or just learn something new about elephants.

Elephants theme

Elephant Colouring Pages
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Elephant Crafts
Elephants are fun! Have fun making your own elephant crafts.  We have ideas for all ages from...
Elephant Printables
From posters, to templates, to learn to draw tutorials there is lots of fun to be had from our...
Elephant Puzzles
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Elephant Worksheets
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Elephant Books and Poetry

Picture Books:
The Story of Babar by Jean de Brunhoff
Horton Hears a Who by Dr Seuss
Emer by David McKee
Walt Disney’s Dumbo
Five Minute’s Peace by Jill Murphy
Emily Brown and the Elephant Emergency by Cressida Cowell and Neal Layton
The Slightly Annoying Elephant by David Walliams

Chapter Books:
The Magician’s Elephant by Kate DiCamillo
Elephants in the East (Animal Ark) by Lucy Daniels
Elephant Emergency (Tanglewood Park) by Tamsin Murray
The Girl Who Stole an Elephant by Nizrana Farook
The Great Elephant Chase by Gillian Cross

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