Five Little Monkeys

This song works well for fingerplay - especially showing the counting down of the monkeys left on the bed!

This song also works well for:

  • Preparing the rhythmic element 'tum ti'.
  • Preparing the melodic element 'fa'.
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Kodály Analysis:

Five Little Monkeys Theme: Animals Games: Action
Partner: Form: Song Type:
Scale: Hexachord CSP: C Age: Early Childhood - Lower Primary
Tones: d finalis r m f s l d high Rhythm: ; ; ;  
Melodic: d l ; l s l ; l d ; d s d ; l m r d ; s d high ; d high l ; l s f m r d finalis
Prep: , f


Origin: Nursery Rhyme
Source: Arr. M. McLatchey

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