15 Best Number Rhymes for Preschoolers that You Might Know 

Let’s take a journey to the magical world of numbers! Imagine a world where numbers are not just boring digits but characters that sing and dance to catchy tunes. Welcome to the world of number rhymes!

Number rhymes are the superheroes of early childhood education, swooping in to save the day by making learning math fun and engaging. These short and snappy poems or songs help kids learn to count and recognize numbers easily.

With their simple melodies and repetitive lyrics, number rhymes are the ultimate earworms that kids love to hum and sing along to.

Why number rhymes are essential for kids

Research has shown that incorporating number rhymes into early childhood education has numerous benefits for kids. These rhymes develop numeracy skills by teaching children how to count, recognize numbers, and understand basic mathematical concepts.

But that’s not all! Number rhymes also boost memory skills, as repetitive lyrics and catchy melodies help kids remember the order of numbers and the counting sequence.

But wait, there’s more! Number rhymes also help children develop their language skills by promoting vocabulary, pronunciation, and listening skills.

Singing number rhymes with others can also help kids build social skills and confidence, making them feel like superstars!

much loved number rhymes with lyrics

Here is the Beehive

Here is the Beehive Rhyme for Kids

Lyrics

Here is the beehive.

But where are all the bees?

Hiding away where nobody sees.

Here they come flying out of their hive. 

One, two, three, four, five!

Here is the beehive.

But where are all the bees? 

Hiding away where nobody sees.

Here they come flying out of their hive. 

One, two, three, four, five!

Buzz up high. Buzz down low.

Buzzing fast. Buzzing slow.

Buzz to the left. Buzz to the right.

Buzz all day but sleep at night.

Here is the beehive.

But where are all the bees? 

Hiding away where nobody sees.

Here they come flying out of their hive. 

One, two, three, four, five!

Five Currant Buns

Lyrics

FIVE currant buns in a baker’s shop

Round and fat with a cherry on top

Along came a boy with a penny one day

Bought a currant bun and took it away

FOUR currant buns in a baker’s shop

Round and fat with a cherry on top

Along came a girl with a penny one day

Bought a currant bun and took it away

THREE currant buns in a baker’s shop

Round and fat with a cherry on top

Along came a boy with a penny one day

Bought a currant bun and took it away

TWO currant buns in a baker’s shop

Round and fat with a cherry on top

Along came a girl with a penny one day

Bought a currant bun and took it away

ONE currant bun in a baker’s shop

Round and fat with a cherry on top

Along came a boy with a penny one day

Bought a currant bun and took it away

Five Green, Speckled Frogs

Five Green, Speckled Frogs Rhyme for Kids

Lyrics

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

Then there were 4 green speckled frogs

4 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

Then there were 3 green speckled frogs

3 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

Then there were 2 green speckled frogs

2 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

Then there was one green speckled frog

One green and speckled frog

Sat on a speckled log

Eating some most delicious bugs. Yum! Yum!

he jumped into the pool

Where it was nice and cool

Then there were no green speckled frogs.

Five Little Ducks

Lyrics

Five little ducks went out one day 

Over the hill and far away

Mother duck said, “Quack, quack, quack, quack”

But only four little ducks came back

1, 2, 3, 4

Four little ducks went out one day

Over the hill and far away

Mother duck said, “Quack, quack, quack, quack”

But only three little ducks came back

1, 2, 3

Three little ducks went out one day

Over the hill and far away

Mother duck said, “Quack, quack, quack, quack”

But only two little ducks came back

1, 2

Two little ducks went out one day

Over the hill and far away

Mother duck said, “Quack, quack, quack, quack”

But only one little duck came back

1

One little duck went out one day

Over the hill and far away

Mother duck said, “Quack, quack, quack, quack”

But none of the five little ducks came back

Sad mother duck went out one day

Over the hill and far away

Mother duck said, “Quack, quack, quack, quack”

And all of five little ducks came back

Five little ducks went out to play

Over the hill and far away

Mother duck said, “Quack, quack, quack, quack”

And all of the five little ducks came back!

Three Jellyfish

Three Jellyfish Rhyme for Kids

Lyrics 

Three jellyfish, three jellyfish.

Three jellyfish sitting on a rock.

One fell off.

Two jellyfish, two jellyfish.

Two jellyfish sitting on a rock.

One fell off.

One jellyfish, one jellyfish.

One jellyfish sitting on a rock.

One fell off.

No jellyfish, no jellyfish.

No jellyfish sitting on a rock.

The Ants Go Marching

Lyrics

The ants go marching one by one.

Hoorah! Hoorah!

The ants go marching one by one.

Hoorah! Hoorah!

The ants go marching one by one.

The little one stops to suck his thumb.

And they all go marching down to the ground.

To get out of the rain.

Boom, boom, boom, boom!

The ants go marching two by two.

Hoorah! Hoorah!

The ants go marching two by two.

Hoorah! Hoorah!

The ants go marching two by two.

The little one stops to tie his shoe.

And they all go marching down to the ground.

To get out of the rain.

Boom, boom, boom!

The ants go marching three by three.

Hoorah! Hoorah!

The ants go marching three by three.

Hoorah! Hoorah!

The ants go marching three by three.

The little one stops to climb a tree.

And they all go marching down to the ground.

To get out of the rain.

Boom, boom, boom!

The ants go marching four by four.

Hoorah! Hoorah!

The ants go marching four by four.

Hoorah! Hoorah!

The ants go marching four by four.

The little one stops to shut the door.

And they all go marching down to the ground.

To get out of the rain.

Boom, boom, boom!

The ants go marching five by five.

Hoorah! Hoorah!

The ants go marching five by five.

Hoorah! Hoorah!

The ants go marching five by five.

The little one stops to take a dive.

