Music game: Elephant trunk
(shared by Terri Finney, Ft. Worth, TX

Make a large picture of an elephant without the trunk and put a hole where the trunk would be. 

Mount the picture on heavy cardboard, cut the hole thru' the cardboard also and tape with good strong tape around the hole. 

Find an old, long gray stocking and let a child put it on their arm. 

Let the children take turns leading the songs by standing behind the elephant picture and putting their arm thru' the hole, making the elephant's trunk. 

They wave their arm to the beat of the music. 

This is especially good for little ones who are a little shy of getting up in front of the group. It also helps the younger children feel the rhythm of the songs.