Summer Songs and Fingerplays
Providers N Friends
SUMMER SONGS AND FINGERPLAYS


Oh Mr. Sun- Submitted by Sherry

Oh mister sun, sun, mister golden sun
Won't you please shine down on me
Oh mister sun, sun, mister golden sun
Hiding behind the tree
These little children are asking you
To please come out so they can play with you
Oh mister sun, sun, mister golden sun
Won't you please shine down on
Please shine down on,
please shine down on me!

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Sing a Song of Seashells- Submitted by Sherry
(sung to "Sing a Song of Sixpence")

Sing a song of seashells
waiting just for you.
Some of them are shiny
Some are white and blue.
When you pick a shell up,
Hold it to your ear.
If you're very quiet
An ocean you will hear!

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Make A Sand Cake- Submitted by Sherry

Make a sand cake
In the sand.
Digging and sifting
Just feels grand!

Feels so good on our hands.
Digging and sifting,
And shake it about,
Spoon in our pails
And then pour out.

Do actions as indicated

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My Beach Bag- Submitted by Sherry
(A Tisket, a Tasket)

(In advance hide several beach toys and a beach bag around the classroom. Then sing the first two verses of the song. Ask the children to help to find the missing beach items. Once the items are gathered and placed in the bag, joyously sing the last verse.)

My beach bag, my beach bag,
My filled-with-toys beach bag
Was on my way to the shore today,
And on the way I lost it.
I lost it. I lost it.
Yes, on the way I lost it.
With all my castle-building toys,
Oh, Iím so sad I lost it.
We found it. We found it.
Yes, finally we found it!
With all my castle-building toys,
Oh, Iím so glad we found it.

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When It's Hot Song- Submitted by Sherry
Tune: Farmer in the Dell

In the summer it is hot
In the summer it is hot
Oh, when it's hot,
I (activity) a lot In the summer
when it's hot.

(Let each child name his/her favorite summertime activity to sing in the song)

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Picnics- Submitted by Sherry

Fried chicken, watermelon, apple pie;
Do you love picnics? So do I!
Lemonade, root beer, chocolate cake,
Lazy canoe rides along the lake.
Games and singing -- let's square dance!
And don't forget, at picnics, you'll have A N T S!

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You are my Sunshine- Submitted by Sherry

You are my sunshine.
Bright, yellow sunshine.
You bring me sunlight
All through the days
You help the seasons go
You make the plants grow.
Please be my sunshine always.

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Scooping Up Sand- Submitted by Sherry
(Ten Little Indians)

Scoop up sand and put it in your bucket.
Scoop up sand and put it in your bucket.
Scoop up sand and put it in your bucket.
How much do you have?

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I Went Swimming in the Ocean- Submitted by Sherry
(Tune: I've Been Working on the Railroad)

I went swimming in the ocean
On a summer day.
I went swimming in the ocean
And kicked, and splashed and played.

Ofter lunch we looked for seashells
I found three or four
You can hold one up to your ear
And hear the ocean roar.

Hear the ocean roar
Hear the ocean roar.
You can hear the ocean
Roar, roar, roar.

Hear the ocean roar
Hear the ocean roar
Hear the ocean roar, roar, roar.

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I Went To The Beach- Submitted by Sherry

I went to the beach
And what did I see?
A bird on the sand
(Using fingers- make thumb and index finger touch)
Looking at me!
(Look at each other making a birds beak)

I went to the beach
And what did I see?
A fish in the water
(Using hand and make it like a fish swimming)
Splashing at me!
(Make hand movements like splashing water)

I went to the beach
And what did I see?
A shell in the sand
Sparkling at me!
(Make one fist with one hand and have the other finger tap top of fist)

I went to the beach
And what did I see?
A crab in its shell
(Make a crab using all 10 fingers & place hand over other hand and wiggle fingers) Waving at me!

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Five Little Sea Shells- Submitted by Sherry

Five little sea shells lying on the shore
Swish! Went the waves, and then there were four.
Four little sea shells cozy as could be
Swish! Went the waves, and then there were three.
Three little sea shells all pearly new
Swish! Went the waves, and then there were two.
Two little sea shells sleeping in the sun
Swish! Went the waves and then there was one.
One little sea shell left all alone
Whispered, "SHHHHHHHHH" as I took it home.

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This Is The Way We Play At The Beach- Submitted by Sherry
(to the tune of Mulberry Bush)

This is the way we play at the beach,
Play at the beach, play at the beach.
This is the way we play at the beach,
So early in the morning.
This is the way we dig in the sand,
This is the way we play in the surf,
This is the way we lie in the sun,

(Act out each verse and add others the kids come up with.)

