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Elephant Name Craft For Kids W/Editable Template

Children’s eyes light up with wonder and excitement at the sight of elephants gracefully roaming the zoo.

From the trumpeting calls to the swinging trunks and mighty footsteps, these encounters at the zoo leave an impression, fostering a love and curiosity for these gentle giants.

Bring that excitement and curiosity to craft time with our elephant name craft! Kids will craft an elephant out of colored paper, then create the grassy landscape beneath it by arranging the letters of their names in the correct order.

Find more fun ways for your kids to learn to spell their names and make personalized crafts with these fun name crafts.

Elephant Craft For Preschool

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As kids piece together their own names, they’ll reinforce letter recognition, spelling, and sequencing skills in a captivating and personalized way. They’ll get some practice with scissors and glue which is great for sharpening their fine motor skills.

With our step-by-step instructions and editable pdf template, you’ll be prepared to enhance your child’s language skills while having fun crafting.

Supplies

  • Colored cardstock or construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Elephant template (enter your email in the form at the end of the post to get the template)
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Directions

Download the elephant template, edit the template to add your child’s name, print, and cut out the pieces you need.

hand holding printed elephant name craft template

Begin by gluing the eyes beneath both of the eyebrows.

hands gluing eye onto elephant

Take the inner ears and glue them to the outer ears.

hands gluing pieces of ear together

Next, take the feet pads and glue them in the middle of both outer feet.

hands gluing pieces of elephant foot together

Glue the completed elephant onto a vertical piece of background paper.

hands gluing finished elephant onto background paper

Finish up by arranging the grass letters underneath the elephant to spell the child’s name, then glue them in place.

hands gluing letters onto elephant name craft
hands gluing letters to name onto sheet

If your child enjoyed this idea, be sure to check out all of our fun zoo animals crafts for kids!

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Zoo Animal Ideas For Kids

If you’re looking for some fun and educational crafts and activities featuring our friends at the zoo, you’ve come to the right place! We have a collection of zoo animal crafts and activities that will ignite your child’s imagination while fostering a love for learning.

From paper crafts to interactive games, we have a variety of ideas that will keep your child’s interest. Begin the wild adventure by choosing some of our suggested projects below.

Zoo Animal Books

Reading books to kids during their formative years can have a tremendous impact on their development. By exposing children to a variety of books, they develop a love for reading and learning new things. This love for reading can extend into their later years and even lead to future success in school and careers!

Reading books to children also helps with their social and emotional development as they learn to interpret and understand different emotions and situations through the stories. Some of our favorite zoo animal books are found below.

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Zoo Paper Crafts

Crafting is a fantastic activity that brings a lot of joy to children.

Through crafting, children develop confidence, boost their cognitive abilities, and create memories. Encourage them to craft one of these zoo animals today:

Paper Bag Puppet Lion – No more “lion” around. Let’s get to crafting! Kids can create their very own majestic lion with a simple paper bag! Soon the kids will have a roaring good time telling stories with their new lion puppet.

Paper Plate Koala – You don’t have to journey to the land Down Under to meet this adorable koala. With an everyday paper plate, a little paint, and our free template, your kids can bring these cuddly creatures to life in your own home.

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Handprint Tiger Craft – This personalized craft will be a hit with the kids as they see their own handprints make a really cool tiger! Each tiger will be as unique and extraordinary as the kid behind the handprint it’s made with.

Cheetah Paper Bag Puppet – Get ready to sprint into the world of crafting and create a lightning-fast cheetah companion. With just a simple paper bag and a touch of creativity, your kids can transform it into a magnificent cheetah that will bring the savannah right into your own home.

Preschool Zoo Activities

If your child loves the zoo…and who doesn’t…you’ll want to grab these zoo animal worksheets for preschool.

These are a great way for your young learners to work on a variety of topics like counting, patterns, letter recognition, memory, handwriting, and so much more! Download this printable set of over 20 pages for some engaging fun!

Swing into a world of color and numbers with these delightful monkey color by numbers! Kids will follow the number and color key at the bottom of the page to bring each monkey illustration to life. These are a fun way for kids to work on color and number recognition and their fine motor skills.

hand holding another version of elephant name craft

Let’s dive in with these walrus worksheets! Kids will learn right along with these tusked sea mammals with 3 different printables. They’ll work on letter recognition, develop their handwriting skills, and color and label a walrus.

Pair these Dear Zoo printable activities with the popular preschool book for loads of zoo fun with your kiddos.

These free printables come with 10 pages where kids will work on their math skills, handwriting practice, matching, beginning reading, and fine motor skills all while learning about different zoo animals. 

two side by side examples of elephant name craft

Fun Zoo Ideas

Share With Us

Did you make this craft with your kids or students? We’d love to feature them on our social media!

For a chance to have your child’s craft featured, simply snap a picture of the completed project and post it to our Facebook page, email it to us directly by clicking here, or use #simpleeverydaymom on your social media!

More Animal Ideas For Kids

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Elephant Name Craft For Kids

Prep Time: 8 minutes
Active Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 23 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

Bring excitement and curiosity to craft time with our elephant name craft! It's great for e is for elephant or zoo themes!

Materials

  • Colored cardstock or construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Elephant template

Instructions

  1. Download the elephant template, edit the template to add your child's name, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
  2. Begin by gluing the eyes beneath both of the eyebrows. hands gluing eye onto elephant
  3. Take the inner ears and glue them to the outer ears.
  4. Next, take the feet pads and glue them in the middle of both outer feet. hands gluing pieces of elephant foot together
  5. Glue the completed elephant onto a vertical piece of background paper.
  6. Finish up by arranging the grass letters underneath the elephant to spell the child's name, then glue them in place. hands gluing letters to name onto sheet

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Elephant Name Craft Template

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Samantha

Tuesday 26th of September 2023

I can’t figure out how to download all the templates. I put my email in and never received anything.

Dana

Thursday 28th of September 2023

@Samantha, I can't either. My guess is she's hoping we get frustrated enough that we will purchase the other ones.

Sam

Tuesday 26th of September 2023

Since you’re already an email subscriber, all you need to do is enter your email in the form at the end of any post and it’ll automatically redirect you to the download page. It's only the first time that it goes to your inbox.

Esme Slabbert

Thursday 17th of August 2023

Hi Sam, these are super duper cute, love them. Thank you for sharing your links with us at #274 SSPS Linky. See you again next week.

Sam

Friday 18th of August 2023

Of course! And thanks so much for kind words!

Kelley

Friday 11th of August 2023

Thank you for another great template!

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