Worry thoughts can bully us in our heads and make us miserable.
This playful song introduces students to the idea that we all have the power to control our own thinking.
Now students can take the Monkey song home to practice and make perfect! Kids will be well prepared for classroom singing and concert performances. Singing Monkey in class is not only fun, it reminds everyone that positive behavior rocks.
Send this song home with kids as a REWARD
for those who have tamed their monkey thoughts brilliantly and exceeded all expectations with their personal behavior management. Wow - you did all that?
Use the Monkey to teach verse, chorus, bridge
song form. Use it to liven the mood when skies are grey and kids are drooping. And Monkey is a PERFECT addition to any classroom playlist!
Use this studio recording to illustrate how a saxophone can sound just like a monkey. Use the song for brain breaks, transitions, and for reminding kids that misbehaving can often be simply the result of misbehaving monkey thoughts in their heads. Be gone, monkey thought. I can do better!
Monkey is a highly entertaining performance choice for any young choir.
Parents are amused and entertained as kids remind everyone - including parents - not to listen to those pesky worry thoughts that can bully us endlessly. Enjoy!
Actually, come to think of it, Monkey is a great song to send home to helicopter parent households. A little bit of new thinking might help...
Listen to a sample of this fun song in the PREVIEW.
Background: "Monkey mind" is a term often used when teaching mindfulness.
Included in this unit:
studio recording of the Monkey song
full band accompaniment track, including one of our dads on sax as the monkey!
sheet music in the original key - piano, chords, melody line, lyrics
song sheet in the original key - melody line, lyrics, chords
guitar chord sheet - original key
sheet music transposed up one step
song sheet transposed up one step
license that allows 30 students to take the Monkey song track home
license that allows 40 copies of Monkey lyrics to go home too
We have included sheet music in a higher key because some of the lower notes in the recorded version of this song may be a little low for younger students. The transposed music gives offers music teachers options.
Hand these fabulous Monkey song units that support this song
to subs, use them on rainy days, use them to cover writing in music class.
Monkey ELA, posters, song unit with lit connections - older kids
Monkey song ELA, posters and more unit 1-3
More sweet song kits for music teachers:
courage / empathy / save the world song kit FEARLESS
friendship loyalty GOT YOUR BACK song kit
save the world / make a difference song kit EINSTEIN
touching and timely peace song kit ENOUGH
GIFT appreciation friendship song kit
lyrics and music - Lessia Bonn
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