Written and Illustrated by Berkeley Breathed
Pre Reading Questions
Post Reading Questions
Overview: Being a predictable pig and a not-so-predictable elephant, Pete and Pickles are an unlikely pair. Despite their differences, they become the best of friends and are always there to help one another. Make an elephant friendship card for someone in your family, a teacher, or a friend outside of the Afterschool Program.
● Color cardstock or construction paper
● Liquid Elmer’s glue
● Googly eyes (optional)
● Pencils/color pencils
● List of elephant puns and jokes
● Black Sharpie
Duration: 40 minutes (for staff: 5-minute pre-activity set up and 5-minute prep)
● 2 minutes – Introduce the activity, relate the activity to the book
● 10 minutes – Create the card and write a message on the inside
● 5 minutes – Glue the balloon and googly eyes (if using) on to the card
● 5 minutes – Cut out elephant heart ears and glue them next to the balloon
● 5 minutes – Decorate the rest of the front of the card as desired
● 5 minutes – Clean up activity
● 5 minutes – Reflect
Elephant Puns & Jokes
Q. There were two elephants under one umbrella, why didn’t they get wet?
A. It wasn’t raining.
Q. Why do elephants have wrinkles?
A. Ever tried to iron an elephant?
Q. Why do elephants have trunks?
A. Because they would look funny with a suitcase.
Q. What do you call an elephant in a phone booth?
More Elephant Jokes
Q. Why couldn’t the two elephants go swimming together?
A. Because they only had one pair of trunks!
Q. What time is it when an elephant sits on your fence?
A. Time to get a new fence.
Q. What did the elephant say to her son when he was naughty?
A. “Tusk tusk!”
Q: What wears glass slippers and weighs over 4,000 pounds?
Q: What do you do with a blue elephant?
A: You try and cheer her up