Quack! Quack!

With the children's room window open to let in the spring air, kids at this morning's Storytime heard four stories about ducks! Duck & Goose by Tad Hills tells the funny story of these two birds guarding what they think is an egg. Cold Little Duck Duck Duck by Lisa Westberg Peters is about a duck looking for spring at the end of a long winter. A tricky fox is one of the characters in Do Like A Duck Does by Judy Hindley - fortunately the Mother Duck is trickier! And Duck on a Bike by David Shannon is the story of a silly duck who borrows a bike and rides around the farmyard saying hello to his animal friends.

A half paper plate was the body for our duck craft. Children colored it yellow, then collaged all sorts of yellow materials onto it - paper, pieces of streamers, feathers, foam...  Next they added a head with a folded beak and some webbed feet. There was lots of quacking going on this morning!

Here's the Five Little Ducks song!

Five little ducks, went out to play (hold up five fingers)
over the hills, and far away, (hold hand to eyebrows)
When the mother duck went "Quack Quack Quack" (motion "quack" with your hand)
Four little Ducks came waddling back. (make wings with arms and move elbows up and down)

Continue to count down until there are no little ducks then sing:
No little ducks went out to play,
Over the hills and far away,
When the father duck went "QUACK, QUACK, QUACK",
Five little ducks came waddling back.


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