Fall Counting Poems and Rhymes for Preschool and Kindergarten
Counting poems and rhymes are one of the very first ways parents and teachers engage young children in numeracy through literacy! The rhymes below will encourage number awareness and recognition while helping young kids grasp the cadence of rhyme for early literacy. Gather your Wikki Stix and a few simple supplies to celebrate the fall season with FUN playful learning poems and chants.
5 Little Acorns
Note: the following poem can be printed here.
5 Little Acorns sitting in a tree.
Along came Mr. Squirrel as HUNGRY as could be.
Then the fall winds blew and rustled all the leaves.
Down came an acorn;
Mr. Squirrel was PLEASED!
(Repeat with the numbers 4,3,2, and 1)
Wikki Stix Acorn Stick Puppets to Accompany the Rhyme
- Brown/White Wikki Stix
- Craft Sticks or Straws
Invite the children to make acorns from brown and white Wikki Stix. The kids can make spirals from two strands of brown Wikki Stix and two strands of white Wikki Stix. If desired, the kids can add other features to the acorn top as pictured. The Wikki Stix acorns will adhere to the craft sticks to form the stick puppets for the acorn chant. Read “5 Little Acorns” to the children several times. Have the children hold up their stick puppets and put one behind their back when the “acorn” drops in the chant. *Repeat the chant with numbers 4, 3, 2, and 1 until all stick puppets are behind each child’s back.