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!
This 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!
I made a set of cheeky little elf puppets and a sleigh to go along with the song and my smallest boy has been having lots of fun acting out the song!
We cut out our elves and taped a craft stick to each one to make them into puppets. Then we cut out the sleigh and folded the tabes 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.
You can download the free printable Christmas elves puppet set here.
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.
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What’s your favourite Christmas song??
What Christmas songs do your kids love to sing?
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.