Primary Lessons

These lessons and activities are suitable for ages 8-11

Public Service Announcement Video from grade 5 students of Encanto Elementary:  Elephant Fun Facts

Braemar Elementary School Shouts it Out for an #ivoryfreecanada:

Why Elephants Never Forget Video:

★★★Student Ambassador, Ella, from Hillcrest Professional Development School in Waco, Texas created this exceptional presentation for her classroom and school competition. She was successful in raising awareness about the African elephant poaching crisis and made her own “Don’t Harm the Elephant Charms” to raise money for our organization. She is Elephanatics’ super Ambassador! See here: Illegal ivory trade powerpoint ★★★


Show Compassion For The Elephant And Make Your Pledge To Help Save Them: Compassion Pledge sheet

Primary Lesson  l (#1-8): 

1. Different Lives:Primary:African:Asian
2. African vs Asian pdf:Primary
3.10 Interesting facts on elephants
4. Elephant Silhouette Student Sheet
5. Elephant Dung Poster
6. How to Help Elephants

7. The Asian Elephant Foundation Video –

8. Start your own petition


Primary Lesson 2:

Are elephants Colour Blind?

Primary Lesson Plan 3:

Elephants Matter Too- Intermediate-Primary

Fun Activities: 
Kids Ele’fun’ Placemat [front] [back]
Elephant colouring book [download]
Worksheets [download]
Original pictures from Kruger National park to use for fun posters [1 2 3 4 5]

72 Incredible Elephant Facts:

Elephant Conservation Art Project: (credit Encanto Elementary School) [download]

Powerpoint presentations:

1)  “Saving the Elephant”: Story book, “The Hunter”, by Paul Gerachty, with questions to follow  Saving-the-Elephant

2) “Life In The Wild” : Interesting facts on elephants  LIFE IN THE WILD with questions to follow

3) “Elephants – African and Asian – Animals in Danger”: Types of threats to elephants and ways to help Elephants-African-and-Asian-Animals-in-Danger


Have your class fundraise for elephants!  This new and easy kit is especially designed for anyone wanting to help a worthy cause to help save elephants! Included in the kit are instructions and resources to help give direction when starting a fundraiser. Feel free to take a look a the introductory letter from the kits, or contact us here to get your full kit:





Credit photographs – Heather Wall, Kenya, Africa. Permission to use for classroom projects

Credit photographs – Jasper Richer’s photos of elephants in Kruger National Park, South Africa. Permission to use for classroom projects


Education in action:
If you would like us to do a presentation in front of your classroom or an organization you’re a part of, please contact us to set up a time.

April 11th, 2017 Teaching Empathy 

Elephants share many similar emotions as humans – Love is just one!

Teaching empathy to students at #Encanto Elementary in San Diego CA, has spurned them to open an Elephanatics club to help end the crisis facing the African and Asian elephant from poaching and unethical tourism.

April 22nd, 2016  Earth Day

Elephant Earth Day Braemar Elementary School in North Vancouver was a wonderful day for the elephants! Sixty students listened to Elephanatics ‘Saving the Elephant’  in-class presentation about the poaching crisis, given by Fran Duthie – Director of Education. They marched the school shouting: “SAVE ALL ELEPHANTS”! Thank you for your support!








March, 2016

At the annual, “Reading is Fundamental”, event at the University of British Columbia, Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority and Beta Theta Pi fraternity taught children at University Hill Elementary about the African elephant poaching crisis.


“Saving the Elephant”: The poaching crisis powerpoint in-class presentation done by our Director of Education, Fran, in March 2014:


“Saving the Elephant”: The poaching crisis powerpoint in-class presentation done by our Director of Education, Fran, in February 2015:

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“Saving the Elephant”: The poaching crisis powerpoint in-class presentations done by our Director of Education, Fran, and our Chief Program Officer, Andrea, on June 17th, 2015.

The children were surprised to hear that ivory was worth more than gold. They enjoyed learning about the role elephants play as a keystone species, and asked some inquisitive questions, such as:

“If ivory hunting is illegal, why do poachers still hunt? How do people buy ivory if it’s illegal?”
“What does crisis mean and what does poaching mean?”
“Are elephants colourblind?”
“How do elephants get food?” They were shocked to hear elephants are herbivores.
“Why don’t poachers just shave off end of tusks instead of killing the animal?”

Reference Elementary Lesson 2 above for answer to – “Are elephants colourblind?”