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Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed

monkey activity Download the activity pack for 99p

Includes lyrics, a make, spot the difference, colouring and more


This is a traditional English language song that can be used for skipping (jump rope) and can be played with hand actions so that each of your fingers represent a monkey.
It is also a useful song for teaching signing and counting.
I added the last two verses so the monkeys' Daddy becomes a part of the story as well. I changed the arrangement from the traditional 'Shortnin' Bread' to something that sounded more like a lullaby so the monkeys can go to sleep.
- Ed Hartwell

Video Credits:

Produced by Sarah Simi & Ed Hartwell (Woolly Vision)
Animation and Direction: Ed Hartwell
Art Direction: Sarah Simi
Puppets: Caroline Bletsis
Set Elements and Props: Laura Gardner (Little Egg Designs) and Leeanne Bell
Music performed by Gemma Storr
Recorded by Steve Pretty
Additional vocals by Ed Hartwell and Steve Pretty

Activity Pack makes and drawings by Carol Law