Did you know that World Elephant Day is celebrated on the 12th of August every year? It is a day to remember the plight of these gentle giants living in Asia and Africa. Some of the major threats today are rising habitat loss, poaching and mistreatment in captivity.
Social enterprises like Elephant Parade have helped to create awareness for the plight of the Asian Elephant through art. They collaborate with artists from around the world to create unique designs on elephant statues. A part of the profits from the sale of these statues go to the conservation of the Asian Elephant.
This printable worksheet helps encourage young children and students to think about how they can create better awareness about the plight of the Asian and African elephant through creativity and art.
Printable & Activity Objectives
Age: 6 to 9 year olds, Activity Time: 1-2 hours, Items Needed: Colouring pencils
In this activity, your child will learn about the threats faced by the elephants around the world and participate in a design challenge as an artist to create awareness to help these magnificent primates. They will design an Asian elephant inspired statue on the printables.
It will help your child or student:
Learn about how human activity can affect and threaten the lives of wild animals and in this case, the Asian and African elephant.
Think more critically and creatively about how to create more awareness for such issues and learn to advocate for worthy causes.
Develop their artistic and design skills through the creation of unique designs on the printable statue.
How to Get Started
Simple steps to start:
Research and find out more about the Asian and African elephant, the issues that they're currently facing and the conservation efforts in place to help them.
Here's an introduction video with top facts about Elephants:
Here's the story of "Elephant Parade", a social enterprise dedicated to creating awareness about the conservation of Asian elephants through art:
Get started on your Asian elephant designs!
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What's in the Printable Worksheet Pack
This creative printable design challenge pack consists of 2 printable worksheets for your kids to design their very first Asian elephant statue. There are design sheets for the statue and packaging.
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