Thursday, January 13, 2011

Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed

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My little girls love Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed!My 2 yr. old loves to quote, “No more monkeys jumping on the bed!” in her best parent voice. It makes me smile when she says this. :)

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With a little help from a Barrel of Monkeysand Dora Dollhouse Furniture,we recreated the story and practiced counting.

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This activity was a hit with the girls!

Guided Questions:

How many monkeys are jumping on the bed? (Count together)
How many fell off? (We put all the hurt monkeys in a pile aka “Dr. office)
How many monkeys are left on the bed? (Count together)
How many monkeys have bumped their heads? (ie. 3 left in the bed and 2 have already hurt their heads)

Extensions:
Check out Mm is for Monkey printables from Confessions of a Homeschooler.
Carisa from 1+1+1=1 has a Five Little Monkeys Tot Pack available too.




Shibley Smiles

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7 Comments:

Blogger Lindsay said...

Great extension to the book. My son loves t play with the monkeys from barrel of monkeys we will have to act out the story with them next time!

January 13, 2011 at 8:07 AM  
Blogger Itsy Bitsy Learners said...

What a great way for hands on math!

January 13, 2011 at 10:09 AM  
Blogger Michelle said...

Love this :)

January 13, 2011 at 12:07 PM  
Blogger Marci said...

Great idea! I have a bed, a barrel of monkeys and this book, I may have to do this today.

January 13, 2011 at 12:36 PM  
Blogger Michelle said...

Excellent guided questions and a great hands-on math lesson!

January 13, 2011 at 8:39 PM  
Blogger JDaniel4's Mom said...

This is a great way to retell the story. Glad Dora was willing to share her bed. The questions you asked were wonderful.

Thanks for linking to Read.Explore.Learn. I will Stumble this post.

January 15, 2011 at 10:46 PM  
Blogger Michelle said...

What fun!

January 20, 2011 at 11:34 AM  

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