Five little speckled frogs
Sat on a speckled log
Eating the most delicious grubs
One jumped into the pool
Where it was nice and cool
Then there were four green speckled frogs.
(The verse is then repeated, but with one fewer frog each time.)
Five dumb speckled frogs
Sitting on a speckled log
Eating some some scum (Yum, yum!)
One little speckled frog
Fell off the speckled log
Now there's only four dumb speckled frogs (Glub, glub!)
Hints and Tips:
- There are actions that allow children to participate during the song.
Line #1: By show of fingers hold up the number of frogs sitting on the log.
Line #2: Draw in your hands close to your chest and curl your fingers downward, facing the floor as though you are a frog perched atop a log.
Line #3: Mimic eating while you sing 'Eating some scum', then rub your belly delightfully while singing 'yum, yum!'.
Line #4: Hold one finger up to represent the frog who fell off the log.
Line #5: Pretend to fall over.
Line #6: By a show of fingers, hold up the number of frogs still remaining on the log while singing "Now there's only four speckled frogs". Upon singing "(glub, glub)", repeat the same movement as in the second line except look upward as though you were a frog underneath water.
- Poster of this nursery rhyme can be found in the Printables section on this site. See: Rhymes Posters