Time to get a new fence

We laughed ourselves silly in last Wednesday's art classes making our elephant joke lunchboxes.  The kids had so much fun imagining pachyderms with PB & J and Spaghetti-Os they didn't realize they were practicing cutting, folding, gluing, stapling, and punching holes for brads. 

Q:  How can you tell if an elephant ate all the carrots in your lunchbox?
A:  By the huge Ranch Dressing footprints leading away from the scene of the crime.

The elementary students liked these art class jokes:

Q: What day is it when an elephant plays Pass the Paint?
A: Wednesday, of course.

Q: Why couldn’t the elephant play Pass the Paint?
A: His head was stuck in the sleeve of his art shirt.

Look for our favorite elephant books at your library:
  • Seven Blind Mice, by Ed Young.
  • Life-size Zoo: From Tiny Rodents to Gigantic Elephants, an Actual-size Animal Encyclopedia, by Kristin Earhart.
  • "Stand Back," Said the Elephant, "I'm Going to Sneeze!", by Patricia Thomas.
  • 17 Kings and 42 Elephants, by Margaret Mahy.
Here are some links to elephant jokes online:

When an elephant sits on the fence it might be time to turn to the "Think and Grin" page of Boys' Life magazine.

© 2011 Nancy L. Ruder

1 comment:

Kathleen said...

Always so much delight here.


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