The Five Little Elves song is a fun Christmas counting song that is even more fun when you use our free five little elves printable puppets!
This cute 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! Kids will love using the printable elf puppets to act out the song as you sing it together.
Do you know the Five Little Elves Christmas song?
This is an adorable Christmas counting song with cheeky little Christmas elves as the main characters!
This song is perfect for a group time activity in your classroom, or for having fun singing with your kids at home.
Kids will love acting out the song with the elf puppets, as they work on language skills and maths skills. This song is a great way to introduce or practice the concept of simple subtraction as your kids count how many elves are left after each one runs away!
For more elf fun try this adorable elf craft printable which is a great name recognition activity for preschoolers.
And for more fun Christmas counting songs, check out our Five Little Christmas trees printable puppets!
Five Little Elves Song Lyrics.
This adorable Christmas counting song is sung to the tune of ‘Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed’,
Here’s the Five Little Elves song lyrics:
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
To make singing this song even more fun, we’ve made a set of cheeky little elf puppets and a sleigh to go along with the song!
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. It will fit to print on US ‘letter sized’ paper, just be sure to select ‘fit’ or ‘shrink to fit’ from your printer options to allow for printer margins.
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If you are looking for even more fun, free printable, Christmas activities, you can find all of our Christmas printables here, including games and activities for kids, advent printables, gift tags, wrapping paper, gift boxes and more!