15 Elmer the Elephant Activities for Kids

If your children or students are fans of Elmer the Elephant, you’ll definitely want to try out some of these Elmer activities and crafts for kids!

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Elmer the Elephant Crafts and Activities for Kids

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Elmer the Elephant has become a favorite storybook character here at home. After reading Elmer by David McKee with the kids, we were inspired to make our own elephants using stencils and sponge painting.

Because Theo is still quite a fan of Elmer, I decided to search the internet for even more fun Elmer activities. Here are some activities and crafts for kids that would go perfectly with a unit on Elmer or as an extension to many of the Elmer books including Elmer’s Special Day and Elmer and the Rainbow.


15 Elmer the Elephant Activities for Kids

Elmer the Elephant Activities

Sponge Painted Elmer from Buggy and Buddy

Elephant Toothpaste Science from Fun at Home with Kids

Patchwork People from Homegrown Friends


Elmer the Elephant Activities for Kids

Elephant Stick Puppets from Frogs and Snails and Puppy Dog Tails

Color Learning Activity from Sugar Aunts

Face Painting from Meri Cherry


elmer activities for kids

Yarn Ornament from Mama Miss

Milk Jug Craft from The Imagination Tree

Kadinsky Inspired Elephant from Playground Parkbench


Elmer the Elephant Activities

Sun Catcher Craft from Learning and Exploring Through Play

Finger Puppets and Rhyme from The Measured Mom

Painting Activity from Teach Preschool


Elmer the Elephant Activities

Counting Activity from Learning 4 Kids

Discovery Bottle from Teach Preschool

Mosaic Art from Planet Smarty Pants

Elmer the Elephant Crafts and Activities for Kids


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15 Elmer the Elephant Crafts and Activities for Kids: Including elephant crafts, elephant art projects, sensory bottles and more!


  1. Thanks for including our Kandinsky Elmer! My 4 yo is in love with this book, and the entire series. She gets a book buddy sent home from preschool each week (a book in a bag with a stuffed animal), and last week, it was Elmer with the matching stuffed elephant. She cried when she had to take it back on Friday!

    • I am just in LOVE with your Kadinsky Elmer!! Such a cool idea! And the book buddy idea is so cute- I can see how it must have been hard to part with cute, little Elmer! 🙂

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