Sunday, March 6, 2016


Some things are timeless, such as "The Five Little Ducks." The more dramatic you are when daddy duck calls them back, the better they will like it.

Five Little Ducks  (Traditional Tune)
Five little ducks went out to play (Hold up five fingers.)
Over the hills and far away. (Move hand up and down and then put over eyes.)
When the mother duck called, (Put palms together to make bill.)
“Quack, quack, quack, quack.” (Open and shut palms as if quacking.)
Four little ducks came waddling back. (Hold up four fingers.)


No little ducks went out to play (Hold up fist.)
Over the hills and far away. (Hand up and down and then over eyes.)
When the daddy duck called, (Use forearms to make a bill.)
“QUACK! QUACK! QUACK! QUACK!” (Open and shut forearms and use a LOUD voice.)
Five little ducks came wadding back. (Hold up five fingers.)

*Choose children to be the five little ducks, mother, and father and act out the song.

Flannel Board

Make a flannel board visual to use as you sing the song. Staple the sides of a file folder together. Glue a piece of felt to the front of the file folder. Cut five ducks out of yellow felt using the pattern below. Add a bill and legs from orange felt. Glue on a wiggly eye.

Let the children make up number stories using the ducks.

Five Little Letters
Change the words of this song to “Five Little Letters.” Place five magnetic letters on the board and remove a letter after each verse. For example, “Five little letters went out to play over the hills and far away. When the teacher called, ‘ /m/ /m/ /m/ /m/, ‘ only the letter M came back."