Monday, November 3, 2014

10 in the Bed Math and Literacy Activities

Using songs, nursery rhymes, and chants to teach literacy and math skills can be fun and engaging for children.  These type of activities build oral fluency which will lead to reading fluency.  Children can also rewrite their own songs, poems, and chants based off of their favorite ones.  This is a new version of an old song 10 in the Bed.  

You can use this song to work on subtraction within numbers of 10 and focus on the skill of one less. The song is repetitive and the children can visually see and kinesthetically manipulate the monkeys as they sing the song.  By using a paint stick and clothespins it becomes a hands-on game that builds fine motor skills.  You can make several different versions of the bed.  For directions on making the bed below,  read my post about Five Little Monkeys Jumping of the Bed HERE.  

MATERIALS

MATH LEARNING ACTIVITIES
  • one-to-one correspondence
  • counting
  • subtracting one from a set
  • decomposing numbers (taking the number 10 - monkeys and breaking the set into 2 parts).
    • 9 on the bed 1 off the bed
    • 8 on the bed 2 off the bed
    • 7 on the bed 3 off the bed
    • 6 on the bed 4 off the bed
    • 5 on the bed 5 off the bed
    • 4 on the bed 6 off the bed
    • 3 on the bed 7 off the bed
    • 2 on the bed 8 off the bed
    • 1 on the bed 9 off the bed
The monkeys on this printable are a smaller version than the ones in Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed to allow 10 to fit on the bed.



You can also use duct tape and cover the paint stick to make a bed.  There are so many different colors of duct tape to choose from now.  Check out the Dollar Tree.  They carry duct tape in different colors.  The rolls do not have as much on them as the ones you find in Target or Walmart, but you can buy a variety of colors for smaller projects.  Here are some examples on Amazon.

WORDS TO THE SONG

There were 10 in the bed and the monkeys said, "Roll over. Roll over."
And they all rolled over and one fell out. 
There were 9 in the bed and the monkeys said, "Roll over. Roll over."
And they all rolled over and one fell out.
There were 8 in the bed and the monkeys said, "Roll over. Roll over."
And they all rolled over and one fell out.
There were 7 in the bed and the monkeys said, "Roll over. Roll over."
And they all rolled over and one fell out.
There were 6 in the bed and the monkeys said, "Roll over. Roll over."
And they all rolled over and one fell out.
There were 5 in the bed and the monkeys said, "Roll over. Roll over."
And they all rolled over and one fell out.
There were 4 in the bed and the monkeys said, "Roll over. Roll over."
And they all rolled over and one fell out.
There were 3 in the bed and the monkeys said, "Roll over. Roll over."
And they all rolled over and one fell out.
There were 2 in the bed and the monkeys said, "Roll over. Roll over."
And they all rolled over and one fell out.
There was 1 in the bed and the monkey said, "Good night!"

Want the words to this in a book format?  CLICK HERE for the FREE printable.

Another option is to let the children paint their own with Do-A-Dot Rainbow Markers .



 
 Want to make a fancy bed?  Use doll clothespins, extra long popsicle sticks, and a piece of felt or material.



MATERIALS NEEDED FOR BED

4 short popsicle sticks
Small piece of material or felt
Glue gun


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2 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing these terrific ideas, Kathy! I've always loved that song, and you made it so much more than just subtraction!
    Linda

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    1. I love it too!!! Thanks for visiting my blog.

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