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Santa’s Elves Lyrics

The elves go marching one by one, ho-ho, ho-ho.
The elves go marching one by one, ho-ho, ho-ho.
The elves go marching one by one,
The little one eats a sticky bun,
And they all go marching with all the gifts.

The elves go marching two by two, ho-ho, ho-ho.
The elves go marching two by two, ho-ho, ho-ho
The elves go marching two by two,
The little one stops to tie his shoe,
And they all go marching with all the gifts.

The elves go marching three by three, ho-ho, ho-ho
The elves go marching three by three, ho-ho, ho-ho
The elves go marching three by three,
The little one climbs a Christmas tree,
And they all go marching with all the gifts.

The elves go marching four by four, ho-ho, ho-ho
The elves go marching four by four, ho-ho, ho-ho
The elves go marching four by four,
The little one stops to shut the door,
And they all go marching with all the gifts.

The elves go marching five by five, ho-ho, ho-ho
The elves go marching five by five, ho-ho, ho-ho
The elves go marching five by five,
Santa Claus will soon arrive.
And they all go marching with all the gifts.


Get into the Christmas spirit while counting Santa’s Elves! Counting is an important foundation that serves as the basis for more complex math skills such as adding, subtracting, multiplying , and dividing. Learning numbers and counting can be fun and engaging with this Christmas song!

Santa’s Elves is based on “The Ants Go Marching” and it features little Elves marching through the city carrying gifts for Christmas time.

In the song, the Elves go marching one by one, two by two, three by three and so on while the little one does something different: he eats a sticky bun, he stops to tie his shoe, he climbs a Christmas tree, he stops to shut the door. Watch the video several times and encourage your child to sing along to the lyrics while saying the numbers.

Once you’ve practiced numbers and counting Elves, you can try counting any other object you have at home such as toys, fruits, windows in a room.

Now, it’s time to have a great time learning numbers in English  with these cute Elves!