Early years resources

Introduce children to stories of friendship, kindness and respect with Elmer the Elephant! These early years resources are full of fun ideas for children.

At nursery or preschool 

Access a free pack of lesson plans and activities! Designed for staff in pre-schools, nurseries, Reception and Year 1, the activities will teach children about empathy, inclusion, diversity, and standing up for what is right.

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  • A pack bursting with lesson plans and activities
  • Special Elmer sticker
  • An Elmer colouring sheet
  • A beautiful Elmer poster



At home

Feeling Happy, Feeling Safe (YouTube) - A series for pre-school children to watch with parents, carers or professionals. Each short film is designed to open conversations about emotions and safety, and supplies discussion questions.

Kidscape and Elmer the Patchwork Elephant Family Fun Plan (pdf) - Packed full of wonderful resources and activities to enjoy and explore at home

Kidscape Home School Planner (pdf) - Colour (pdf). If you home school your child, this planner will help them to express their feelings.


Kidscape is delighted to work in partnership with Andersen Press and Elmer the Patchwork Elephant.

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