Ten Green Bottles is a children’s repetitive song that is popular in the United Kingdom. In essence, the song is a single verse repeated, each time with one bottle less. This pattern continues until the number of bottles reaches zero. The final verse ends with “There’ll be no green bottles hanging on the wall.”
This is another great song for teaching children subtraction by one. Having pictures or actual bottles to represent each number makes it visually interesting and more concrete for the learner.
Simple beat activities can accompany this song. It can also be a simple fingerplay song.
The repetitive nature of this song is perfect for young children to learn the melody and numbers at the same time.