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Activities:  Monkey Swing

Little Monkey swing in a tree

All hold hands and swing with me.

Swing up high and swing down low,

Swing in the tree now don’t let go.

Swing,

Monkey see Monkey do Children sit in circle. One child is selected to leave the room.  Of the children left in the circle, one is chosen to be the first monkey. The monkey remains seated and makes hand movements such as clapping, waiving arms or patting body. The monkey does one movement for 10 to 15 seconds and then changes to another movement. The absent child is invited back to the circle.  This child must  try to guess who the monkey is. When He/she guesses correctly, He sits down and the monkey becomes the guesser. Continue playing as long as the children are having fun. If you would like, you may play music during the game.

Craft: Muffy the Monkey–This could be a wall hanging or a mask(cut holes for eyes instead of painting) Using a paper plate, paint the rim.  Make three paper circles for monkeys ears and mouth. Glue or staple them on painted plate.  paint on eyes and nose.

Food:

Monkey bread 1 cup sugar 2 t. cinnamon 3 cans buttermilk biscuits 1 stick butter 9″ bundt pan Combine sugar and cinnamon together in a small bowl and set aside. Cut biscuits in quarters and roll in cinnamon/sugar mixture. Melt butter in  pan and mix with remaining cinnamon/sugar mixture. Pour over dough and bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. Serve inverted on platter while still warm but not piping hot.

Jungle Juice 1 banana 1 cup frozen strawberries 1 container (6 oz) low fat yogurt 2 Tablespoons strawberry syrup fresh orange slices place banana, strawberries,yogurt, and frozen orange juice concentrate in blender. Blend until smooth, scraping as needed. Evenly drizzle syrup around inside of 2 tall,clear glasses. Pour jungle juice into glasses. Garnish with orange slices.

Literature:

  • Curious George Books
  • All monkeys Love Bananas–Sean Avery
  • Hand, Hand Fingers Thumb–Al Perkins

Music:  I’m a little monkey ( I’m a little teapot)

I’m a little monkey in a tree.

swinging by my tail so merrily

I can leap and fly from tree to tree

I have lots of fun you see

I’m a  little monkey watch me play

Munching on bananas every day

Lots of monkey friends to play with me

We have fun up in a tree.

122Poetry:  

Five little Monkeys jumping on the bed One fell off and bumped his head Momma called the doctor and the doctor said No more monkey jumping on the bed Four little monkeys jumping on the bed. . . continue counting down to 0.

Extras:

Monkey see Monkey do

The monkey stomp, stomps, stomps his feet.

The monkey stomp, stomps, stomps his feet.

Monkey see monkey do The monkey does the same as you.

The monkey clap, claps, claps his hands.

The monkey clap, claps, claps his hands.

Monkey see, monkey do The monkey does the same as you.

extra verses– cover,covers,covers his eyes; jump, jumps,jumps  up and down.

five beanie monkeys Underneath the monkey tree

Come and play with me.

Underneath the monkey tree.

Monkey see and monkey do

Just like monkeys in the zoo.

Swing your tail, one, two, three. Underneath the monkey tree.

Monkey see monkey do.

Just like monkeys in the zoo.

Jump around and smile like me.

Underneath the monkey tree.

monkey see monkey do.

Just like monkeys in the zoo.

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