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Number Printing Poem

Number 1
is like a stick
A straight line down
that's very quick!

For number 2
go right around
Then make a line
across the ground!

Go right around
What will it be?
Go round again
to make a 3!

Down and over
and down some more
That's the way
to make a 4!

Go down and around
Then you stop
Finish the 5
with a line on top!

Make a curve
Then a loop
There are no tricks
to making a 6!

Across the sky
and down from heaven
That's the way
to make a 7!

Make a "S"
And then don't wait
Climb up again
to make an 8!

Make a loop
And then a line
That's the way
to make a 9!

Make a 1
and then an "o"
10 are all your fingers
you know!


Number Poem

Down you run and 1 is done.

Around, and down, and out go you,
That's the way to make a 2.

Around, and around, just like a bee,
That's the way to make a 3.

Down, across, and down once more,
That's the way to make a 4.

Short neck, belly fat,
Number 5 wears a hat.

Down, around, in a circle you go,
That's a six, just as you know.

Straight across, slide down from heaven,
That's the way to make a 7.

First a snake, then come back straight,
That's the way to make an 8.

First a ball and then a line,
That's the way to make a 9.

Tall straight, circle then,
That's the way to make a 10


1, 2, 3, 4, 5

One, two, three, four five!
Once I caught a fish alive;
Six, seven, eight, nine, ten.
Then I let it go again.

Why did you let it go?
Because it bit my finger so.
Which finger did it bite?
This little finger on my right.


The Garden

One, two, three,
The garden is growing.
Four, five, six,
Now it needs hoeing.
Seven, eight, nine,
Down go the weeds.
Ten, eleven, twelve,
Water it needs.
Thirteen, fourteen,
Here comes a shower.
Fifteen, sixteen,
A carrot and a flower!


Odd and Even

If you are an even number
You always have a pair
So if you look around
Your buddy will always be there
But ...
If you are an odd number
There's always a lonely one
He looks around to find his buddy
But he's the only one.

Marg Wadsworth


Zero, two, four, six, eight
Being even is just great.

One, three, five, seven, nine
Being odd is just fine.


Zero the hero came to school.
Zero the hero knows a rule:
Zero the hero stays in a space,
So all the other numbers get in the right place!


2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20
Our legs, our arms, our hands, our feet
We count in pairs of two.
2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20
Our eyes, our ears, our socks, our shoes,
We count on me and you.

2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20


3, 6, 9, 12, 15, 18, 21
24 and 27, isn't counting fun?
3, 6, 9, 12, 15, 18, 21
24 and 27, 30 and you're done.
There was a hungry wolf,
A-searching for his lunch,
He spotted 3 cute homes,
A-sitting in a bunch
The homes of 3 small pigs,
Of hay and bricks and sticks.
He tried to blow their houses down,
but ended in a fix,
3, 6, 9, 12, 15, 18, 21
24 and 27, isn't counting fun.
3, 6, 9, 12, 15, 18, 21
24 and 27, 30 and now you're done.

3, 6, 9, 12, 15, 18, 21


4 tens is forty, four-fold is four times more,
4 seasons in a year, 4 twenties is fours score.
4 balls, you're on first base, 4 sides in the great square,
4 quarts a gallon makes, 4 legs beneath your chair.
4, 8, 12, 16, 20, 24, 28, 32, 36, and 40
4, 8, 12, 16, 20, 24, 28, 32, 36, and then comes 40

4, 8, 12, 16, 20, 24, 28, 32, 36, 40


5 toes on every human foot,
5 fingers on each hand,
5 pennies doth a nickel make,
2 fives add up to 10.
5, 10, 15, 20, then comes 25,
30, 35, 40, 45 and stop at 50.

5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40, 45, 50


A honey comb has six wax sides,
It's built for the honey to hide.
A half dozen bees
Make the honey with ease,
And Winnie-the-Pooh likes it too!
6, 12, 18, 24,
30 and let's count some more,
36, 42, 48, 54,
Our counting has been quick for sure.

6, 12, 18, 24,30, 36, 42, 48, 54,


7 days make a week,
7 wonders in the world,
7 dwarfs with their Snow White
7 seas round the earth.
7, 14, 21, 28, 35,
42, 49, 56, 63.

7, 14, 21, 28, 35, 42, 49, 56, 63, 70


The Skip Count Song

(to the tune of "Skip to my Lou")

Skip count, skip count, count by 2's
Skip count, skip count, count by 2's
Skip count, skip count, count by 2's
We can count to 20.
"2, 4, 6, 8, 10,12,14,16, 18, 20!"

Skip count, skip count, count by 5's
Skip count, skip count, count by 5's
Skip count, skip count, count by 5's
We can count to 50.
"5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40, 45, 50!"

Skip count, skip count, count by 10's
Skip count, skip count, count by 10's
Skip count, skip count, count by 10's
We can count to 100.
"10, 20, 30, 40, 50, 60, 70, 80, 90, 100!"

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