Using props with songs and rhymes is a great way for children to interact further with the rhymes which are one of the best ways to help with language development with babies and toddlers. Using rhymes that also involve counting and numbers help to start to develop a good number sense later in life. Although it’s possible to buy props and puppets to go with the classic rhymes it’s fun to create your own and whether you are a parent, carer or educator these little Five Little Monkey Puppets are a fun addition to this popular children’s rhyme.

Get creative and make these 5 little monkey puppets to use when singing the popular children's rhyme Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed. Template to create these easy craft foam puppets included to download.

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Five Little Monkey’s Jumping on the Bed Rhyme

This is such a fun rhyme and I must admit when my children were babies and toddlers we had lots of fun jumping on our bed whilst we sang this first thing in the morning as a wake-up song and then used little puppets like the ones we’re going to make here for some rhyme time together.

Five Little Monkeys,
Jumping on the Bed!
One fell off and banged her head!
Mamma called the Doctor.
The Doctor said,
“No More Monkeys Jumping on the bed!”

Four Little Monkeys,
Jumping on the Bed!
One fell off and banged his head!
Mamma called the Doctor.
The Doctor said,
“No More Monkeys Jumping on the bed!”

Three Little Monkeys,
Jumping on the Bed!
One fell off and banged her head!
Mamma called the Doctor.
The Doctor said,
“No More Monkeys Jumping on the bed!”

Two Little Monkeys,
Jumping on the Bed!
One fell off and banged his head!
Mamma called the Doctor.
The Doctor said,
“No More Monkeys Jumping on the bed!”

One Little Monkey,
Jumping on the Bed!
She fell off and banged her head!
Mamma called the Doctor.
The Doctor said,
“No More Monkeys Jumping on the bed!”

Get creative and make these 5 little monkey puppets to use when singing the popular children's rhyme Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed. Template to create these easy craft foam puppets included to download.

Materials Needed to Make your Five Little Monkey Puppets

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5 Large Crafts Sticks

Various Shades of Brown Craft Foam

White Craft Foam

Card Stock

Printable Monkey Templates – you can download these by joining our Toddler and Preschool Activities Newsletter or purchase the template in the store

Printer – we use an HP Envy with Insta Ink in the Rainy Day House

Brown Pipe Cleaners

Craft Knife

Self Healing Cutting Mat

Washable Marker

Black Fine Line Marker

Hot Glue Gun

How to make your 5 Little Monkey Rhyme Time Puppets

As these are the most difficult puppets we have made I have included a template which has the parts that I used to make our puppets – this will make the cutting out easier and less time-consuming.

  1. Print-out the Monkey Parts Template.Get creative and make these 5 little monkey puppets to use when singing the popular children's rhyme Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed. Template to create these easy craft foam puppets included to download.
  2. Cut out each part using a craft knife to get nice clean edges.
  3. You will have the following parts – 1 eye, 1 outer ear, 1 inner ear, legs, arms, body, inner body, main face, mouth part, hair.
  4. Choose the colours of craft foam you will use to make the different sections – the eyes are made on white craft foam.
  5. Draw around the parts. The eyes, Outer Ear, and Inner Ear all need to be doubled up so 10 of each part.
  6. Once you have the parts drawn around 5 copies of each apart from those mentioned in step 5 it’s time to cut them out.
  7. Using the craft knife cut out all of the parts.
  8. On the eyes using a black marker colour in part of the eye to be the black pupil.Get creative and make these 5 little monkey puppets to use when singing the popular children's rhyme Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed. Template to create these easy craft foam puppets included to download.
  9. Now put your monkey together.
  10. Start with the body and attach the inner body part to it with the hot glue gun.Get creative and make these 5 little monkey puppets to use when singing the popular children's rhyme Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed. Template to create these easy craft foam puppets included to download.
  11. Turn your body over and position the legs and glue these in place.Get creative and make these 5 little monkey puppets to use when singing the popular children's rhyme Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed. Template to create these easy craft foam puppets included to download.
  12. Now directly above attach the centre of the arms and then position the arms to go around the front of the monkey’s body.Get creative and make these 5 little monkey puppets to use when singing the popular children's rhyme Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed. Template to create these easy craft foam puppets included to download.
  13. Take a pipe cleaner, fold in half.Get creative and make these 5 little monkey puppets to use when singing the popular children's rhyme Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed. Template to create these easy craft foam puppets included to download.
  14. Then twist together.
  15. At one end curl up to make it easy to attach to the monkey.Get creative and make these 5 little monkey puppets to use when singing the popular children's rhyme Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed. Template to create these easy craft foam puppets included to download.
  16. Attach this part to the centre of the legs at the back and bend the tail to how you want.Get creative and make these 5 little monkey puppets to use when singing the popular children's rhyme Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed. Template to create these easy craft foam puppets included to download.
  17. Turn the monkey around to the front and attach the main face with the point towards the legs.
  18. Glue on the mouth part over the top of the main face.Get creative and make these 5 little monkey puppets to use when singing the popular children's rhyme Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed. Template to create these easy craft foam puppets included to download.
  19. Add the two eyes above the mouth part.
  20. Turn the monkey over and glue on the ears behind the face part.Get creative and make these 5 little monkey puppets to use when singing the popular children's rhyme Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed. Template to create these easy craft foam puppets included to download.
  21. Attach the hair tuft at the top of the head.Get creative and make these 5 little monkey puppets to use when singing the popular children's rhyme Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed. Template to create these easy craft foam puppets included to download.
  22. Turn the monkey over and attach the inner ears to each ear.Get creative and make these 5 little monkey puppets to use when singing the popular children's rhyme Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed. Template to create these easy craft foam puppets included to download.
  23. Make up all 5 monkeys following steps 10 to 22.
  24. On the back of each monkey attach a large craft stick.Get creative and make these 5 little monkey puppets to use when singing the popular children's rhyme Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed. Template to create these easy craft foam puppets included to download.
  25. Turn around and add some features to the monkeys – a belly button, nostrils and large smiling mouth.Get creative and make these 5 little monkey puppets to use when singing the popular children's rhyme Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed. Template to create these easy craft foam puppets included to download.
  26. I also added some lines for the fingers on the monkeys hands.

Get creative and make these 5 little monkey puppets to use when singing the popular children's rhyme Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed. Template to create these easy craft foam puppets included to download.

You are now ready to play with your Five Little Monkeys and sing along to the rhyme. These monkey puppets could also be used in play.

Get creative and make these 5 little monkey puppets to use when singing the popular children's rhyme Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed. Template to create these easy craft foam puppets included to download.

Looking for a craft for your child to do make a Paper Plate Monkey Face as well.

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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.

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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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