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5 little ducks


Five Little Ducks

5 little ducks went swimming one day, over the hills and far away. Mother duck said QUACK QUACK QUACK QUACK but only three little ducks came back.

Five Little Ducks is a traditional English language poem of unknown origin. During the 1980's and 90's several different folk singers recorded their own versions of the song; this was followed by versions created by children's TV shows making it as popular and widespread as it is today. In some versions the ducks 'went out' rather than went swimming, sometimes the ducks don't come back or the mother duck has to go and fetch them. This version is based on one I learned at a sing and sign class that introduces daddy duck so that children can learn the words and signs for both mummy and daddy.
It's also great for counting along to on your fingers.
- Ed Hartwell
Video Credits:
Produced by Sarah Simi & Ed Hartwell (Woolly Vision)
Animation and Direction: Ed Hartwell
Art Direction: Sarah Simi
Duck puppets: Sarah Simi
Set Elements: Laura Gardner (Little Egg Designs) and Leeanne Bell
Music performed by Gemma Storr
Recorded by Steve Pretty