Elephant and Piggie Sharing Shapes Cooperative Activity

Picture Books

A book is a gift you can open again and again. —Garrison Keillor

The kids love books by Mo Willems. The characters are engaging, the messages in the books are positive, and they are books that adults won’t mind reading again and again. The kids will have lots of fun with this Elephant and Piggie Sharing Shapes Activity.

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Should I Share My Ice Cream? (An Elephant and Piggie Book)

Elephant has a dilemma: should he share his ice cream with Piggie? It is hard to share the things that we love. This book captures what it means to be a good friend and sharing with others. To celebrate the message we created a sharing game.

Materials for Elephant and Piggie Sharing Shapes Activity:

  • Construction paper Or Card Stock
  • Glue Sticks
  • Scissors
  • Markers
  • Shapes Dice

Instructions for Elephant and Piggie Sharing Shapes Activity:

  • Cut out the shapes you need to make Elephant and Piggie. This is a good time for the kids to practice their scissor skills. We have a Piggie Template and an Elephant Template that you can use.
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  • Put all the shapes in the center of the table.
  • Have the kids roll the dice. The twist on this game is that the child shares the shape with another child. So if Justin is rolling the Elephant dice and Justin gets the trunk. He takes that shape and shares it with someone else.
  • Have the children pay attention to what the other players need to complete their character.
  • To add a bit of sweetness have the players act out their characters sharing or complimenting each other.
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This is the second week of the Virtual Book Club for Kids!

We are featuring sharing themed activities to go with the book Should I Share My Ice Cream by Mo Willems.

Adventures of Adam: Friendship Ice Cream Throw 

Craft, Create Calm: Preschool Pencil Control Printable Connecting Friends

Extremely Good Parenting: Ice Cream STEAM Challenge: Exploring 3D Shapes with a Friend

Inspiration Laboratories: Listening Games with Elephant and Piggie

JDaniel’s4 Mom: How to Make a Catapult Ice Cream Scoop Style

Mama Smiles: Friendship Ice Cream

Peakle Pie: How to Make a Colour Mixing Ice Cream 

Preschool Powel Packets: Kind Words Sensory Lesson 

Rainy Day Mum: Graphing Activity for Preschoolers

Still Playing School: Spelling Names Ice Cream Center

Sugar Aunts: Gross Motor Core Strengthening Friendship Activity for a Group

Sunny Day Family: Pass the Ice Cream Sharing Activity for Preschoolers

Views From a Step Stool: Share the Ice Cream Fine Motor Game

Witty Hoots: How to Make Happy Faces in a Sand Tray


One: an award-winning book that teaches tolerance and acceptance.

A Giraffe and a Half Rhyming Kit: Expose children to poetry with Shel Silverstein's silly book full of rhymes that will captivate the younger set.

The Pea Patch Jig: Introduce children to gardening, adventure, humor and more, while connecting to literature.

Lola Goes to School: introduces students to what it might feel like the first time they go to school, how to deal with feeling nervous and making new friends.

Shapes, Colors, and Numbers Dice Games - drawing games that kids can play by rolling the dice.

A Brood of Chicks Learning Games & Crafts: Creative Collective Nouns

Toy & Games for Children of All Ages That Promote Open-Ended Play, Curiosity, Creativity, Independence, & Problem-Solving!


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