As we learn our numeral formation strokes, these rhymes will help reinforce top to bottom and left to right orientation.
1- One is fun!
2- Around and back on a railroad track: two, two, two!
3- Around a tree, around a tree, that's the way to make a three.
4- Make an L, top to the floor-that's the way to make a four.
5- A bee flies out-goes down from his hive, around a bush and makes a five.
6- Down to a loop, six makes a hoop.
7- Across the sky and down from heaven, that's the way to make a seven.
8- Make an S but don't be late, go back up to make an eight.
9- Make a loop and then a line, that's the way to make a nine!
10- Make a one and then a zero. Then ten will be your hero.
11- Make a one and then another. Eleven will be friends with each other.
12- Make a one and then a two. Twelve makes a dozen for you.