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Does anyone have any good number rhymes or songs to share? We seem to pull out the same ones each time, and I feel a few new ones would be good! Our current favourites are: 5 little ducks/speckled frogs/men in a flying saucer; 10 green bottles/fat sausages; elephants on a spiders web; 1,2,3,4,5, once I caught a fish alive.

 

Any new ones anyone??

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What's that Panders? Don't think I've heard that one

 

 

You may know it with a different name,

 

Peter hammers with one hammer, one hammer, one hammer

Peter Hammers with one hammer, this fine

 

 

day (you make a fist and tap your knee)

 

Peter hammers with two hammers etc. (using both fists on respective knees)

 

Peter hammers with three hammers etc. (using both fists and a foot tapping)

Peter hammers with four hammers (using both fists and both feet tapping

peter hammers with five hammers (using both fists and both feet tapping and nodding the head)

 

Peter's getting tired now tired now tired now

Peter's getting tired now this fine day.

 

(movements get slower and slower, until everyone pretends to go to sleep)

 

Peter's gone to sleep now sleep now sleep now

Peter's gone to sleep now this fine day.

 

shh shh

 

Peter's waking up now up now up now

Peter's waking ujp now this fine day (everyone wakes up and moves their arms and legs etc)

 

Another one we like is

 

5 caterpillars sat upon a leaf

one caterpillar fell fast asleep

when she woke up she found she could fly

Now there are 4 caterpillars and one butterfly

 

the children sit together wear float scarves like capes round their shoulders

one lays down to sleep, then gets up on their cue and flies around using the scarf cape as wings.

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5 caterpillars sat upon a leaf

one caterpillar fell fast asleep

when she woke up she found she could fly

Now there are 4 caterpillars and one butterfly

 

the children sit together wear float scarves like capes round their shoulders

one lays down to sleep, then gets up on their cue and flies around using the scarf cape as wings.

 

Thanks Panders, no I don't know the Peter Hammers one and I LOVE the caterpillars one! It's so sweet!

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5 Little Firemen is quite nice too

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0XdL_RZ96Wc

 

 

I've changed the words to this to fit in with loads of topics and last year we had it as our xmas concert song but changed the words to:

 

5 little reindeer standing in a row,

12345 let's go,

along came santa with his sleigh one day,

and said hey reindeer let's be on our way

 

etc. or something like that anyway!

And on the 12345 bit we rang jingle bells and as the song moved on each reindeer got in the sleigh. Very cute!

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5 caterpillars sat upon a leaf

one caterpillar fell fast asleep

when she woke up she found she could fly

Now there are 4 caterpillars and one butterfly

 

the children sit together wear float scarves like capes round their shoulders

one lays down to sleep, then gets up on their cue and flies around using the scarf cape as wings.

 

 

Perfect timing as 1 of our 5 caterpillars has hatched....mind you we might go in tomorrow to find another butterfly.

 

Thanks

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Perfect timing as 1 of our 5 caterpillars has hatched....mind you we might go in tomorrow to find another butterfly.

 

Thanks

 

 

I'm cross because I have been looking for a photograph of our children doing this, but as ever, can't find what I'm looking for when I want it.

 

The children wear hats with a picture of a caterpillar sat on a leaf and around their shoulders we have colourful floaty chiffon or silky scarves, they sit in a circle, and we all repeat the rhyme and gradually as we move along in the rhyme the children watching can see maths at work, so that we go from 5 caterpillars to 5 butterflies all shimmering their wings at the end.

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Mine like

 

'When I was one I ate a bun

The day I went to sea.

I jumped on board a pirate ship and the captain said to me,

We're going this way that way

Forwards, backwards, over the Irish Sea,

A bottle of rum to fill my tum and that's the life for me

Aye'

 

'When I was two etc I ________________________ (whatever you like as long as it rhymes with the number)

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