Storytime: Monkeys

DOOR 2 DOOR STORYTIME

EARLY CHILDHOOD LITERACY SKILLS:  Vocabulary

BOOKS TO DISPLAY

Banana by Ed Vere
Tall
by Jez Alborough
Monkey Face by Frank Asch
Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed
by Eileen Christelow
Five Little Monkeys Jump in the Bath by Eileen Christelow
Five Little Monkeys Play Hide and Seek by Eileen Christelow
Two Little Monkeys
by Mem Fox
Monkey Lost
by Ed Heck
Ten Naughty Little Monkeys by Suzanne Williams
Night Monkey, Day Monkey
by Julia Donaldson
Double Those Wheels by Nancy Raines Day
Yes by Jez Alborough
Count the Monkeys by Marc Barnett

BASIC TIMELINE

  1. Intro
  2. Hello Song
  3. Read-a-Loud Book
  4. Finger Puppet Rhyme
  5. Action Rhyme
  6. Read-a-Loud Book
  7. Action Rhyme
  8. Read-a-Loud Book
  9. Flannelboard
  10. ASL Goodbye Song
  11. Craft

READ-A-LOUD BOOKS

Monkey Storytime Books

Be Quiet, Mike! by Leslie Patricelli
Kiki’s Blanket
by Janie Bynum
Monkey and Me by Emily Gravett

ACTIVITIES

Finger Puppet Rhyme: Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed (via Storytime Katie)
Five 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!”
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 monkeys jumping on the bed
One fell off and bumped her head
Mama called the doctor and the doctor said,
“Put those monkeys straight to bed!”

Action Rhyme: Monkey See, Monkey Do (via Perry Public Library)
Monkey see, monkey do
Little monkey in the zoo
Monkey, monkey, in the tree
Can you jump around like me?
Monkey see, monkey do
Little monkey in the zoo
Monkey, monkey, in the tree
Can you swing your tail like me?
Monkey see, monkey do
Little monkey in the zoo
Monkey, monkey, in the tree
Can you clap your hands like me?
Monkey see, monkey do
Little monkey in the zoo
Monkey, monkey, in the tree
Can you nod your head like me?
Monkey see, monkey do
Little monkey in the zoo
Monkey, monkey, in the tree
Can you sit down like me?

Action Rhyme: Three Little Monkeys (via Library Village)
Three little monkeys sitting in a tree (hold up 3 fingers)
Eating bananas just like me (pretend to eat a banana)
One had a frown (make a frown face)
One had a grin (make a smile)
One had banana all over his chin! (rub chin

Flannelboard: Five Little Monkeys (via Perry Public Library)
Five little monkeys swinging in a tree
Teasing Mr. Crocodile, “You can’t catch me! You can’t catch me!”
Along comes Mr. Crocodile, as quiet as can be
And SNAPPED that monkey out of the tree!
Four little monkeys swinging in a tree
Teasing Mr. Crocodile, “You can’t catch me! You can’t catch me!”
Along comes Mr. Crocodile, as quiet as can be
And SNAPPED that monkey out of the tree!
Three little monkeys swinging in a tree
Teasing Mr. Crocodile, “You can’t catch me! You can’t catch me!”
Along comes Mr. Crocodile, as quiet as can be
And SNAPPED that monkey out of the tree!
Two little monkeys swinging in a tree
Teasing Mr. Crocodile, “You can’t catch me! You can’t catch me!”
Along comes Mr. Crocodile, as quiet as can be
And SNAPPED that monkey out of the tree!
One little monkey swinging in a tree
Teasing Mr. Crocodile, “You can’t catch me! You can’t catch me!”
Along comes Mr. Crocodile, as quiet as can be
And SNAPPED that monkey out of the tree!
No more monkeys swinging in the tree

CRAFT: Paper Bag Monkey Puppet!

Monkey Paper Bag Puppets

This week’s storytime craft was inspired by an adorable prototype I discovered via Pinterest, but comes from the website: Chinmaya Mission Tri-State Center. I made a few modifications, and created templates. Then, I used those templates to trace all of the pieces on cream and brown colored cardstock. Lately, I’ve been paper-clipping craft pieces into sets in order to make distribution easier. Black markers and googly eyes were provided. My storytime attendees had a blast playing with their monkey puppets, and someone burgled my sample.

REVIEW:

Be Quiet, Mike! was a big hit. I loved the book so much I ordered a copy for my niece AND my library’s storytelling collection. Kiki’s Blankie is a sweet read and the children enjoyed her antics. I love the adorable illustrations, and Kiki’s empathy invoking features. Unfortunately, my munchkins developed a case of the wiggles throughout Monkey and Me but I don’t blame the story. Something must have been in the water. The extension rhymes went over well. I took a chance and repeated Five Monkeys Swinging in the Tree from the previous week. Once again, the children were spellbound by my alligator hand puppet the action rhyme.

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