6 Free Number Rhymes for Your Song Sack

Number Rhymes are a fantastic way to teach children to count and develop an understanding of a range of mathematical concepts in a really fun way. Use them as a way to introduce an activity or sing them throughout the day to reinforce children’s counting skills. Make a song sack with my free number rhymes.

Number Rhymes – Counting Up/One More

1,2,3,4,5, Once I caught a Fish Alive

Number Rhymes

1,2,3,4,5, once I caught a fish alive,

6,7,8,9,10, then I let it go again.

Why did you let it go?

Because it bit my finger so,

Which finger did it bite?

This little finger on my right.

1 Elephant Went Out To Play

1 elephant went out to play,

Upon a spider’s web one day.

He found it such enormous fun,

He called for another elephant to come.

ELEPHANT

Repeat 2, 3, 4

5 elephants went out to play,

Upon a spider’s web one day.

They found it such enormous fun,

The web went snap and the game was done.

Dinosaur Song

Use fingers to count on

1 big, 2 big, 3 big dinosaurs,

4 big, 5, big, 6 big dinosaurs,

7 big, 8 big, 9 big dinosaurs,

10 big dinosaurs go roar roar roar!

The Pirate Song

When I was one, I’d just begun,
The day I went to sea.
I climbed aboard a pirate ship
And the Captain said to me:
‘We’re going this way, that way,
Forwards backwards,
Over the Irish Sea.
A bottle of milk to fill my tum
A Pirates’ life for me’.

When I was two, I lost my shoe,
The day I went to sea.
I climbed aboard a pirate ship
And the Captain said to me:
‘We’re going this way, that way,
Forwards backwards,
Over the Irish Sea.
A bottle of milk to fill my tum
A Pirate’s life for me’.

When I was three, I climbed a tree,
The day I went to sea.
I climbed aboard a pirate ship
And the Captain said to me:
‘We’re going this way, that way,
Forwards backwards,
Over the Irish Sea.
A bottle of milk to fill my tum
A Pirate’s life for me’.

When I was four, I knocked at the door,
The day I went to sea.
I climbed aboard a pirate ship
And the Captain said to me:
‘We’re going this way, that way,
Forwards backwards,
Over the Irish Sea.
A bottle of milk to fill my tum
A Pirate’s life for me’.

When I was five, I learned to dive,
The day I went to sea.
I climbed aboard a pirate ship
And the Captain said to me:
‘We’re going this way, that way,
Forwards backwards,
Over the Irish Sea.
A bottle of milk to fill my tum
A Pirate’s life for me’.

When I was six, I gathered sticks,
The day I went to sea.
I climbed aboard a pirate ship
And the Captain said to me:
‘We’re going this way, that way,
Forwards backwards,
Over the Irish Sea.
A bottle of milk to fill my tum
A Pirate’s life for me’.

When I was seven, I went to Devon,
The day I went to sea.
I climbed aboard a pirate ship
And the Captain said to me:
‘We’re going this way, that way,
Forwards backwards,
Over the Irish Sea.
A bottle of milk to fill my tum
A Pirate’s life for me’.

When I was eight, I was almost late
The day I went to sea.
I climbed aboard a pirate ship
And the Captain said to me:
‘We’re going this way, that way,
Forwards backwards,
Over the Irish Sea.
A bottle of milk to fill my tum
A Pirate’s life for me’.

When I was nine, I was feeling fine,
The day I went to sea.
I climbed aboard a pirate ship
And the Captain said to me:
‘We’re going this way, that way,
Forwards backwards,
Over the Irish Sea.
A bottle of milk to fill my tum
A Pirate’s life for me’.

When I was ten, I started again,
The day I went to sea.
I climbed aboard a pirate ship
And the Captain said to me:
‘We’re going this way, that way,
Forwards backwards,
Over the Irish Sea.
A bottle of milk to fill my tum
A Pirate’s life for me’.

Interactive Number Rhymes

Hickety Pickety My Red Hen

How Many Fingers?

One Little, Two Little Three Little Fingers

Number Rhymes – Counting Down/One Less

Five Little Speckled Frogs

Five little speckled frogs sat on a speckled log,

Eating the most delicious grubs, yum, yum.

One jumped into the pool where it was nice and cool,

Then there were 4 green speckled frogs, glub, glub.

Repeat

Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed

Five little monkeys jumping on the bed,

One fell off and bumped his head.

Mumme called the doctor and the doctor said,

No more monkeys jumping on the bed.

Four little monkeys jumping on the bed,

Repeat

Five Currant Buns

Five currant buns in a baker’s shop, round and fat with a cherry on the top.

Along game a girl with a penny one day,

Bought a currant bun and took it away

Four currant buns in a baker’s shop,

Repeat.

Five Fat Sausages

Five fat sausages frying in a pan
All of a sudden – one went “BANG”!

Four fat sausages frying in a pan
All of a sudden – one went “BANG”!

Three fat sausages frying in a pan
All of a sudden – one went “BANG”!

Two fat sausages frying in a pan
All of a sudden – one went “BANG”!

One fat sausage frying in a pan
All of a sudden – it went “BANG”!

No fat sausages frying in a pan.

Five Little Ducks

Five little ducks went out one day
Over the hill and far away
Mother duck said, “Quack, quack, quack, quack”
But only four little ducks came back

One, two, three, four

Repeat until no ducks come back.

Sad mother duck went out one day
Over the hill and far away
Mother duck said, “Quack, quack, quack, quack”
And all of five little ducks came back

Five little ducks went out to play
Over the hill and far away
Mother duck said, “Quack, quack, quack, quack”
And all of the five little ducks came back!

Interactive Number Rhymes

5 Little Men in a Flying Saucer

5 Little Apples

10 Green Bottles

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For more information on developing children’s mathematical skills, visit my other blogs – Number Sense and the Number System , 3 Free EYFS Maths Activities to Develop Number Sense, EYFS Maths – 4 Important Number Relationships

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