And they all go marching down to the ground.

To get out of the rain.

Boom, boom, boom!

The ants go marching six by six.

Hoorah! Hoorah!

The ants go marching six by six.

Hoorah! Hoorah!

The ants go marching six by six.

The little one stops to pick up sticks.

And they all go marching down to the ground.

To get out of the rain.

Boom, boom, boom!

One Grey Elephant Balancing

One Grey Elephant Balancing Rhyme for Kids

Lyrics

One grey elephant balancing

Step by step on a price of string

Thought it was such a wonderful stunt

So he called for another elephant.

Two grey elephants balancing

Step by step on a price of string

Thought it was such a wonderful stunt

So he called for another elephant.

Three grey elephants balancing

Step by step on a price of string

Thought it was such a wonderful stunt

So he called for another elephant.

Four grey elephants balancing

Step by step on a price of string

Thought it was such a wonderful stunt

So he called for another elephant.

Five grey elephants balancing

Step by step on a price of string

Thought it was such a wonderful stunt

So he called for another elephant.

SIx grey elephants balancing

Step by step on a price of string

All of a sudden the piece of string broke.

And down came all the elephant folk.

One, Two, Buckle My Shoe

Lyrics

One, two

Buckle my shoe

Three, four

Shut the door

Five, six

Pick up sticks

Seven, eight

Lay them straight

Nine, ten

A big fat hen

5 Little Monkeys Jumping On The Bed

Lyrics 

FIVE little monkeys jumping on the bed

One fell off and bumped his head;

Mama called the doctor and the doctor said,

“No more monkeys jumping on the bed.”

Jumping on the bed, jumping on the bed, 

Jumping on the bed and falling off the bed.

FOUR little monkeys jumping on the bed

One fell off and bumped his head;

Mama called the doctor and the doctor said,

“No more monkeys jumping on the bed.”

THREE little monkeys jumping on the bed

One fell off and bumped his head;

Mama called the doctor and the doctor said,

“No more monkeys jumping on the bed.”

Jumping on the bed, jumping on the bed, 

Jumping on the bed and falling off the bed.

TWO little monkeys jumping on the bed

One fell off and bumped his head;

Mama called the doctor and the doctor said,

“No more monkeys jumping on the bed.”

ONE little monkey jumping on the bed

He fell off and bumped his head;

Mama called the doctor and the doctor said,

“No more monkeys jumping on the bed.”

There Were Ten In The Bed

Lyrics

There were ten in the bed

And the little one said

Roll over, roll over

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

There were eight in the bed

And the little one said

Roll over, roll over

So they all rolled over and one fell out

There were seven in the bed

And the little one said

Roll over, roll over

So they all rolled over and one fell out

There were six in the bed

And the little one said

Roll over, roll over

So they all rolled over and one fell out

There were five in the bed

And the little one said

Roll over, roll over

So they all rolled over and one fell out

There were four in the bed

And the little one said

Roll over, roll over

So they all rolled over and one fell out

There were three in the bed

And the little one said

Roll over, roll over

So they all rolled over and one fell out

Five Little Monkeys Swinging in the Tree

Five Little Monkeys Swinging in the Tree Rhyme for Kids

Lyrics

Five little monkeys swinging in a tree

teasing Mr. Alligator can’t catch me…

along came Mr. Alligator quiet as can be

and snapped that monkey out that tree

four monkeys

Four little monkeys swinging in a tree

teasing Mr. Alligator can’t catch me…

along came Mr. Alligator quiet as can be

and snapped that monkey out that tree

three monkeys 

Three little monkeys swinging in a tree

teasing Mr. Alligator can’t catch me…

along came Mr. Alligator quiet as can be

and snapped that monkey out that tree

two monkeys

Two little monkeys swinging in the tree

teasing Mr. Alligator can’t catch me…

along came Mr. Alligator quiet as can be

and snapped that monkey out that tree

only one monkey

One little monkeys swinging in the tree

teasing Mr. Alligator can’t catch me…

along came Mr. Alligator quiet as can be

and snapped that monkey out that tree

One Potato, Two Potatoes

Lyrics

One potato, two potatoes

Three potatoes, four

Five potatoes, six potatoes

Seven potatoes more.

1, 2, 3, 4, 5 Once I Caught a Fish Alive

1, 2, 3, 4, 5 Once I Caught A Fish Alive Rhyme for Kids

Lyrics

One, two, three, four, five,

Once I caught a fish alive,

Six, seven, eight, nine, ten,

Then I let it go again.

Why did you let it go?

Because it bit my finger so.

Which finger did it bite?

This little finger on my right.

Johnny Works With One Hammer

Lyrics

Johnny works with one hammer,

One hammer, one hammer,

Johnny works with one hammer,

Then he works with two.

Johnny works with two hammers,

Tne hammers, one hammers,

Johnny works with two hammers,

Then he works with three.

Johnny works with three hammers,

Three hammers, three hammers,

Johnny works with three hammers,

Then he works with four.

Johnny works with four hammers,

Four hammers, four hammers,

Johnny works with four hammers,

Then he works with five.

Johnny works with five hammers,

Five hammers, five hammers,

Johnny works with five hammers,

Then he goes to sleep.

Ten Fat Sausages Sitting in a Pan

Ten Fat Sausages Sitting in a Pan Rhyme for Kids

Lyrics

Ten fat sausages sitting in the pan,

One went pop, and another went bam!

Eight fat sausages sitting in the pan,

One went pop, and another went bam!

Six fat sausages sitting in the pan,

One went pop, and another went bam!

Four fat sausages sitting in the pan,

One went pop, and another went bam!

Two fat sausages sitting in the pan,

One went pop, and another went bam!

No more sausages sitting in the pan.

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