# Measurement Song: 12 Inches in a Foot!

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12 inches in a foot…
(No, not that kind of foot, the kind of foot we use in measurement!)

Now here’s the story of how I taught my Mom
that not all feet are 1 foot long!

Mom said, “wow!”
She said, “Woo-hoo!
You squeezed 12 inches in your shoe!”
I said, “No way!
Not what I put!
All I squeezed in was my FOOT!
All I squeezed in was my FOOT!”

But then Mama said something like this:
And a foot’s 12 inches, agree?”
“I do!”
“If there’s 12 inches in a foot,
Then there’s 12 inches in your shoe…”

I thought my mom was mistaken so I said this:

“You see, my foot,
It’s pretty small,
It’s not 12 inches long at all!
Don’t use my foot for measuring, my foot is not 1 foot!”
It’s not 12 inches long!

But in measurement
There is a foot,
That’s 12 inches long!

Everybody Count!
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12 inches in a foot…
(No, not that kind of foot, the kind of foot we use in measurement)

How many inches in a foot?
12 inches in a foot!
How many inches in a foot?
12 inches in a foot!

Now here’s something not too hard,
It’s not 12 miles, or 1 yard,
A foot’s 12 inches, measure quick!
Use a ruler, or yardstick!
But our foot size, we don’t choose,
That’s the foot that slips in shoes!
A foot’s 12 inches, pretty neat,
At least the foot that’s not our feet!

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There’s 12 inches in a foot.
(No, not that kind of foot, the kind of foot we use in measurement)

How many inches in a foot?
12 inches in a foot!
How many inches in a foot?
12 inches in a foot!
How many inches in a foot?
12 inches in a foot!
How many inches in a foot?
12 inches in a foot!
How many inches in a foot?
12 inches in a foot!