These rhymes are excellent to teach the formation of the numbers.

1   Straight down and then you’re done.
That’s the way to make a one!

2   Around and back on the railroad track.
Two! Two!
Over the rainbow to the crocodile mouth.
Two! Two! (Thank you to Britni for sharing)

3   Around the tree, around the tree.
That’s the way to make a three!

4   Down and over and down some more.
That’s the way to make a four!

5   Put on a hat. Then take a dive.
Make a big round tummy.
Now that’s a five!
A little bit down.  Circle the drive
Put on a hat.
That makes a five!

6   Make a loop and then a hoop!

7   Across the sky and down from heaven.
That’s the way to make a seven!

8   Make an ‘S’ but do not wait.
Go back up and close the gate.

9   Make a hoop and then a line.
That’s the way to make a nine!

0   Around, around, around you go.
That’s the way to make zero!

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