Niles Adventist School

We use these poems to help us remember the correct way to form our numbers. Encourage your child to say the poem for each number as they form the number. 

Number Formation Poems
1: Straight line down and then we're done. That's the way to make a one.
2: Half a heart will never do, slide to the right to make a two.
3: Around a tree, around a tree. That's the way to make a three.
4: Down and over, down once more.  That’s the way to make a four.
5: Short neck, belly fat.  Mr. 5 wears a hat.
6: Make a C then in you go, now you've made a six you know!
7: Across the sky and down from heaven. That's the way to make a seven.
8: Make an S and shut the gate.  That’s the way to make an eight.
9: First a circle, then a line, that's the way to make a nine!

For a printable pdf of the poems, please click on the following link:

Number Formation Poems


Niles Adventist School

110 N Fairview Ave

Niles, MI 49120-1570