We love a good counting song at our house. And since it is Christmas, we are loving a Christmas Counting Song, the Five Little Elves song!
Have fun singing this adorable Christmas counting song and using our five little Christmas elves printable puppets.
Do you know the Five Little Elves Christmas song?
This adorable Christmas counting song is sung to the tune of ‘Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed’, but this time there are five little elves and they are jumping on Santa’s sleigh!
Here’s how it goes…
Five Little Elves Song
Five little elves jumping on the sleigh,
One jumped off and ran away!
Mama called Santa and Santa did say,
“No more elves jumping on the sleigh!”
Continue the song with four, three, two and one elf, until no more elves are left, then sing..
No more elves jumping on the sleigh,
They all jumped off and ran away!
Five Little Elves Printable Puppets
Kids will have fun acting out the song, and counting down as each elf jumps on the sleigh and then runs away!
To make the Christmas Elves puppets you’ll need to download the free printable (scroll down for the link), and print the elves and the sleigh. You can print the elves onto regular printer paper and laminate them, but the sleigh will need to be printed onto cardstock so it will stand up on it’s own.
After cutting out the elves we taped them onto craft sticks to turn them into puppets, but you could also glue them onto clothes pegs so you could peg them onto the sleigh.
Then we cut out the sleigh and folded the tabs at each side to make it stand up.
We added a few Christmas decorations to set the scene and we were ready to sing!
The Five Little Elves free printable puppet set includes five cheeky elf puppets, a sleigh, and a printable page with song words.
This printable is an A4 sized pdf file, you will need a pdf reader such as adobe acrobat to open it. If you are printing on US ‘letter sized’ paper be sure to select ‘fit’ or ‘shrink to fit’ from your printer options. I suggest printing the puppets and seligh onto card or matte photo paper.
Please remember that the printables at picklebums.com are for personal use only, you may not sell, share, or link directly to these files.
What’s your favourite Christmas song??
What Christmas songs do your kids love to sing?
Do they know this fun Five Little Elves Christmas counting song?
Or perhaps you are celebrating something else at this time of year and have a great song to share from your celebration?
If you are looking for more fun, free printable, Christmas activities, you can find all of our Christmas printables here.