“Ten Green Bottles” is a modern nursery rhyme and counting song very popular among children especially in United Kingdom.

It is one of the easiest way to teach the children the countdown. The funniest way of doing it is by playing a game:

“Ten Green Bottles” singing game

Ten green bottles is also a singing game:

How to play:

Draw each number on separate cards, starting with the number 1 and ending with the number of the children available to play, and hang them on each children so they all can see it.

They children will dance in a circle, holding hands singing the lyrics of the song. They will have to fall down one by one until all of them will lay down, each time they say the verse: “And if one green bottle should accidentally fall”. The children will have to poin who is the one who will fall down, based on their numbers.

Later, after the kids know better the numbers and the counting, the game can move to the next level: instead of drawing the cards, each child will have to memorize a number to know when it is his turn to fall down.

“Ten Green Bottles” Lyrics

Ten green bottles sitting on the wall,
Ten green bottles sitting on the wall,
And if one green bottle should accidentally fall,
There’ll be nine green bottles sitting on the wall.

Nine green bottles sitting on the wall,
Nine green bottles sitting on the wall,
And if one green bottle should accidentally fall,
There’ll be eight green bottles sitting on the wall.

Eight green bottles sitting on the wall,
Eight green bottles sitting on the wall,
And if one green bottle should accidentally fall,
There’ll be seven green bottles sitting on the wall.

Seven green bottles sitting on the wall,
Seven green bottles sitting on the wall,
And if one green bottle should accidentally fall,
There’ll be six green bottles sitting on the wall.

Six green bottles sitting on the wall,
Six green bottles sitting on the wall,
And if one green bottle should accidentally fall,
There’ll be five green bottles sitting on the wall.

Five green bottles sitting on the wall,
Five green bottles sitting on the wall,
And if one green bottle should accidentally fall,
There’ll be four green bottles sitting on the wall.

Four green bottles sitting on the wall,
Four green bottles sitting on the wall,
And if one green bottle should accidentally fall,
There’ll be three green bottles sitting on the wall.

Three green bottles sitting on the wall,
Three green bottles sitting on the wall,
And if one green bottle should accidentally fall,
There’ll be two green bottles sitting on the wall.

Two green bottles sitting on the wall,
Two green bottles sitting on the wall,
And if one green bottle should accidentally fall,
There’ll be one green bottles sitting on the wall.

One green bottles sitting on the wall,
One green bottles sitting on the wall,
And if one green bottle should accidentally fall,
There’ll be zero green bottles sitting on the wall.

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