Five Little Monkeys

Activity for ages 3 to 5.

Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed is one of my family’s all time favorite rhymes for kids. It’s been my secret weapon when I needed a quick distraction in doctors’ waiting rooms, airplanes, restaurants… you name it. This set of free printable Five Little Monkeys finger puppets is an easy and fun way to bring the classic rhyme to life.

Five Little Monkeys

Five Little Monkeys Finger Puppets


To make the puppets, print a copy of the Five Little Monkeys freebie on cardstock. {Using cardstock makes them a little more sturdy.} Carefully cut out each puppet and hot glue or tape the tips together to make a ring that fits around your finger.

Rhymes for Kids

Slide one puppet on each finger and you’re ready to go.


Five Little Monkeys Lyrics


Use the Five Little Monkeys lyrics included in the freebie to sing the song. The words go like this:


Five little monkeys jumping on the bed,

One fell off and bumped his head,

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,

Mama called the doctor and the doctor said,

“No more monkeys jumping on the bed.”

{Continue counting down…}


Sing Along With the Five Little Monkeys


In case you’re more of a visual learner, my boys and I put together a little video showing you how we like to act out Five Little Monkeys.

Find More Free Finger Puppets


Ready to play along with even more rhymes for kids? Hop over to The Measured Mom and download a set of One Elephant Went Out to Play finger puppets. So cute, isn’t it?!One Elephant Went out to Play Finger Puppets



About Malia Hollowell

Malia is a National Board Certified elementary teacher turned stay at home mama to three young kids {4.5, 3 and 1}. She earned her Bachelor’s and Master’s in Education {go Stanford!} and spent seven years teaching in a classroom. Since starting Playdough to Plato in 2012, her ideas have been featured in Parenting Magazine, Pinterest's Top Educational Pins and Kiwi Crate.


  1. Wow, thank you, thank you!! My son LOVES 5 little monkeys. He is going to go crazy!

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