Youngsters at Kiddi Caru’s Caldecotte Day Nursery had an Elmer Week last week.
Staff organised activities inspired by the patchwork elephant and the children came up with original Elmer adventures during storytelling sessions. They even made their own Elmer from milk cartons.
Nursery manager Dawn Delaney said: “Elmer is one of those characters that children have loved for generations.
“The theme of diversity is a powerful one.
“Elmer paints himself grey to blend in but when it begins to rain and the grey washes away to reveal his true colours he realises that his friends love him just the way he is. This is an incredibly positive message for children of all ages.”