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Share a Story: Duck Storytime


In case you missed our Duck storytime this week, don't worry. Here are some of the fun stories and songs we shared, plus some extras to do your own quacking storytime at home.

From Storytime

When Mama Duck's eggs hatch, revealing Feather, Flap, and Spike she feels like the luckiest duck in the pond.



          If you're happy and you know it, flap your wings.

          If you're happy and you know it, flap your wings.

          If you're happy and you know it, and you really want to show it

          If you're happy and you know it, flap your wings.

          (repeat with: quack quack, waddle waddle, and other ducky actions)




          Two little ducks, quacking on a hill (hold up one finger on each hand)

          One named Jack, and the other named Jill (one finger is Jack, the other Jill)

          Fly away Jack! Fly away Jill! Come back Jack! Come back Jill!

               (one hand flies behind your back, then the other, and then they come back one at a time)


Swim, duck, swim! by Susan Lurie

A photographic tale about Duckling the reluctant swimmer finds him resenting the pressure exerted by his patient Mama and Papa Duck, preferring to stay dry and take a nap before eventually deciding to join his siblings in the pond.



          Five little ducks went out to play, over the hills and far away

          Mother duck said, "Quack, Quack, Quack, Quack." But only four little ducks came back.

          (repeat, counting down, until all the ducks are gone)

          No little ducks went out to play, over the hills and far away (say this part very sadly)

          Mother duck said, "QUACK, QUACK, QUACK, QUACK!" And all of the baby ducks came back.




          Duckling, duckling, turn around

          Duckling, duckling, touch the ground

          Duckling, duckling, reach your wings wide

          Duckling, duckling, fly so high

          Duckling, duckling, shake those feathers

          Duckling, duckling, quack together

          Duckling, duckling, kick those feet

          Duckling, duckling, sit down in your seat


Quack and count by Keith Baker

Seven ducklings take a rhyming look at addition.

More Songs and Stories to Enjoy

When Captain Alfred's boat is caught in an unexpected storm everything aboard the ship is flung to the far reaches of the sea except one little duckling and a fiddle that the the duckling embraces with all his heart.

Quackers by Liz Wong

Quackers has always believed that he is a duck, but when he meets new friends who look like him and call themselves cats, he has to find a way to combine the best of both worlds.

5 little ducks by Denise Fleming

Each day, Papa Duck goes out with his ducklings but on Monday only four come back, on Tuesday only three, but on Saturday all return when he calls and on Sunday, they stay home and rest.

Duck on a bike by David Shannon

A duck decides to ride a bike and soon influences all the other animals on the farm to ride bikes too.

Just ducks! by Nicola Davies

A young girl shares her observations about the mallard ducks that live down on the river.

Bear and Duck by Katy Hudson

Bear doesn't want to be a bear anymore so he tries out what it's like to be a duck. With a few lessons from Duck, Bear realizes he makes a much better bear after all.

Duck, Duck, Moose! by Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen

Duck and Duck busily prepare for a party, while their housemate, Moose, only gets in the way.

Pigeon is very angry when the duckling gets a cookie just by asking politely.

Make way for ducklings by Robert McCloskey

A family of mallard ducks searches for a new home in Boston.

Outfoxed by Mike Twohy

Fox breaks into a henhouse to steal a chicken for dinner but grabs Duck, instead--a clever fowl that pretends to be a dog.