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Writing Numbers

Videos and songs to teach Pre-K and Kindergarten kids about how to write numbers from 0 to 9 and from 0 to 20.

Write numbers from 0 to 20. Represent a number of objects with a written numeral 0-20 (with 0 representing a count of no objects).

Common Core Standards: K.CC.3.

Suggested Learning Targets

  • I can write numbers 0-10.
  • I can write numbers 11-20.
  • I can represent a group of objects with a written numeral 0-20.
  • I can match a set with a number card that states its quantity
  • I can build numbers with concrete materials and then write the numerals that represent those numbers
  • I know that zero represents an empty set

Writing numbers from 0 to 10

Practice number writing with a song (with lyrics and video)

Zero is where it all begins
Curve down around and up again.

Number one is so much fun
Pull straight down and you're got a one.

Number two is easy to do
Up around down and across makes two.

Number three is simple to see
Draw two humps sideways and that's a three.

Number four I do adore
Go down, across, then down some more.

We're reached five, now let's not stop
Pull down, circle round, put a hat on top.

Number six is easy to fix
Big curve, small loop will give you six.

Number seven is really sizzling
Straight across, slant down, and that's a seven.

Number eight isn't very straight
Make "S" then back up for an eight.

Number nine I think you're fine
A loop on top of a long straight line.

Number ten we've reached the end
Put a one by a zero and count again.

Writing Numbers Rhyme

0 - Make a big loop just like so. This is the way to make zero.
1 - A straight line, one is fun.
2 - Around and back on the railroad track-two,two,two.
3 - Around the tree and around the tree, that's the way we make a three.
4 - Down and over, down some more. That's the way we make a four.
5 - Fat old five goes down and around. Put a flag on top and see what you've found.
6 - Down to a loop, six rolls a hoop.
7 - Across the sky and down from heaven, that's the way we make a seven.
8 - Make an "s" but do not wait -- go right back up to make an eight.
9 - A loop and a line--that's a nine.
10 - A one first, a zero then, that's the way we make a ten! Rhyme for Writing the Numbers 1 to 10

Number 1 is like a stick. A straight line that is very quick.
For number 2, go right around. Then make a line across the ground
Go right around. What will it be? Go round again to make a 3.
Down and over and down some more. That's the way to make a 4.
Go down and around. Then you stop. Finish the 5 with a line on top.
Make a curve. Then make a loop. There are no tricks to make a 6.
Across the sky and down from heaven. That's the way to make a 7.
Make an "S" and then don't wait. Go up again to make an 8.
Make a loop and then a line. That's the way to make a 9.
Make a 1 and then an 0 - 10 are all your fingers you know!


Writing Numbers 0 to 20

Learn to identify and write numbers from 0 to 20. Numbers for Children: Learn to write numbers 10-20 How to Teach Kids Numbers
I can represent a group of objects with a written numeral 0-20.

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