Program ideas: Birds

Here are stories, songs, and rhymes about birds to include in a program that features the Vietnamese song Little Stork. Other themes that fit this song are mothers, forests, and safety.

Learn the song Little Stork

Find stories about birds

Songs and rhymes

Five Little Ducks
Five little ducks went swimming one day
Over the hills and far away
Mama duck said, “Quack, quack, quack, quack”
And four little ducks came swimming back

Four little ducks went swimming one day…
Three little ducks went swimming one day…
Two little ducks went swimming one day…

One little duck went swimming one day
Over the hill and far away
Mama duck said, "Quack, quack, quack, quack!"
No little ducks came swimming back

No little ducks went swimming one day
They were over the hill and far away
Mama duck said, “Quack, quack, quack, quack!”
And five little ducks came swimming back

March of the Penguins
Tune: The Ants Go Marching

The penguins go marching five by five
Hurrah, hurrah
The penguins go marching five by five
Hurrah, hurrah
The little one slides and takes a dive
And they all go marching down
To the sea, to hunt, for some fish
Boom, boom, boom

Repeat this pattern with:
Four by four: The little one stops and shouts, “No more”
Three by three: The little one stops to go pee-pee
Two by two: The little one shivers as the ice turns blue
One by one: The little one looks up to see the sun

Two Little Bluebirds
Two little bluebirds
Sitting on a hill
One named Jack
One named Jill
Fly away Jack
Fly away Jill
Come back Jack
Come back Jill!

or

Two little bluebirds sitting on a cloud
One named Quiet
One named Loud
Fly away Quiet
Fly away Loud
Come back Quiet
Come back Loud!

Woodpeckers
One little, two little, three little woodpeckers
Four little, five little, six little woodpeckers
Seven little, eight little, nine little woodpeckers
Pecking on the tree

They peck and they peck and they make a hole
They peck and they peck and they make a hole
They peck and they peck and they make a hole
In the big oak tree

They open their mouths and eat some grubs
They open their mouths and eat some grubs
They open their mouths and eat some grubs
Tasty little bugs!

They hop in the hole and build a nest
They hop in the hole and build a nest
They hop in the hole and build a nest
In the big oak tree

They flap their wings and they fly away
They flap their wings and they fly away
They flap their wings and they fly away
From the big oak tree