21 Counting Rhymes for Kids is a set of fun, friendly, easy-to-use printable rhymes that reinforce counting forward and backward to five and ten. Each poem makes a wonderful finger play and comes with suggestions for actions! Integrating counting with literacy and actions is a multisensory approach to education that improves learning, increases attention spans, and is more fun for everyone!!
These counting rhymes for kids are AWESOME to use in these places:
1- During transitions: Switching activities is always challenging, but chanting a simple rhyme while you transition helps SO much!! It keeps the kids focused on the rhyme, which means their fingers are busy and they are not bugging each other, getting into trouble, or breaking things. :D
2- In the car: Your preschoolers are quite stuck in their seats, so you might as well practice counting and rhyming!
3- As part of a fun themed lesson: These rhymes tie into topics that we love, so you'll see one poem about lions, another about snakes, another about penguins, one about pizza, one about worms, etc. I think the perfect preschool lesson would include a book on the theme, a finger rhyme, and then a craft or activity!
Here's a list of all the titles of the counting rhymes in this ebook:
5 Little Caterpillars
5 Little Leaves
5 Little Monsters
5 Little Pumpkins
5 Red Apples
5 Yellow Lions
5 Big Blue Whales
5 Dump Trucks
5 Green & Scaly Snakes
5 Little Polar Bears
10 Little Fingers
10 Little Raindrops
10 Little Sharks
10 Pieces of Popcorn
10 Twinkling Stars
Mighty, Mighty T. Rex
5 Playful Penguins
5 Wiggly Worms
I've also included a few ideas about how to use these finger rhymes and a fun fact to go with each rhyme!
You can print the rhymes on a full page and pop them in a spiral binding or you can take each poem and and use it as a mini-poster while you memorize and play with that rhyme!
Or set your printer settings to print two or four of the poems per page to make handy, index card sized poems to take with you wherever you go!