WINTER COUNTING RHYMES


BEARS ON THE TRAIN (A Counting rhyme)
                Ten little bears riding on the train.
                They’re all hoping it doesn’t rain.
                Two little bears get off the train.
                How many bears now riding on the train?  ________

                Eight little bears riding on the train.
                The sky looks like it just might rain.
                Four little bears get off the train.
                How many bears still on the train?_____

                Four little bears riding on the train.
                It starts to sprinkle, with drips of rain.
                Four little bears get off the train.
                How many bears are left on the train?  _____
                                                                                Jean Warren
Have ten children pretend to be bears riding on a train
and act out the story above.  Add more verses, with more
or less bears getting off each time, if desired.
 

ONE LITTLE TEDDY BEAR
One little teddy bear smiling for you,
Here comes another bear, and that makes two.
Two little teddy bears just for you and me,
Here comes another bear, and that makes three.
Three little teddy bears sitting on the floor,
Here comes another bear, and that makes four.
Four little teddy bears looking so alive,
Here comes another bear, and that makes five.
Five little teddy bears all in a row,
Watch them dance and twirl around, as off they go!
                                                                Liz Ryerson
Have your children act out the rhyme above.