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Two Little Songbirds

Two little songbirds birds sitting on a wall.  (Fingers horizontal, thumbs up)
One named Peter, the other named Paul.  (Wiggle thumbs as named)
Fly away, Peter, fly away Paul.  (Flutter hands behind back)
Come back Peter, come back Paul.  (Bring hands back as before)

Ready for School

Two little houses closed up tight.  (Fists closed, thumbs up)
Open up the windows and let in the light.  (Fingers open)
Ten little finger people tall and straight.  (Hold up fingers)
Ready for school at half-past eight. 

Here Are Three Balls

Here's a ball.  (Make circle with thumb and pointer)
And here's a ball.  (Make circle with BOTH thumbs and pointers)
And a great big ball I see.  (Make circle with arms)
Now let's cont the balls we've made, one, two, three.

Geometry Hand play

One straight finger makes a line.  (Hold up index finger)
Two straight lines make on "t" sign.  (Cross index fingers)
Three lines make a triangle there (Form triangle with indexes and thumbs)
Add one more line will make a square (For square with hands)

I Can Count

I  can count, want to see?
Here's my fingers -- one, two, three.  (Hold up fingers as you count)
Four and five, this hand is done.
Now I'll count the other one.
Six, seven, eight, and nine (Hold up fingers on other hand)
Just one more, I'm doing fine.
The last little finger is number ten.
Now I'll count them all again.
One, two, three, four, five, six, seven eight, nine, ten!

Five Pretty Flowers

See the five pretty flowers we planted near the door (Hold up right hand)
A little boy picked one and now there are four. (Put a finger down)
Four pretty flowers for everyone to see,
The dog stepped on one of them and now there are three.  (Put a finger down)
Three pretty flowers growing in the sun.
A caterpillar chewed a stem and  now there is one.  (Put a finger down)
One pretty flower with a smiling face.  (Hold thumb up)
I picked the pretty flower and put it in a vase.  (Wrap left hand around right hand with thumb sticking up)

Five Little mice

Five little mice were hungry as could be.
"Let's go to the kitchen and see what we can see."
The first little mouse found a tasty cookie crumb.
He ate it right up and said, "Yum, Yum Yum."
The second little mouse found a piece of jelly bread.
"that snack was pretty good," to the others he said.
The third little mouse found a big piece of cheese.
All of a sudden he started to sneeze.
The fifth little mouse hollered, "Hey!  We'd better scat."
"Here comes Tommy that big ol' cat!"

Ten Little Monkeys

Ten little monkeys jumping on the bed
One fell off and bumped his head
Mama called the doctor and the doctor Said,
"That's what you get for jumping on the bed!"

Nine little monkeys jumping on the bed
One fell off and bumped his head
Mama called the doctor and the doctor Said,
"That's what you get for jumping on the bed!"

Eight little monkeys jumping on the bed
One fell off and bumped his head
Mama called the doctor and the doctor Said,
"That's what you get for jumping on the bed!"

Seven little monkeys jumping on the bed
One fell off and bumped his head
Mama called the doctor and the doctor Said,
"That's what you get for jumping on the bed!"

Six little monkeys jumping on the bed
One fell off and bumped his head
Mama called the doctor and the doctor Said,
"That's what you get for jumping on the bed!"

Five little monkeys jumping on the bed
One fell off and bumped his head
Mama called the doctor and the doctor Said,
"That's what you get for jumping on the bed!"

Four little monkeys jumping on the bed
One fell off and bumped his head
Mama called the doctor and the doctor Said,
"That's what you get for jumping on the bed!"

Three little monkeys jumping on the bed
One fell off and bumped his head
Mama called the doctor and the doctor Said,
"That's what you get for jumping on the bed!"

Two little monkeys jumping on the bed
One fell off and bumped his head
Mama called the doctor and the doctor Said,
"That's what you get for jumping on the bed!"

One little monkeys jumping on the bed
One fell off and bumped his head
Mama called the doctor and the doctor Said,
"That's what you get for jumping on the bed!"

Skip  Counting -- Evens

If I start with number zero  (Hold up fist)
And jumped to two, I'd be a hero.  (Raise 2 fingers)
And four and six and eight and ten (Raise fingers accordingly)
And then I'd start it all again.

Skip Counting - Odds

If I start with number one (Hold up one finger)
And skip the next one, just for fun (Hold up 2 more fingers)
I'd land on number three, then skip
To five and seven and nine, then quit (Raise fingers accordingly)

One, Two, Buckle My Shoe

1... 2... Buckle my shoe
3... 4... Knock at the door
5... 6... Pick up sticks
7... 8... Lay them straight
9... 10... A big fat hen

11... 12... Dig and delve
13... 14... Maids a-courting
15... 16... Maids in the kitchen
17... 18... Maids a-waiting
19... 20... I've had plenty!

Skip Counting Threes

3, 6, 9, 12, I put my book upon a shelf.
15, 18, and 21, I love to read its so much fun.
24, 27, 30, 33, I studied for a spelling bee.

Skip Counting Fours

4, 8, 12, 16, I saw an elf, all dressed in green
20, 24, 28, 32, I asked him why he never grew.
36, 40, 44, 48, He said little elves all have to wait.

Football Scores

7, 14, 21, Playing football sure is fun.
28, 35, 42, Let me throw a pass to you
49, 56, 63, We're on our way to VICTORY!

Skip Counting Eights

8, 16, 24, Who is knocking on my door
32, 40, 48, Did they come to celebrate?
56, 64, 72, Come on in and "How do ya do?"

Rappin' Twelves

12, 24, 36….yard
48, 60, 72…not hard
84, 96, 108
120, 132, 144 that's great


 

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