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Acronyms, Rhymes and Songs To Learn Facts

30 Days Has September

Photo Credit: Amazon.com - This book is featured below and can be purchased from Amazon. I still say this rhyme to remember how many days in each month.

Photo Credit: Amazon.com - This book is featured below and can be purchased from Amazon. I still say this rhyme to remember how many days in each month.

Make Learning Fun With Mnemonics!

Learning facts can be fun with Mnemonics!

Do you remember using certain phrases or jingles to help you learn important facts? I do and I still recite many of them today. This tool helps to make learning fun and easy.

How many do you remember? I am going to list some of my favorites here but would like to hear from you, too Please share your favorite ways to learn facts with all the readers.

Hope you enjoy learning some new, fun ways to learn or enjoy remembering some old ways! I can't wait to hear some of your favorites, too.


Every Good Boy Deserves Fudge Book of Mnemonics - Just click this book to purchase or browse around

I remember learning "Every Good Boy Does Fine" but I know a lot of folks learned "Every Good Boy Deserves Fudge" - either way, it works as a good way to learn the lines of the treble clef: EGBDF . Doesn't this book sounds interesting? Read the reviews. One reader said it best when he said "this is a keeper"!

It would be a fun idea to start writing down the ones you remember in a notebook to pass on to your children or grandchildren.

Every Good Boy Deserves Fudge

Roy G. Biv - colors in the rainbow

Acronym for learning the colors in the rainbow - make learning fun!

Roy G. Biv is an easy way to learn the colors in the rainbow:

R is for Red

O is for Orange

Y is for Yellow

G is for Green

B is for Blue

I is for Indigo

V is for Violet

Is this the way you learned the colors of the rainbow? I sure did and still use it. It is so funny how all these little rhymes come back to you many years later, isn't it? This is a little different from the song "I Can Sing A Rainbow" but this correct.

Learning how many days are in each month

Does the month have 30, 31 or 29? I still recite this one a lot. Do you?

Here is an easy way to remember:

30 Days has September

April, June and November

All the rest have 31

Except for February

It stands Alone

I guess this one of my most used rhymes because I never can remember how many days certain months have. I know I have learned to depend on this little rhyme but I think that is kinda neat. I catch myself reciting it and get tickled thinking about it.

Remember the date Columbus discovered America

1492

In 1492

Columbus Sailed

The Ocean Blue

What to do when someone feels "lightheaded"?

An easy rhyme helps you remember

When the face is RED

Raise the HEAD

When the face is PALE

Raise the TAIL

Name The Planets

Can you name them in order from the sun out?

For many years the following was used by school children to learn the planets but in 2006 this had to change:

My Very Earnest Mother Just Served Us Nine Pickles

Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, Pluto

In 2006 Pluto lost his Planethood Status so the following became the new mnemonic:

My Very Ernest Mother Just Served Us Noodles

Don't forget that every 248 years, Neptune will be the furthest planet for 20 years.

Cool Ways To Learn Stuff on Amazon - Click to purchase or browse around

This really sounds like a great book for Mnemonics. Thanks to my sister for finding it.

As seen in the Introduction of the Article

Remembering How To Set A Table

Which items go to the left of the plate and which ones go to the right?

Here is an easy way to remember so you will have good manners.

Left - Even Letters:
The word "Left" has even number of letters with 4 letters as does the word "Fork". The napkin goes to the left and it has 6 letters which is an even number.

Right - Odd Letters
The word "Right" has an odd number of letters with 5 letters as does Knife, Spoon, and Glass.

Our 50 States of the United States of America - Song to learn the 50 states

How Did You Learn To Spell "Mississippi"?

This is how I learned!

M - i - Crooked Letter - Crooked Letter - i - Crooked Letter - Crooked Letter - i - Humpback - Hump Back - i

Learn the Books of the Old Testament - Singing this song makes learning fun!

I remember how proud I was when I finally learned all the books of the Bible.

Is this the song you sang as a child

Learning the Books of the New Testament - This song makes Learning the Books of the New Testament easy

MP3 Downloads of Songs for Learning - Great Songs for Learning - download here

Just click the link and choose the song that you would like to download from Amazon.

