Music About Elephants

Dance an elephant dance with The Elephant by Camille Saint-Saëns. This movement from Carnival of the Animals features the Double Bass.

Watch real elephants dance! Wow!

Listen to poet Jack Prelutsky read Behold the Bold Umbrellaphant and other poems about fantastic animals. (Orchestral accompaniment by Lucas Richman.

Here is a 1913 recording of Claude Debussy playing his piano piece, Jimbo’s Lullaby, from his collection of children’s pieces, Children’s Corner

Listen to The Story of Babar the Elephant by composer Francis Poulenc (23 minutes). Click here for a synopsis of the story, related theater games, and crafts ideas (including a cute finger puppet template).

Older children can create their own comic strips based on the story they hear. Here is a tutorial on how to draw a cartoon elephant.

 

 

 

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