The use of hand motions is an effective way to teach children, especially young ones, the lyrics to a song. Hand motions not only make singing the song fun, but it helps children remember the words and their order in the song. Below you will find the words and hand motions to the popular nursery rhyme Five Little Speckled Frogs. The hand motions are given in green print and you will find a printable version at the end of the song.

Hand Motions to Five Little Speckled Frogs:

Five little speckled frogs     Show the number of frogs by holding up five fingers.

Sat on a great big log     Curling hands in toward chest, mimic a frog perched on a log.

Eating the most delicious bugs (flies or grubs)…Yum, Yum!     Pretend to eat and then rub your belly.

One jumped into the pool     Hold one finger up to represent number of frogs that jumped into the pool.

Where it was nice and cool     Pretend to happily swim in cold, refreshing water.

Then there were four speckled frogs     Hold up four fingers to represent frogs still remaining on the log.

Glub, glub.

 

Four little speckled frogs     Show the number of frogs by holding up four fingers.

Sat on a great big log     Curling hands in toward chest, mimic a frog perched on a log.

Eating the most delicious bugs…Yum, Yum!     Pretend to eat and then rub your belly.

One jumped into the pool    Hold one finger up to represent number of frogs that jumped into the pool.

Where it was nice and cool     Pretend to happily swim in cold, refreshing water.

Then there were three speckled frogs    Hold up three fingers to represent frogs still remaining on the log.

Glub, glub.

 

Three little speckled frogs     Show the number of frogs by holding up three fingers.

Sat on a great big log     Curling hands in toward chest, mimic a frog perched on a log.

Eating the most delicious bugs…Yum, Yum!     Pretend to eat and then rub your belly.

One jumped into the pool    Hold one finger up to represent number of frogs that jumped into the pool.

Where it was nice and cool     Pretend to happily swim in cold, refreshing water.

Then there were two speckled frogs    Hold up two fingers to represent frogs still remaining on the log.

Glub, glub.

 

Two little speckled frogs     Show the number of frogs by holding up two fingers.

Sat on a great big log     Curling hands in toward chest, mimic a frog perched on a log.

Eating the most delicious bugs…Yum, Yum!     Pretend to eat and then rub your belly.

One jumped into the pool    Hold one finger up to represent number of frogs that jumped into the pool.

Where it was nice and cool     Pretend to happily swim in cold, refreshing water.

Then there was one speckled frog    Hold up one finger to represent frogs still remaining on the log.

Glub, glub.

 

One little speckled frog    Show the number of frogs by holding up one finger.

Sat on a great big log     Curling hands in toward chest, mimic a frog perched on a log.

Eating the most delicious bugs…Yum, Yum!     Pretend to eat and then rub your belly.

One jumped into the pool    Hold one finger up to represent number of frogs that jumped into the pool.

Where it was nice and cool     Pretend to happily swim in cold, refreshing water.

Now there are no speckled frogs    Hold up a fist or make an “0” with fingers. 

Glub, glub.

*Here is the printable version of the Five Little Speckled Frogs Hand Motions .