Spring Songs and Fingerplays
SPRING SONGS AND FINGERPLAYS



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Relaxing Flowers- Submitted by Sherry

Five little flowers standing in the sun
See their heads nodding, bowing one by one.
Down, down, down comes the gentle rain
And the five little flowers lift their heads up again.

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Daffodil Fingerplay- Submitted by Sherry

One little daffodil had nothing much to do,
Out popped another one, then there were two.
Two little daffodils were smiling at a bee,
Out popped another one, then there were three.
Three little daffodils were growing by the door,
Out popped another one and then there were four.
Four little daffodils were glad to be alive,
Out popped another one and then there were five.
Five little daffodils were wearing golden crowns,
They danced in the breeze in green satin gowns.

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I Love To Play- Submitted by Patrisha
Sung to "My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean"

I love to play in the sand box.
I love to play in the dirt.
I love to play in the wet mud.
I squish it and watch it squirt.

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See, See, See Song- Submitted by Patrisha

See, see, see
(shade eyes with hands)
Three birds are in a tree
(hold up three fingers)
One can chirp
(point to thumb)
And one can sing
(point to index finger)
One is just a tiny thing.
(point to middle finger, then rock baby bird in arms)
See, See, See
Three birds are in a tree
(hold up three fingers)
Look, look, look
(shade eyes)
Three ducks are in a brook
(hold up three fingers)
One is white, and one is brown.
One is swimming upside down
(point to a finger each time)
Look, look, look
Three ducks are in a brook.
(hold up three fingers)

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I'm A Rainbow- Submitted by Sherry
Tune: "Clementine"

I'm a rainbow,
I'm a rainbow,
See me shining
Way up high.
Red, orange, yellow,
Green, blue, purple,
Pretty colors
In the sky.

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One Little, Two Little Chickies- Submitted by Sherry

The following toe-tapping song will add a little rhythm to this counting lesson. In advance, cut out ten felt chick shapes. Line up the chicks on a flannelboard; then sing the song shown, touching each little chick as you count. When students are familiar with this activity, set the chicks near your flannelboard for youngsters to use independently.

(sung to the tune of "Ten Little Indians")

One little, two little, three little chickies.
Four little, five little, six little chickies.
Seven little, eight little, nine little chickies.
Ten little chickies say, "Cheep! Cheep! Cheep!"

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The Parts of Plants- Submitted by Sherry
(sung to the tune of "The Farmer in the Dell")

A seed grows little roots.
A seed grows little roots.
The roots grow down into the soil.
A seed grows little roots.

A seed grows a long stem.
A seed grows a long stem.
The stem grows way up toward the sun.
A seed grows a long stem.

A plant grows many leaves.
A plant grows many leaves.
The leaves grow out quite green and strong.
A plant grows many leaves.

A plant can grow a flower.
A plant can grow a flower.
The flower grows and holds the seeds.
A plant can grow a flower.


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Three Little Raindrops- Submitted by Sherry

Three little raindrops sitting in a cloud.
The first one said, "The thunder sure is loud!"
The second one said, "The lightning's very bright!"
The third one said, "A rainbow is in sight!"
Then splash went the raindrops,
down from the sky
To water all the plants and help
them grow up high.

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Over in the Garden- Submitted by Sherry
sung to the tune of "Over in the Meadow"

Over in the garden with a rake and a hoe,
I'll plant some little seeds in a nice, straight row.
"Grow," I will say. "Please grow all day long."
And the little seeds will grow into plants big and strong.

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Three Little Tulips- Submitted by Sherry

It's true! This tulip tune reinforces colors, numbers, and measurement! Before teaching the song to your students, cut out three tulip shapes from white, pink, and red construction paper. Give one tulip to each of three children and have the youngsters stand in front of the class. As they sing the song below, direct one child to raise his tulip above the others. After singing, invite the class to identify the color of the tallest tulip; then repeat the activity with three different children.

(sung to the tune of "Six Little Ducks")

Three little tulips I once grew,
A white one, a pink one, a red one too.
One little tulip grew, grew, grew.
It grew taller than the other two,
The other two, the other two.
It grew taller than the other two!

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Little Bunny Foo- Submitted by Patrisha

Foo Little Bunny Foo-Foo,
(hold up two fingers)
Hopping through the forest,
(bounce you hand up and down)
Picking up the field mice,
(make a grabbing motion)
And bopping them on the head,
(hold your fist, and hit your fist with your palm)
[spoken] Down came the fairy godmother,
(symbol rain coming down)
[spoken] And SHE SAID:
Little Bunny Foo-Foo,
(hold up one finger "no-no" motion)
I don't want to see you,
(same as above)
Picking up the field mice,
(make a grabbing motion)
And bopping them on the head,
(hold your fist, and hit your fist with your palm)
[spoken] I'll give you three more chances, and then I will turn you into a goon!!!

