Preschool Teaching Tips: How to teach Five Little Monsters by Super Simple Songs


(playful music) – Five Little Monsters is
a silly and slightly spooky version of the popular children’s
song Five Little Monkeys. It includes simple vocabulary and focuses on counting down from five. The actions are super simple and super fun with a spooky twist making
it a great song to sing at Halloween or any time of the year. Stay tuned until after the song
to learn some fun activities you can do with Five Little Monsters. (playful music) Now let’s get started. (Five Little Monsters tune) ♪ Five little monsters
jumping on the bed ♪ ♪ One fell off and bumped her head ♪ ♪ Mummy called the doctor
and the doctor said ♪ ♪ No more monsters jumping on the bed ♪ ♪ Four little monsters
jumping on the bed ♪ ♪ One fell off and bumped her head ♪ ♪ Mummy called the doctor
and the doctor said ♪ ♪ No more monsters jumping on the bed ♪ ♪ Three little monsters
jumping on the bed ♪ ♪ One fell off and bumped her head ♪ ♪ Mummy called the doctor
and the doctor said ♪ ♪ No more monsters jumping on the bed ♪ ♪ Two little monsters jumping on the bed ♪ ♪ One fell off and bumped her head ♪ ♪ Mummy called the doctor
and the doctor said ♪ ♪ No more monsters jumping on the bed ♪ ♪ One little monster jumping on the bed ♪ ♪ She fell off and bumped her head ♪ ♪ Mummy called the doctor
and the doctor said ♪ ♪ No more monsters jumping on the bed ♪ (playful music) That was Five Little Monsters. Five Little Monsters is a
great song to use anytime children need to get up and be active. You can use gestures
for a finger play song or have everyone stand in a circle and pretend to be monsters. Try going around the circle
and ask your students what kind of monster they are one at a time. Ask them are they big, small, tall, short? How many eyes do they have? Then, take turns pretending
to be each kind of monster together as a class. Have your students watch the
video for some monster ideas. You can act out the song in
other ways too using a play set like this one from Super Simple. Give each of your students
a piece of the play set and have them act out that part. You can also have your students
create their own monster crafts or drawings and have
them present them to the class. Then, play the song and
have them act out the song with the monsters they created. Because this is a spooky version, we change the word mommy to mummy. Point this out to your students
while showing them a picture of the mummy character. Ask them if the word
sounds different at all. Ask why they think we sing
mummy instead of mommy in this version. See if they get it. This song is a great introduction
to the expression no more. Language that can come in
handy for teachers and parents. Try having your students act
out other monster actions one at a time like growling or stomping and everyone else can
tell them no more monsters stomping on the bed. Try adding more monsters to the bed for a backwards counting challenge. You can add as many
monsters jumping on the bed as you have students in your class. Have them sit down one at
a time once they’ve bumped their heads until no more
monsters are jumping on the bed. After each verse, ask them
how many monsters are left? So even the students who are sitting down are still involved. This is a great song to
use for a counting theme. The possibilities for simple counting activities are endless. You could print out a
set of monster images and count them together as a class. You could print out
different kinds of monsters and sort them into piles while counting. Or for older students, you could try a simple relay race game. Put magnets on the back
of your mini monsters and draw two beds on the board. Divide the class into two
groups and make two lines at the opposite end of the room. Have a relay race where
students run and add a monster to their team’s bed. Use a countdown timer
to count down to zero. When time is up, count the number of monsters
on each team’s bed as a class. We hope you enjoy Five Little Monsters. Keep on singing, learning, and having fun. Thanks for watching. Be sure to check out Supersimple.com for more songs and resources. If you have any ideas
on how to use this song in the classroom or at home, let us know in the comments below and be sure to subscribe
for more teaching tips. – [Kid] Woo!

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