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DUCK GAMES
DUCKS IN THE POND
Here is a fun counting and movement game for a four or more children.
Choose one child to be a duck.
Have the child pretend to go for a swim in a pond.
Have the child “quack” and point to another child to join him, as everyone recites the following rhyme.

DUCK’S IN THE POND
One little duck
Went for a swim.
He/she quacked and quacked
For his friend to come in.
 

As the second child joins him in the pond, everyone recites the following.

Two little ducks
Went for a swim.
They quacked and quacked
For their friend to come in.
 

Continue the rhyme until all of your children are swimming in the pond.  Then add the final verse of the rhyme.

            The _____ little ducks
            Swam around some more.
            Then the _____ little ducks.
            Swam back to the shore.
                                    Jean Warren
 

DUCK RACES
You will need two small rubber ducks for this game.
Choose two children to play this game at a time.
Give a duck to each of the two children.
Fill a large tub with water.
Have the two children place their ducks in the water at the same end of the tub.
Then have a duck race by having the two children blow on the backs of their ducks to make them move across the tub.
The child’s who’s duck is the first duck to hit the opposite side is the winner.
 
DUCK FEET

You will need two or more pairs of children’s swim fins for this activity.
Let your children take turns wearing the swim fins.
Have children walk wearing the fins and pretending that they are ducks.
 
DISAPPEARING DUCKS
Here is a traditional rhyme/movement game for your children to act out.
Choose four children to be ducks and one to be the Mother Duck.
Have the children act out the story rhyme, by marching off to a place where they cannot be seen.
Then, one of the ducks stays behind while the other three come marching back.
As each stanza of the poem is read and acted out another child remains behind.
At the end of the rhyme, all four ducks come flying back and land by the mother duck.
 
FOUR LITTLE DUCKS

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

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

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

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

Mother Duck cried, then looked in the sky.
As four little ducks flew back to her side.
                                    Adapted Traditional