In order to teach children the concept of “greater than/less than” with the pizza-eating alligator, draw your greater than/less than sign. Now, add teeth to the “mouth” part. The alligator always wants to eat the greatest number. When the numbers are equal, the mouth doesn’t know which way to go. First right. No, left…Create the “=” sign.
Print the PDF version of this song (coming soon) in order to get a drawing of the alligator. Use this drawing to make alligator Popsicle stick puppets. Allow children to write their own stories about the alligator.