OK, to be honest I have no idea how often I will use these ducklings. But I planned a rainbow storytime for my babies for St. Patrick’s Day, and after reading Duckie’s Rainbow I wanted to sing Five Little Ducks, and of course I couldn’t resist a little ROY G BIV.
I used this coloring sheet as my pattern, and because I really liked their little smiles I outlined all the pieces in black Sharpie and drew the smiles in. If you don’t want to use marker, you can use Piper Loves the Library’s shadow-back technique instead. (I chose not to deal with the feet. If anyone asks, I will say these are swimming ducklings!)
I used five of the ducklings to sing Five Little Ducks Went Out to Play, but you could do any Five Little Ducks rhyme, or sing Six Little Ducks, or play a game with your older kids and put all six ducklings on the board, and have the kids close their eyes. Then you take one duckling away and see if they can figure out which color is missing.
I do have a pattern for a more realistic set of six ducks from a previous Flannel Friday!