We started out with a wiggle song:
Five Little Ducks
Five little ducks went out to play (hold up 5 fingers)
Over the hill and far away (wiggle fingers as you make an arch with your hand to represent the hill)
Mama duck said, (make a "duck" with your other hand)
"Quack, quack, quack, quack" (make the "duck" quack)
and only four little ducks came back (put one finger down)
Repeat with four, three, two and one. When you are on the last verse, all five come back!
The books we read were:
A Pipkin of Pepper by Helen Cooper
Do Like a Duck Does by Judy Hindley
A Dozen Ducks Lost by Harriet Ziefert
After reading Do Like a Duck Does I had the children do what the mama duck said and act like ducks to get some wiggles out.
We made a cute duck craft
You just need orange paper with a pettern for a beak (two pieces per child) and eyes. Crease the beaks when they are cut out and paste the corners together. Hold each corner and push them in and out to make the duck "quack"
Here is a cute poem to go with the duck craft:
I Had a Little Ducky
I had a little ducky,
He lived in a box,
He swam ion a puddle,
He climbed on the rocks.
He snapped at a mosquito,
He snapped at a flea,
He snapped at a minnow,
And he snapped at me!
He caught the mosquito,
He caught the flea,
He caught the minnow,
But he couldn't catch me!