Originally Posted by Back2Work
I once learned a group of rhymes to teach children how to learn to write their numbers. The one I can remember is, "Around a tree, around a tree, that's the way you make a three." I am trying to find the rest of the rhymes for the other numbers. I think there may have even been some for letters too. Does anyone know these?
Thanks for your help!
I don't know about letters but here are the number rhymes
Round and round just like an "O"
Now youíve made the number zero
Start at the top and down you run
Thatís the way you make a one
Make a candy cane and give it a shoe
Thatís the way you make a two
Around and around just like a "B"
Thatís the way you make a three
Around a tree and around a tree
That is how you make a three
(Right handers can put pointer finger of left hand down on paper and then make the two bumps touching their finger - this prevents students from making the 3 backwards!)
Down and over and down some more
Thatís the way you make a four
Down and across and slice through the door
That is how you make a four
Short neck, belly fat
Mr. Five wears a hat
Make a "C" then in you go
Now youíve made a six you know
Across the sky and down from heaven
Thatís the way you make a seven
Make an "S" and then donít wait
Go back up and make an eight
Make a circle then a line
Thatís the way you make a nine