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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.