This is a very simple activity that can be done with children of all ages.
You will need:
- Plain paper
- Grey paint
- Googly eyes
Paint the child’s hand in the grey paint and press it onto the paper, with the thumb stretched out from the other fingers. Leave the handprint to dry before cutting it out, older children could do this themselves.
Turn the handprint around so the fingers are pointing downwards, these are the elephants legs, the thumb will be the trunk. Glue two googly eyes onto the palm of the hand near the thumb to complete the elephant.
Areas of learning covered:
- Knowledge and Understanding of the World
- Creative development