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Five Little Monkeys

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Language Focus Other songs about: animals & insects, counting, fingerplay

Counting down from 5 to 1. English rhythm and rhyme. "Monkeys." "Mama." "Doctor." "No more _____! " "Jumping." "Bed."

Five Little Monkeys Lyrics and Actions

♫ Five little monkeys [Hold up five fingers.]
jumping on the bed. [Jump up and down.]
One fell off [Hold up one finger and then roll your hand down towards the floor.]
and bumped his head. [Tap your head with your fist.]
Mama called the doctor and the doctor said, [Put your pinky to your mouth and thumb to your ear like a telephone.]
"No more monkeys jumping on the bed!" [Put one hand on your hip and wag your index finger.]

Four little monkeys [Hold up four fingers.]
jumping on the bed.
One fell off
and bumped his head.
Mama called the doctor and the doctor said,
"No more monkeys jumping on the bed!"

Three little monkeys [Hold up three fingers.]
jumping on the bed.
One fell off
and bumped her head.
Mama called the doctor and the doctor said,
"No more monkeys jumping on the bed!"

Two little monkeys [Hold up two fingers.]
jumping on the bed.
One fell off
and bumped his head.
Mama called the doctor and the doctor said,
"No more monkeys jumping on the bed!"

One little monkey [Hold up one finger.]
jumping on the bed.
She fell off
and bumped her head.
Mama called the doctor and the doctor said,
"No more monkeys jumping on the bed!" ♫

Preparation

Kids love this popular chant and will really enjoy this super simple song. There are a number of storybook versions of this chant available. We suggest introducing this song by reading one of those storybooks first so the children can fully understand what the song is about. Or, watch the above video with them. Then the fun begins! Make a circle with the students. During the intro music you can all move around the circle acting like the silliest monkeys you can! The music is very "monkey-ish" ^_^.

Classroom Benefits

"Five Little Monkeys" is a song you can use any time children need to get up and be active. Children love this simple rhyme, and it's great for introducing the expression, "No more _____!" (language that can come in quite handy for teachers and parents ^_^).

Activity Ideas

Like "Ten In The Bed," this is a great song for practicing counting backwards. 1

This is a fun, active song, but it can also be done as a fingerplay using just your hands. With no equipment needed, it's a great song for anytime and anywhere you need a little break or short activity. 2

See our Pinterest board on monkey songs, books and crafts. 3

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