My kids love to jump on the bed and hear me shouting "no more monkeys jumping on the bed!" like the angry mommy monkey with curlers in her hair. If your kids like the 5 Little Monkeys nursery rhyme too, they will love this free printable.
This FREE 5 Little Monkeys activity is great for counting, number recognition, and one-to-one correspondence. It also comes with number words for children learning to read.
The way that I play this game with my kids is we stick all the monkeys on the bed and place the number 5 in the box. Then we start singing the song and remove one monkey one by one (as they fall off the bed) while changing the number cards, until there are zero monkeys left.
You can see a video of my daughter playing this game:
If you liked this activity you might also like our Feed the Monkey Board Game!