Little Bunny Foo-Foo,
(hold up two fingers)
Hopping through the forest,
(bounce you hand up and down)
Picking up the field mice,
(make a grabbing motion)
And bopping them on the head,
(hold your fist, and hit your fist with your palm)
[spoken] Down came the fairy godmother,
(symbol rain coming down)
[spoken] And SHE SAID:
Little Bunny Foo-Foo,
(hold up one finger "no-no" motion)
I didn't want to see you,
(same as above)
Picking up the field mice,
(make a grabbing motion)
And bopping them on the head,
(hold your fist, and hit your fist with your palm)
[spoken] I gave you three chances, now I will turn you into a goon!!!
[spoken] And poof, she turned him into a goon

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Peter Cottontail- Submitted by Patrisha

Here comes Peter Cottontail
Hopping down the bunny trail
Hippidy, Hoppity,
Easter's on its way!!!

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Five little Ducks- Submitted by Patrisha

Five little ducks, went out to play
(hold up five fingers)
over the hills, and far away,
(hold hand to eyebrows)
When the mother duck went "Quack Quack Quack"
(motion "quack" with your hand)
Four little Ducks came waddling back.
(make wings with arms and move elbows up and down)
Continue to count down until there are no little ducks then sing:
No little ducks went out to play,
Over the hills and far away,
When the mother duck went "QUACK, QUACK, QUACK",
Five little ducks came waddling back.

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Six Little Ducks -Submitted by Patrisha

Six little ducks
That I once knew
Fat ones, skinny ones,
Fair ones, too
But the one little duck
With the feather on his back
He led the others
With a quack, quack, quack

Quack, quack, quack,
Quack, quack, quack
He led the others
With a quack, quack, quack

Down to the river
They would go
Wibble, wobble, wibble, wobble,
To and for
But the one little duck
With the feather on his back
He led the others
With a quack, quack, quack

Quack, quack, quack,
Quack, quack, quack
He led the others
With a quack, quack, quack

Back from the river
They would come
Wibble, wobble, wibble, wobble,
Ho, hum, hum
But the one little duck
With the feather on his back
He led the others
With a quack, quack, quack

Quack, quack, quack,
Quack, quack, quack
He led the others
With a quack, quack, quack

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Spring, Spring, Spring- Submitted by Sherry
(sung to the tune of "Three Blind Mice")

Spring, spring, spring.
I love spring!
I love the way the flowers grow.
Tulips! Daffodils!
All in a row.
Oh, so pretty!
I want you to know
That I love spring!
I love spring!

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Wind, Wind- Submitted by Sherry
Tune: "Row, Row, Row Your Boat"

Wind, wind, blow the clouds
Fast across the sky.
Blow the branches back and forth
In the trees so high.

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Spring Won't Spring!- Submitted by Sherry
Sing to tune of "This is the Song That Never Ends" (Shari Lewis & Lambchop)

This winter doesn't want to end,
It just goes on and on my friend.
Some people started thinking that it would be over soon,
But every day it snows some more and now it's almost June!
(repeat over and over again!)

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Do you see a sign of Spring? - Submitted by Sherry
(tune of "If I were a Lassie")

Oh, do you see a sign of Spring
a sign of Spring, a sign of Spring?
Oh, do you see a sign of spring?
Please, tell us what you see!

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Fun in the Rain- Submitted by Sherry
( Tune: Deck the Halls)

Do you hear the pitter patter?
Hear the little raindrops falling down.
Can you see the splashing water?
All the little raindrops on the ground.
Time to get our big umbrellas
We don't want to get our hair all wet.
If you wear your boots and raincoat,
We will go outside and splash a bit!

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Raindrops- Submitted by Sherry

Rain is falling down
Rain is falling down
(raise arms, flutter fingers to the ground) Pitter-patter
Pitter-patter
Rain is falling down.

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Creepy Crawly Caterpillar- Submitted by Sherry

A creepy crawly caterpillar that I see
(shade eyes)
Makes a chrystalis in the big oak tree.
(make body into a ball)
He stays there, and I know why
(slowly stand up)
Because soon he will be a butterfly
(flap arms)

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Spring is Here- Submitted by Sherry
(tune of The Farmer in the Dell)

The days of Spring are here,
Warm, sunny days are near,
Flowers and bees, and birds in trees.
The days of spring are here.

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Spring is Here- Submitted by Sherry
(tune of Are You Sleeping)

I see robins, I see bird's nests,
Butterflies too, flowers too.
Everything is growing,
The wind is gently blowing.
Spring is here, spring is here.

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In My Little Garden Fingerplay- Submitted by Sherry

In my little garden with a lovely view.
Sunflowers are smiling, one and two.
In my little garden by the apple tree,
Daffodils are dancing, one, two, three.

In my little garden by the kitchen door,
Roses are blooming, one, two, three, four.
In my little garden by the winding drive,
Violets are growing, one, two, three, four, five!

(Children hold up a required number of fingers each time. Show the children pictures of the different flowers that are mentioned in the rhyme.)

