"Five little monkeys swinging in the tree, teasing Mr. Alligator, can't catch me, no you can't catch me."
"Along comes Mr. Alligator quiet as can be....SNAP!"
The children clap their hands together as the Alligator grabs a monkey from the tree with his puppet mouth.
Unfazed the four remaining monkeys continue to tease
and the song resumes:
"Four little monkeys swinging in the tree, teasing Mr. Alligator, can't catch me, no you can't catch me."
"Along comes Mr. Alligator quiet as can be.....SNAP!"
We keep singing and the monkey's keep teasing until there are,
" No more monkeys swinging in the tree."
The kids love this song and are really into the hand gestures as the alligator creeps along and SNAPS each monkey.
We have one little boy who would rather play teacher during our free play activity time then do anything else.
He'll sit himself down as if he's the teacher conducting circle and play with the songs notes, the job chart, the 'what's missing bag' and anything else that may be in our 'teacher box.'
If we want him to participate in the free play activities we have to remove the teacher box and place it out of reach.
What we really need to do is put him on the payroll and let him be the teacher. I'm sure he'd do a splendid job and as for the rest of us, we could just sit back and relax!