Tag Archives: Number

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)

 

LENNY’S LOST SPOTS

Lenny was a ladybird

He was red with black spots

In the morning Lenny counted his spots

One two three four five six

But in the afternoon Lenny said

Where are my spots ?

Where have they gone ?

This morning I had six but now I have none

Lenny looked once

Lenny looked twice

He thought his spots were on some dice

But he was wrong

Lenny looked down

Lenny looked up

He thought his spots were on a pup

But he was wrong

Lenny looked high

Lenny looked low

He thought his spots were on a bow

But he was wrong

Lenny looked here

Lenny looked there

He thought his spots were on a chair

But he was wrong

Lenny looked near

Lenny looked far

He thought his spots were on a car

But he was wrong

Lenny looked left

Lenny looked right

He thought his spots were on a kite

But he was wrong

Lenny went out in the rain

He said

My spots are back again !

And he was right.

(Written by Celia Warren)

ONE IS A SNAIL TEN IS A CRAB

1 is a snail

2 is a person

3 is a person and a snail

4 is a dog

5 is a dog and a snail

6 is an insect

7 is an insect and a snail

8 is a spider

9 is a spider and a snail

10 is a crab

And that means

20 is two crabs

30 is three crabs

Or ten people and a crab

40 is four crabs

Or ten dogs

50 is five crabs

Or ten dogs and a crab

60 is six crabs

Or ten insects

70 is seven crabs

Or ten insects and a crab

80 is eight crabs

Or ten spiders

90 is nine crabs

Or ten spiders and a crab

So 100 is ten crabs

Or if you’re really counting slowly

One hundred snails !

(Written by April Pulley Sayre and Jeff Sayre and illustrated by Randy Cecil)

Crabs have ten feet. Their front two feet also have a second job as claws