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Relaxing Flowers- Submitted by Sherry

Five little flowers standing in the sun.
(hold up five fingers)
See their heads nodding, bowing one by one?
(bend fingers several times)
Down, down, down comes the gentle rain.
(raise hands, wiggle fingers and lower arms to simulate falling rain)
And the five little flowers lift their heads up again!
(hold up five fingers)

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I'm a little Daisy- Submitted by Sherry
Sung to "I'm a Little Teapot"

I'm a little daisy
Tall and slim
(Stand on tiptoes)
Here are my petals
(Place hands on side of head & wiggle fingers)
Here is my stem
(Hold arms down at sides of legs)
When the sun comes up
(Make sun with arms)
And the rain comes down
(Flutter hands to floor like rain-end in crouching position)
I grow, grow, grow- up from the ground!
(slowly raise up bring hand over head)

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Flowers- Submitted by Sherry
Tune: "Pop! Goes the Weasel"

All around the garden ground
There's flowers everywhere.
There's pink, yellow, and purple too.
Here's one for you.

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Catch One If You Can- Submitted by Sherry
(Sung to the tune of “Skip to My Lou”

Butterflies are flying. Won’t you try and catch one?
Butterflies are flying. Won’t you try and catch one?
Butterflies are flying. Won’t you try and catch one?
Catch one if you can.

Raindrops are falling. Won’t you try and catch one?
Raindrops are falling. Won’t you try and catch one?
Raindrops are falling. Won’t you try and catch one?
Catch one if you can.

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Signs of Spring- Submitted by Sherry
(Sung to the tune of “Muffin Man”)

Do you see a sign of spring,
A sign of spring, a sign of spring?
Do you see a sign of spring?
Tell us what you see.

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Let’s Be Windmills- Submitted by Sherry
(Sung to the tune of “If I were a Lassie”)

Oh I wish I were a windmill, a windmill, a windmill.
Oh I wish I were a windmill, I’d know what I’d do.
I’d swing this way and that way, and this way and that way.
Oh I wish I were a windmill, when the wind blew.

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Finger Play “Itsy, Bitsy, Spider”- Submitted by Sherry

The itsy, bitsy, spider went up the water spout
(use first two fingers and walk up another arm)
Down came the rain and washed the spider out.
(flutter fingers down)
Out came the sun and dried up all the rain
(make circle above head with arms)
And the itsy, bitsy spider went up the spout again
(use first two fingers and walk up another arm)

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Finger Play “My Garden”- Submitted by Sherry

This is my garden. I’ll rake it with care.
(Pretend to rake.)
And them some flower seeds I’ll plant there.
(Pretend to plant seeds.)
The sun will shine,
(Put arms over head in a circle.)
And the rain will fall,
(Put hands in air and bring down as rain.)
And my garden will blossom and grow straight and tall.
(Make fist then open slowly as the flower blooms.)

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Poem “The Flower”- Submitted by Sherry

Here’s a green leaf,
And here’s a green leaf.
That you see makes two.
Here is a bud that makes a flower,
Watch it bloom for you!

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Poem “Rain on the Green Grass”- Submitted by Sherry

Rain on the green grass,
And rain on the tree,
And rain on the housetop,
But not on me!

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Rhyme “Buttercups and Daisies”- Submitted by Sherry

Buttercups and daisies,
Oh, the pretty flowers;
Coming ‘ere the springtime,
To tell of sunny hours.
While the trees are leafless,
While the fields are bare
Buttercups and daisies
Spring up here and there.

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Rhyme “May Song”- Submitted by Sherry

Spring is coming, spring is coming,
Birdies, build your nest;
Weave together straw and feather,
Doing each your best.

Spring is coming, spring is coming,
Flowers are coming, too;
Pansies, lilies, daffodils
Now are coming through.

Spring is coming, spring is coming,
All around is fair;
Shimmer and quiver on the river,
Joy is everywhere.

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Poem “Thunder”- Submitted by Sherry

I hear thunder, I hear thunder.
Hark, don’t you? Hark, don’t you?
Pitter patter raindrops, pitter patter raindrops,
I’m wet through.
So are you.

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Poem “ Dig A Little Hole”- Submitted by Sherry

Dig a little hole.
Plant a little seed.
Pour a little water.
And pull a little weed.

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Poem “Mistress Mary, Quite Contrary”- Submitted by Sherry

Mistress Mary, quite contrary,
How does your garden grow?
With silver bells and cockle shells
And pretty maids all in a row.

(Let children tell you what they think silver bells and cockleshells might be. Could they really plant a garden like Mistress Mary?)

