Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Five Little Ducks

Five little ducks went out to play
(hold up five fingers)
over the hills and far away.
(wave hand like rolling hills)
When the mother duck said, "Quack, quack, quack!"
(clap hands together like a quacking duck)
Four little ducks came waddling back.
(hold up 4 fingers)
Continue with this song, taking away a duck each time.
After you sing "No little ducks came waddling back", end with this verse....
But when the Daddy duck said, "QUACK, QUACK, QUACK!"
(do full arm movements like a giant duck and talk in a deep voice)
Five little ducks came waddling back!


Anonymous said...

I have been reflecting on the use of Mother and Daddy ducks in this song. The babies don`t do as the mother asks, but do respond when the father comes along and speaks very loudly to them. Hhhhmmmm...the subtle messages we give to our children.

My view is that parents are of equal standing. So I prefer to sing the song with just one gender of parent all the way through. Smiles, Biff