Combining the book Eight Silly Monkeys illustrated by Steve Haskamp with this song provides students with visual, kinesthetic, and auditory modes of learning. Can you imitate the different motor skills the monkeys display in the book, like jumping, dancing, spinning, and sliding?
“Eight Silly Monkeys” provides opportunities to address these objectives:
-Improve object identification
-Increase ability to count backwards from 8
-Increase sustained attention
Help participants brainstorm other movements the monkeys might do, and write additional verses accordingly.