Monday, September 26, 2011

HomeSchool Monkeys

NO MORE MONKEYS JUMPING ON THE BED!  Wish that would keep this little monkey from jumping on the bed...or off the school table!  But even this little monkey paused his jumping for this fun game.  I found it with my old teaching supplies.  And it was definitely a hit!   

We actually started with the larger one.  But I quickly remember the problem with this one...the pocket is too deep and you often have to dig out the monkeys when they fall further in the pocket.  So, we remedied that by quickly making another one, without the deep pocket.  I cut my 8 1/2 x 11 sheet of construction paper down to about 8 1/2 x 5.  I folded it over and stapled the sides leaving a 1 inch top margin.  I let my Little Squirt choose his fabric and we glued that on the front of the pocket to serve as the blanket.  We also glued on some cotton balls in the 1 inch margin to serve as pillows.  We added our monkeys and started singing...

5 little monkeys jumping on the bed.
1 fell off and bumped his head.
Mama called the doctor and the doctor said,
"No More Monkeys Jumping On The Bed!"

He would pull out a monkey, then we would count up the monkeys left in bed and start over again, until there were none left.  When we reached the end, he was always quick to slip those monkeys back under the blanket and say, "Let's do it again, Mommy!"

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  1. cute idea! i especially like that your blanket fix required staples and glue- now that is my kind of sewing!

  2. Thanks, Keri! Simplify is definitly my goal these days!

  3. Very cute! My kids love to retell that story, this would be fun! Thanks for sharing your link on ABC's show and tell.