Wednesday, May 26, 2010

One Potato, Two Potato, Three Potato, Four....

Five Potato, Six Potato, Seven Potato, More....

I think this sounds like a familiar counting game to all of you!
It is so fun to involve kids with counting and games with every-day objects such as potatoes, set to rhyme. Studies have shown that rhyme is a wonderful way for children and adults alike to memorize.

How to Play this Potato Counting Game
Have the children stand in a circle, holding out their hands in a fist. (You can either have children hold out two fists, or one. My preference is two.)
The first person to be "it" goes around the circle, tapping the fists with each number mentioned in the rhyme.

One Potato, Two Potato
One potato, two potato,
Three potato, four,
Five potato, six potato,
Seven potato, more!
The fist that is tapped at the time of the word "more" is "out" and needs to be held behind the preschooler's back. The whole group keeps repeating the rhyme over and over while "it" continues to tap on the fists around the circle, until only one fist is left. That preschooler is the new "it."

Fun times!

Good way to choose someone to take on a special responsibility.... or just to practice counting and having fun together!!! :)
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