Nursery number favourites to 10 O-Z

Old Davy Jones

Once I caught a fish alive!

One and one, it’s a mountain

One little brown bird

One man went to mow

One, two, kittens that mew

Over in the meadow

Seven little pigs went to market

Six ghosts lurking

Six little acorns

Six little ducks

Six little pigs

Ten fat sausages

Ten fluffy chickens

Ten galloping horses

Ten in the bed

Ten little bubbles

Ten little pumpkins

Ten little tadpoles

The ants go marching

Two little chickens

Under a web

Last updated: 10/27/2018 10:52 AM

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by Dany Rosevear

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Old Davy Jones O

 

 


Learn to count to ten and back again.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Old Davy Jones had one little sailor,

Old Davy Jones had one little sailor,

Old Davy Jones had one little sailor,

One little sailor boy.

He had one, he had two, he had three little sailors,

Four little, five little, six little sailors,

Seven little, eight little, nine little sailors,

Ten little sailor boys.

 

Old Davy Jones had ten little sailors,

Old Davy Jones had ten little sailors,

Old Davy Jones had ten little sailors,

Ten little sailor boys.

He had ten, he had nine, he had eight little sailors,

Seven little, six little, five little sailors,

Four little, three little, two little sailors,

One little sailor boy.

 


 

 

Once I caught a fish alive!O

 

 


A nursery favourite that encourages counting to ten and will help to distinguish left from right.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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 ir go?

Because he bit my finger so.

Which finger did he bite?

This little finger on the right.

 

Put one finger up in sequence for each number.

 

Throw fish away.

 

Throw out hands.

Shake finger.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

One and one, it’s a mountain

 

 


A hand play, double numbers as you go.

From https://www.nsnh.bc.ca/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/Mother-Goose-Sunshine-Song-Time-Songs-Rhymes-Booklet-1.pdf

 

1. Raise one finger on each hand, place tips together.

2.Show two fingers on each hand, place hands together and stretch out four fingers to make them walk.

3. Show three fingers on each hand, sweep face with them like cat cleaning whiskers.

4. Show four fingers on each hand, place hands together and wiggle fingers.

5. Show five fingers on each hand, cross wrist and flap hands moving upwards and away.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

One and one,

It's a mountain.

Two and two,

It's a crab.

Three and three,

It’s a cat: ‘Meow!’

Four and four,

It’s an octopus.

Five and five,

It’s a butterfly,

Fly up through the sky -

And away!


 

 

One little brown bird O

 

Become familiar with the concept of ‘one more’.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


One little brown bird, up and up he flew,

Along came another one and that made two.

 

Two little brown birds sitting on a tree,

Along came another one and that made three.

 

Three little brown birds hopping on the floor,

Along came another one and that made four.

 

Four little brown birds flying round a hive,

Along came another one and that made five.

 

Five little brown birds pecking at some sticks,

Along came another one and that made six.

 

Six little brown birds flying up to heaven,

Along came another one and that made seven.

 

Seven little brown birds sitting on a gate,

Along came another one and that made eight.

 

Eight little brown birds perched upon a line,

Along came another one and that made nine.

 

Nine little brown birds saw old mother hen,

Home they flew together and that made ten.

 


 

 

One man went to mow O

 

Learn to count back from ten.

This song is great fun to sing especially on coach journeys when you have plenty of time.

 

It can be made simpler for young children by just having the word ‘Woof!’ after ‘dog’ or add more words to get everyone in a tizz such as.an old tin can, a frying pan’

There are plenty of more ideas at the Mudcat website.

 

Put one finger up in sequence for each number.

Count back from the number beginning each subsequent verse.