Elephant Went Out To Play

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One elephant went out to play,
Upon a spider's web one day,
He found it such enormous fun that he called for another elephant to come.
Elephant! Elephant! (all call together).

2 elephants went out to play
Upon a spider's web one day.

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Information About Elephant Went Out To Play

One Elephant Went Out to Play is a great song for children, and can be sung by adults and children together. It can also be used as a party game or in the classroom.

The tune’s exact origin is unclear, but it was played as a theme song for The Elephant Show, or Sharon, Lois Bram's Elephant Show, which it was called after the first season. This children’s show aired from 1984 through 1999 in Canada.

One Elephant Went Out to Play is just a fun song to sing in general. But, at a party or in a classroom it turns into a game. Children can sit in a circle, and the lead elephant can then beckon the second elephant to come by tapping him or her on the shoulder, and so forth. While walking around the circle, children can be encouraged to walk like an elephant and use their arms to mimic the long trunk. Or, as an alternative to the circle, children can hide and the growing number of elephants can seek out the next one to join the herd.

You can alternate the lyrics with other rhyme, such as, "one elephant who was grey, went out to play one day. " Making up your own lyrics to One Elephant Went Out to Play, can be a lot of fun for children and their parents. And, they don’t have to make much sense, after all, how many elephants can play on a spider’s web anyway?

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Guy, Japan

10 May 2016 at 2:40am

>>what tune do i use for it??? Try using the "5 little ducks went out one day♪" I just remembered the songs when I heard the tune she was taking

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Daphne, nigeria

31 August 2015 at 9:31am

what tune do i use for it???

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Boyd From NL, Canada

23 April 2015 at 6:21pm

Lois, of Sharon, Lois & Bram passed away today from cancer. I found this site while looking for these lyrics.

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Chloe, Canada

11 August 2014 at 9:47pm

This is a Canadian song which I like. It's from the 80s and it's a television theme song.

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Jd, United States

10 March 2013 at 3:07am

Thank you for the lyrics. It would be great to have the chords to this song so I could play it for my grandson. I've been searching the net and haven't found them yet.

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Molly, United States

19 January 2013 at 10:41pm

It's not JUST from Sharon, Lois, and Bram, it's also from that rare children's video wee singdom!

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Adella, United States

20 June 2011 at 7:54pm

Sharon, Lois, and Bram's Elephant Show! This song has been jumbled up in my head for years, and now I can sing it to my son! Thanks! bookmarked for later.

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Naomi, Belfast

20 June 2010 at 9:12pm

Do you not have this song in the different languages, i remember this as a kid and i think they started to sing different verses in different languages if i'm not mistaken "/

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Kushal Bhatia, Faridabad

16 May 2010 at 5:33am

Good site

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Beckie, New Lenox,il Us

21 July 2009 at 8:09pm

I think your site is great. I just think it would be easier if you had listed a tone for how the son is sung.

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