Community Level 1 – Acquainted

Materials: None

How To Play: Players begin in circles of five, with a sixth
person in the middle. Players forming the circles establish a steady,
even beat by clapping, and then begin the chant below. The player in
the middle mimes an elephant playing on a spider web. At “asked another
elephant,” the player in the middle touches the hand of one of the
players in the circle, who goes in the middle. Eventually, all the
players are elephants.

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.

Two elephants …

Plan for Success:
Have a conversation with your students about how to handle being chosen
last. Students can explore how an elephant might move before play
begins.

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