Leader's Guide Shavuot Song Demo

10 Rules: Counting Song For Torah Learning

Image of two tablets with hebrew 10 commandments

(Scroll down, lyrics below video) 

Counting songs are typically a very popular choice- they invite children to show of their developing numeracy skills- and most young children delight in the confidence boosting practice of repeating tasks in which they are already competent. Forgive the birds chirping in the background- I made this video when both my munchkins were napping so I had to go outside 🙂 

I never recorded this song in studio but I’ve heard from several educators that this is the tune of mine that has been weaved into teaching and singing in Jewish early childhood environments (which delights me enormously). 

Shavuot Fingerplay

Movement: 

Spread and stretch fingers out to ‘warm up’ the digits before singing. Model and practice counting and singing with the children. Consider holding out your fingers for a child to touch and count (the spatial perception in touching their fingertip to one finger tip at a time 10 times in a row one a moving target AKA your hand is a great opportunity to practice fine motor control and depth perception!)

Lyrics:

CHORUS:

1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10
Rules from way up high
Moses climbed the mountain,
Got the Torah on Mt. Sinai! REPEAT

God gave the rules to Moses,
Moses gave the rules to the Jews
We are the Jewish people
Cuz’ we are the people who choose (to follow..)

CHORUS

I love learning Torah
Learning Torah is sweet
It helps me make kind choices
And be kind to the people I meet (I follow…)

CHORUS

The rules are called commandments,
There’s more to learn as we grow
We’ll keep learning Torah
Because there is so much more to know (to follow…)

CHORUS

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