Letter of The Week D d !

Duck D !

We went to story time at our local library the other day and since getting home my son has been singing this song . So to go along with the all the quacking at our house we made a duck! I used to use it in my classroom to teach French but I will spare you my bad accent , the video of the English version is below.

  1. Gather your materials. You will need some construction paper( white and a tiny bit of orange) , feathers, a googley eye, some markers or paint, scissors, and glue.
  2. Start by drawing a large D on the construction paper.
  3. Have your child color the D with markers or paint.
  4. While they do that cut out a beak from the orange paper. Also now that I see it done I should have rounded the beak.. oh well!
  5. Cut the D out – I forgot to do this at this stage and it was way harder to do it later, learn from my oops!
  6. Add glue for the eye.
  7. Pop the eye on.
  8. Add the glue for the beak
  9. Add the beak
  10. Add a good long line of glue for the feathers
  11. Pop on as many as you want ! Let dry.

Song!

Six little ducks that I once knew,
fat ones, skinny ones, and fair ones too,
but the one little duck with the feather on his back,
he led the others with a quack quack quack!
Quack, quack , quack,
he lead the others with a quack quack quack!

Continue with 5, 4, 3, 2, 1


Books

” Brian Banana Duck Sunshine Yellow” by Australian author Chris McKimmie is a whimsical book, that may get some parents wondering if the author is a creative genius or an avid drinker. Kids will love the silly storyline and adults will enjoy the bits of dry wit put in especially for them. There are a few terms that are not seen often in the United States so this book would also be a fun one to use while teaching an international theme. I loved it!

“One Duck Stuck” by Phyllis Root looks like an everyday book , but inside you will find a brilliantly repetitive storyline, that promotes teamwork, and mathematical skills! Young toddlers all the way up to school age kids will love to read a long, announcing “Still stuck !” through out the story. My students a few years ago were nuts about this book and yours will be too!


” Duck on a Bike” by David Shannon tickles my funny bone. I love this book, the message is awesome too. Just because it’s never been done before doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t try! Also how cute is a duck riding a bike? The illustrations are amazing and your child will love the farm animals and the tractor at the end. Oh and please tell me I am not the only one waiting for “Duck on a Tractor” ? I’d buy it in a heartbeat !

Comments

  1. Teri says

    I used to love the little ducks song when I was in preschool! Did you ever do the part that says “Down by the river they would go, wibble-wobble, wibble-wobble to and fro, but the one little duck with the feather on his back, he led the others with a quack, quack, quack…” The wibble-wobbles were always my favorite part!

  2. Allie says

    The librarian sang it that way but I had never heard it that way before, probably because in my bilingual version it switched to French after the first verse.

  3. Michelle Sybert says

    my other favorites are David Shannon’s books “giggle, giggle, quack!” and “Duck for President”

    and the song “5 little ducks went out one day…over the hill and far away…mother duck called “quack! quack! quack!”…but only 4 little ducks came waddling back!”

    the kids beg for it!

  4. Allie says

    Michelle- I love that song too you can switch it up to fit almost any theme! I adore David Shannon too.

  5. The LIbrary Lady says

    I highly recommend “Little White Duck” by Walt Zappo–it’s in picture book or board book formats. It’s the song I learned as a kid from Burl Ives records and his records are still around now on CD.

    My kids at story time love “5 Little Ducks” too–I even have a big white duck puppet to help lead it!

    I’m enjoying your blog–I took your stained glass heart idea, tweaked it a little and used it at Valentine’s Day!

  6. Megamuffin and Danny B says

    I was just introduced to your blog by a friend… what creative ideas! I teach kindergarten currently and use some of the same songs you do. Sadly many of the songs are no longer available – any idea why? I'd love to see the videos/hear the songs if you're able to put them back on! Thanks :)

  7. Taylor Made says

    Thanks again for another great activity for us to try at Playgroup…simple yet effective. Keep up the great work.

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