Literary Commentary

Sometimes I get asked if there's a way to contribute to the new songs fund. I taught my grandchildren to sing it and they love it. 5 little ducks went swimming one day, over the hills and far away, Mother duck said quack, quack, quack, 4 little ducks came swimming back. Check out her post 5 Little Ducks Math here Since we are not working with equations yet, I had my students decompose the number 5 then label the parts with number cards.

To make 5 little ducks I used the same template as when I created them for our DIY Felt Board and made a larger version for Mummy duck. Spend a little time each day reading new or favorite Nursery Rhymes and choosing activities to go with them. In fact, she loved it so much she climbed right in and stood with the ducks feeling extremely pleased with herself! Click here to see our other nursery rhymes crafts and activities or scroll to the bottom of the page to see other ideas inspired by the nursery rhyme 'Five Little Ducks'.

Okay, I'll admit it, I don't think this one is included in any of the Mother Goose Nursery Rhyme collections, but every child knows it and loves it, so I'm going to include it! Make or buy animal masks and re-enact rhymes such as Hey Diddle Diddle, Baa Baa Black Sheep, Old MacDonald, This Little Piggy, Little Bo Peep, Three Little Kittens. Then, she held hands with Emma and me and we walked her slowly over the ducks counting as she stepped on each new duck. Most Nursery Rhymes can be found online, but they will absorb more if they can hold a book-especially one with colorful illustrations. Examples are duck, duck, goose; the shoe game (hide their shoes around the house and have them find them), I spy, follow the leader, a birthday parade (using pots and pans from around the house), and rhyme time game. This classic Nursery rhyme book is a great book to read to children and show off it's vibrant illustrations.

I created this cute piggy craft for International Mud Day, but it would work well with a piggy nursery rhyme too if you changed the words you put with it. Adults traced the circles for the body, head and snout, triangles for ears, and squares for legs, then the children cut them out.



Let your imagination go wild with this because with a little creativity you can make your girl's room anything from a Disney Princess room to a nursery rhyme room. After mama duck quacked, the girl holding the number 5 hid her duck behind her back, and the we raised up the remaining ducks as we counted 1, 2, 3, 4. He lined his ducks up, took them for a swim over the hill, looked at the numbers and counted his ducks and used Five Little Ducks his imagination to play with his ducks in the pond.

The most popular duck rhyme has to be 5 Little Ducks went swimming one day (start with 3 for younger children!), this is a rhyme that varies everywhere it is sung but here is our version! With a child who is ready for more independence, you can have them hop down the duck line or scatter the ducks out of order and have the child jump on the ducks in the proper number order. When Baby Bean woke up she was drawn like a magnet to the tub and just loved shoving her arms in, grabbing at the ducks and splashing around. You can find all our nursery rhyme activities here You might also like to follow our Nursery Rhyme Time pinterest board, as I'm always pinning ideas that I love from around the web. At Discover and Learn Preschool outside play will always consist of free time and organized types of play or games.

Nursery rhymes have a musical quality incorporating language rhythm, patterns and rhymes in every verse which fascinates children to develop their language. Five Little Ducks is one of our favourite nursery rhymes It's such a great song for babies. Our 'Five Little Ducks' egg carton craft is part of a fortnightly rhyme time series.

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