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Fingerplay “See, See, See”- Submitted by Sherry

See, see, see
(shade eyes with hands)
Three birds are in a tree
(hold up three fingers)
One can chirp
(point to thumb)
And one can sing
(point to index finger)
One is just a tiny thing.
(point to middle finger, then rock baby bird in arms)
See, See, See

Three birds are in a tree
(hold up three fingers)
Look, look, look
(shade eyes)
Three ducks are in a brook
(hold up three fingers)
One is white, and one is brown.
One is swimming upside down
(point to a finger each time)

Look, look, look
Three ducks are in a brook.
(hold up three fingers)

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This Little Calf- Submitted by Sherry

(extend fingers, push each down in succession)

This little calf eats grass.
This little calf eats hay.
This little calf drinks water.
This little calf runs away.
This little calf does nothing
But just lies down all day.
(rest last finger in palm of hand)

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Raindrops- Submitted by Sherry

Rain is falling down.
Rain is falling down
(raise arm, flutter fingers to ground, tapping the floor)
Pitter-patter
Pitter-patter
Rain is falling down.

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Creepy Crawly Caterpillar- Submitted by Sherry

A creepy crawly caterpillar that I see
(shade eyes)
Makes a chrysalis in a big oak tree.
(make body into a ball)
He stays there and I know why
(slowly stand up)
Because soon he will be a butterfly
(flap arms)

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My Garden- Submitted by Sherry

This is my garden
(extend one hand forward, palm up)
I’ll rake it with care
(make raking motion on palm with three other fingers)
And then some flower seeds, I’ll plant there
(planting motion)
The sun will shine
(make circle with hands)
And the rain will fall.
(let fingers flutter down to lap)
And my garden will blossom
And grow straight and tall.
(cup hands together, extend upwards slowly)

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Caterpillar- Submitted by Sherry

The caterpillar crawled from a plant, you see
(left hand crawls up and down right arm)
“I think I’ll take a nap,” said he.
So over the ground he began to creep
(right hand crawls over left arm)
To spin a chrysalis and he fell asleep.
(cover right fist with left hand)
All winter he slept in his bed
Till spring came along and he said,
“Wake up, it’s time to get out of bed!”
(shake fist and pointer finger)
So he opened his eyes that sunny spring day
(spread fingers and look into hand)
Look I’m a butterfly!” and he flew away.
(Interlock thumbs and fly hands away)

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Dirt And Mud Poem- Submitted by Cheryl

What a dud!
They make you unclean,
Then your mom turns mean.
You know about dirt,
That gets on your shirt,
And messes up your pants,
So your mother raves and rants.
You know about mud,
That ugly brown crud,
That gets on your shoes,
So your mother yells at you.
There's dirt and mud,
Wherever I roam.
I'm sorry mom,
But it follows me home.

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The Duck - Submitted by Cheryl

Behold the duck.
It does not cluck.
A cluck it lacks.
It quacks.
It is especially fond.
Of a puddle or pond
When it dines or sups,
It bottoms up.

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5 Little Ducks- Submitted by Cheryl

Five little ducks paddling to shore,
One paddled away, then there were four;
Four little ducks paddling towards me,
One padled away, then there were three:
Three little ducks paddling towards you,
One paddled away, then there were two:
Two little ducks paddling in the sun,
One paddled away, then there was one:
It paddled away then there was none.

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The Little Ducklings- Submitted by Cheryl

Have the children act out the movements described as you recite the following poem.

All the little ducklings
Line up in a row.
Quack, quack, quack.
And away they go.
They follow their mother
Waddling to and fro.
Quack, quack, quack,
And away they go.
Down to the big pond
Happy as can be.
Quack, quack, quack,
They are full of glee.
They jump in the water
And bob up and down.
Quack, quack, quack,
They swim all around.
All the little ducklings
Swimming far away.
Quack, quack, quack.
They'll play another day.

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Three Little Ducks That I Once Knew-- Submitted by Cheryl

Three little ducks that I once knew.
A fat one, a skinny one, a yellow one too.
But the one little duck with a feather on his back
He ruled the others with his quack, quack, quack!
Quack, quack, quack.
He ruled the other with his quack, quack, quack.
Down to the meadow they would go.
Wibble, wobble, wibble, wobble to and fro.
But the one little duck with the feathers on his back.
He led the others with his quack, quack.
Quack, quack, quack.
He led the others with his quack, quack, quack.
Home from the river they would come.
Wibble, wobble, wibble wobble, ho, hum.
But the one little duck with the feather on his back.
He led the others with his quack, quack, quack.
Quack, quack, quack.
He led the others with his quack, quack, quack.

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I'm A Duck- Submitted by Cheryl
I'm a duck, I'm a duck,
Watch me waddle, watch me waddle.
Hear me when I talk,
Hear me when I talk.
Quack, quack, quack; quack, quack, quack.

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Quack Quack Poem- Submitted by Cheryl

by Dr. Seuss We have two ducks. One blue. One black.
And when our blue duck goes QUACK , "quack, quack,"
Our black duck quickly quack quacks back.
The quacks Blue quacks, makes her quite a quacker;
But Black is a quicker quacker backer.

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Ducky Dawdle- Submitted by Cheryl

Little ducky dawdle
Was swimming in a puddle, quite small!
Said it didn't matter,
If he splashed or splattered.
I'm only a ducky afterall, quack, quack!

