When we sing rhymes and songs together I love having some props to use to bring the rhyme to life and to give a little context to the rhyme. Counting Rhymes are really great for creating some puppets to use with your children as you sing along. This week we have some DIY Five Little Men in Their Flying Saucer Puppets that you can make and then use ideal for circle time or rhyme time or even just sing along with your child. Once you have finished with the rhymes use them in a puppet theatre or in play as they will help them with language development as they recall and try and sing the rhymes as well as working on number recognition and counting.

Make your own resources for singing this popular counting rhyme for toddlers and preschoolers with this step-by-step guide to creating your own Five Little Men in Their Flying Saucers Puppets. Ideal for Circle Time or Sing Along with your children.

Five Little Men in Their Flying Saucers Rhyme

This is such a simple rhyme and ideal for those children that love anything to do with space.

Make your own resources for singing this popular counting rhyme for toddlers and preschoolers with this step-by-step guide to creating your own Five Little Men in Their Flying Saucers Puppets. Ideal for Circle Time or Sing Along with your children.

Five little men in their flying saucers,
Flew round the earth one day!
They looked left and right,
But they didn’t like the sights!
So one man flew away!

Four little men in their flying saucers,
Flew round the earth one day!
They looked left and right,
But they didn’t like the sights!
So one man flew away!

Three little men in their flying saucers,
Flew round the earth one day!
They looked left and right,
But they didn’t like the sights!
So one man flew away!

Two little men in their flying saucers,
Flew round the earth one day!
They looked left and right,
But they didn’t like the sights!
So one man flew away!

One little man in his flying saucer,
Flew round the earth one day!
He looked left and right,
But he didn’t like the sight!
So he flew right away!

We have created a lovely rhyme sheet for the Five Little Men Song which you can download when you join our Toddler and Preschool Activities Newsletter to get weekly hands-on activities for learning, creating and playing.

Discover more fun Rhymes to sing with your children with our Classic Nursery Rhymes

Materials Needed to make your Five Little Men in Their Flying Saucers Puppets

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Scrap paper and Card to create your templates

Selection of Colours of Craft Foam

Craft Knife

Scissors

Self Healing Mat

Craft Foam Glue or Hot Glue Gun

Wiggly Eyes

Pencil

Marker Pen

Craft Foam Shapes

Large Craft Sticks

How to make your 5 Little Men in Their Flying Saucer Rhyme Time Puppets

Make your own resources for singing this popular counting rhyme for toddlers and preschoolers with this step-by-step guide to creating your own Five Little Men in Their Flying Saucers Puppets. Ideal for Circle Time or Sing Along with your children.

  1. Start by creating a template for your flying saucers. Fold a piece of scrap paper in half and use this to create an oval shape for the flying saucer, a long dome for the cabin of the flying saucer and then roughly draw your little space creature inside.Make your own resources for singing this popular counting rhyme for toddlers and preschoolers with this step-by-step guide to creating your own Five Little Men in Their Flying Saucers Puppets. Ideal for Circle Time or Sing Along with your children.
  2. Cut out this template.
  3. Fold some card that will provide a lasting template and place your flying saucer on the edge so that you can create a full flying saucer shape when the card is unfolded.
  4. Draw around the template and then cut out.
  5. With the dome shape, paper template draw this onto your scrap card and cut out.Make your own resources for singing this popular counting rhyme for toddlers and preschoolers with this step-by-step guide to creating your own Five Little Men in Their Flying Saucers Puppets. Ideal for Circle Time or Sing Along with your children.
  6. From the dome cut out your little space alien and then draw around him and cut him out.Make your own resources for singing this popular counting rhyme for toddlers and preschoolers with this step-by-step guide to creating your own Five Little Men in Their Flying Saucers Puppets. Ideal for Circle Time or Sing Along with your children.
  7. Use your card templates to draw 5 versions of each on different colours of craft foam.Make your own resources for singing this popular counting rhyme for toddlers and preschoolers with this step-by-step guide to creating your own Five Little Men in Their Flying Saucers Puppets. Ideal for Circle Time or Sing Along with your children.
  8. Using the craft knife cut out your pieces to assemble your flying saucer puppets with little green men inside.Make your own resources for singing this popular counting rhyme for toddlers and preschoolers with this step-by-step guide to creating your own Five Little Men in Their Flying Saucers Puppets. Ideal for Circle Time or Sing Along with your children.
  9. Start by gluing the dome to the flying saucer.Make your own resources for singing this popular counting rhyme for toddlers and preschoolers with this step-by-step guide to creating your own Five Little Men in Their Flying Saucers Puppets. Ideal for Circle Time or Sing Along with your children.
  10. Then add some craft foam shapes below the dome to represent crazy buttons that the domes may have.
  11. Glue the little green man into the dome and then add on 3 wiggly eyes (because all aliens in my mind have more than 2 eyes!)Make your own resources for singing this popular counting rhyme for toddlers and preschoolers with this step-by-step guide to creating your own Five Little Men in Their Flying Saucers Puppets. Ideal for Circle Time or Sing Along with your children.
  12. With a black marker add in a mouth and nose if you wish.Make your own resources for singing this popular counting rhyme for toddlers and preschoolers with this step-by-step guide to creating your own Five Little Men in Their Flying Saucers Puppets. Ideal for Circle Time or Sing Along with your children.
  13. Then glue on your large craft stick to the back.
  14. Repeat till you have 5 little men in their flying saucers.
  15. On each of the craft sticks write the numbers 1 to 5.

Make your own resources for singing this popular counting rhyme for toddlers and preschoolers with this step-by-step guide to creating your own Five Little Men in Their Flying Saucers Puppets. Ideal for Circle Time or Sing Along with your children.

Enjoy and use them in your next sing along sessions with your child and then for play as well.

Make your own resources for singing this popular counting rhyme for toddlers and preschoolers with this step-by-step guide to creating your own Five Little Men in Their Flying Saucers Puppets. Ideal for Circle Time or Sing Along with your children.

Get Kids Moving with our Songs to Move About To perfect for a more active rhyme time or to use up some of that excess energy that toddlers and preschoolers always have.

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Create your own puppets to use in circle time or with your child for the popular children's rhyme Five Little Speckled Frogs. These easy to make puppets are perfect for playing with and helping your child recognise numbers and count aloud as they sing the rhyme.

Five Little Speckled Frog Puppets

Don’t Forget you can get the words to this fun children’s Counting Rhyme by joining our Toddler and Preschooler Activities News Letter

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Make your own resources for singing this popular counting rhyme for toddlers and preschoolers with this step-by-step guide to creating your own Five Little Men in Their Flying Saucers Puppets. Ideal for Circle Time or Sing Along with your children.

Make your own resources for singing this popular counting rhyme for toddlers and preschoolers with this step-by-step guide to creating your own Five Little Men in Their Flying Saucers Puppets. Ideal for Circle Time or Sing Along with your children.

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Make your own resources for singing this popular counting rhyme for toddlers and preschoolers with this step-by-step guide to creating your own Five Little Men in Their Flying Saucers Puppets. Ideal for Circle Time or Sing Along with your children.

Make your own resources for singing this popular counting rhyme for toddlers and preschoolers with this step-by-step guide to creating your own Five Little Men in Their Flying Saucers Puppets. Ideal for Circle Time or Sing Along with your children.

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Cerys is a marine biologist, environmental educator, high school teacher and mum. Realising that life doesn't have to be put on hold and you don't just have to survive whilst the kids are young she shares ideas to inspire you to LIVE with the kids, with activities to do together, recipes to cook and enjoy and family travel to make memories to last a lifetime.

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