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Miscellaneous Physical Play Monkey Game

Counting Game, Language Play, Physical Play and Play with Equipment/Props

This is a game where children play on playground equipment and chant a version of a well known rhyme.


At School 10

Players: 8
Age: 5-6
Props - climbing bars and board

Children balance on a board that is placed across climbing bars. They bounce on the board chanting:

'Six little monkeys jumping on the bed,
One fell off and bumped his head.'

One child falls off at this point in time and then the children continue with:

'Mother called the doctor and the doctor said,
'No more monkeys jumping on the bed''.

The game continues with five, four, three, two, one and no monkeys left.The number of children playing this game is governed by the space on the board.

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