Music & Movement: Ducks
Opening Song: Glad to See You by Peter and Ellen Allard
"When I'm glad to see all of you, I like to clap my hands, stamp my feet, I especially like to shake my hips (wiggle, wiggle, wiggle!), I even like to nod my head, and then I like to see how many times I can blink my eyes."
Book: 10 Little Rubber Ducks by Eric Carle
Make sure to find a copy with a working squeaker... the kids loved hearing what the rubber duck had to say at the very end.
Song: Ducks Like Rain by Carole Peterson
We waddled around like ducks, fluttered our fingers for the rain, and counted down on our fingers.
Flannel Board: Find Baby Duck
I borrowed this idea from Miss Mary Liberry, who borrowed it from Mel's Desk.
I printed out a jagged egg shape and colored them different colors with crayons. I even included tricky Indigo! I cut the eggs in half and used a brad to connect the top of the egg to the bottom. It wasn't perfect, but it worked. I hid a duck behind an egg and we modified the traditional "Little Mouse's Houses" rhyme to suit our ducks.
Book: Little White Duck by Walt Whippo
I sang this book.
Rhyme: Little Ducklings
Song: Duck by Georgiana Stewart
I love how silly everyone looked while doing this song.
Activity: Make Duck Ponds
Typically I don't include crafts in my music and movement classes, just because I don't have much time to clean up and reset in between sessions. But I saw these duck ponds and knew I could use them during the program. I simplified matters by purchasing blue paper plates. I also pre-cut their ponds using a utility knife. It went pretty quickly because I could cut through several layers of plate at once. The kids cut out their ducks after coloring them and taped them onto jumbo craft sticks. We then made our ducks swim around while listening to Five Little Ducks.
Song: Five Little Ducks by Little Groove
Closing Rhyme: (borrowed from the librarians at the Ames Public Library)
We read a book / We sang a song / Let's blow a kiss / And say so long.
Teach sign language for book & song, mimic blowing a kiss, wave for so long.
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