Please ponder the peril of plummeting pachyderms. Although a web is a peculiar place for prancing, the improbable physics of this rhyme fails to perplex most young children…
One elephant went out to play,
On a spider's web one day,
She had such enormous fun,
That she called for another elephant to come…
Five elephants went out to play,
On a spider’s web one day,
The web went creeeeak….the web went crack….
And the elephants all fell on their backs.
This version is similar to a variation on KCLS’s site.
I love their recommendation of doing this as a circle song with a small group of children.
The kids would pretend to be elephants and bring each other into the center of the circle,
until they all fell down.
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