Five little ducks

Get counting and motor skills "quacking" with this popular finger play!

You'll Need

  • Just your fingers

Time

10 minutes

Learning Stages

Fingerplays like Five Little Ducks allow toddlers to practice coordinating words and finger motions.

Five little ducks went out one day (flap and waddle)
Over the hills and far away (wave over the hill)
Mother Duck called "Quack! Quack! Quack!" (quack with hands and mouth)
But only four little ducks came back. (flap and waddle)

Four little ducks went out one day (flap and waddle)
Over the hills and far away (wave over the hill)
Mother Duck called "Quack! Quack! Quack!" (quack with hands and mouth)
But only three little ducks came back. (flap and waddle)

Three little ducks went out one day (flap and waddle)
Over the hills and far away (wave over the hill)
Mother Duck called "Quack! Quack! Quack!" (quack with hands and mouth)
But only two little ducks came back. (flap and waddle)

Two little ducks went out one day (flap and waddle)
Over the hills and far away (wave over the hill)
Mother Duck called "Quack! Quack! Quack!" (quack with hands and mouth)
But only one little duck came back. (flap and waddle)

One little duck went out one day (flap and waddle)
Over the hills and far away (wave over the hill)
Mother Duck called "Quack! Quack! Quack!" (quack with hands and mouth)
But no little ducks came back. (flap and waddle)

No little ducks went out one day (flap and waddle)
Over the hills and far away (wave over the hill)
Mother Duck called "Quack! Quack! Quack!" (quack with hands and mouth)
And five little ducks came waddling back. (flap and waddle)

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