Five Little Ducks

Five little ducks
Went swimming one day,
Over the hills and far away.
Mummy duck said
"Quack, quack, quack, quack"
Only four little ducks came back.

Four little ducks
Went swimming one day,
Over the hills and far away.
Mummy duck said
"Quack, quack, quack, quack"
Only three little ducks came back.

Three little ducks
Went swimming one day,
Over the hills and far away.
Mummy duck said
"Quack, quack, quack, quack"
Only two little ducks came back.

Two little ducks
Went swimming one day,
Over the hills and far away.
Mummy duck said
"Quack, quack, quack, quack"
Only one little duck came back.

One little duck
Went swimming one day,
Over the hills and far away.
Mummy duck said
"Quack, quack, quack, quack"
And all five little ducks swam back.

Hold your baby so that you have one hand free for actions. It’s best if your baby can see you.

Encourage toddlers to join in with the actions and the sounds. They’ll love saying 'quack, quack, quack'.

Let the children take turns to be one of the five little ducks or the mummy/daddy duck. At the end of each verse, one ‘little duck’ can sit down and the other children can count how many are left.