Five Little Birds

Reinforce counting backward with a music video featuring the song "Five Little Birds." A family of birds sit upon a tree, one by one they fly away counting from five to zero.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Direct pupils to count on their fingers as the song plays
  • Reenact the video—have five learners stand in a row and run away with each countdown 
  • Send the link home to give families the opportunity to watch and sing along together  
Classroom Considerations
  • An ad appears at the start of the video
  • Have the video ready to play in full screen to avoid reading user comments and recommended videos  
  • Offers a new spin to the classic tune "Five Little Ducks"
  • Bright graphics enhance engagement 
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