Toddler Time: Duck Adventures


Opening Song:

Now this is the time for storytime, storytime, storytime

This is the time for storytime

I’m glad you are here, I’m so glad you are here


Read: Little Quack’s New Friend by Lauren Thompson; Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers


Songs: Open Shut Them 

Open, shut them (Open both hands and then make a fist)

Open, shut them

Give a little clap, clap, clap. (Clap hands together)

Open, shut them

Open, shut them

lay them on your lap, lap, lap. (Pat hands in lap)

Creep them, creep them, creep them, creep them (creep fingers from tummy up to mouth)

Right up to your chinny, chin, chin.

Open wide your little mouth… but do not let them in. (Open mouth wide & hide hands behind back)


Song: A Little Mouse is Creeping

A little mouse is creeping, creeping, creeping (Make creeping motion with hands)

A little mouse is creeping 

In the house... Shh… (Put index finger in front of mouth)

A little mouse is sleeping, sleeping, sleeping (Make sleeping motion)

A litter mouse is sleeping in the house. Shh…

An old grey cat comes creeping, creeping, creeping (Make creeping motion with hands)

An old grey cat comes creeping in the house

And they both run away!!! (Pat hands on lap really fast.)


Read: Ducks Away! By Mem Fox; Publisher: Scholastic Press


Rhyme: Ducks in the Water

Duck in the water, quack, quack, quack!

Soft, white feathers on your back, back, back!

Duck in the water, splash and splish!

Dip in your bill and catch a fish!


Song: Five Little Ducks

 Five little ducks

Went out one day

Over the hill and far away

When Mommy duck said

Quack, quack, quack,                      

Four little ducks came waddling back.


Four little ducks

Went out one day

Over the hill and far away

When Mommy duck said

Quack, quack, quack,

Three little ducks came waddling back.


Three little ducks

Went out one day

Over the hill and far away

When Mommy duck said

Quack, quack, quack,                                                                                

Two little ducks came waddling back.


Two little ducks

Went out one day

Over the hill and far away

When Mommy duck said

Quack, quack, quack,  

One little duck came waddling back.


One little duck

Went out one day

Over the hill and far away

When Mommy duck said

Quack, quack, quack,                                                                                 

No little ducks came waddling back.

So Mommy duck said

"Quack!!, quack!!!, quack!!!”

And all of the little ducks came waddling back.


Song: Little White Duck

There's a little white duck, sitting in the water

A little white duck, doing what he oughter

He took a bite of a lily pad

Flapped his wings and he said, "I'm glad

I'm a little white duck sitting in the water

Quack, quack, quack, quack, quack, quack, quack" 


Song: If You’re Happy and You Know It

If you’re happy and you know it, clap your hands (clap, clap)

If you’re happy and you know it, clap your hands (clap, clap)

If you’re happy and you know and you really want to show it

you’re happy and you know it, clap your hand. (clap, clap)

If you’re happy and you know it, pat your head (pat, pat)

If you’re happy and you know it, pat your head (pat, pat)

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

If you’re happy and you know it pat your head. (pat, pat)

(Continue with other actions: beep your nose, wiggle your ears, etc.)


Closing Song:

Now this is the end of storytime, storytime, storytime.

This is the end of storytime.

I’m glad you were here.

I’m so glad you were here.