5 Little Monkeys: Books – Activities – Crafts & More

5 Little Monkeys has been a childhood favorite rhyme of many generations. One of the great things about this story is the joy and fun it elicits, as well as the opportunity for extended learning activities and ideas.

5 Little Monkeys - Books - Activities -Crafts - & More! from Starts At Eight One of the great things about this story is the joy and fun it elicits, as well as the opportunity for extended learning activities and ideas.

Since this was a favorite in our house, I took the time to compile some fun resources including books, printables, crafts and more!

5 Little Monkeys Song

This is the version of 5 Little Monkeys that Mr. Mike (our storytime guy) sings and does with the kids at Storytime on Wednesdays. The kids love to bump themselves on the head and say, “Ouch!”. I recently found the wonderful series of books about the 5 Little Monkeys by Eileen Christelow. Ava’s favorite is the one where they play hide and seek. I love it because it includes numbers beyond just 10.

5 Little Monkeys

Five little monkeys jumping on the bed,
One fell off and bumped his head. Ouch!
Mama called the Doctor and the Doctor said,
“No more monkeys jumping on the bed!”

Four little monkeys jumping on the bed,
One fell off and bumped his head. Ouch!
Mama 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. Ouch!
Mama 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. Ouch!
Mama 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. Ouch!
Mama called the Doctor and the Doctor said,
“No more monkeys jumping on the bed!”

No little monkeys jumping on the bed,
None fell off and none bumped their heads.
Mama called the Doctor and the Doctor said,
“Let ALL the little monkeys jump on the bed!”

5 Little Monkeys Printables

Monkey Crafts

Monkey Printable Craft


5 Little Monkeys Books


More Monkey Madness
5 Little Monkeys Educational App

5 Little Monkeys Educational App (pictured above)