Thursday, April 5, 2012

Flannel Friday-Five Elephants in the Bathtub

I am a big fan of silly rhymes and this one is a great example.  It would work for both a bathtime or an elephant story time. 

Five Elephants in the Bathtub

One elephant in the bathtub
Going for a swim.
Knock, knock, (Clap twice with "Knock, Knock.")
Splash, splash, (Splash knees twice with "Splash, Splash.")
Come on in!  (Motion with both hands to come in.)

Two elephants in the bathtub...etc.

Five elephants in the bathtub
Going for a swim.
Knock, knock,
Splash, splash,
They all fell in!

Not only is the rhyme great fun, there are lots of things you can talk about with the story time group. (Just remember-if you ask a question, they WILL answer.)  You can count or talk about the colors.  You can talk about their body parts as they all have eyes, ears and trunks.  I also like to talk about size when using large animals, such as, "Wow, do you think an elephant can fit in your house?", "Could an elephant fit in your bathtub?", or my favorite, "What do you think your mom would say if there was an elephant in your house?"  You will be pleasantly surprised with what they come up with!


  1. Very fun! And you are soooo right! If you ask a question ~ someone WILL answer and you just never know what they will say! Don't we have the best jobs ever? ;-)

  2. Those elephants are adorable! Do have a template for them?

    1. Hi Erica. I used the elephant template from Finger Folk by Marilyn Lohnes. The details are a little different, but you should be able to get the basic pattern. :)


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