Letter of the Week: D is for Duck

Letter of the Week D is for Duck

D Is For Duck Craft: Lately we have been working our way through our letter of the week crafts. While I am not personally a fan of focusing on one letter for an entire week, these simple crafts are a ton of fun for getting kids exploring letters.

Letter of the Week: D is for Duck

Is your word wall starting to take form? Yay! Are you ready for this weeks letter of the week? This week we are going to be learning about the letter D. Quack, quack. Let me ask you, do you have memories of going to the park with your parents and feeding the ducks bread? I recall many memories of watching others feed the ducks when we’d go swimming at the local river.

ITEMS NEEDED FOR THE UPPERCASE LETTER D:

  • Construction Paper (yellow, orange and pink)
  • Glue
  • Googly Eyes
  • Scissors
  • Sharpie Marker

Letter of the Week: D is for Duck

HOW TO CREATE YOUR D IS FOR DUCK:

1. Grab your Sharpie marker and draw an uppercase letter D on a sheet of yellow construction paper. Then take another sheet (or use the scrap from this one), and create two leaf shaped designs.

Letter of the Week: D is for Duck

2. You may have to do this part on your own, poke a hole in the open space of the letter D. Cut along the outline, for both the letter d and the leaf shapes.

Letter of the Week: D is for Duck

3. Using your orange sheet of construction paper, draw out two duck feet (remember, three toes) and create lips, think of a sideways heart! Then, using scissors, cut them out!

Letter of the Week: D is for Duck

4. This is the fun part! Allow your little child to first glue the letter D unto the pink (or whichever color you choose) construction paper. Once the glue has dried, have your child glue one of the leaf shaped cut outs and glue it on the top right area of the D, for the face (look below for a guide). Once the “face” has dried, have your child glue on the beak and a googly eye. Using the other leaf cut out, pointy side out, glue the leaf shape onto the middle of the long side of the letter D (below for guidance). On the bottom of the D, glue on both feet.

Letter of the Week: D is for Duck

That’s it! Super easy, and so much fun! Wouldn’t you love to now go to your local creek and feed the ducks with your little one? Maybe you can’t feed the ducks, but you can still have fun and continue learning. Play duck, duck goose, bring along a duck book and have fun with finger plays!

D IS FOR DUCK FINGER PLAYS:

Five Little Ducks

Five little ducks, went out to play (hold up five fingers)
over the hills, and far away, (hold hand to eyebrows)
When the mother duck went “Quack Quack Quack” (motion “quack” with your hand)
Four little Ducks came waddling back. (make wings with arms and move elbows up and down)
Continue to count down until there are no little ducks then sing:
No little ducks went out to play,
Over the hills and far away,
When the father duck went “QUACK, QUACK, QUACK”,
Five little ducks came waddling back.

6 Little Ducks

Six little ducks that I once knew
Fat ones, skinny ones, fair ones too.
But the one little duck with the feather on his back
He led the others with his quack, quack, quack.
Quack, quack, quack-quack, quack, quack
He led the others with his quack, quack, quack.
Down to the river they would go.
Wibble wobble, wibble wobble to and fro.
But the one little duck with the feather on his back
He led the others with a quack, quack, quack.
Quack, quack, quack-quack, quack, quack
He led the others with his quack, quack, quack.
Home from the river they would come.
Wibble wobble, wibble wobble, ho-hum-hum.
But the one little duck with the feather on his back
He led the others with a quack, quack, quack.
Quack, quack, quack-quack, quack, quack
He led the others with his quack, quack, quack.
Six little ducks that I once knew
Fat ones, skinny ones, fair ones too.
But the one little duck with the feather on his back
He led the others with his quack, quack, quack.
Quack, quack, quack-quack, quack, quack
He led the others with his quack, quack, quack.

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I hope you and your child enjoyed learning about the letter D. As always, be sure to share a photo on social media and tag us at Parenting Chaos. We definitely want to see your little duckling posing with their mini “D” ducks!

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