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Puppets Songs and Fingerplays

Five Little Monkeys


Five little monkeys jumping on the bed.
(Hold up one hand with five fingers and bounce up and down.)

One fell off and hurt his head.
(Hold up index finger, then hold head in hands.)

Called up the doctor, and the doctor said,
(Make a telephone dialing motion, then hold "phone" to ear.)

"No more monkeys jumping on the bed."
(Repeat using four, three, two and one monkeys.)

(Traditional, United States)

monkeys on fingers

The Mulberry Bush


Here we go round the mulberry bush,
the mulberry bush, the mulberry bush.

Here we go round the mulberry bush,
on a cold and frosty morning.

(Traditional, Great Britain)

kids dancing around brush

Where is Thumbkin?


(Tune: Are You Sleeping?)

  1. Where is Thumbkin? Where is Thumbkin? (Use thumb)
  2. Here I am, here I am;
    How are you today, sir?
    Very well, I say sir,
    Run away, run away.

  3. Where is Pointer....etc. (Use index finger)

  4. Where is Tall Man....etc. (Use middle finger)

  5. Where is Ring Man....etc. (Use ring finger)

  6. Where is Baby or Pinky....etc. (Use pinky finger)

  7. Where are All the Men....etc. (Use all fingers)

Suggestion: Use with right hand, left hand, right foot, left foot as time permits.

(Traditional, Great Britain, North America)

thumbs up

Where is Kitty?


(Tune: Are You Sleeping)

Where is Kitty? Where is Kitty?
Here I am, here I am;

How are you today, kitty?
Very well I say, kitty,

run away, run away.

Use this song with a simple sock puppet that is made like a kitty. Put the kitty puppet behind your back, over your shoulder or under your arm.

(Traditional, United States)

cat in box