A B C's - An all time favorite

Every child loves to sing the Alphabet song

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Thank you for visiting! - I hope you will share your favorite Mnemonics

asereht1970 from Philippines on May 28, 2014:

Fun to learn about these mneumonics. There's a lot I'm not familiar with.

Deborah Carr from Orange County, California on May 09, 2014:

These are great tricks to know!

Dancing Cowgirl Design from Texas on April 28, 2014:

I still use the one for th number of day in a month all the time. These are very helpful.

Diana Grant from United Kingdom on March 17, 2014:

I've just started reading "Use Your Memory" by Tony Buzan, so was very interested to see this lens.....now I must remember to remember some mnemonics!

RoadMonkey on March 08, 2014:

I learned the colours of the rainbow from Read of Your Green Book in Verse. In the UK, a favourite one is Richard of York gained battles in vain. The planets were Many Variety Entertainers Make Jokes, some unfortunately naughty, perhaps!Great lens, thanks.

Merry Citarella from Oregon's Southern Coast on January 09, 2014:

What a fun lens! I'd forgotten about many of these. Great way to learn and to remember. Still smiling! Thanks.

Pam Irie from Land of Aloha on December 29, 2013:

Oh wow, I haven't thought of these in a long time, but righty tighty, lefty loosey is one I use constantly here at home. :)

Evelyn Saenz from Royalton on December 29, 2013:

It's been a few years since I visited this lens and I see that you have added lots more useful mnemonics. Thank you for gathering them all in one place. I look forward to passing on the mnemonics for learning the Great Lakes on to one of the classes I teach.

Margaret Schindel from Massachusetts on September 17, 2013:

I agree - mnemonics often help me remember things! Even though I don't sail, I've always liked "Red sky at morning, sailors take warning; red sky at night, sailor's delight." The mnemonic I learned for the number of days in each month is a little different than the one you learned, as it takes leap year into account:30 Days has SeptemberApril, June and NovemberAll the rest have 31Except for February, which has 28 days clearAnd 29 in each leap year.In retrospect the "clear" seems a bit of a stretch, but I can still remember it more than 50 years after I first learned it, so it must work! Thanks for sharing this wonderful lens.

longlakelifestyle on August 21, 2013:

I showed this lens to my boys - and they learned so much from it.

Nancy Tate Hellams (author) from Pendleton, SC on July 17, 2013:

@Ruthi: It is funny what we remember from our childhood and I remember so many of these clever rhymes and songs.

Ruthi on May 27, 2013:

Mnemonics make learning great fun and yes, I do remember using these when younger. The KiDSCOR video for learning the books of the New Testament was delightful! The kids really seemed to enjoy themselves. Mnemonics and other jingles and rhyme make learning fun for the kids and that makes a teacher's job easier.

Aunt-Mollie on March 21, 2013:

What a clever way to help children learn.

drcarl on March 07, 2013:

@OhMe: Yup. I wish I could edit a comment, too...I guess I'll just have to resort to proofreading more carefully ;)

Nancy Tate Hellams (author) from Pendleton, SC on March 07, 2013:

@drcarl: Well I do remember learning the periodic table but not with all the ionic charges. Guess that is why I never made it to Dr. school. Thanks for the visit and comment!

Nancy Tate Hellams (author) from Pendleton, SC on March 07, 2013:

@drcarl: I do the same thing. Seems like it would be spelled like pneumonia, doesn't it?

drcarl on March 07, 2013:

(now if I can just learn to spell mnemonics - lol)

drcarl on March 07, 2013:

I love mneumonics; got me through Dr school. Try memorizing the entire periodic table along with all the ionic charges! Whew! I also LOVED a book called Word Roots and Combining Forms. Great info!

May Matthew on February 22, 2013:

Yes, I also use one for the order of the planets with my children. A very nice and helpful lens. Thank you!

MaryMitchell on January 29, 2013:

Great fun and a great help too!

Carol from Arkansas on January 15, 2013:

I loved this lens! Really brought back some old memories. And I need all the help I can get to remember things!

