Preschool Math Songs that Entertain and Teach Numbers at the Same Time!

Doing preschool math songs, counting songs, or fingerplays with your preschooler, toddler, or baby throughout the day can make routine tasks fun and will teach and entertain your child at the same time!





Kids love when you use a tune and make up words that fit the situation or put their name into a song, so don’t be afraid to be creative. Your preschooler will LOVE it (and may even start “creating” math songs of his own!) Using songs and learning games is a fun and easy way to teach preschool math skills.


This Old Man
This is great as counting song for preschoolers and as a baby song. Lay your baby down on your knees and tap the body part or clap his hands for each verse

This old man, he played one
He played knick-knack on my thumb
With a knick-knack paddywhack, give a dog a bone
This old man came rolling home

This old man, he played two
He played knick-knack on my shoe
With a knick-knack paddywhack, give a dog a bone
This old man came rolling home

This old man, he played three
He played knick-knack on my knee
With a knick-knack paddywhack, give a dog a bone
This old man came rolling home

This old man, he played four
He played knick-knack on my door
With a knick-knack paddywhack, give a dog a bone
This old man came rolling home

This old man, he played five
He played knick-knack on my hive
With a knick-knack paddywhack, give a dog a bone
This old man came rolling home

This old man, he played six
He played knick-knack on my sticks
With a knick-knack paddywhack, give a dog a bone
This old man came rolling home

This old man, he played seven
He played knick-knack up in heaven
With a knick-knack paddywhack, give a dog a bone
This old man came rolling home

This old man, he played eight
He played knick-knack on my gate
With a knick-knack paddywhack, give a dog a bone
This old man came rolling home

This old man, he played nine
He played knick-knack on my spine
With a knick-knack paddywhack, give a dog a bone
This old man came rolling home

This old man, he played ten
He played knick-knack once ag'n
With a knick-knack paddywhack, give a dog a bone
This old man came rolling home



One Little, Two Little, Three Little Indians
While the original words to this song are not PC, it is a fantastic preschool math activity and can be used for almost any situation…

One little, two little, three little snowflakes…
Four little, five little, six little snowflakes…
Seven little, eight little, nine little snowflakes…
Ten little snowflakes flutter down.

One little, two little, three little Valentines…
Four little, five little, six little Valentines…
Seven little, eight little, nine little Valentines…
Ten little Valentines say “I love you”.

One big, two big, three big Mommys…
Four big, five big, six big Mommys…
Seven big, eight big, nine big Mommys…
Ten big Mommys say “I love you”.


5 Little Monkeys
As you practice counting backwards, have your preschooler or toddler jump on the floor, pretend to fall down, “bump her head”, and “call” the doctor. My kids also love when I use their names in place of “monkey”

Five little monkeys jumping on the bed
One fell off and bumped his head
So Momma called the doctor and the doctor said,
"No more monkeys jumping on the bed!"

Four little monkeys jumping on the bed
One fell off and bumped his head
So Momma 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
So Momma called the doctor and the doctor said,
"No more monkeys jumping on the bed!"

Two little monkeys jumping on the bed
One fell off and bumped his head
So Momma 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
So Momma called the doctor and the doctor said,
"No more monkeys jumping on the bed!"

No little monkeys jumping on the bed
None fell off and bumped his head
So Momma called the doctor and the doctor said,
"Put those monkeys back in bed!"


Five Little Monkeys Flingerplay
This math song is a great fingerplay for toddlers or preschoolers. They will love to "snap" the monkey out of the tree while learning preschool math skills!

Five little monkeys swinging in the tree (Hold hand up with 5 fingers and “swing” it back and forth)

Teasing Mr. Alligator,
"Can’t catch me." (Point finger back and forth)

Along came Mr. Alligator
Quiet as can be... (Put hands together and move in a snakelike motion)

And snapped that monkey right out of that tree. (Clap hands like an alligator’s mouth)

(Repeat motions and words for…)
Four little monkeys...
Three little monkeys...
Two little monkeys...
One little monkey...


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