Five Green and Speckled Frogs (and variations)

Monday is Leap Day, and it falls right on my storytime day, so I’m excitedly pulling out all sorts of frog, kangaroo, and rabbit songs and stories. I like to sing Five Green and Speckled Frogs in the key of G, but you could also play in C (for your easiest uke chords) or D (like Miss Mary Liberry does).

I’m including two of my favourite variations (of the many available online). I learned Five Pigs from my neighbour Francesca, and Five Astronauts from the King County website. There are some very cute reversible felt sets for the pigs that creative storytimers have put together.

Do you have a favourite variation that I haven’t listed? I’d love to learn a few more.


Five Green and Speckled Frogs
G

Five green and speckled frogs
C

Sat on a speckled log
G                           D

Eating some most delicious bugs, yum yum!
G

One jumped into the pool
C

Where it was nice and cool
G              D                   G

Now there are four green speckled frogs, glub glub.


4... 3... 2... 1...



Five Pigs So Squeaky Clean
G

Five pigs so squeaky clean
C

Cleanest pigs you’ve ever seen
G                         D

Wanted to go outside and play (in the mud)
G

One jumped into the mud
C

Landed with a great big thud
G              D                 G

Now there are four pigs squeaky clean, oink oink


4... 3... 2... 1...



Five Awesome Astronauts
G

Five awesome astronauts
C

Into the sky they shot
G                           D

Exploring the most amazing stars
G

One took a walk and slipped
C

Right back into his ship
G              D             G

Now there are just four astronauts

4... 3... 2... 1...


Other Variations Include
Five Big and Grumpy Bears
Five Green Hungry Dinosaurs
Five Hungry Elephants
Five White and Fluffy Sheep

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