Five Little Monkeys Quiet Book

I have recently developed interest in making quiet book pages for baby. It looks fun and I can customise the pages according to her liking. I began by making the Itsy Bitsy Spider page and now I have completed the Five Little Monkeys page.

Five Little Monkeys

I downloaded the printable templates from a blog named Imagine Our Life. The blog is written by Stephanie who is a graphic designer, crafter and montessori homeschooling mommy. Her blog has many quiet book tutorials and printable templates. I really admire her hard work and creativity.

Last month, I ordered the craft materials from EZbuy at a very attractive price. I bought various colors 1m felt cloth, 99 pieces of pre-cut 30cm x 30cm felt cloth (multi-color), buttons, velcro, fillers, and fabric.

After cutting out the templates, I traced them on the felt and cut out the pieces. All the small pieces were hand-sew because mum’s sewing machine is kept too deep in the storeroom and she is reluctant to get it out for me. For the big pieces, I used glue gun to stick them to the background felt. Personally, I prefer to sew all the parts because it gives a more 3D effect. But without the sewing machine, it would take ages for me to complete 1 page. So all hail the glue gun~

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Unlike Stephanie’s guide, I added velcro for the Mama Monkey and Doctor Monkey. Baby is too young to use clip buttons so velcro makes it easier for her to stick the monkeys. These yellow velcro which I got from EZbuy came with adhesive and I reinforce it with glue.

Notice the 5 little monkeys are individual pieces with no velcro attached. As I sing the song, baby will take 1 monkey to jump on the bed and then drop it on the floor until there is no little monkey left on the bed.

Five little monkeys 1

There is matching numbers on the little monkeys and their pillows. I would use it to teach baby numbers and asked her to match the numbers. Baby is 17 month old and she can recite 1 – 10 in English and Chinese with help for number 3 and 7 as she could not pronounce these two numbers yet.

Each monkey is filled with fillers so they are not so flat-looking.

In total, I took 4-5 nights (~3 hours each) to complete this page. I had to wait till baby is asleep before I can work on my project.

Mummy Monkey

Notice the phone which the Mama Monkey is holding? It coincidentally looks like iPhone X. LOL~
Anyway, it has a “picture” of the Doctor Monkey in white scrub because Mama Monkey is calling the doctor.

Doctor Monkey

And for the Doctor Monkey, he is holding the phone with Mama Monkey’s picture. When baby plays with the Mama and Doctor Monkeys, she would put them on her ear to pretend to make a call using their “phones”.

Overall, baby adores this quiet book page because she loves the song. She would not allow me to keep it away even when it’s her bedtime. Now I am even more motivated to make more pages for her to play and eventually bind it into a book.

Five Little Monkeys Lyrics

Five little monkeys jumping on the bed
One fell off and bumped his head
So Mama called the doctor and the doctor said
No more monkeys jumping on the bed!

Four little monkeys jumping on the bed
One fell off and bumped his head
So Mama called the doctor and the doctor said
No more monkeys jumping on the bed!

Three little monkeys jumping on the bed
One fell off and bumped his head
So Mama called the doctor and the doctor said
No more monkeys jumping on the bed!

Two little monkeys jumping on the bed
One fell off and bumped his head
So Mama called the doctor and the doctor said
No more monkeys jumping on the bed!

One little monkey jumping on the bed
He fell off and bumped his head
So Mama called the doctor and the doctor said
No more monkeys jumping on the bed!

No little monkeys jumping on the bed
None fell off and bumped his head
So Mama called the doctor and the doctor said
Put those monkeys back in bed!

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