Five little ducks

Quack along to "Five Little Ducks"! Our article brings you heartwarming lyrics, a sing-along video, and playful activities for your little ones.

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Five little ducks song lyrics

Five little ducks went out one day Over the hills and far away Mother Duck said “Quack, quack, quack, quack!” But only four little ducks came back.

Four little ducks went out one day Over the hills and far away Mother Duck said “Quack, quack, quack, quack!” But only three little ducks came back.

Three little ducks went out one day Over the hills and far away Mother Duck said “Quack, quack, quack, quack!” But only two little ducks came back.

Two little ducks went out one day Over the hills and far away Mother Duck said “Quack, quack, quack, quack!” But only one little duck came back.

One little duck went out one day Over the hills and far away Mother Duck said “Quack, quack, quack, quack!” But no little ducks came waddling back.

Sad Mother Duck went out one day Over the hills and far away Mother Duck said “Quack, quack, quack, quack!” And all of the five little ducks came back.

Five Little Ducks

About the Five little ducks song

“Five Little Ducks” is a nursery rhyme that’s been waddling its way into our hearts for generations. It’s a beautiful mash-up of numbers, sounds, and life lessons all rolled into one.

Who knew ducks could teach so much?

In this charming song, a mama duck takes her five fluffy ducklings on an adventure over hills and far away. As they explore, Mama Duck calls out for her little ones to return, but—plot twist—not all come back at once!

This repeats, making little hearts skip a beat, and our counting heroes dwindle in number. But don’t fret, by the end, everyone reunites for a heartwarming family moment!

Five Little Ducks

What can your child learn from it? 

Counting, for starters! The song also explores themes of independence and the eternal bond between a parent and child. Let’s face it—what’s not to love?

For starters, use your fingers to represent each duck and count along, showing your child and encouraging them to do the same thing. This adds a tactile dimension to the experience and helps children internalize the concept of counting.

Another great thing about this fun little nursery rhyme is you can adapt it to teach more vocabulary! Just switch out the noun duck for any other animal you want to teach your child!

You should also sing along with the nursery rhyme and if you’re up for it, act it out! Kids love pretending to be animals, and who doesn’t love quacking along like a duck?

Also, if you have any instruments at home, or even something as simple as two spoons you can clack together, consider incorporating them into the song!

And just remember, have fun!