Counting: 1,2,3,4,5

Counting_ 1,2,3,4,5

I wrote a blog previously talking about counting backwards and someone asked if I could suggest songs for counting forwards.  So, I have listened and here it is. To read the counting backwards blog please click here: 

Here are some songs and rhymes that have counting forwards within them:

  • 5 fat peas in a peapod

  • When I was 1 pirate song

  •  1 potato, 2 potato... (this is a good one to change the object depending on the topic/theme you're following)

  • 1 little, 2 little, 3 little reindeer

  • 1 little, 2 little 3 little kites

  • 1 little, 2 little, 3 little pumpkins

  • Round and round the garden

  • One man went to mow

  • When Goldilocks went to the house of the bears

  • Number one, touch your tongue

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

If you don’t know some of those listed above, many of them are included in the Activity Ideas for ~2 to 5 years on Early Years Music Ideas.

I sometimes change the lyrics to suit a topic or theme that I am following.  Have you changed any counting forwards songs?  Can you think of any that I haven’t thought about?  If so, I’d love to hear; please put them in the comments section below, thank you.

Happy music making!



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