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Five Little Shells- Submitted by Sherry

Five little shells lying on the shore,
Crash went the waves and then there were 4.
4 little shells down by the sea,
Crash went the waves! then there were 3.
3 little shells, smooth as new,
Crash went the waves! then there were 2.
2 little shells, sparkling in the sun,
Crash went the waves! Then there was 1.
1 little shell, left by itself,
I took it home, and put it on my shelf.

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Take Me Out to the Ocean- Submitted by Sherry
(Tune: Take Me Out to the Ballgame)

Take me out to the ocean
Take me out to the sea
There goes a starfish and sand dollar,
I'm having such fun, I've just got to holler
Oh, it's swim, swim, swim, underwater
Catch a ride on a whale, don't fear,
For the sea animals are our friends,
Let's give a great big cheer!

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Watermelon ABC Song- Submitted by Patrisha

A-B-C D E
Watermelon is good for me.
F-G-H I J
I can eat it everyday.
P-Q-R S T
Ripe and very juicy
U-V-W X Y
You will like it if you give it a try.
Z-Z-Z Z Z
Watermelon is good for me.

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Watermelon Cheer- Submitted by Patrisha

Watermelon, watermelon,
Watermelon, rind!
Look in the kindergarten,
See who you find...
ME! ME! ME! ME!

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Watermelon- Submitted by Patrisha
(to the tune of "Are You Sleeping")

Watermelon, watermelon,
On the vine, on the vine,
Green and ripe and juicy,
Green and ripe and juicy,
Please be mine,
Please be mine.

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Watermelon Chant- Submitted by Patrisha

Bite - Bite - bite into the watermelon
Bite - bite - bite into the fruit,
(repeat several times)
Juicy is the watermelon
Juicy is the watermelon
Juicy, juicy, juicy, juicy
Juicy is the fruit.

(repeat several times)

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Watermelon- Submitted by Patrisha
(tune of :Are You Sleeping)

Watermelon, watermelon,
How it drips; how it drips,
Up and down your elbows, up and down your elbows
Spit the pits! Spit the pits!

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Watermelon- Submitted by Patrisha

Watermelon, everywhere,
On my face and on my hair.
On my fingers, on my toes,
Watermelon on my nose.
{point to nose}
This may seem funny,
But best in my tummy!
{rub tummy}
This may look funny,
But its best, in my tummy!

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Watermelon Song- Submitted by Patrisha
Tune: (Frere' Jacques)

Watermelon, watermelon,
Tastes so yummy, tastes so yummy.
Green on the outside red on the inside.
With black seeds, with black seeds

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See, See, See- 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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Sing a Song of Lemonade- Submitted by Sherry

Sing a song of lemonade.
We'll pour it in a cup.
We'll stir it with a straw
And then we'll sip it up.
It will be so refreshing
We'll have to have some more,
And we'll be drinking lemonade forever, ever more!

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Five Outside- Submitted by Patrisha

Arrange five felt child figures on a straight line on your flannel board. Point to each in turn as you and your children recite the following rhyme.

Five Little Children

Five little children were sliding down the slide.
The first one said, "I think Iíll hide."
The second one said, "I want to swing."
The third one said, "Iím going to sing."
The fourth one said, "I want to climb up high."
The fifth one said, "Letís climb up to the sky."
Five little children were playing in the sun.
Five little children were having lots of fun.

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Three Little Fish- Submitted by Sherry
Sung to the tune of "Three Blind Mice"

Three little fish, three little fish
(hold up three fingers)
See how they swim, see how they swim
(make swimming motion with arms)
Round and Round and fast they go
("swim" fast - sing fast)
Now they are going very slow
("swim" slow-also sign slow)
Three little fish, three little fish
(hold up 3 fingers again)

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On the Line- Submitted by Patrisha

Combine counting and singing in the following game. Put a long piece of tape on the floor to make a line. Choose one of your children to stand on the line, and as a group, sing the song that follows. At the end of each verse, let the last child chosen select the next to join the line. Continue adding children, then count backward as one child at a time leaves the line.

On The Line
Sung to "The Farmer In The Dell"

One child on the line.
One child on the line.
Heigh ho, the derry-oh,
One child on the line.

Additional verses: Two children on the line, three children, etc.

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You are my Sunshine- Submitted by Christi

You are my sunshine, my only sunshine
You make me happy when skies are gray.
You'll never know dear- how much I love you,
Please don't take my sunshine away.

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