Fun with Numbers

November 15, 2012 at 5:25 pm Leave a comment

November 15, 2012


10 Hungry Rabbits by Anita Lobel
One Duck Stuck by Phyllis Root, illus. by Jane Chapman
Dog’s Colorful Day by Emma Dodd (adapted as flannel story)
The Baker’s Dozen by Dan Andreasen
1, 2, Buckle My Shoe by Anna Grossnickle Hines


“Count to Ten?” from Greatest Hits by The Baby Loves Jazz Band
“Jumping and Counting” from Jim Gill’s Irrational Anthem and More Salutes to Nonsense
“A-Counting We Will Go (1-20)” from Movin’ & Shakin’ for Youngsters
“Count With Me” from Ribbons & Rhythms by Michael Plunkett

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays

Movement Activity: Ten Fingers
I have ten fingers (hold up both hands, fingers spread).
And they all belong to me, (point to self).
I can make them do things,
Would you like to see?

I can shut them up tight (make fists)
I can open them wide (open hands).
I can put them together (place palms together).
I can make them all hide (put hands behind back).

I can make them jump high (hands over head).
I can make them jump low (touch floor).
I can fold them up quietly(fold hands in lap).
And hold them just so.

Fingerplay: Chickadees
Five little chickadees sitting on the floor
(hold up hand and five fingers extended)
One flew away and then there were four
(fold down a finger when each bird flies away)
Four little chickadees sitting in a tree
One flew away and then there were three
Three little chickadees looking at you
One flew away and then there were two
Two little chickadees sitting in the sun
One flew away and then there was one
One little chickadee sitting all alone
He flew away and then there were none.

Rhyme: Ten Little Ducks
1 little, 2 little, 3 little ducks,
4 little, 5 little, 6 little ducks,
7 little, 8 little, 9 little ducks,
10 little ducks going quack, quack, quack

Movement Activity: Number Fun
All the fives, dance the jive.
All the fours, knock on the floor
All the threes, shake their knees.
All the twos, paddle canoes.
All the ones, stand and run.
All the numbers look alive.


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The library has many of the books and music we use in our storytimes in the collection, so you can check them out and use them at home. We also get resources from MelCat, our inter-library loan system. For help finding these materials, stop by the Youth Desk.