Mary from Chicago area on December 26, 2012:

I'm still bummed about Pluto. Mom should still be serving pickles! ;)

Tony Payne from Southampton, UK on December 23, 2012:

Very nice, and very handy too. My Mom taught me how to tell the days in the months, but it ended: "except for February alone, which has but 28 days clear, and 29 in each leap year". In the UK we also remember the colors of the rainbow with: Richard Of York Gave Battle In Vain. I know there is another one as well, just can't think of it, and Debbie can't either.

DocKetchup on December 20, 2012:

It always helps to set things to music.

Nancy Tate Hellams (author) from Pendleton, SC on December 12, 2012:

@anonymous: That's a good one. I will add it to the list. Thanks.

anonymous on December 12, 2012:

Hi! This is awesome!!!! I have one for difficulty! You night have heard of it before, but it is mrs D mrs I mrs F F I, mrs C mrs U mrs L T Y.

srsddn lm on September 18, 2012:

Useful tips for learning in a fun way.

anonymous on September 09, 2012:

I learned days of the month by using my knuckles and the dips between to count. The first hand begins with January and ends with July. The raised knuckle indicated 31 days and the dip indicates a lower number of days in that month.

traveller27 on September 09, 2012:

Some great tips here - thanks!

Nancy Tate Hellams (author) from Pendleton, SC on September 09, 2012:

@FanfrelucheHubs: Wow, that is great to know. Thank you for sharing.

Nathalie Roy from France (Canadian expat) on September 09, 2012:

Here's one when we French learn English. Three and tree: in french letter H is pronounced like the word axe "Hache". Axes and trees don't match

Nancy Tate Hellams (author) from Pendleton, SC on September 09, 2012:

@Paul Ward: That's a good one, Paul and they "mite reach the top". Thanks for reminding me.

Paul from Liverpool, England on September 09, 2012:

Not forgetting "tites come down" to distinguish between stalactites and stalagmites :)

RestlessKnights on September 03, 2012:

This makes learning so much easier. Thanks for sharing, this is excellent stuff.

maryLuu on September 01, 2012:

Very interesting and useful lens!

Nancy Tate Hellams (author) from Pendleton, SC on August 29, 2012:

@tea lady 2: Thanks for dropping by and I am glad you enjoyed.

radasum on August 29, 2012:

Very useful advices.

mumsgather on August 27, 2012:

I had a lecturer once who loved to use mnemonics to teach all his lessons.

Pat from Midwest, USA on August 14, 2012:

That was fun!

Nancy Tate Hellams (author) from Pendleton, SC on August 11, 2012:

@anonymous: I don't think I have ever heard the last part like that. Thanks

Nancy Tate Hellams (author) from Pendleton, SC on August 11, 2012:

@anonymous: I don't think they teach them like they used to. My grandson does have some that I have never heard of and think maybe his teacher just made them up which is great.

Nancy Tate Hellams (author) from Pendleton, SC on August 11, 2012:

@EbooksFreeWeekl1: Thank you for adding P.A.S.S.

EbooksFreeWeekl1 on July 24, 2012:

You can really memorize a lot this way. Nice lens. I've added the P.A.S.S. to your list :) I think it is useful to know.

anonymous on July 21, 2012:

I had forgot about some of these - do they teach these in school anymore?

John Tannahill from Somewhere in England on July 04, 2012:

I knew some of these but not all - I thought it was "every good boy deserves fruit."Oh, and apparently Pluto is no longer a planet - don't ask.

anonymous on June 13, 2012:

Thirty days in September, April, June, and November.All the rest have thirty-oneBut February, which has twenty-eight days, dear,And twenty-nine in each leap year.

RetroMom on May 24, 2012:

Mnemonics is a fun easy way to memorize things. Great lens!

