Five Little Monkeys Craft & Activity – Monthly Crafting Book Club for May

Five Little Monkeys Craft & Activity - We  celebrating Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed with an easy to make craft and activity to go with it to encourage your children to read.

For this month we decided to focus on Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed, a personal favourite of my children.  I really wanted a craft activity where they could make the monkeys jump, originally I thought of popsicle sticks, but according to Pinterest everyone else agrees too, apparently.

 

Materials Needed:

  • Small box
  • Construction paper in a few colours
  • Scissors, glue, tape, markers
  • 5 monkey toys, puzzle pieces, game pieces, etc.

Instructions

  • Choose a colour of construction paper and tape it all around the box so it is covered.  This job is for the adult or older child.
  • Cut out a paper to be the “bed” and two little pillows.
  • Have child help glue pillow on the bed then decorate them.
  • Glue the bed inside the box.
  • Optional, decorate the outside of the box.

Now for the fun part, read the book or sing the song and shake the box so the monkeys jump up and down, then remove a monkey at each verse and continue the song/story until all the monkeys are on the floor.

Five Little Monkeys Craft & Activity - We  celebrating Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed with an easy to make craft and activity to go with it to encourage your children to read.

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I loved doing this with my daughter, shaking things roughly is kind of a forte of a three year old so this is perfect for her.  I was startled when at the line “one fell off” she immediately took out a monkey and placed him on the floor unprompted.  I have caught her a few times doing in on her own she loved it so much.  She jumps up and down while shaking it so it is great exercise too.

Five Little Monkeys Craft & Activity - We  celebrating Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed with an easy to make craft and activity to go with it to encourage your children to read.

If you are a fan of the Five Little Monkey book Series by Eileen Christelow then check out this site for bonus sheets to print out for games, activities, and crafts.

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    Debbie Kitterman says:

    My kids and I loved 5 little monkeys – it was an all time favorite book of ours to read. That and 10 in the bed! My kids are all grown now, but reading your post and seeing your pictures brought back such great memories. Thank you for sharing today at #FridayFrivolity

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    Ashlyn says:

    That is such a cute craft! I’m going to try this out when I babysit my nieces and nephews again soon. I love how it goes along with the book.

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