Five Little Ducks is a classic, and a song I've shared with every group of kids I've taught for the past 20+ years. I started out just doing it as a finger play, and I still share the hand motions with the kids as we sing about the ducks. I made a foam set for the flannelboard about 5 or 10 years ago, and we've been using that. But I felt like it needed to be freshened up, so I scanned my foam ducks and printed them out to use as templates for this felt version. I also changed my old mama duck from yellow to white--because, um, mama ducks aren't yellow!
I've made a video with this set so you can see all the moves and hear the tune!
Five Little Ducks
Five little ducks went out one day (hold up five fingers)Over the hills and far away
(move hand like it's going over hills, then hand to forehead as if you're looking far away)
The mama duck said"Quack, quack, quack, quack." (other hand quacks like the bill of a duck)But only four little ducks came back. (fold one finger down)
(count down till all the ducks are gone)
Sad Mama duck went out one day
Over the hills and far away
Mama duck said
Quack, quack, quack, quack