Angela F from Seattle, WA on May 18, 2012:

You have quite a few of the mnemonics I learned as a kid and a couple I'd never heard of. Love learning something new!

anonymous on April 18, 2012:

@anonymous: Mnemonic Devices - The Revision Guy

anonymous on April 16, 2012:

Your post is excellent. Im running a blog about mnemonic devices and you know how to teach this topic. Mnemonic devices are my passion so Ive decided to start a blog about this. I think I will come back very soon to share more ideas. Of course, if you want.Thank you,John from Mnemonic Devices - The Revision Guy

anonymous on April 16, 2012:

Can I have the lyrics for song: New Testament Books song - Kidscor ??I find this song to be the best to teach my children new testament books..

JoshK47 on April 11, 2012:

Stopping in to bless this positively wonderful lens - thanks again for sharing!

Michey LM on April 01, 2012:

Happy April Fool's Day...and have fun

Namymartyn on March 01, 2012:

nice lens created by you really appreciable..........

PoeticChristian on February 27, 2012:

Wow! I learned something new, but I also remember that if you make a fist and every knuckle is the long months and the area between the knuckles are the short months. Still to this day,I remember the word. H.O.M.E.S. to remember the 5 great Lakes-H-Huron, O-Ontario M-Michigan E-Erie S-Superior.

Barbara Tremblay Cipak from Toronto, Canada on February 26, 2012:

Ha! I used this method when the kids were younger! works great - actually still do this from time to time

MGuberti on February 21, 2012:

Wow, this lens really does bring back memories from a long time ago. Thanks!

truorder on February 21, 2012:

Brings back old memories. Thanks for sharing. I learned 50 nifty United States in elementary school.

ronaldpakasi on February 16, 2012:

Great lens! Mnemonics helped me a lot during my undergrad study....hahaha!

Odille Rault from Gloucester on February 16, 2012:

What a fabulous idea for a lens! I love these - there were quite a few I'd never heard before, and some with slightly different wording to the ones I grew up with. Very interesting and fun lens! Blessed. :)

hsschulte on February 16, 2012:

mnemonics are so handy when memorizing facts for school. I learned one hear that I hadn't heard before.

Johanna Eisler on February 14, 2012:

I learned many of the same ones you did! When I home-schooled my daughter, I made up a "Planet Song" to the tune of "Old MacDonald":Planets go around the sun,E-I, E-I, O!Learning them is so much fun,E-I, E-I, O!Mercury, VenusEarth, Mars Jupiter,Saturn, UranusNeptune, PlutoPlanets go around the sun,E-I, E-I, O!Then each planet had a little verse of its own, simply stating a little fact about that planet. I still find myself humming it when I'm trying to remember something about a planet and its relation to the other planets. :) Memories...

Ram Ramakrishnan on February 12, 2012:

The approach to learn anything well, there is but one;Shed reticence, wed curiosity, make the process fun!

Pangionedevelopers on February 05, 2012:

i liked this so much, I " liked" you 5x :)....return the favor would be appreciated

Peggy Hazelwood from Desert Southwest, U.S.A. on January 25, 2012:

These mnemonics are great ways to learn. Love your examples!

rayray131 on January 24, 2012:

NIce lens, Used to use some of the same

anonymous on January 16, 2012:

What we learn having fun is well learned...blessed by a likes to learn with fun angel!

LeopoldBlatt on January 16, 2012:

Lovely learning resource, so very well presented. The kids liked it too!

Nancy Tate Hellams (author) from Pendleton, SC on December 08, 2011:

@yktykacronyms: I like your WOMBAT. I haven't heard that one.

yktykacronyms on December 07, 2011:

Acronyms are fun and becoming more essential in the English language as technology evolves. http://www.yktyk.com

Tjoedhilde on December 05, 2011:

Rhymes are great ways of remembering things. I have learned a few english ones since moving to Ireland and they help me even now as a grown up speaking something that isn't my native tongue. Great lens! :)

Mark-Nehs on November 25, 2011:

Great lens like so many of yours. Thanks pal. Squidoo is a great place and you are 1 of the shining stars.

