“Elmer” by David McKee (ISBN 978-1842707319) was the next story pack that A brought home from school, following The Three Billy Goats Gruff.
After sharing the story and playing a game of Elmer Colour Bingo we decided to decorate our own small world elephants.
A was so surprised to find there was no paper and that we were actually going to decorate the elephants! Before we began our painting we looked at the last pages of the book where the elephants celebrate Elmer’s practical joking by decorating themselves in an array of colours and patterns one day a year.
Our finished elephants.
We can return them to elephant-colour by giving them a wash, just like the rain washed Elmer!