Community Level 1 – Acquainted

Materials: A chart with the chant written on it

How to play: Players begin in a circle, with one player in the
middle. All players establish a steady, even beat by clapping, and then
begin the chant:

“One elephant went out to play
On a spider’s web one day.
He had such enormous fun
He asked another elephant to come.”

The person in the middle mimes an elephant playing on a spider web. With
the phrase asked another elephant, the one in the middle touches the
hand of one of the players in the circle, who goes in the middle. Then
continue the chant with…

“Two elephants …”
“Three elephants…”
“Four elephants…”

Continue the chant until all the players have been elephants in the middle.

Plan for Success: Someone will be last in this activity. Here are some proactive ways to address this potential problem:
1) Ask someone to volunteer to be last.
2) Tell the players that whoever is last today will be first the next time you play.