A Trip Through Santa’s Workshop

A Trip Through Santa’s Workshop

NARRATOR:

Say boys, we’ve had a special invitation from old Santa himself to come up and visit his toy shop at the North Pole.  However, he told me that we must make out trip through as quietly as possible so as not to disturb the elves or the toys, but the toys really come to life when they see visitors so if any of them spot us, we may have to pretend we’re one of them and also the elves get very nervous when they see people around, so when I tell you to do something so as not to give our visit away to the elves or toys you just follow me and do as I do and we’ll make it through without too much disturbance.  So listen and watch closely.

Come, let’s follow Santa,
(Narrator motions for everyone to do as he does.  Everyone pretends to be walking while standing still.)
On a trip through his toy shop.  But since the hour’s late, we can’t take time to stop.
(Everyone holds finger to lips and hump over pretending to sneak by)
SHHHHH, the jack-in-the-box, in his box is sound asleep.
So come on quietly, and past him we will creep.
Look there’s the dancing ballerina
(points with finger ahead)
Standing on one toe.
Oh, no, she saw us,
so around and around we must go
(Hold one hand over head and go around and around several times)  Boy now that ordeal is over, let’s continue on our way.
(Start walking in place)
we want to see some more,
but very long we cannot stay
Look over there to the right,
(Shade eyes with hand, point to right)
Back in that corner dark,
I think that I can see,
ever so small a spark.
(Pretends to quietly sneak up on something).
Oh, it’s an elf I see,
Building a Rudolph toy,
Oh, oh, he sees us,
Pretend you’re not a boy
(Cup hand over nose to simulate Rudolph’s large nose while saying blink, blink, blink)
Wheew that was a close call,
(Wipes brow with hand)
But we fooled him I guess,
We’d better follow Santa
(Start walking in place)
Before we get into a mess.
(continue walking)
Oh, Santa has stopped again,
(Stop walking and hold up hand in halt sign)
I wonder what he sees,
Oh, no, I thing I’m going to sneeze!
(hold finger across under nose while saying AAAAACHOOOOO!)
Oh, my goodness, that did it,
Come we had better run
(All start running in place)
We better get out of here,
Or it won’t be such fun!
Come on and blink your nose
(all do as before while running in place)
As past the Rudolophs we run,
Just to make the elf,
Think that we are one.
There’s the ballerina,
Dancing on her toe,
Let’s twirl around once
(all twirl as before only once around then continue running)
So past here we can go.
Oh, oh, here’s the Jack-in-the-box,
Let’s get down low and crouch
(get down low and sneak quietly by)
Here he comes out with a B-O-I-N-G!
(All shout B-O-I-N-G! as they spring up high in air and then back down in chair)
Now we’re back home on the couch!
(Sit exhausted with hands at sides of chair)

– Bay Area Council Pow Wow, 1994