ELEPHANTS PLAYING



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LS E-4   
Formation: Single circle, facing the leader or “elephant” in the center. 

SONG 
Verse 1.  One elephant went out to play, on a spider's web one day, 
He had such enormous fun, that he called for another elephant to come.
Verse 2. Two elephants went out to play, on a spider's web one day,
They had such enormous fun, that they called for another elephant to   come.
Verse 3. Three elephants went out to play . . .  
Verse 4. Four elephants went out to play … 
Verse 5.  Five elephants went out to play … 
Verse 6. Six elephants went out to play … 
ACTION 
The leader simulates an elephant by leaning forward at the waist with his back flat and holding his arms straight down, hands clasped, to resemble a trunk. His walk is slow and flat-footed, and he swings his trunk with the music. He walks around the inside of the circle, and the others sway in time to the music while waiting to be chosen. On the words “that he called for another elephant to come” he points to someone with his trunk.
That person joins on behind by putting his hands on the leader's waist and holds on throughout the dance.  
This continues until six elephants are in a line, completing the six verses of the song. 
Note: After they have done the dance with one leader, you may have two or more leaders in the center, so that everyone will get to be in a line.


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