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Five Little Owls Counting Poem



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Instructions:

Invite the children to recite the following original poem, making gestures to dramatize the action of the owls in each stanza.
Five Little Owls

Five little owls sitting in a tree.
One fell off and bumped his knee.
The mother called the doctor and the doctor said,
"No more owls sitting in the tree!"
Four little owls sitting in a tree.
One saw a mole and then there were three.
The mother called the doctor and the doctor said,
"No more owls sitting in the tree!"
Three little owls sitting in a tree.
One flew away and then there were two.
The mother called the doctor and the doctor said,
"Only two more owls to hoot "WHOOOOO!'"
Two little owls sitting in a tree.
One went "Achoo!" and flew away for some tea.
The mother called the doctor and the doctor said,
"No more owls sitting in the tree!"
One little owl sitting in a tree.
He flew up in the sky to see what he could see.
The mother called the doctor and the doctor said,
"No more owls sitting in the tree!"
Now there are no little owls sitting in the tree.
"No little owls!" the mother did sigh.
The mother called the doctor and the doctor said,
"Let those owls soar way up high."
Book: The GIANT Encyclopedia of Math Activities for Children 3 to 6
Center: Math/Numbers/Reasoning
Topic: Numbers
Content: Mathematics
Area: Cognitive
Age: 3 through 4 Years Old
Interaction: Large Group

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