Learning to recognize and write numbers can be a snap with these number rhymes!
Say them with your keiki as you trace your finger along the number. Next, have keiki trace his or her finger as you say the rhyme.If you can make your own “sandpaper numbers” with glue and sand, it’s a great tactile way for young children to practice prewriting skills.Older keiki can use a large pencil to practice writing the numbers as he or she repeats the rhyme.
A straight line downThen we’re doneThat’s the way to make a 1
Around and back on the railroad trackTwo, two, two…2
Around a tree, around a treeThat is how you make a 3
Down and overDown once moreThat is how you make a 4
Fat old 5Goes down and aroundPut on his hat and see what you’ve found.
Down in a loop6 rolls a hoop.
Across the skyAnd down from heavenThat is how you make a 7
Make an “S” and do not waitGo back up and that’s an 8
Make a loopAnd then a lineThat is how you make a 9
A lineAnd a zero10’s my hero.