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Five Little Ducks

Five Little Ducks from Super Simple Songs

Five Little Ducks” is a classic kids’ song, telling the story of a duck family who go out on an excursion. The young siblings go out to play, but each day, one less duckling comes back! Don’t worry, there’s a happy ending. 😃  This counting down song is a great way to introduce subtraction to young learners. It’s also a fun finger play song.

Five Little Ducks – Finger Play 

Five little ducks went out one day (hold up your right hand with all five fingers extended. Wave your arm back and forth)
Over the hill and far away (make a wavy motion with your right hand)
Mother duck said, “Quack quack quack quack” (hold your left hand with the fingers and thumb making a “beak.” Quack along)
But only four little ducks came back (hold up your right hand with only four fingers extended)
One, two, three, four (count your fingers one-by-one)

Four
Four little ducks went out one day (hold up your right hand with four fingers extended. Wave your arm back and forth)
Over the hill and far away (make a wavy motion with your right hand)
Mother duck said, “Quack quack quack quack” (Quack along with your left hand)
But only three little ducks came back (hold up your right hand with only three fingers extended)
One, two, three (count your fingers one-by-one)

Three
Three little ducks went out one day (hold up your right hand with three fingers extended. Wave your arm back and forth)
Over the hill and far away (make a wavy motion with your right hand)
Mother duck said, “Quack quack quack quack” (Quack along with your left hand)
But only two little ducks came back (hold up your right hand with only two fingers extended)
One, two (count your fingers one-by-one)

Two
Two little ducks went out one day (hold up your right hand with two fingers extended. Wave your arm back and forth)
Over the hill and far away (make a wavy motion with your right hand)
Mother duck said, “Quack quack quack quack” (Quack along with your left hand)
But only one little duck came back (hold up your right hand with one finger extended)
One (count your finger)

One
One little duck went out one day (hold up your right hand with one finger extended. Wave your arm back and forth)
Over the hill and far away (make a wavy motion with your right hand)
Mother duck said, “Quack quack quack quack” (Quack along with your left hand)
But none of the five little ducks came back (hold of your right hand with no fingers extended)

Sad mother duck went out one day (point your left hand with the beak down, like it’s sad)
Over the hill and far away (make a wavy motion with your right hand)
Mother duck said, “Quack quack quack quack” (Quack along with your left hand)
And all of five little ducks came back (hold up all five fingers on your left hand and wiggle them)

Five little ducks went out one day (hold up your right hand with all of your fingers extended. Wave your arm back and forth)
Over the hill and far away (make a wavy motion with your right hand)
Mother duck said, “Quack quack quack quack” (Quack along with your left hand)
And all of the five little ducks came back! (hold up all five fingers on your left hand and wiggle them)

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  • Rami El-Meligy

    who is the performer of the song?

    • http://www.supersimplelearning.com/ Super Simple Learning

      It’s our friend, Adam Sanders. Doesn’t he have a nice voice?

      • Rami El-Meligy

        my son likes all his songs 🙂
        thanks for your reply