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Five Little Ducks

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Remember this rhyme?  It is an oldie but a goodie!

 

Five little ducks went out to play (hold up five fingers)
Over the hills and far away (move hands up and down)
Mother Duck said “quack, quack, quack, quack” (open and shut hand)
But, only four little ducks came back. (hold up four fingers)


Continue until no ducks are left on the board and then sing

No little ducks went out to play (hold up fist, no fingers up)
Over the hills and far away (move hands up and down)
Mother Duck said “quack, quack, quack, quack” (open and shut hand while  saying “quack, quack, quack, quack”)
And…ALL the little ducks came running back! (hold up five fingers)

 

This rhyme/song is always a hit with the kids.  It is also very versatile.  You could change the animals and animal sounds to just about anything!  I changed the rhyme for my dinosaurs theme a few months ago and the really enjoyed that one as well.  Check the my Five Little Dinosaurs post for the rhyme!

I found my template in the book Big Book of Patterns by Cindy Daoust and Diane Badden.  I have mentioned this book before as being one to find and own.  It is fantastic!  I made my ducks out of yellow construction paper glued onto leftover cardstock.  The rest of the duck was colored in with orange marker.  

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