Lyrics

Five little monkeys hanging from a tree,
Teasing Mr. Crocodile,
“You can’t catch me, no you can’t catch me!”
Along came the crocodile, slow as can be:
SNAP!

Four little monkeys…

Three little monkeys…

Two little monkeys…

One little monkey…

Away swam Mr. Crocodile, as full as can be!

Another version

Five little monkeys swinging from a tree,
Teasing Mr. Alligator,
“You can’t catch me, no you can’t catch me!”
Along came Mr. Alligator, quiet as can be:
SNAP!

Four little monkeys…

Three little monkeys…

Two little monkeys…

One little monkey…

No more monkeys swinging from a tree!


Hand motions

Five little monkeys = hold hand with five fingers extended upside down

SNAP = clap hands together with arms extended (like crocodile jaws)


Lesson Ideas – High & Low

  • “You can’t catch me…” = Speak with a high (taunting) voice
  • “Along came a crocodile…” = Speak with a low (menacing) voice

See also


Extras for Plus Members

  • Printable Visuals
            
  •  Chant (PDF)