Wednesday, 22 May 2013

Pond Life

It's been crazy busy around here - the weather has been fab-u-lous so we have been getting outdoors a lot more.  Last week we explored pond life and luckily have a man-made lake within walking distance.  We headed over to the lake to find the sweetest little pair of goslings with Mommy and Daddy Canada geese.  Momma was teaching the babies how to eat and ducking their heads under the water and they frantically flapped their feet... it was so cute to watch!  We walked around the area looking for life around the pond - checking off our list pond life that we saw and pond life that we didn't see on that visit.  I used this week to spring board our unit on Living and Non-Living things so we categorized items we saw into the two groups as we walked and noticed what was around us.

Here are our super cute handprint frogs.


And our paper plate turtle shakers... we added macaroni between the two paper plates to create a musical instrument.



Some songs we enjoyed this week included...

Little White Duck

There's a little white duck
Swimming in the water
A little white duck
Doing what he ought-a
He took a bite of a lily pad
Flapped his wings and he said, "I'm glad
I'm a little white duck swimming in the water.
Quack, quack, quack!"
 
There's a little green frog
Swimming in the water
A little green frog
Doing what he ought-er
He jumped right off of the lily pad
That the little duck bit and he said, "I’m glad
I’m a little green frog
Swimming in the water.
Ribbet, ribbet, ribbet!"
 
There's a little black bug
Swimming in the water
A little black bug
Doing what he ought-er
He tickled the frog on the lily pad 
That the little duck bit and he said, "I’m glad
I’m a little black bug
Swimming in the water
Blug, blug, blug!"
 
There's a little red snake
Sneaking through the water
A little red snake
Doing what he ought-er
He frightened the duck and the frog so bad
He ate up the the bug and he said, "I’m glad
I’m a little red snake
Sneaking through the water
Ssss, Ssss, Ssss!"
 
Now there’s nobody left
Swimming in the water,
Nobody left doing what they ought-er
There’s nothing left but the lily pad
The duck and the frog swam away
I’m sad
Now there’s nobody left
Swimming in the water.
"Boo, hoo, hoo!"

5 Little Ducks

5 little ducks went out to play,
Over the hill and far away
Mama Duck called "quack, quack, quack",
4 little ducks came waddling back.

4 little ducks went out to play,
Over the hill and far away
Mama Duck called "quack, quack, quack",
3 little ducks came waddling back.

3 little ducks went out to play,
Over the hill and far away
Mama Duck called "quack, quack, quack",
2 little ducks came waddling back.

2 little ducks went out to play,
Over the hill and far away
Mama Duck called "quack, quack, quack",
1 little duck came waddling back.

1 little duck went out to play,
Over the hill and far away
Mama Duck called "quack, quack, quack",
No little ducks came waddling back.

No little ducks went out to play,
Over the hill and far away.
Daddy Duck called "quack, quack, quack
5 little ducks came waddling back.

*I switch it up between Mommy and Daddy so Daddy is not always the one 'in charge' ;)!

5 Green and Speckled Frogs

Five green and speckled frogs
Sat on a speckled log
Eating some most delicious bugs
Yum, yum
One jumped into the pool
Where it was nice and cool
Then there were four green speckled frogs
Glub, glub.

Four green and speckled frogs
Sat on a speckled log
Eating some most delicious bugs
Yum, yum
One jumped into the pool
Where it was nice and cool
Then there were three green speckled frogs
Glub, glub.

Three green and speckled frogs
Sat on a speckled log
Eating some most delicious bugs
Yum, yum
One jumped into the pool
Where it was nice and cool
Then there were two green speckled frogs
Glub, glub.

Two green and speckled frogs
Sat on a speckled log
Eating some most delicious bugs
Yum, yum
One jumped into the pool
Where it was nice and cool
Then there was one green speckled frogs
Glub, glub.

One green and speckled frog
Sat on a speckled log
Eating some most delicious bugs
Yum, yum
He jumped into the pool
Where it was nice and cool
Then there were no green speckled frogs
Glub, glub.

There Was a Little Turtle

There was a little turtle.
He lived in a box.
He swam in a puddle.
And he climbed on the rocks.
He snapped at a mosquito.
He snapped at a flea.
He snapped at a minnow.
He snapped at me.
He caught the mosquito.
He caught the flea.
He caught the minnow.
But he didn't catch me!

I Had a Little Turtle

I had a little Turtle
His name was Tiny Tim
I put him in the bathtub
Just to see if he could swim
He drank up all the water
He ate up all the soap
Now he is sick in bed
With a bubble in his throat
Bubble, bubble, bubble
Bubble,  bubble, POP!

Take a look through my April 2012 posts for links to download frog printables!

 
 
 

2 comments:

  1. Thanks this is awesome. You create such wonderful things. Have a wonderful day. God Bless. Mrs. Valerie

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  2. Thanks Mrs. Valerie - you have a great day too :)

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