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Ducks- Submitted by Carol

Ducks are lucky
Don't you think?
When they want to
Take a drink,
All they do is
Duck their bill.
(Doesn't matter If they spill.) When they want to
Take a swim,
All they do is
Dive right in;
And they never
Seem to sink.
Ducks are lucky,
Don't you think?

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Rain, Rain- Submitted by Cheryl

Rain, rain, go away
Come again some other day
We want to go outside and play
Come again some other day
(Optional lyrics: change third line to say:
(child's name)'s friends all want to play
It's raining, it's pouring,
It's raining, it's pouring,
The old man is snoring.
He went to bed and he
Bumped his head
And he couldn't get up in the morning.

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It Ain't Gonna Rain- Submitted by Cheryl

It ain't gonna rain no more, no more
It ain't gonna rain no more,
How in the heck will we wash the neck
If it ain't gonna rain no more?

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If All the Raindrops- Submitted by Cheryl

If all the raindrops were lemondrops and gumdrops
Oh, what a rain that would be!
Standing outside, with my mouth open wide
Singing La la la la, la la la, la la la,
If all the raindrops were lemondrops and gumdrops
Oh, what a rain that would be!

If all the snowflakes were candy bars and milkshakes
Oh, what a snow that would be!
Standing outside, with my mouth open wide
Singing La la la la, la la la, la la la,
If all the snowflakes were candy bars and milkshakes
Oh, what a snow that would be!

If all the sunbeams were bubble gum and ice cream
Oh, what a sun that would be!
Standing outside, with my mouth open wide
Singing La la la la, la la la, la la la,
If all the sunbeams were bubble gum and ice cream
Oh, what a sun that would be!

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Springtime Song- Submitted by Cheryl
(sung to the tune of "Did You Ever See a Lassie?")

Hello, spring! It's good to see you,
To see you, to see you.
Hello, spring! It's good to see you!
It's springtime again!
Hello, leaves! It's good to see you,
To see you, to see you.
Hello, leaves! It's good to see you!
It's springtime again!
Hello, buds! It's good to see you,
To see you, to see you.
Hello, buds! It's good to see you!
It's springtime again!

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Little White Duck- Submitted by Sherry

There's a little white duck, sitting in the water
A little white duck, doing what he oughta
He took a bite of the lily pad and he said I'm glad
That I'm a little white duck, sitting in the water
Quack, Quack, Quack.

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Springtime- Submitted by Sherry

A small green frog
On a big brown log;
A black and yellow bee
In a little green tree;
A red and yellow snake
By a blue-green lake,
All sat and listened
To red bird sing,
"Wake up, everybody,
It's spring! It's spring!"

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Clouds- Submitted by Sherry

Floating pictures in the sky.
Upon a cloud I'd like to fly.
And see the world from way up high.
Come and ride a cloud with me.

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I Can Sing A Rainbow- Submitted by Sherry

Red and Orange and Yellow and Green
Blue and Purple too...
I can sing a rainbow ....Sing a rainbow
And so can you.

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Baby Birdie- Submitted by Sherry

Here's a baby birdie.
Hatching from his shell.
Out comes his head,
And then comes his tail.
Now his legs he stretches,
His wings he gives a flap.
Then he flies and flies and flies.
Now what do you think of that!
Down, down, down, down, down, down, down, down - Bump!

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It's Spring- Submitted by Sherry
by Winnifred J. Mott

Good-by, snow! Good-by, ice!
Though of course you're very nice,
I am glad you've gone away
Leaving us this fine spring day.
Here's my good old bat and ball!
Marbles, too! How are you all?
I am sure that I can play
With you now, most any day.
Good-by, winter! Though it's true
I've had lots of fun with you,
Now I just could shout and sing;
I'm so glad because it's spring!

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Spring- Submitted by Sherry

Frogs croak,
Rains soak.
Chicks peep.
Crickets leap.
Bees hum.
Robins come.
Birds sing.
It's Spring!

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5 Little Kites- Submitted by Sherry

One little kite in the sky so blue,
Along came another then there were two,
Two little kites flying high above me,
Along came another , then there were three,
Three little kites, just watch how they soar,
Along came another, then there were four,
Four little kites, so high and alive,
Along came another, then there were five.
Five little kites dancing 'cross the sky,
What a sight to see, way up so high!
The Time Was Right

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My Kite- Submitted by Sherry

The wind blew one March day.
I knew the time was right.
With string, paper, scissors, and paste,
I built a colorful kite.
Outside in the breezy air,
My kite and I ran by.
A gust of wind nipped at my heels.
My kite was flying high

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Come Fly a Kite- Submitted by Sherry
By Jean Warren

Come fly a kite
And watch it sail
Across the sky,
Waving its tail!
Kite, kite, soaring high,
Reaching, reaching to the sky
First you're high, then you're low,
Swooping, swirling, round you go,
Kite, kite, fine and free,
Dancing, dancing, just for me.

