NUMERACY

Five Little Ducks

RESOURCES NEEDED:

~ Coloured photocopy or felt cut outs of 5 ducks (or use your fingers on your hand)

~ Music CD or lyrics to Five Little Ducks

~ Cushion (if using felt cut outs)

INSTRUCTIONS:

1. Lay out your five little ducks on the floor or cushion, or hold up your hand showing your thumb and fingers.

2. Play the song with the CD or sing the following lyrics, removing each duck/finger during the song as required, and using your whole hand to `quack’.




* FIVE LITTLE DUCKS *

Five little ducks

Went swimming one day

Over the hills and far away

Mother duck said "quack, quack, quack"

But only four little ducks came back



Four/Three/Two little ducks

Went swimming one day

Over the hills and far away

Mother duck said "quack, quack, quack"

But only three/two/one little ducks came back



One little duck

Went swimming one day

Over the hills and far away

Mother duck said "quack, quack, quack."

But none of the five little ducks came back



Sad mother duck

Went swimming one day

Over the hills and far away

The sad mother duck said "quack, quack, quack."

And all of her little ducks came back.