Monkey Puzzle

Monkey Puzzle (also known as “Where’s my Mum?”) by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler is a firm favourite with children in our classes. The feeling and anxiety of not finding Mum immediately is a feeling that a lot of kids are able to identify with. They sympathise with the monkey as they meet lots of other animals in the jungle until, of course, they find MUM!

This story is fantastic for children learning language. It is full of phrases that kids can join in with and it is rich in descriptive vocabulary. Kids learn body parts, adjectives and describing ability and actions, as well as jungle animal vocabulary.

You can buy your own copy of the book here: Monkey Puzzle: Book and CD Pack

Monkey Puzzle resources - Kids Club English

On this page you can find Monkey Puzzle Activity Pack, free powerpoint games, simplified powerpoint story, story videos, body songs, monkey songsopposites songs, action songs, animal songs and related ‘Where is my Mum?’ stories.

Monkey Puzzle Crafts and Printables

Make and play with the crafts and activities in our Activity Pack. All activities come complete with detailed activity suggestions to inspire different ways of conducting each activity. Each activity is interactive to allow for maximum language practice. There are a range of templates to choose from so you can differentiate each activity to suit your child/children and context. See FULL DETAILS on Mindingkids OR TpT.

Monkey Puzzle Story videos


Choose your favourites from the galleries and sing and dance together.  You can also let the songs play continuously in the background if you use the playlists. Alternatively, go to our playlists on our Youtube channel.

Body songs




Monkey songs


Opposites songs




Action songs




Animals songs




Related story: Are you my Mom?


Powerpoint games

Use these simple powerpoint games to practise your target language from the story. See the notes section on the slides for activity suggestions on games you can play.

Monkey Puzzle – Hidden pictures

Monkey Puzzle - Hidden images

Practise animal vocabulary from the Monkey Puzzle story with these graudal reveal games.

Free download

Monkey Puzzle – Shapes reveal

Monkey Puzzle - Shapes reveal - Kids Club EnglishWatch the shapes disappear to reveal the Monkey Puzzle animals.

Free download


Powerpoint story

Monkey Puzzle powerpoint story

Monkey Puzzle Simplified powerpoint story -kids club english

This adapted version of the story includes useful phrases, jungle animals and body parts vocabulary.

Free download