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Spring Robin- Submitted by Sherry
(to the tune of "I'm a little Teapot")

I'm a little Robin with a red breast
I come first in the spring to nest.
If you can catch me, hurry up and
Try before I fly up into the sky.

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The Robin- Submitted by Sherry
by Laurence Alma-Tadema

When father takes his spade to dig
then Robin comes along;
And sits upon a little twig
And sings a little song.
Or, if the trees are rather far,
He does not stay alone,
But comes up close to where we are
And bobs upon a stone.

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Flying Kites- Submitted by Sherry

Flying kites is lots of fun.
To make kites fly you run, run, run.
Wind helps keep kites in the sky.
Kites dip and dive and fly, fly, fly.

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Yellow Daffodils- Submitted by Sherry

Yellow, yellow daffodils
You’re dancing in the sun.
Yellow, yellow daffodils
You tell me spring has come.
I can hear a bluebird sing
And hear a robin call,
Yellow, yellow daffodils
I love you best of all.

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Ten Little Robin Redbreasts- Submitted by Sherry
(Tune: “Ten little Indians”)

One little, two little, three little robins,
Four little, five little, six little robins,
Seven little, eight little, nine little robins,
Ten little robin redbreasts.
Ten little, nine little, eight little robins.
Seven little, six little, five little robins,
Four little, three little, two little robins,
One little robin redbreasts.

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Five Little Violets Fingerplay- Submitted by Sherry

Five little violets growing by the door,
A bunny ate one and then there were four,
Four little violets smiling at me,
I picked one and then there were three.
Three little violets purple and blue,
Give one to a friend and then there are two.
Two little violets grow in the sun,
Pick one for jelly and then there is one.
One little violet grows all summer,
Making seeds to start another!

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Daffodil Poem- Submitted by Sherry

A little yellow cup.
A little yellow frill.
A little yellow star,
and that's a Daffodil!

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Five Spring Flowers- Submitted by Sherry

The first one said, "We need rain to grow!"
The second one said, "Oh my, we need water!"
The third one said, "Yes, it is getting hotter!"
The fourth one said, "I see clouds in the sky."
The fifth one said, "I wonder why?"

Then BOOM went the thunder
And ZAP went the lightning!
That springtime storm was really frightening!
But the flowers weren't worried -- no, no, no, no!
The rain helped them to grow, grow, GROW!

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Spring Song- Submitted by Sherry
(tune: Jingle Bells)

Spring is Here, Spring is Here
Everything is New.
Look around and you will find there’s lots of things to do.
Come on out everyone,
Come and play with me,
We will have lots of fun cos spring has finally sprung!
There are daffodils in bloom,
and flowers everywhere
Birds are chirping happy tunes,
There’s magic in the air.
Spring is here, Spring is here,
Everything is new.
Look around and you will find the

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April- Submitted by Sherry

It is April.
It is April.
Grass turns green
Grass turns green
Rain will help the flowers
Rain will help the flowers
Buds will bloom
Buds will bloom.

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A Springtime Song- Submitted by Sherry
(tune: "Oh, When the Saints Go Marching In")

Oh, when the buds begin to bloom,
Oh, when the buds begin to bloom,
How I love to smell the flowers,
When the buds begin to bloom!

Oh, when the bees go buzzing by,
Oh, when the bees go buzzing by,
I'll be busy as a bumble,
When the bees go buzzing by!

Oh, when the frogs are hopping here,
Oh, when the frogs are hopping there,
I'll be jumping up for joy,
When the frogs are hopping here!

Oh, when the sun comes shining in,
Oh, when the sun comes shining in,
I'll be beaming like the sunshine,
When the sun comes shining in!

Oh, when the month of May begins,
Oh, when the month of May begins,
We will celebrate the springtime,
When the month of May begins!

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Rainbow Song- Submitted by Sherry
(Tune: Hush, Little Baby)

Rainbow purple
Rainbow blue
Rainbow green
And yellow too
Rainbow orange
Rainbow red
Rainbow shining over head.

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Come and count- Submitted by Sherry

The colors with me
How many colors
Can you see?
1-2-3 on down to green
4-5-6 colors can be seen

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Raibow Purple- Submitted by Sherry

Rainbow purple
Rainbow blue
Rainbow green
And yellow too
Rainbow orange
Rainbow red
Rainbow shining over head.

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Do you see a sign of Spring?- Submitted by Sherry
(Tune of "Did you ever see a lassie")

Oh, do you see a sign of Spring
a sign of Spring, a sign of Spring?
Oh, do you see a sign of spring?
Please, tell us what you see!

