Monday, February 23, 2009

Spring songs, verses, and fingerplay for children

Pussy Willow
I know a pussy willow
Her fur is pearly gray
She lives down in the meadow
Not very far away
She'll always be a pussy
She'll never be a cat
For she's a pussy willow
Now what do you think of that?

What the robin told
The wind told the grasses
And the grasses told the trees.
The trees told the bushes,
And the bushes told the bees.
The bees told the robin,
And the robin sang out clear:
Wake up! Wake up!
Spring is here!

The Caterpillar
The fuzzy little caterpillar went up into a tree (act like you're climbing)
Spun his cocoon and then (yawn) went to sleep (spin hands)
While he was sleeping he dreamt that he could fly (making flying motion)
When he woke up (loud & excited) he was a butterfly!

Butterfly Song
First comes a butterfly and lays an egg.
Out comes a caterpillar with so many legs.
Oh see the caterpillar spin and spin and spin,
A little chrysalis to sleep in.

Oh, oh, oh, wait and see
Oh, oh, oh, wait and see
Out of the chrysalis, my oh my,
Out comes a beautiful butterfly!

Flutter, Flutter, Butterfly
Flutter, flutter, butterfly
Floating in the summer sky
Floating by for all to see
Floating by so merrily
Flutter, flutter, butterfly
Beautiful colors in the summer sky.

Buzzing Bees
Bees, bees, bees, bees
Buzzing in bushes and buzzing in trees
Buzzing around, wherever they please
There's nothing so sweet
As sweet as a honey bee.

John the rabbit
(a call and response song)
Oh, John the Rabbit! (Oh yes!)
Oh, John the Rabbit! (Oh yes!)
You have a mighty bad habbit (Oh yes!)
Of jumping in my garden (Oh yes!)
And eating all my cabbage. (Oh yes!)
You ate my totatoes (Oh yes!)
And sweet potatoes (Oh yes!)
And if I live (Oh yes!)
To see next fall (Oh yes!)
I won't plant (Oh yes!)
A garden at all. (Oh yes!)

The bunny
Here is a bunny with ears so funny (hold one hand face up and with other hand have fingers hop up and down)
Here is his hole in the ground (join thumb and index finger to make O)
At the first sound he hears
He pricks up his ears (hold up index finger and middle finger to make V)
And jumps to his hole in the ground. (V jumps into O)

In the Springtime by Clifford Monks
In the springtime bunny rabbits go hop hop
In the sunshine little birdies go chirp chirp
Daisies nod to daffodils
Little children run up hills
and fall down in the springtime

Spring rain by M. T. Schunemann from Sing a Song of Seasons
Pitter patter, pitter patter, listen to the rain
Knocking on the window sill and on the window pane
Slowly creeping snail, the grass the flowers the grain
The birds up in the treetops
The frogs upon his lilly pad
Gree-dip gree-dip, gree-dip
And the children love the rain
Splashing in puddles
Splashy, splashy, wet
Splashing in the puddles
How wet can we get
All the earth loves the rain
Pitter patter, pitter patter
Listen to the rain
Pitter patter, pitter patter
Pitter patter, pitter patter
The sun comes out again

My Garden
This is my garden, I'll rake it with care
And then some flower seeds I'll plant there.
The sun will shine
The rain will fall
And my garden will blossom and grow big and tall.

The Gardening Song
First you take a shovel, a rake, and a hoe
Plant a little garden, plant seeds in a row
Water them and weed them through all the summer heat
And then you'll have some flowers or vegetables to eat

A little garden flower
A little garden flower is lying in its bed
A warm Spring sun is shining overhead.
Down came the raindrops dancing to and fro -
The little flower wakens and then begins to grow.

At Easter time
At Easter time, we color eggs,
Shades of yellow, red and blue.
We make them pretty as can be,
We'll make some for you and some for me

The Seed
I plant a little see in the dark, dark ground.
Out comes the sun so big and round.
Down comes the cool rain, soft and slow.
Up comes the little seed, grow, grow, GROW!

Flowers Grow
This is the way the flowers sleep,
Through the winter long.
This is the way the flowers grow,
When they hear the robin's song.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

thanks so much for these!!


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