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Childrens’ Rhyme for Counting Fruit Pips and Stones

RHYMES

You may remember prunes at school, but can you remember the
rhymes we used to say to count the stones?

Question:
When shall I marry?
Answer:This year, next year, sometime, never, repeat until there are no more stones
Question:What will the letter of my husband’s first name be?
Answer,
A, B, C, D, E, F etc.,
Question:
What will he be?
Answer:
Tinker, tailor, soldier, sailor, rich man, poor man, beggar man, thief.
Question:
On what day shall I be married:
Answer:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday etc., until there are no more stones
Question:
What shall I wear?
Answer:
Silk, satin, cotton, rags
Question:
How shall I get it?
Answer:
Stolen, borrowed, bought or given
Question:
How shall I go to church?
Answer:
Coach, carriage, wheelbarrow, dung-cart 
Question:
Where shall I live?
Answer:
Big house, little house, pigsty, barn
Question:
How many children shall I have?
Answer:
One, two, three, four etc.
Of course, this can be used for counting any fruit stones or pips.

 

Rhymes can make learning fun for all concerned and there are others on site including one to help with simple arithmetic, several to help when teaching the alphabet, others for memory, counting stones and a few for older children.