Thursday, July 19, 2012

Finger Play Fun Day - 5 Little Monkeys Swinging in a Tree

Finger Play Fun Day - 5 Little Monkeys Swinging in a Tree photo
Finger Play Fun Day

Welcome to Finger Play Fun Day!

Today we have more monkey fun for you.  Last week was 5 Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed. Be sure to check it out to get all the monkey goodies.

This week we will be singing 5 Little Monkeys Swinging in a Tree!
Plus, Carolyn from Wise Owl Factory has provided more monkey printables and power point books for us to enjoy!

We have been hosting Explore Music Camp all week so I had the students help me out with the video.  I used felt finger puppets for the monkeys and alligator but you can just use your fingers or the monkey finger puppets from last week.



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5 Little Monkeys Swinging in a Tree
Author Unknown

5 little monkeys swinging in a tree,
Teasing Mr. Alligator,
Can’t catch me!
Can’t catch me!
Then a long comes Mr. Alligator, quiet as can be and
He snaps that monkey right out of the tree.
 4 little monkeys swinging in a tree,
Teasing Mr. Alligator,
Can’t catch me!
Can’t catch me!
Then a long comes Mr. Alligator, quiet as can be and
He snaps that monkey right out of the tree.

3 little monkeys swinging in a tree,
Teasing Mr. Alligator,
Can’t catch me!
Can’t catch me!
Then a long comes Mr. Alligator, quiet as can be and
He snaps that monkey right out of the tree.

2 little monkeys swinging in a tree,
Teasing Mr. Alligator,
Can’t catch me!
Can’t catch me!
Then a long comes Mr. Alligator, quiet as can be and
He snaps that monkey right out of the tree.

1 little monkeys swinging in a tree,
Teasing Mr. Alligator,
Can’t catch me!
Can’t catch me!
Then a long comes Mr. Alligator, quiet as can be and
He snaps that monkey right out of the tree.

No more monkeys swinging in the tree.



My favorite printables ever:

5 Little Monkeys Swinging in a Tree is a great way to introduce math to young children.  Carolyn, from Wise Owl Factory has made the cutest Monkey Math and Music printables.  I plan on using the music printables this week with my music camp since we have been exploring a different instrument each day.  We had a ball laughing at all the monkeys playing musical instruments. 


5 Little Monkeys Free PDF Math and Music


5 Little Monkeys Swinging in a Tree Power Point "Story Book".  This is another fun way to tell and sing the story.  The monkeys dance and the alligator grows!

Be sure to check out today's post at Wise Owl Factory for book reviews and printables based on monkeys and other baby animals that will all go perfectly with today's finger play. 

I have placed several of the books she will be reviewing in Our Music Store.  If you buy them through our link, we will earn a few pennies! 

Five Little Monkeys Bake a Birthday Cake: (formerly titled Don't Wake Up Mama)
Five Little Monkeys Bake a Birthday Cake

Five Little Monkeys Sitting in a Tree
Five Little Monkeys Sitting in a Tree

DK Readers: Wild Baby Animals
Wild Baby Animals



Orangutan Tongs: Poems to Tangle Your Tongue
Orangutan Tongs



Have fun!

10 comments:

  1. Nice post and materials! Super fun for children to enjoy, and easy for teachers and parents to follow. I know the children are learning so much in your music camp. Carolyn

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    1. Thanks Carolyn! We love all the monkey printables!
      Tonya

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    1. Thank you Ms. Lee for reading. I will go visit your blog!

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  4. I love how you collaborated with Carolyn! I also like how you incoporated monkey read alouds! Visiting from WeTeach.
    ~Becky

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    1. Thank you Becky. Carolyn does wonderful printables so I am excited she has been making some to go along with my themes!
      Thanks for reading!
      Tonya

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  5. Tonya, your blog posts are so fun and educational! Even though I worked with you on some of them, I enjoy reading them! Nice blog! Carolyn

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    1. Thank you for reading Carolyn! And thank you for all the help!
      Tonya

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