(not a) Flannel Friday: 5 Elephants Went Out to Play

Oops, this one doesn’t go with the theme, but I’m going to post it anyway.

You can sing or just chant this fun rhyme.  The song can be found on Sharon, Lois and Bram’s The Elephant Show Record (you can get it on itunes, as well). I sing to my own, slightly simpler, somewhat made-up version of the tune.

1 elephant went out to play
on a spider’s web on day,
he had such enormous fun
that he called for another elephant to come.

We all call very loudly “ELEPHANT!!”  Repeat up to at least 3 elephants, I can usually get the kids up to 5 elephants.

Once the spider’s web fills up, it’s time to switch to the ending verse.

5 elephants went out to play
on a spider’s web one day,
there just wasn’t enough room
so they all fell down with an enormous BOOM!

We yell boom and slap our hands on our legs as loudly as we can. You may need to practice the “boom” before you sing.

The spider’s web is clip art from Open ClipArt Library, attached with spray glue to a piece of posterboard. The elephants are laminated clip art. The completed spiderweb has a layer of spray glue over the top so the elephants easily stick to the board.

Cate from Storytiming is hosting Flannel Friday today. Be sure to visit the beautiful Flannel Friday Pinterest account.  So Tomorrow has past roundups and the future hosting schedule, as well. And enormous amounts of thank yous go to Mel who started Flannel Friday!


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