Five Little Ducks

Information About Five Little Ducks

"Five Little Ducks" is an engaging mellow guitar nursery song that little children love!

The song is based on the book by Raffi, first published in 1989. The book is loved by all children with its sweet and colorful animations. Kids love to count down the number of ducks remaining.

Raffi is an Egyptian Born Canadian singer/songwriter/author whose songs include "Down by the Bay" and "A Spider on the Floor".

"Five Little Ducks" is popular to use in classrooms to help teach children about numbers and colors. Many activities include reviewing the letter D, interesting water fowl bird facts, and coloring print outs of ducks.

If 5 Little Ducks wasn't enough, we also have another remarkably similar song on the site called Six Little Ducks!

Alternative Lyrics & Related Songs

These ducks go out to play

Five little duckies went out to play, over the hills and far, far away.
The mommy ducky yelled "QUACK QUACK QUACK QUACK".
Four little duckies came back, back, back.

Four little duckies went out to play, over the hills and far, far away.
The mommy ducky yelled "QUACK QUACK QUACK QUACK".
Three little duckies came back, back, back.

Three little duckies went out to play, over the hills and far, far away.
The mommy ducky yelled "QUACK QUACK QUACK QUACK".
Two little duckies came back, back, back.

Two little duckies went out to play, over the hills and far, far away.
The mommy ducky yelled "QUACK QUACK QUACK QUACK".
One little ducky came back, back, back.

One little ducky went out to play, over the hills and far, far away.
The mommy ducky yelled "QUACK QUACK QUACK QUACK".
No little duckies came back, back, back.

No little duckies went out to play, over the hills and far, far away.
The daddy ducky yelled "QUACK QUACK QUACK QUACK".
Five little duckies came back, back, back.

An additional line Went swimming one day can be use with Five Little Duck in place of went out to play.

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19 Comments

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Judy Felisarta, Philippines

22 February 2013 at 1:44am

this song I choose to demo in my class :D

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Peggy, United States

15 January 2013 at 4:33pm

I guess there are many versions of this song. I taught my grandchildren to sing it and they love it. 5 little ducks went swimming one day, over the hills and far away, Mother duck said quack, quack, quack, 4 little ducks came swimming back. Then 4 down to no little ducks went swimming one day, over the hills and far away. FATHER duc said QUACK, QUACK, QUACK, 5 little ducks came swimming back.

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Wiwin, Indonesia

9 November 2012 at 9:11pm

i gave this song to my students at the English Club.. they were very happy..

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Lin, United States

22 February 2012 at 5:42am

I remember this song from when I was in pre-school :) And this song came to me just right now, I'm so glad it did!

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Recardo, Mexico

14 March 2011 at 1:06am

Awesome song all tho i do speak spanish again awesome

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Billy, United Kingdom

26 January 2011 at 9:32pm

Great for my kids to watch and listen to.

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Cathy, Canada

28 December 2010 at 9:21pm

I own a private daycare and my kids have always loved this song. I teach some sign language; this song as well as Mr. Sun, Sun are so easy to sing and ad sign language movement to; the kids just love it.

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Jill, United States

27 December 2010 at 7:06am

Here is the version I grew up with: Five little ducks went out to play, over the hill and far away. The mommy duck said "QUACK QUACK QUACK QUACK". Four little ducks came waddling back. Four little ducks went out to play, over the hill and far away. The mommy duck said "QUACK QUACK QUACK QUACK". Three little ducks came waddling back. Three little ducks went out to play, over the hill and far away. The mommy duck said "QUACK QUACK QUACK QUACK". Two little ducks came waddling back. Two little ducks went out to play, over the hill and far away. The mommy duck said "QUACK QUACK QUACK QUACK". One little duck came waddling back. No little ducks went out to play, over the hills and far away. The daddy duck said "QUACK QUACK QUACK QUACK". Five little ducks came waddling back.

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Gia, United States (dallas)

16 November 2009 at 4:04pm

this song is really very nice... superb for pre scoolers

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Linzi, Vancouver Washington

28 October 2009 at 3:14am

I love this song

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Surriiya, Dallas, Texas

4 August 2009 at 3:29am

This song is wonderful and children dress just like ducks. I like this songs.

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Faye, England

29 May 2009 at 12:43pm

this song is really good. it fab for preschool children

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Necadaina, Manila,philippines

11 May 2009 at 9:30am

This song is very nice!

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Michael, Napa, California

23 January 2009 at 6:47pm

Wonderfully imaginative singing and video.

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Bob, San Francisco, California

2 January 2009 at 7:24pm

This video rocks!

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Ryan, London, England

2 January 2009 at 7:22pm

This video is so lame!:) it hurts my ears to listen to it!:( u owe my 4 ear surgery!:(

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Sil, Gochang, Korea

9 December 2008 at 6:30am

This is so cool. We taught it to some kindergarten students this morning.

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Joeleen, Bellville

6 December 2008 at 9:46pm

who is the singer in this song

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Emma, In A Duck Pond

2 December 2008 at 5:14am

yayers this is the most awesome song ever! :D:D

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This song has been printed from the BusSongs.com website.