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.
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