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Some of our counting songs




Here are some of our counting songs and rhymes that you may enjoy singing with your child at home!


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


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

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

Why did you let him go?

Because he bit my finger so,

Which finger did he bite?

This little finger on my right!


The Dinosaur Song


On Monday 1 dinosaur came to me and said,

I have got a great big body and a little tiny head,

We played and played all day, then he went away, 

Goodbye dinosaur, see you another day!


On Tuesday 2 dinosaurs came to me and said, 

I have got a great big body and a little tiny head, 

We played and played all day, Then they went away, 

Goodbye dinosaurs, see you another day! 


(Repeat for all days of the week with numbers getting bigger each day)


Animal finger counting rhyme 


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!


(Repeat for “red dragons”, “Little puppies”, “Baby kittens”)


5 little men in a flying saucer


5 little men in a flying saucer flew around the world one day,

They looked left and right but they didn’t like the sight,

So one man flew away,


(Repeat for 4, 3, 2, 1, 0!)


Ten in the bed


There were 10 in the bed and the little one said,

Roll over, roll over,

So they all rolled over and one fell out,

He hit his head and gave a shout,

Please remember to tie a knot in your pyjamas,

Single beds were only made for 9!

(Repeat for 9 in the bed, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1)


5 little speckled frogs


5 little speckled frogs,

Sat on a speckled log,

Eating the most delicious grubs,

Yum Yum!

1 jumped in to the pool,

Where it was nice and cool,

Then there were 4 speckled frogs,

Glub glub!


5 currant buns


5 currant buns in a baker’s shop,

Round and fat with a cherry on the top,

Along came a boy with a penny one day, 

Bought a currant bun and took it away!


5 little ducks


5 little ducks went swimming one day,

Over the hills and far away,

Mummy duck said “Quack Quack Quack Quack”,

But only 4 little ducks came swimming back!

(Repeat for 4, 3, 2, 1 )


5 Little monkeys


5 little monkeys jumping on the bed,

1 fell off and bumped his head, 

Mummy rang the doctor and the doctor said,

No more monkeys jumping on the bed!

(Repeat for 4,3,2,1)


Learn It’s Body Action Song 

(Nursery Learn It facts)


I’ve got 2 arms and I’ve got 2 hands,

I’ve got 2 legs to help me stand!

I’ve got a nose upon my face, 

And a mouth with a tongue to taste!


I’ve got 2 ears for me to hear, 

I’ve got 2 eyes for me to see, 

Got ears and eyes and it feels so nice, 

When you smile at me!


Doubles Song

(Reception Learn It facts)


1 and 1 is 2, 2, 2 everyone point to the loo,

2 and 2 is 4,4, 4, everyone knock on the door,

3 and 3 is 6, 6, 6, everybody pick up sticks,

4 and 4 is 8, 8, 8 everyone run to the gate,

5 and 5 is 10, 10, 10 let’s do it all again!



Even Number Song


2, 4, 6, 8, who do we appreciate? 

Zero, zero zero!



10 green bottles


10 green bottles sitting on the wall,

10 green bottles sitting on the wall,

And if 1 green bottle was to accidentally fall,

There would be 9 green bottles,

Sitting on the wall.

(Repeat for 9,8,7,6,5,4,3,2,1)



Pirate Ship song


When I was 1 I ate a bun the day I went to sea,

I jumped aboard a pirate ship and the captain said to me,

Go forwards, backwards, this way, that way, over the deep blue sea,

A bottle of rum to fill my tum, That’s the life for me!


(Repeat for: When I was 2 I tied my shoe, When I was 3 I tapped my knees, When I was 4 I knocked on the door, When I was 5 I jumped and jived)


Welsh fingers dancing song


Un bis, dau bis, tri bis yn dawnsio,

Pedwar bis, pump bis, chwech bis yn dawnsio, 

Saith bis, wyth bis, naw bis yn dawnsio,

Deg bis yn dawnsio!


Welsh Banana Song


Un, dau, tri banana,

Pedwar. Pump, Chwech banana,

Saith, Wyth, Naw banana,

Deg Banana melyn!