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3 Little Monkeys Song and Number Sequence Activity

August 14, 2021 in Early Math Skills, Math - No Comments


If you are an early-Ed teacher you understand how songs you sing in the classroom can become some of the songs you secretly love as well. For me, it has been Miss. Polly had a Dolly, Hurry Hurry Drive the Fire Truck, Slippery fish and now it is 3 Little Monkeys!! So check out this post about the 3 Little Monkeys Song and Number Sequence Activity you can use in the classroom.

One of the fundamental lessons that children need for math is understanding how numbers are always based on a pattern and sequence. Teaching your early learning students that a set number of objects can be shown through pictorial representation and numerical representation is a vital lesson.


Really this is just a fancy way of saying that a child understands that each item represents a number if we were to count them.

So, in order to really solidify this concept in the classroom, we absolutely love to sing a whole bunch of number songs.

And today we have been totally singing 3 Little Monkeys at the top of our lungs.

We don’t know if you have heard of Joe Scruggs but he has a whole video on the 3 little monkeys song and it is adorable to watch!!

On top of that, the students ask to watch this video again and again!!


So, we thought why not make some cute printables and a song sheet that you can use in the classroom!!
You can find the song sheet and printable in the Pails of Love TPT Store.


Normally, we like to have tons of props to use during circle time and this is a song to definitely use props for. You can either print out a class set or a set for each student.

And then it is easy, cut them out and laminate your clipart and tape or glue popsicle sticks to the back.

The students absolutely love being able to snap and have their monkeys eaten by the alligator.

If you are not familiar with the song and want the short version the lyrics are:

Three little monkeys swinging in the tree

teasing Mr. Alligator can’t catch me….can’t catch me

along came Mr. Alligator quiet as can be

and SNAP

Two little monkeys swinging in the tree

teasing Mr. Alligator can’t catch me….can’t catch me

along came Mr. Alligator quiet as can be

and SNAP

One little monkeys swinging in the tree

teasing Mr. Alligator can’t catch me….can’t catch me

along came Mr. Alligator quiet as can be

and SNAP

nanny nanny boo boo

you can’t catch me

Aren’t those lyrics adorable??

What’s even more adorable are the squeals of delight that come when you sing with your students in your class!!

So, if you are totally enamored by these adorable printables and really the song in itself, head over to our TPT store to purchase your own 3 Little Monkeys set!!

Miss. Merry Berry

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