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Hi everyone

 

Has anyone got any examples of number rhymes or songs to help children practise counting in steps of 2?

 

Apart from Mary At the Garden Gate, (Mary At the Garden Gate, 2,4,6,8, Eating cherries off a plate, 2,4,6,8) my mind has gone blank!

 

Thanks

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subtracting two is

 

10 fat sausages..

sizzling in a pan

one went pop and another went bang..

 

8 etc..

 

but not quite what you asked for..

 

ants go marching was going to be my suggestion..

 

Inge

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2, 4, 6, 8

who do we appreciate,

(followed by the name of the school or local football team)

 

Doesn't go very far though!

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Hi everyone

 

Has anyone got any examples of number rhymes or songs to help children practise counting in steps of 2?

 

Apart from Mary At the Garden Gate, (Mary At the Garden Gate, 2,4,6,8, Eating cherries off a plate, 2,4,6,8) my mind has gone blank!

 

Thanks

 

It's not a rhyme but mine (when I had 3-5s) liked to count in twos as a chant. We would whisper one number and "shout" (use loud voices or an action with the count) the other number, to emphasise the 2 count. BTW if you do this don't forget to start with 0 when even counting and 1 when odd counting (and yes, we did used to do the odd count and once confident they used to choose if we would count in odds or evens-which we linked to work on house numbers and delivering the post). You can also count in pairs for this (set up Noah's Ark, or count pairs of socks, shoes, boots, gloves, eyes, ears, hands, feet etc)

 

HTH

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2 4 6 8 even numbers they are great

3 5 7 9 odd numbers they are fine

but it was a push thinking of that and iv still missed numbers 0 and 1

 

somaybe just ignore this post lol

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2,4,6,8,10,

2,4,6,8,10

2,4,6,8,10, let me sing it once again

 

1,3,5,7,9

1,3,5,7,9

1,3,5,7,9, let me sing it one more time

 

I have a tune but think it is made up!

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To Jingle Bells tune

 

Count in 2s, count in 2s,

How far can we go?

When we count in 2s to 20,

this is how we go...oh..

 

2 4 6, 8 10 12, 14 16 18, 20 is the last one now but we can start again ....oh

 

2 4 6, 8 10 12, 14 16 18, 20 is the last one now and we won't start again no.

 

 

We also touch parts of the body as we count-

2- head

4 - shoulders

6- knees

8- toes

10- flash 10 fingers forward (as we do this for counting in 10s anyway)

12-head

14- shoulders

6 - knees

8- toes

20 - flash 10 fingers again

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Just another one to add to the collection!!

 

2, 4, 6, 8

who do we appreciate?

10, 12, 14, 16

where have all the soldiers been?

18, 20

the parties done and the castles empty!

 

We used to march in twos round like this and fits in well if you are loking at traditional tales!

 

Vicky

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  • 2 months later...

In Year 1 we counted in 2s using the macarena... 2 and a 4 and a 6 macarena, 8 and a 10, and a 12 macarena etc... I had kids singing it on a school trip the other day! Cute!

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