As an educator of small children, my own and those who I’ve taught, it’s quite the task to teach the importance of being “authentically you.” With so much in the world teaching our little ones that they should look, act and talk a certain way, this task is even more daunting!
What I love about children’s literature is there are SO many beautifully written stories that illustrate perfectly what it means to embrace who we are and why WE are so special! The story of “Elmer” does this wonderfully!
Elmer isn’t your typical elephant, grey in color. Rather, he’s many colors of patchwork! He has a personality larger than life and everybody around him adores him and being in his presence makes them so happy.
Find out what happens when one day he decides that he doesn’t want to be his beautiful patchwork colors anymore and how that effects not only his own self view but the community around him. I encourage you to share this inspiring children’s book with the little ones in your life and then re-create Elmer in this adorable Dot Art Elmer Craft!