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My Eyes Can See It's Springtime- Submitted by Sherry
Tune of Did you ever see a lassie)

My eyes can see its springtime, its springtime, its springtime
My eyes can see its spring time the grass is so green
The green grass, the flowers, the sunshine, the showers
My eyes can see its springtime the grass is to green

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This Is My Garden Fingerplay- Submitted by Sherry
This is my garden
(place left hand, palm toward sky, in front of you)
I'll rake it with care
(use first 3 crooked fingers of right hand to "rake" left palm)
Then some flower seeds I'll plant in there
(with thumb and forefinger "pinchers" touch garden four times to plant seeds)
The sun will shine
(right hand pinchers in air above "garden" twist wrist and open fingers)
The rain will fall
(wiggle fingers of right hand down to garden)
And my garden will blossom and grow straight and tall
(put right hand under left hand "garden" push right hand fingers up through left hand to grow)

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I Wish I Was a Little Hunk of Mud- Submitted by Sherry
Tune: If You're Happy & You Know It

Oh, I wish I was a little hunk of mud
Oh, I wish I was a little hunk of mud
Then I'd oooeey and I'd goooeey over everybody's shoooee'
Oh, I wish I was a little hunk of mud.

After they know it, we sing it 3 times, faster each time. They love it! Along with this song we always finger paint with chocolate pudding on a great big cut out of a shoe.

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Spring Magic- Submitted by Sherry
March is:
mud
mops
measles
cough drops
snow
sleet
sniffles
wet feet
soggy woolens
leaden skis
no glad sights
for tired eyes
Then everything comes into focus
With a crocus.

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Springtime- Submitted by Sherry
The wind told the grass
And the grass told the trees.
The trees told the flowers

The flowers told the bees
The bees told the robin
And the robin sang with cheer,
"Wake up! It's springtime!
Wake up! Spring is here!"

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Trees with Blossoms- Submitted by Sherry
I looked out the window and what did I see?
Popcorn popping on the apricot tree!
Spring had brought me such a nice surprise,
Blossoms popping right before my eyes!

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Rain- Submitted by Sherry

Rain on the doghouse
Rain on the dog
Rain on the duck pond
Rain on the log
Rain on the grass and Rain
on the tree Rain on my umbrella
but not on me!

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Fun in the Rain- Submitted by Sherry
Tune: Deck the Halls

Do you hear the pitter patter?
Hear the little raindrops falling down.
Can you see the splashing water?
All the little raindrops on the ground.
Time to get our big umbrellas
We don't want to get our hair all wet.
If you wear your boots and raincoat,
We will go outside and splash a bit!

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Raingear Fingerplay- Submitted by Sherry

Slip on your raincoat
(pretend to put on coat)
Pull up your golashes
(pull up golashes)
Wade in puddles, Make splishes and sploshes
(pretend to jump in puddles).

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March- Submitted by Becce

In like a lamb .....Baa-Baa-Baa
(Put hands to head to make lamb ears)
With woolly fur,
March is said to
Go out with a G-r-r-r!
(make hands into claws and growl)

In like a lion ...Roar-r-r-r!
(Make hands into claws and roar)
With furry mane,
March is said to
Go out quite tame.
(Fold Hands, bow down head)

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Plants Need- Submitted by Becce

Plants need sun, and plants need showers.
Plants need weeding by the hours.
Plants need soil to put down roots.
Plants need time to send up shoots.
Plants need air, and space you know.
With all those things, they're bound to grow.

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Butterfly- Submitted by Becce

Butterfly, butterfly
(Cross hands at wrist and flutter them)
Sitting in the tree
Won't you come and play with me?
first we'll glide
(Move crossed hands gracefully through the air)
And then we'll soar.
And then we'll sit upon the floor.
(All sit down on floor)

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Planting Seeds- Submitted by Becce

First we dig up the soil
Cheered by spring air.
Pantomime digging up the soil
Then we rake and we rake and we rake.
Pantomime raking.
Next we plant our seeds
With the greatest of care.
Pantomime planting seeds in the ground.
Then we wait and we wait and we wait.
(Fold arms and wait)
Under the ground
The young seeds grow.
(Curl up on the floor)
Then slowly they start to rise.
(Slowly rise up)
Soon, up they sprout
To greet the sun.
(Stand up to full height and spread arms)
Oh what a lovely surprise!

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A Song of Springtime- Submitted by Cindy
(sung to the tune of "Did You Ever See A Lassie?")

Come sing a song of springtime,
Of springtime, of springtime.
Come sing a song of springtime.
The warm days are here.

With warm breezes blowing
And flowers all growing.
Come sing a song of springtime.
The warm days are here.

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Two Little Blackbirds- Submitted by Julia

Two little blackbirds sitting on the hill,
(hold up the pointer finger of each hand)
One named Jack and one named Jill.
(wiggle , "Jack" and then wiggle "Jill")

Fly away, Jack. (wiggle your finger behind your back in flying motion)
Fly away, Jill
(wiggle your other finger behind your back in a flying motion)
Come back, Jack.
(bring Jack back)
Come back, Jill.
(bring Jill back)

When your two year old can play the game and understands how to move his fingers, here is another variation. Pretend that you and your child are Jack and Jill. Recite the poem and act out the words. For the lines that say "fly away," find something in your house to hide behind. On the words "come back," come out from your hiding place.

