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Monkeys
Submitted by: Judy Larson, Maud Marks
Audience
• Pre-school • Schoolage
Books
Caps for Sale by:Esphyr Slobodkina
A band of mischievous monkeys steals every one of a peddler's caps while he takes a nap under a tree.
Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed by:Eileen Christelow
A counting book in which one by one the little monkeys jump on the bed only to fall off and bump their heads.
Banana! by:Jonathan Allen
A one word story in which a mischievous monkey shares his bananas, causing trouble for his friends.
Curious George by:H A Rey
A classic tale of a curious, newly- captured monkey who gets himself into continual trouble
Songs
Five Little Monkeys
Five little monkeys swinging from a tree,
(Hold up five fingers.)
Teasing Mr. Alligator, "Can't catch me."
Along came Mr. Alligator quiet as can be,
And snatched a monkey right out of that tree!

(As you continue, hold up appropriate
number of fingers on hand.)
Four little monkeys . . .
Three little monkeys . . .
Two little monkeys . . .
One little monkey . . .

(After the last monkey, stick thumbs in ears and tease.)
Say, "Missed me, missed me.
Now you gotta kiss me!"
Simon Says Game
The leader gives the group a command and the players must obey only if the command starts with "Simon Says"
Other
Play a game of Barrel of Monkeys from Milton Bradley. See how many monkeys you can link together in the shortest time.