One, two, buckle my shoe

Count along with "One, Two, Buckle my Shoe"! Enjoy this number-based rhyme, learn the catchy lyrics, and explore counting activities for kids.


One, two, buckle my shoe song lyrics

One, two, Buckle my shoe;

Three, four, Knock at the door;

Five, six, Pick up sticks;

Seven, eight, Lay them straight:

Nine, ten, A big fat hen;

Eleven, twelve, Dig and delve;

Thirteen, fourteen, Maids a-courting;

Fifteen, sixteen, Maids in the kitchen;

Seventeen, eighteen, Maids a-waiting

Nineteen, twenty, My plate’s empty

One, two, buckle my shoe

About the One, two, buckle my shoe song

This rhyme is a classic counting-out game where every number has a fun action or item paired with it. It’s like a playful treasure map that leads you through numbers and words, with a rhythm that’s as steady as a ticking clock. From buckling shoes to pulling out sticks, every line is a step on a stairway of learning and fun.

It’s not just a rhyme; it’s a playful challenge that has kids counting and rhyming before they even know it. So, buckle up, because we’re about to take a skip and a hop through the numbers!

One, two, buckle my shoe

Tips for teaching “One, Two, Buckle my Shoe”

Act it Out:

Turn each line into an action—for example, pretend to buckle a shoe, knock on a door, or pick up sticks. This helps children connect numbers to actions and reinforces motor skills.

Craft Time:

Create a visual aid by drawing or crafting images for each part of the rhyme. Use paper, crayons, and any other craft supplies to make a picture for “buckle my shoe,” “knock at the door,” and so on.

Counting Fun:

Bring out objects that match the numbers in the rhyme. Count two shoes, four knocks, six sticks, and so forth. This helps with number recognition and counting skills.

Rhyme Time:

Encourage the children to come up with their own rhymes for different numbers. What rhymes with “eleven” or “seventeen”? This is a playful way to develop phonemic awareness.

Dance to the Numbers:

Make a little dance routine where each number has a different dance move. Maybe “One, two,” is a clap and a tap of the shoe, and “three, four,” could be a twirl and a knock on the floor!

Baking Counters:

Why not bake cookies or make play-dough shapes to match the rhyme? You can count them as you make them, and the best part—you can eat your numbers for a tasty math lesson!

As we zip, snap, and tie up our “One, Two, Buckle my Shoe” adventure, remember that every number leads to a new door of discovery and every rhyme is a step towards learning.

So, keep counting, keep rhyming, and most importantly, keep having fun!