5 little ducks

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Five little ducks went swimming one day
Over the hill and far away
Mother duck said, “Quack quack quack quack”
And only four little ducks came back!

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Four little ducks went swimming one day
Over the hill and far away
Mother duck said, Quack quack quack quack
And only three little ducks came back!
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Three little ducks went swimming one day
Over the hill and far away
Mother duck said, Quack quack quack quack
And only two little ducks came back!

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Two little ducks went swimming one day
Over the hill and far away.
Mother duck said, Quack quack quack quack
And only one little duck came back!

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One little duck went swimming one day
Over the hill and far away
Mother duck said, Quack quack quack quack
And all her five little ducks came back!

I go for walks on Ashtead Common quite a lot at the moment. There is a new family of ducks on one of the ponds….a mummy duck with 11 little ones following her. They all swim around her when she stops and circles round on the water, dipping in her head and beak for food. But when she swims on they all follow her in in a line. I go with my daughter and grandson and we count every time 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9,10,11! Yes none have gone swimming away from mum and got lost. Every time we go the little ducks have grown a little bigger.

Here are 5 little ducks and a mummy duck for you to cut out and colour in, if you can get a grown up to print them off for you.  Enjoy!