Make It Monday – 5 Little Monkeys

5 Little Monkeys

My son loved the line, “no more monkeys jumping on the bed,” and would sing it over and over. Sometimes we would sing “10 Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed” just to make the song last longer. We had fun, but I wondered if we could take it one step further. I decided to make a visual to go along with the song. The monkeys are velcroed onto the board so that the boys can remove one at a time during the song. They love taking turns removing the monkeys when they fall “off the bed.” Between each verse of the song, I stop and ask how many there were before, and how many there are now that one has fallen off.

I just found the pictures online, printed them out, pasted the bed to the board, and the monkeys to construction paper.  I cut out the monkeys and had them laminated at Staples (that’s why they’re shiny in the picture).

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