I found this rhyme on a few websites in my search for a new monster fingerplay for Toddler Time this week and i modified it just a bit.
The original line was "he calls for another friend to play." I changed it to "called up another friend to play" and pulled out one of our green toy cell phones for this line. it was so fun; everyone was waiting to see who the next monster to join our group would be!
i did not have time to make felt monsters this week so i just printed these images from the internet.
I started with Cookie Monster on my blue board. What color is Cookie Monster?
One little monster came to school (hold up one finger)
He tried to follow every rule (wave finger back & forth)
He had such a happy day
He called up another friend to play (pick up toy phone and pretend to dial!)
Now how many monsters do we have?
Two little monsters…Hey Zoe!!!
Three little monsters…Hey Grover!
Four little monsters…Hey Rosita!
Five little monsters came to school
They tried to follow every rule
They had such a happy day
5 little monsters love to play!!!!
Thanks for reading!