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FRUIT SONGS & RHYMES

FIVE RED APPLES


Five red apples high in a tree,
One looked down and winked at me.
I shook that tree as hard as I could,
One fell down.mmmm it was good!

(Continue rhyme until all the apples have fallen from the tree.)

BIG GREEN BANANAS
I walked through the jungle
And what did I see?
Big green bananas
Hanging on a tree.
I chopped down a bunch
And set them in the sun.
When they turned yellow,
I ate every one!


IM A JUICY ORANGE
Tune: Im A Little Teapot
Im a juicy orange
Round as can be.
A big juicy orange
Hanging on a tree.
If you want some juice
Just pick me,
Poke in a straw
And squeeze, squeeze, squeeze!


IM A LITTLE PURPLE GRAPE
Tune: Im A Little Teapot
Im a little purple grape
Out in the sun.
If I stay too long
My grape days will be done.
First, Ill start to wrinkle,
Then, Ill turn all brown.
Finally, Id be
A raisin on the ground!


PICK A PRETTY BERRY
Tune: Pick A Bale of Cotton
Pick a pretty berry and put it in your basket.
Pick a pretty berry and put it in your basket.
Pick a pretty berry and put it in your basket.
Time to make some pies!

(Change the word pretty to any specific kind of berry you prefer, such as blue.)

LEMONS AND LIMES
Tune: Three Blind Mice
Lemons and limes,
Lemons and limes.
Squeeze out their juice,
Squeeze out their juice.
Pour it in a great big cup.
Add sugar and water and stir it up.
Drink until youve had enough.
Lemons and Limes.


WATERMELON
Watermelon, watermelon
Rolling down the street.
Watermelon, watermelon
Stopped at my feet.
I put him in my wagon
And took him home.
I hoped he liked it
And wouldnt try to roam.
My mother was delighted
My father was too.
He was the guest of honor
At our family barbecue!

FOOD SONGS & RHYMES
HEALTHY VEGETABLES - A color Rhyme
Cut a tomato shape out of red felt, a zucchini shape out of green felt and a corn cob shape out of yellow
felt. Place the shapes on a flannelboard as you read the following rhyme.
I ate a red tomato,
The biggest I have seen.
I ate a long zucchini,
It was the color green
I ate some yellow corn
That was sweet as sweet could be.
When I eat my colors,
I know I'm healthy!
Jean Warren

VEGETABLE RAINBOWS
There are many colored vegetables,
They are good for you.
Carrots are orange, let's eat a few.
Beans are green, let's try them, too.
Corn is yellow, tomatoes are red.
When you eat a rainbow,
You know you're well fed!
Gayle Bittinger

CARROTS FOR LUNCH
Out in the garden, under the sun.
Grew lots of carrots, so I picked some.
I took them inside and washed the whole bunch.
Then I sat down and ate them for my lunch.
Jean Warren

HUNGRY LITTLE CATERPILLAR
Hungry little caterpillar in the garden one day,
Ate one of everything, he saw on his way.
When he weighed himself, he weighed a ton.
He wondered why, when he only ate one!
Jean Warren

MAKING STONE SOUP
Tune: The Farmer In the Dell

Lets make stone soup,
Lets make stone soup,
Put some water in a pot.
Stir, its getting hot.
First we add a stone.
Then we add a bone,
Stir the soup in the pot,
The soup is getting hot.
Then we add some broth,
Then we add some corn.
Stir the soup in the pot
The soup is getting hot.
Next, we add some carrots,
Then we add some peas.
Stir the soup in the pot
The soup is getting hot.
Last, we add potatoes,
Celery and zucchini.
Stir the soup, oh what fun.
The soup is now done!

Have your children act out the song,
Pretending to toss the ingredients into a big pot as they sing.

NUMBER FOOD RHYME
One, two, three, four
______ at the kitchen door.
Five, six, seven, eight.
Eating _______ off her plate.

Have children take turns naming vegetables or other food items to fill in the rhyme.

