Monkey Story Time – Toddler

Opening song

Sign language for monkey

Book: Monkey Colors by Darrin Lunde, illustrated by Patricia J. Wynne

monkey colors

Rhyme: Monkey see, monkey do, little monkey in the zoo
Monkey, monkey, in the tree.
Can you jump around like me?
(swing your tail, clap your hands, nod your head).
(Source: Perry Public Library)

Song: “Monkey Dance” – The Wiggles: Yummy Yummy

Book: Monkey See, Look at Me! by Lorena Siminovich

monkey see look at me

Rhyme: Five little monkeys jumping on the bed

Song: (tune: “The Wheels on the Bus”)

The monkeys in the zoo turn round and round,
Round and round,
Round and round.
The monkeys in the zoo turn round and round,
Just like I do.

The monkeys in the zoo all touch their toes…
The monkeys in the zoo all rub their tummies…
The monkeys in the zoo all pat their heads…
The monkeys in the zoo jump up and down…

Song: “Shake Your Sillies Out” – The Wiggles: Yummy, Yummy

Song: “Reach for the Ceiling” – Carol Totsky Hammett: Toddlers on Parade

Book: Banana by Ed Vere

banana

Song: “Jumping and Counting” – Jim Gill: Jim Gill’s Irrational Anthem

Song: “Icky-Sticky Bubble Gum” – David Landau: Kids and Kitties

Closing rhyme

Craft: Monkey face on a stick (inspired by Miss Meg’s Storytime)

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