5 Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed Song

To introduce this popular song to my class of 5-6 year olds I made a simple felt board out of an old cardboard box. I then covered it with a black flannel blanket and simply taped the reverse side with sticky tape.

To make the monkeys, mummy and doctor I downloaded some drawings from the internet, coloured them and laminated them. It is a good idea to laminate as the plastic not only protects your characters but also enables you to stick double sided tape to the back so they can then be attached and removed easily from the felt board.

At the end of the lesson I distribute to the class paper monkey finger puppets which the children colour, cut out,stick and use as finger puppets ready to sing the song again during the next lesson. The children seem to really enjoy making their own finger puppets and it is a great way to involve and engage children in learning numbers and new vocabulary.

As an alternative – encourage children to interpret and re-enact the song using monkey masks and simple costumes for the Mummy and Doctor characters

 

*Five little monkeys jumping on the bed (hold up 5 finger puppets)

One fell off and bumped his head (make one finger puppet roll down to the floor and tap your head with your fist)

Mummy called the doctor, (hold up finger and thumb to your mouth and ear miming a telephone)

And the doctor said

No more monkeys jumping on the bed (wag your index finger from left to write to indicate no)

Four little monkeys jumping on the bed

One fell off and bumped his head

Mummy called the doctor

And the doctor said,

No more monkeys jumping on the bed

 

Three little monkeys jumping on the bed

One fell off and bumped his head

Mummy called the doctor

And the doctor said,

No more monkeys jumping on the bed

 

Two little monkeys jumping on the bed

One fell off and bumped his head

Mummy called the doctor

And the doctor said,

No more monkeys jumping on the bed

 

One little monkey jumping on the bed

One fell off and bumped his head

Mummy called the doctor

And the doctor said,

Put those monkeys right to bed

*Sing along to 5 Little Monkey Jumping on the Bed  Super Simple Songs.com

 

Happy teaching!

Miranda

 

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