JoshK47 on November 18, 2011:

Very clever stuff here! Blessed by a SquidAngel!

emrldphx on October 25, 2011:

Cool article on mnemonics! Have you ever worked with visual mnemonic systems?

anonymous on September 23, 2011:

VOLUME OF CYLINDER HOW MUCH ? "R" SQUARE "H", "R" SQUARE " H". -From "Forget forgetting" by N L Shraman

Yvonne L B from Covington, LA on August 15, 2011:

@naturegirl7s: P.S. This lens was the 900th that I squid liked. :)

Yvonne L B from Covington, LA on August 15, 2011:

I remembered most of them. Great lens. Sprinkled with dust from the Angel of the farmyard on a Back to School Field Trip and featured on 70 Super Angel Blessed Squidoo Pages.

anonymous on May 28, 2011:

Very cool learning tool. Great lens. Thank you. :)

Philippians468 on March 31, 2011:

thank you for this enlightening lens! sure makes learning fun and easy! cheers

CruiseReady from East Central Florida on March 21, 2011:

What a fun lens! I was going to add the ones for remembering the notes of the treble clef, but someone already did. should have know it would be one of the first!

anonymous on January 07, 2011:

Very interesting lens. I have never used these tricks, well not since i was a "wee little lad" but i can definitely see how it can help. Great lens, keep up the good work!

MyFairLadyah2 on December 02, 2010:

I use so many memory tricks you have hereThey really aid to keep facts nearGreat Lens!

Oosquid on December 01, 2010:

Thank you for creating this lens. The mnemonics will help my grandchildren - and me! :)

HomeDecoratingD on November 18, 2010:

I love this lens! I'll have to teach some of these to my little boy. Thanks.

anonymous on November 13, 2010:

I especially like the way to remember the Great Lakes! I was gonna add one but not sure if it is is mnemonics or acroymn (is there a difference) but C.A.S.I.N.O (cash and savings is now ours) lol p.s love the layout of your mnemonics sites

anonymous on November 09, 2010:

Thanks for reminding me about these acronyms.

howdoyouspellst on October 13, 2010:

These are great! I learned the continents with a song in Kindergarten. There are lots of great YouTube videos now with these songs! Nice lens, thanks!

Diana Grant from United Kingdom on October 12, 2010:

Quite useful, but sometimes I find the mnemonics more difficult to remember than the facts!I'm lensrolling this to my lens Nice Distinctions in English Language

anonymous on October 11, 2010:

Rhyming words and acronyms are great way of remembering things.

CherylsArt on October 02, 2010:

Interesting lens and a fun way to learn.

Jamie-Isherwood on September 22, 2010:

awesome I wished they had this when I was little...this is great.I created a lense on learning to play the drums let me know your feed back.http://www.squidoo.com/learn-how-to-play-the-drums

Virginia Allain from Central Florida on July 27, 2010:

I wish I'd known some of these when I was in school. Little singing rhymes do help the memory.

Jeanette from Australia on May 15, 2010:

These ideas are great ways to learn facts. Thanks for this great collection.

Ram Ramakrishnan on April 06, 2010:

Facts learnt this way are remembered for a lifetime. Great topic for a lens.

WhitU4ever on February 07, 2010:

I learned the 50 states song in grade school and my daughter learned it when she was five years old. She has learned the books of the Bible recently and I can't wait to use this lens to teach her more. Thanks!

Wednesday-Elf from Savannah, Georgia on February 04, 2010:

I never learned the 'Our 50 States' song, but my daughter did in 5th grade and I remember being so impressed she could rattle them all off in alphabetical order -- and still can all these years later. Most of the others I remember from childhood - learning with mnemonics makes things easy to remember.

anonymous on February 03, 2010:

All the rhymes I learned a child and I still use them. Thanks for the memories.

anonymous on February 01, 2010:

I had not heard of the nine planets one - oops I mean 8 planets. Another fun and colourful lens Nancy!

Frankie Kangas from California on January 30, 2010:

Excellent lens. I love this way of learning. It's fun and it WORKS! Thanks for reminding me of some mnemonics and teaching me new ones. Bear hugs, Frankster

JoyfulPamela2 from Pennsylvania, USA on January 08, 2010:

I am constantly using tunes and rhymes to remember things! I'm lensrolling this to "Music is FUNdaMental" ~ your lens makes a point I am trying to make there. Thank you!!