Resources for Early Learning
Activities for Children
Download this document which aligns with the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) of Australia
Download the lyrics to the FUNKY MONKEY song which includes dance action steps for children (and aligns with EYLF Outcomes 3 and 5)
Activities for kids
Let their imagination create the fun!
Monkey and the Harbour Bridge
Build a bridge from blocks or recycled items or furniture.
Use blue plastic for water. Play with trucks and boats.
Play with a "barrel of monkeys" and act out the swinging and saving of Monkey
vehicles (getting from here to there); cars, buses, trucks, ferries, taxis
water taxis, bicycles, walking
safety issues and following people's instructions to be safe
(e.g the guide, Dave)
Monkey and Skiddles the Cat
Play games and sing songs with friends
benefits of cleaning up after ourselves
how to be a good friend
what friends can do for each other
Monkey and the Tip truck
Plant a garden
Play with zoo animals
Paint or draw animals running and jumping and being happy
listening to adults when we tell kids not to do something even though it looks fun
Monkey at the Bullfight
Have fun with castanets, dance and dresses ups.
Play flamenco music or the children's favourite music
Practise running fast
Act out a bullfight
Spain and other countries' events, dances and music.
other countries the children have visited
running and advantages of being fit and healthy
Monkey and the Farts
Fun acting "stop" to anxiety.
Introduce children to relaxing and healthy foods
Collage fun with relaxing/calming or stimulating food and drink
recognising, understanding and dealing with worry e.g.distraction, relaxation
and mindfulness skills, noting butterflies in the belly and other physical signs of anxiety
eating and exercise habits for healthy and happy minds
content from beyond blue.org.au or kidsmatter.edu.au
Monkey and the Bully
Have fun with a soccer ball!
respectful behaviour and ways to respond to bullying behaviour