Program ideas: Counting

Here are stories, songs, and rhymes about counting to include in a program that features the Vietnamese song Counting Stars. Other themes that fit this song are bedtime, night, outer space, and stars.

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Songs and rhymes

Five Green and Speckled Frogs
Five green and speckled frogs sat on a speckled log
Eating some most delicious bugs: Yum! Yum!
One jumped into the pool where it was nice and cool
Now there were four green speckled frogs: Glub! Glub!

Four green and speckled frogs sat on a speckled log
Eating some most delicious bugs: Yum! Yum!
One jumped into the pool where it was nice and cool
Now there were three green speckled frogs: Glub! Glub!

Three green and speckled frogs sat on a speckled log
Eating some most delicious bugs: Yum! Yum!
One jumped into the pool where it was nice and cool
Now there were two green speckled frogs: Glub! Glub!

Two green and speckled frogs sat on a speckled log
Eating some most delicious bugs: Yum! Yum!
One jumped into the pool where it was nice and cool
Now there was one green speckled frog: Glub! Glub!

One green and speckled frog sat on a speckled log
Eating some most delicious bugs: Yum! Yum!
It jumped into the pool where it was nice and cool
Now there were no green speckled frogs: Glub! Glub!

Five Teasing Monkeys
Five little monkeys swinging in the tree
Teasing Mr. Crocodile, “Can’t catch me!”
Along came Mr. Crocodile quiet as can be…SNAP!

Four little monkeys swinging in the tree
Teasing Mr. Crocodile, “Can’t catch me!”
Along came Mr. Crocodile quiet as can be…SNAP!

Three little monkeys swinging in the tree
Teasing Mr. Crocodile, “Can’t catch me!”
Along came Mr. Crocodile quiet as can be…SNAP!

Two little monkeys swinging in the tree
Teasing Mr. Crocodile, “Can’t catch me!”
Along came Mr. Crocodile quiet as can be…SNAP!

One little monkey swinging in the tree
Teasing Mr. Crocodile, “Can’t catch me!”
Along came Mr. Crocodile quiet as can be…SNAP! “Missed me!”

Ten Fingers
I have ten fingers
And they all belong to me
I can make them do things
Would you like to see?
I can shut them up tight
I can open them wide
I can put them together
I can make them all hide
I can make them jump high
I can make them jump low
I can fold them up quietly
And hold them just so

Ten in a Bed
There were ten in a bed and the little one said
"Roll over, roll over!" (roll arms)
So they all rolled over and one fell out

There were nine in the bed and the little one said
"Roll over, roll over!"
So they all rolled over and one fell out

Repeat until you get to the number one

There was one in the bed and the little one said
"Good night!"