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Hi,

I'm trying to think of more number songs to use with my class, particularly for adding one more but all I keep coming up with at the moment is One elephant went out to play.

Can anyone make any more suggestions?

Thanks

Melc :o (This is how I felt today when making particularly messy playdough with the kids: load of food colouring and glitter: we had great fun - not sure others appreciate the benefits.)

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When I was one I ate a bun

The day I went to sea

I jumped aboard a sailing ship

And the sailor said to me

"We're going this way that way

Forwards and backwards, over th edeep blue sea.

A bottle of rum to fill my tum

And that's the life for me"

 

When I was two I buckled my shoe...

When I was three I hurt my knee...

When I was four I fell on the floor...

When I was five I learned to dive...

 

Jumping Beans (with children as beans)

 

One, two, three, four

Beans came jumping through the door.

Five, six, seven, eight,

Jumping up on to my plate.

 

Hickory dickory dock (the usual version)

... then...

 

the clock struck 2

The mouse said "Boo!"

 

the clock struck 3

The mouse said "Whee"

 

the clock struck 4

The mouse said "No more"

Hickory dickory dock

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Five busy Bumble Bees,

Flew round an apple tree.

Looking for somewhere to live,

Buzz.... Buzz.... Buzz....

One flew the other way,

Didn’t come back that day.

Then there were just 4 Bumble Bees, Buzz....Buzz....

 

One little hedgehog

hiding in the leaves.

Snuffle, snuffle, sniff,sniff, Tickle, wiggle, sneeze.

 

Ten Little Penguins (tune: Ten Little Indians)

1 little, 2 little, 3 little penguins,

4 little, 5 little, 6 little penguins,

7 little, 8 little, 9 little penguins,

Ten little penguin chicks.

 

Five little penguins sitting on an iceberg,

Far, far away in a stormy sea...................

If one little penguin fell into the water,

How many penguins would there be?

 

Three Christmas Trees (Tune: Five Currant Buns)

 

Three Christmas trees in the garden shop

Tall and green with a star on the top

Along came a child with some money one day

Bought a Christmas tree and took it right away

 

Two Christmas trees in the garden shop

Tall and green with a star on the top

Along came a child with some money one day

Bought a Christmas tree and took it right away

 

One Christmas tree in the garden shop

Tall and green with a star on the top

Along came a child with some money one day

Bought a Christmas tree and took it right away

 

 

 

 

 

Five Little Evergreens

 

Five little evergreens

outside in a row.

 

The first one said,

"Let's look at the snow."

 

The second one said,

"Oh-oh, it's getting cold." The third one said,

"Christmas is coming so I'm told."

 

The fourth one said,

"I hope someone decorates me."

 

The fifth one said,

"We'll just have to wait and see."

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I learnt this one from a colleague at a previous school

1 sticky lollipop stuck on a stick

Add a sticky lollipop to lick, lick, lick

 

2 sticky .... e.t.c

Lynda

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1 little speckled frog, sat on a speckled log,

Eating some most delicious bugs, yum, yum,

He called to a friendly frog, to jump up onto the log,

Then there were 2 green speckled frogs, glub, glub.

 

Harricroft

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Thanks for the link to the previous thread. There were lots more songs there too. What we like to do in my class is have the rhymes on laminated carsd then sometimes the children just randomly picka rhyme card for us to sing. I'm also developing a rhyme sack that has objects in that the children can pick out. They then think of a rhyme that the object reminds them of.

Thank goodness it's lie in day tomorrow!

 

Mel C :o

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1 little speckled frog, sat on a speckled log,

Eating some most delicious bugs, yum, yum,

He called to a friendly frog, to jump up onto the log,

Then there were 2 green speckled frogs, glub, glub.

 

Harricroft

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I only know the take-away version of this song, so this is great: so hard to find songs for addition and 'one more', as Marion said.

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Don't know the words to the elephant song, but here's some more...

 

 

Five little men in a flying saucer flew down to earth one day

They looked left and right but they didn't like the sight so 1 man flew away

 

Four little men......

 

(and so on)

 

Five little ducks went swimming one day over the pond and far away

Mummy duck said quack quack quack but only four little ducks came back

 

Four little ducks....

 

(and so on)

 

And this one is said, not sung......

 

"If you're one, one, one put up your thumb, thumb, thumb

If you're two, two, two touch your shoe, shoe, shoe

If you're three, three, three tap your knee, knee, knee

If you're four, four, four stamp the floor, floor, floor

If you're five, five, five do the jive, jive, jive"

 

 

Carolyn

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When I was having my bath one day

Five toy ducks came in to play

Up and down they swam about

Then I got cross and threw one out

 

All the way down to

 

'no toy ducks came in to play

I was sad and asked for more

'No' said Daddy, 'They stay on the floor'

 

Re elephants: we say

 

1 elephant went out to play

Upon a piece of string one day

He thought it such a clever stunt

He called for another elephant

 

etc etc till you've had enough, then,

 

7 elephants went out to play

Upon a piece of string one day

When all of a sudden the string it broke

And down fell all the elephant folk

 

I know there are other versions which possibly are better grammar!

barb

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Barb, have you tried using masking tape on the floor for your elephant song? We stuck a very basic spider web on our carpet with masking tape and then did the song. It took a lot of gross motor skills to wobble along the web and the 'whole body' thing really added so much to the rhyme that the children were already very familiar with. You could extend it further with children trying to identify number cards/cards with symbols on before they get their turn.... what about if the laminated numbers were cut in 2 and they had to match them together.... hmmm... 2nd thoughts it would take too long but you've got me thinking....dangerous!

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Alternative words to the elephant song:

 

One elephant went out to play,

Upon a spider's web one day,

they thought it such tremendous fun,

That he called for another elephant to come.

 

Two elephants ..... etc.

 

You can go up as far as you like, then when you have got to the desired number

 

Then I have come accross several endings (depending on where i have been living!)

we sing

 

ten elephants went out to play,

Upon a spider's web one day,

they thought it such tremendous fun,

but the spiders web broke and they all fell down (all fall over onto floor)

 

or

they called for all the other elephants to come (all children pretend to be elephants...can be noisy!)

 

Inge

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Our children love this one

 

Five little lolly pops,

Sitting on a stick.

May I have a lick of one,

Lick, lick lick.

 

Four little lolly pops,

Sitting on a stick.

May I have a lick of one,

Lick, lick lick.

 

Three little lolly pops,

Sitting on a stick.

May I have a lick of one,

Lick, lick lick.

 

Two little lolly pops,

Sitting on a stick.

May I have a lick of one,

Lick, lick lick.

 

One little lolly pops,

Sitting on a stick.

May I have a lick of one,

Lick, lick lick.

 

No little lolly pops,

Sitting on a stick.

They all in my tummy.

And I feel Sick

 

Actions Hold up five fingers then pretend to lick

On the no lolly pops make a circle with your finger and thumb and rub your body on the feel sick.

 

Rosemarie

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