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April! April! Are You Here?- Submitted by Lisa in VA
By Dora Read Goodale

April! April! Are you here?
Oh, how fresh the wind is blowing!
See! The sky is bright and clear,
Oh, how green the grass is growing!
April! April! Are you here?

April! April! Is it you?
See how fair the flowers are springing!
Sun is warm and brooks are clear,
Oh, how glad the birds are singing!
April! April! Is it you?

April! April! You are here!
Though your smiling turn to weeping,
Though your skies grow cold and drear,
Though your gentle winds are sleeping,
April! April! You are here!

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Planting Flowers- Submitted by Sherry

Planting flowers, planting flowers
In the ground, in the ground,
Water them and they grow,
Water them and they grow,
All around, all around.

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Plant A Little Seed- Submitted by Sherry

I plant a little seed in the cold, cold ground
(Squat down pretend to plant)
Out comes the yellow sun, big and round
(Put arms above head like sun)
Down come the raindrops soft and slowly
(dancing fingers)
Up comes the flower grow, grow, grow
(jump as flower emerges)

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A Seedlings Song- Submitted by Sherry

I am only now a seedling planted with hands so very young
I have but just one wish, to reach and touch the sun
My little leaves are fragile, my stem is very new
My roots can barely hold me up, but you can help me through.
I need only a few things, to keep me alive and well
Some water, love and sunshine, Then time will surely tell.
If my leaves look kind of droopy, something to drink will do the trick
And feed me a little fertilizer, to prevent me from getting sick.
This pot I live in now is a temporary hold;
I'll need to be replanted, as I will soon grow old.
The hardest thing to do my friend is to sit and watch and wait
For the wonderful surprise I'll bring,
Please be patient and have faith
For your effort, love and support will all be over soon;
Visit me in a month or two and I'll reward you with a bloom.
But please don't cut me down I can surprise you once again,
Let me finish my flower and seed and next year, I'll be back my friend.

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The Gardening Song- Submitted by Sherry

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.

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The Flower Song- Submitted by Sherry

The flower has some petals, the flower has some petals.
The petals call the birds and bees, the flower has some petals
The flower has some leaves, the flower has some leaves.
The leaves will catch the rain and sun, the flower has some leaves.
The flower has a stem, the flower has a stem.
The stem will make it stand up tall, the flower has a stem.
The flower has some roots, the flower has some roots.
The roots will carry food and drink, the flower has some roots.

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Rain Poem- Submitted by Sherry

Rain on the green grass.
And rain on the tree.
Rain on the housetop,
But not on me.

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Teeny Tiny Raindrops- Submitted by Sherry
Sung to "Eency Weency Spider"

Some teeny, tiny raindrops
Are falling from the sky.
They're filling up the puddles
And dropping in my eye.
Drip, drop, drip, drop,
I love to hear them fall,
For the teeny, tiny raindrops
Mean wet fun for us all.

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Raindrops- Submitted by Cindy

Ten little raindrops dancing on the walk,
Pitter patter, pitter patter, that's the way they talk.
Out comes the yellow sun shining in the sky,
And away all the raindrops fly, fly, fly.

(Lines 1 and 2 tap fingers on floor,
line 3 make a large circle with fingers for the sun.
Line 4 fingers hurry away to hide behind back.)

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Rain, Rain- Submitted by Sherry

Rain, rain, go away
Come again some other day
We want to go outside and play
Come again some other day

(Optional lyrics: change third line to say:
(child's name)'s friends all want to play

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It's Raining, It's Pouring- Submitted by Sherry

It's raining, it's pouring,
The old man is snoring.
He went to bed and he
Bumped his head
And he couldn't get up in the morning.

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It Ain't Gonna Rain- Submitted by Sherry

It ain't gonna rain no more, no more
It ain't gonna rain no more,
How in the heck will we wash the neck
If it ain't gonna rain no more?

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If All the Raindrops- Submitted by Sherry

If all the raindrops were lemondrops and gumdrops
Oh, what a rain that would be!
Standing outside, with my mouth open wide
Singing La la la la, la la la, la la la,
If all the raindrops were lemondrops and gumdrops
Oh, what a rain that would be!

If all the snowflakes were candy bars and milkshakes
Oh, what a snow that would be!
Standing outside, with my mouth open wide
Singing La la la la, la la la, la la la,
If all the snowflakes were candy bars and milkshakes
Oh, what a snow that would be!

If all the sunbeams were bubble gum and ice cream
Oh, what a sun that would be!
Standing outside, with my mouth open wide
Singing La la la la, la la la, la la la,
If all the sunbeams were bubble gum and ice cream
Oh, what a sun that would be!

*****

A Rainy-Day Song- Submitted by Cindy
(sung to the tune of "The Itsy-Bitsy Spider")

Raindrops are falling.
They're falling from the sky.
Drip, drop, they're falling.
I wish they'd say, "Good-bye!"
Down from the sky,
Raindrops around all day.
Drip, drop, oh rain,
When will you go away?

*****



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