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BANDAIDS

I have a bandaid on my finger

One on my knee and one on my nose

One on my heel and two on my shoulder

Three on my elbow and nine on my toes

Two on my wrist and one on my ankle

One on my chin and one on my thigh

Four on my belly and five on my bottom

One on my forehead and one on my eye

One on my neck and in case I might need ’em

I have a box full of thirty five more

But oh ! I do think it is sort of a pity

I don’t have a cut or a sore

(Written by Shel Silverstein)

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FIVE POLICE OFFICERS

Five police officers standing by a door

One became a traffic cop

Then there were four

Four police officers watching over me

One took home a lost boy

Then there were three

Three police officers dressed all in blue

One stopped a speeding car

Then there were two

Two police officers look how fast they run

One caught a burglar

Then there was one

One police officer saw smoke faraway

He called up the fire house

And the fireman saved the day

 

NUMBER RHYMES

Around and around and around we go

When we get home we have a zero

Number one is like stick

A straight line that is very quick

Around and back on the railroad track

Two two two two !

Around a tree around a tree

That’s the way to make a tree

Down and over down once more

That’s the way to make a four

Straight line down then around

Hat on top and five’s a clown

Make a curve then make a a loop

There are no more tricks to make a six

Across the sky and down from heaven

That’s the way to make a seven

Make an S and do not wait

Go back up and that’s an eight

A loop and a line

That makes a nine

Straight line down then around with a grin

That’s the way to make a ten

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MRS McTATS AND HER HOUSEFUL OF CATS

In a small cosy cottage

Lived Mrs McTats

She lived all alone

Except for one cat

Every morning she left

As the clock struck eight

“To market to market !

I mustn’t be late.”

She browsed through the market

And chose a plump fish

“For Abner and me

What a sumptuous dish !”

But when she got home

There came a scratch on the door

And in walked two cats

Was there room for two more ?

“Come in my sweet dears”

Said Mrs McTats

“I’m sure I’ve got room

For just two more cats

I’ll call you Basil

And Curly you’ll be

I only had one cat

But now I have three !”

The very next morning

Mrs McTats woke early

She stopped to pet Abner

And Basil and Curly

“To market to market !

I mustn’t be late

This chicken I think

Will surely taste great.”

But when she got home

There came a scratch on the door

And in walked three cats

Was there room for three more ?

“Come in my sweet dears”

Said Mrs McTats

“I think I’ve got room

For just three more cats

Now give me a moment

What shall your names be ?

You’re Dolly you’re Ernest

And Fuzzy makes three !”

The very next morning

Off went Mrs McTats

“What can I buy

For my six hungry cats ?”

“I’ve got it !” she said

“I’ll make a nice stew.”

So she carried home beef

And liver to brew

But back at home

There came a scratch on the door

And in walked four cats

Was there room for four more ?

“Come in my sweet dears”

Said Mrs McTats

“Ten’s a fine number

Ten cats and me

I’ll call you Codie

And Herman you”ll be”

Izzy and Jezebel

Pranced ‘cross the floor

And then right behind them

Followed five more

“Koko and Lynus

Millie Noreen

And you shall be Oscar

There that makes fifteen !”

The very next day

Off went Mrs McTats

“What can I possibly

Feed fifteen cats ?”

She chose a fresh tuna

She chose a fine trout

But when she got home

Her cats were all out !

She counted her cats

From one to fifteen

But somehow six more cats

Had just joined the scene

“Come come my sweet dears”

Said Mrs McTats

“I’m sure I have plenty

For twenty one cats

Pip Quip and Rosebud

Sally and Toetsie Ursula dear

Do make yourself cosy”

But then came another

Scratch on the door

Could it be more cats ?

How many more ?

In came Violet

In came Winnie

And just behind

A cat she named Xinnie

In came Yodel

The last of the bunch

Twenty five cats

Ready for lunch !

But something was missing

What could it be ?

Just what it was

Mrs McTats could not see

As she stood there puzzling

There was a scratch on the door

And Mrs McTats wondered

Could there really be more ?

Could she squeeze in more cats ?

More than twenty five ?

Who was the one

The next to arrive ?

“Come in my sweet dear”

Said Mrs McTats

“I live in this cottage with

Twenty five cats

But if you don’t mind

You’re welcome to stay

You’re welcome to eat

You’re welcome to play”

Now in that small cottage

Lives Mrs McTats

All happy and cosy with her

Twenty five cats

And one little puppy

Who’s known as Zoom

In a small cosy cottage

With plenty of room

And just when the clock

Strikes each morning at eight

Mrs McTats hurries off

“I mustn’t be late !

To market to market !

What treats will there be ?

For twenty six dears

From A to Z !”

(Written by Alyssa Satin Capucilli)

WHAT DO YOU DO ?

Two for a crew

Two for a crew

What do you do with two for a crew ?

Sail !

Four at the shore

Four at the shore

What do you do with four at the shore ?

Swim !

Six on the bricks

Six on the bricks

What do you do with six on the bricks ?

Fly !

Eight in a crate

Eight in a crate

What do you do with eight in a crate ?

Run !

Ten in a den

Ten in a den

What do you do with ten in a den ?

Sleep !

Twelve by themselves

Twelve by themselves

What do you do with twelve by themselves ?

Waddle !

All you really  have to do is practice how to count by twos

2  4  6  8  10  and 12 !

(Written by Suzanne Hardin and illustrated by Bay Mathis)

TEN BOLD PIRATES

Ten bold pirates

All ship shape

Two got sea sick

And that left eight

Eight bold pirates

Up to their tricks

Two met a shark

And that left six

Six bold pirates

Tired of being poor

Two found treasure

And that left four

Four bold pirates

Feeling blue

Two swam home again

And that left two

Two bold pirates

Drinking rum

They fell asleep

And that left none

(Written by Celia Warren)