Five Little Ducks Nursery Rhyme Printable


My new mantra is "Think Spring."

Will you join me?

Last week after our sharing our tissue paper Easter egg craft, we had a few days of Spring-ish weather.

So to keep it going, today we are sharing an activity involving inspired by the rhyme/ song Five Little Ducks?

Five Little Ducks nursery rhyme activity

Five Little Ducks Nursery Rhyme Activity 

It goes like this:
Five little ducks went out one day,
over the hill and far away,
mother duck said "Quack, quack, quack"
and only four little ducks came back....
{Keep singing until all five little ducks are gone...}
No little ducks went out one day,
over the hill and far away, 
mother duck said, "Quack, quack, quack!"
And all five of the little ducks came back.

 You may have sung this with your child as a fingerplay, but with a few adjustments we turned this into a playful fine motor activity.

Nursery Rhyme Activity for Kids

Print out our five little ducks printable, gather a piece of styrofoam and craft sticks and you've given this classic rhyme a fine motor spin!

Nursery Rhyme Activity for Kids

After cutting out our mama duck and her five ducklings, I attached them to craft sticks provided by with some tape.  

The activity was intended for my 3 year old, but my 6 year old and 1 year old got in on the action, too.  

They each put a duckling {or two} into Styrofoam and took them out accordingly as we sang through the rhyme.

Nursery Rhyme Activity for Kids

All the kiddos had fun putting the ducks in the styrofoam and taking them out again.  Manipulating the ducks into the styrofoam took finger strength, concentration, and coordination.

I loved seeing their little hands at work.

If you would like to turn the Five Little Ducks into a fine motor activity, too, click below to access your Five Little Ducks {and mama duck, too!} free printable!

{thanks to for the clipart}

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