Duck Songs


To make puppets for children to use while singing “Five Little Ducks Went Out to Play”, you can use yellow feather dusters found at most $1.00 stores. You will need two large and five small yellow feather dusters, 4 large wiggly eyes, and 10 medium wiggly eyes, and a piece of orange felt to make beaks.

Turn the feather dusters upside down so that the feathers are sticking up. Glue the big eyes on the two large ones for the Daddy and Mother duck. Cut a large bill and hot glue it on for the mouth. Do the same for all of the little ones with the smaller eyes and make smaller beaks with the orange felt.

7 Children will hold the ducks by the handle. As you sing, Five Little Ducks went out to play over the hills and far away, the mother duck called “Quack, Quack, Quack, Quack, and only 4 Little Ducklings came back. Have the children act out as the class sings. Take turns making sure everyone has a chance to be a duck!!!!


This is a song our preschoolers enjoy:

Five little ducks went out to play Over the hill and far away Mama duck said “Quack, Quack, Quack” And four little ducks came waddling back.

Four little ducks went out to play Over the hill and far away Mama duck said “Quack, Quack, Quack” And three little ducks came waddling back.

Three little ducks…

Two little ducks…

One little duck went out to play Over the hill and far away Mama duck said “Quack, Quack, Quack” And no little ducks came waddling back.

No little ducks went out to play Over the hill and far away PAPA duck said “QUACK, QUACK, QUACK” And five little ducks came waddling back!


I can’t really explain the tune of this song but here goes:

Oh wasn’t it a bit of luck
That I was born a baby duck
With yellow socks and yellow shoes
And I may go wherever I choose?
Quack quack, quack quack
Quack quack, quack quack, quack!


Play the game “In and Out of the Barn” (sung to The Farmer in the Dell) Have a child hold hands with you and raise your arms to form a barn. Have the children walk under your arms while your singing about the animals going out of the barn. When you start to sing about a particular animal staying in the barn put your arms down to capture the child and softly push the child back and forth while singing. (Like London Bridges)

The ducks go out of the barn
The ducks go out of the barn
High Ho the Derry O
The ducks go out of the barn

A duck stays in the barn
A duck stays in the barn
High Ho the Derry O
A duck stays in the barn

Replace duck with other barn yard animals and continue to sing.


This is a song sung to me by my mom that I call “Kerry’s Grandma’s Song” I am not sure where my mother heard the song, and I have not heard it before. I am not sure of another song with this tune you may have to use your imagination. I hope you enjoy it as much as I have.

Kerry’s Grandma’s Song

“Quack, Quack”, says the duck
“Quack, Quack”, “Quack, Quack”, says the little duck too.
I wouldn’t be a girl with my hair in a curl,
I wouldn’t be a girl would you.

“Quack, Quack”, says the duck
“Quack, Quack”, “Quack, Quack”, says the little duck too.
I wouldn’t be a boy with a top for a toy,
I wouldn’t be a boy would you.

But, I guess since the world is just as it is,
I think it is best don’t you,
For a boy to be a boy, and a girl to be a girl,
And a duck to be a duck, duck, too.


 

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