A nesting elephant toy. This was also the perfect activity to connect to a Spanish children’s song:
Un elefante se columpiaba sobre la tela de una araña, como veian que resistia fueron a llamar otro elefante. Dos elefantes…etc
The song translates to: an elephant was swinging on a spider’s web, since they noticed it was unyielding, they went ahead and called another elephant. Then elephants get added one by one:
Two elephants swinging on a spider's web… Three elephants swinging on a spider's web…
When it feels like there are plenty of elephants in the song , then it’s time to start taking off elephants and count backwards.
We’ll be using this activity at an Earth Day Festival in Belton, Texas.
2 mini triangles (cut corners on top, one becomes the tail, the other becomes the forehead), a semicircle for the ear (and shapes out the legs), and a slit to divide the front leg from the trunk (and becomes the tusk).