Elephants on a Spider Web
Masking tape or chalk in a spider web design, 4-6 children
Using masking tape inside, or chalk outside, construct a spiderweb frame with three long intersecting lines. Then use the tape or chalk to connect those lines with a spiral, starting in the middle where the lines intersect and moving out. Once the spider web is finished, gather your kids and pick one to start the game. The first child, or elephant, should walk around the spider web while you sing a song: "One elephant went out to play, out on a spider's web one day. He/she had such ENORMOUS fun, he/she called for another elephant to come." Everyone should then shout, "Hey elephant!" and another "elephant" can come play on the web. When the web is full of elephants, you all can sing, "They had such ENORMOUS fun, but the spider web broke and they all fell down!" This is most fun with at least 4-6 kids. If you can, leave the web and be a "fly on the wall" to see them reenact the song by themselves. This song "Los Elefantes" is also available in Spanish on the CD by Jose Luis Orozco, Letras Numeros y Colores. Have fun!