• Stephanie Smith

"Five Little Yogis" Mini Class for Toddlers


Another one of my daughter's favorite nursery rhymes is "Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed." She enjoys acting this one out: whenever the song comes on, she climbs onto her bed or the couch and jumps with all of her might, then crashes down, curls bouncing every which way, giggling.


I often sing this yogi version to Q to make a game of the song. It's great for preschoolers as a little intro to kids yoga. I change the last line to include a different yoga pose each time, and end with savasana or child's pose. Feel free to pick your own favorite poses for your little one. Make sure they don't bump their little heads!

Five Little Yogis Jumping on the Bed

Five little yogis jumping on the bed

One fell off and bumped his head

Mama called the doctor, what’d the doctor say?

Come to monkey pose and say namaste


Four little yogis jumping on the bed

One fell off and bumped his head

Mama called the doctor, what’d the doctor say?

Come to banana pose and say namaste


Three little yogis jumping on the bed

One fell off and bumped his head

Mama called the doctor, what’d the doctor say?

Come to tree pose and say namsate


Two little yogis jumping on the bed

One fell off and bumped his head

Mama called the doctor, what’d the doctor say?

Come to frog pose and say namaste


One little yogi jumping on the bed

He fell off and bumped his head

Mama called the doctor, what’d the doctor say?

Come to dog pose and say namaste

No little yogis jumping on the bed

They fell asleep while laying their heads

Mama called the doctor, what’d the doctor say?

Come to savasana....namaste!

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