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5 Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed

This short chant is embedded in the childhoods of most every child in the United States.
As a follow-up, I recommend "No More Monkeys" from Putumayo's Animal Playground CD.



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!"

Three little monkeys jumping on the bed.
One fell off
and bumped her head.
Mama called the doctor and the doctor said,
"No more monkeys jumping on the bed!"

Two 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!"

One little monkey jumping on the bed.
She fell off
and bumped her head.
Mama called the doctor and the doctor said,
"No more monkeys jumping on the bed!"


Hold up five fingers and jump up and down
Hold up one finger, then roll that hand down to the floor
Tap your head with your fist
Pinky to your mouth and thumb to your ear like (what used to be) a telephone.
Put one hand on your hip and wag your index finger.

Hold up four fingers...