Elephant Appreciation Day
I have loved elephants since I was an infant. Their sheer size and strength amaze me, while their gentleness and tender care of one another inspire me. Elephants, in my opinion, show better than any other creature, the majesty of our Creator God.
For these and many other reasons, Elephant Appreciation Day, annually on September 22, has become a favorite family tradition at our house. We often start out with some sort of toy gift or goody bag, and enjoy several elephant themed activities.
Elephant Goodie Bag Ideas:
- a new book about elephants
- an elephant toy or game
- Circus Peanuts, or real peanuts
- elephant stickers or paper note pads
- Read elephant books – see a list of our favorites here
- Watch Disney’s Classic film, Dumbo
- Look up “painting elephant” videos on YouTube and watch the elephants of Thailand paint
- Color/paint elephant pictures – especially fun if you try to paint holding the brush in your mouth (like the painting elephants hold it in their trunks)
- Research elephant facts online
- Go to the zoo to see elephants up close
- watch a nature video about elephants
And these are some of our most favorite Elephant Appreciation Day Recipes (renamed by us to fit the occasion):
- Elephant Poop Cookies – don’t let the name deceive you – they’re great!
- Elephant Sugar Cookies – We used elephant-shaped cookie cutters and frosted them in Nutella.
Do you celebrate elephant day? How do you celebrate? Please share your ideas and recipes.