“6” Times Table

“Six Skinny Bug Legs” lyrics

Six legs, six legs, skinny little bug legs
Wiggling on every bug
Six legs, six legs, skinny little bug legs
Are what keeps a bug on the run

With one little bug it is easy to see
That when you've got six legs, you've got six feet
So if you count up the legs on one bug you'll get 6
Since 1x6=6
One little bug has 6 skinny legs
1x6=6

When two bugs first meet they like to stare
At the number of legs that they share
If you count up the legs on two bugs you'll get 12
Since 2x6=12
Two little bugs have 12 skinny legs
2x6=12

Three bugs make you dizzy
When you're counting their legs
They've got six more than a carton of eggs
If you count them up slowly, you'll get to 18
Cause 3x6 is 18
Three little bugs have 18 legs
3x6 is 18

When four get together, they'll start out to dance
And their wiggly legs will put you under a trance
If you count them out loud, you'll say "24"
Since 4x6 is 24
Four little bugs with 24 legs
4x6 is 24

Five bugs count up just as easily as four
All the legs of the four plus another six more
If you count up the legs on five bugs you'll get 30
Since 5x6=30
5 sets of bugs with 6 legs apiece
Equals 30 skinny legs (5x6=30)

Six is a magical number for bugs
It's the number of legs that they use when they run
That makes 36 legs on a half dozen bugs
Since 6x6 is 36
Six little bugs have 36 legs
6x6 is 36

Seven bugs make lots of noise when they walk
With their 42 feet, unless they're wearing their socks
If you count the six legs on each seven
You'll see 7x6 is 42
7 little bugs will have 42 legs
7x6 is 42

Bug, bug, bug, bug, bug, bug, bug,
Eight sets of legs underneath the rug
That's 48 legs, if you count every one
Since 8x6 is 48
Eight bugs have 48 legs
8x6 is 48

Counting the legs on 9 bugs takes time
They are wiggling in and wiggling out of line
If you keep counting legs you will hit 54
Since 9x6 is 54
Nine bugs have 54 skinny legs
9x6 is 54

6, 12, 18 are wiggling by
24, 30, 36, 42,
48, 54 squished under my shoe

6, 12, 18 are wiggling by
24, 30, 36, 42,
48, 54 squished under my shoe