WE ARE GREEN BEANS
Tune: Mary Had A Little Lamb
We are string beans, green and fine,
Green and fine, green and fine.
We are green beans, green and fine.
Growing on a leafy vine.
Jean Warren

Continue with other vegetable verses; such as:
We are onions, round and white.we make soup taste just right.
We are carrots, orange and longwe can make you big and strong.
Etc.
WEATHER SONGS
THE RAINBOW
Tune: Jingle Bells
The sun is shinning
The sun is shinning,
Shinning all around.
Can you see the shadows
It makes upon the ground?
Rain is falling,
Rain is falling,
From the clouds up high.
Can you see the rainbow,
It makes up in the sky?
Jean Warren

PITTER-PATTER
Pitter-patter falls the rain,
On the roof and windowpane.
Softly, softly it comes down,
Pitter-patter all around.
Adapted Traditional

COLD WINDS
When cold winds blow
And bring us snow,
At night what I like most,
Is to crawl in bed
And hide my head,
And sleep as warm as toast.
Adapted Traditional

MY UMBRELLA
Here is my umbrella,
It will keep me dry.
When Im walking in the rain,
I hold it up so high.
Adapted Traditional

A CLOUD
Whats fluffy white and floats up high
Like a pile of cotton in the sky?
And when the wind blows hard and strong,
What very gently floats along?

What brings the rain, what brings the snow
That showers down on us below?
When you look up high in the sky,
What is that thing you see float by?
Adapted Traditional

A THUNDERSTORM
Boom, bang, boom, bang!
Rumpety, lumpety, bump!
Zoom, zam, zoom, zam!
Clippity, clappity, clump!
Rustles and bustles
And swishes and zings!
What wonderful sounds
A thunderstorm brings.
Adapted Traditional

IT IS SNOWING
Tune: Frere Jacques

It is snowing, it is snowing
Falling down, on the ground.
Pretty white flakes, what a sight they make,
All around, without a sound.
Jean Warren

IF ITS WINDY
Tune: If Youre Happy And You Know It
If its windy and you know it swing and sway.
If its windy and you know it swing and sway.
If its windy and you know it,
Then your clothes will surely show it.
If its windy and you know it, swing and sway.
If its sunny and you know it, then go play.
If its sunny and you know it, then go play.
If its sunny and you know it,
Then your clothes will surely show it.
If its sunny and you know it, then go play.
If its rainy and you know it, splash about.
If its rainy and you know it, splash about.
If its rainy and you know it,
Then your clothes will surely show it.
If its rainy and you know it, splash about.
If its snowy and you know it, stomp around.
If its snowy and you know it, stomp around.
If its snowy and you know it,
Then your clothes will surely show it.
If its snowy and you know it, stomp around.
Jean Warren

BINGO SONG
Dont forget to sing the different types of weather to the Bingo Song.

WEATHER DANCE
Sung to: "Frere Jacques"

It is snowing, it is snowing
Falling down, falling down.
Gently, gently floating,
Gently, gently floating,
To the ground, to the ground.
It is raining, it is raining
Falling down, falling down.
Pitter, pitter, patter,
Pitter, pitter, patter,


It is windy, it is windy,
Watch it blow, watch it bow
Twirling round and round,
Jumping 'cross the ground,
See it blow, to and fro.
It is sunny, it is sunny,
All around, all around,
Spreading lots of sunshine,
Making shadows sometimes,
On the ground, on the ground.
Splashing down, on the ground. Jean Warren
WHAT WILL THE WEATHER BE?
Sometimes there's sun.
Sometimes there's rain.
Sometimes there's sleet or snow.
Sometimes there are clouds.
Sometimes there's thunder.
Sometimes there's wind that blows.
What will the weather be today?
What will I see outside?
Will I wear my bathing suit?
Or boots to slip and slide?
What will the weather be today?
What will I see outside?
Jean Warren
BIRTHDAY SONGS

BIRTHDAY CANDLES
Tune: Im A Little Teapot
_____ little candles (But birthday childs age in blank)
Up on the cake.
Its time to eat,
So dont be late.
First well light the candles,
Then well blow,
Huff, huff, puff, puff,
Out they go!
Jean Warren
Warren Publishing
Hold up a playdough birthday cake.
Add the appropriate number of candles.
Let your children help you pretend to
Light the candles and blow them out.


SOMEONE HAD A BIRTHDAY
Tune: Skip To My Lou
(Childs name) had a birthday, yes siree,
(Childs name) had a birthday, yes siree,
(Childs name) had a birthday, yes siree,
(He/Shes) so big! Now (He/Shes) three!
Jean Warren
Warren Publishing
Additional chants for other ages:
Two: (Childs name) had a birthday, toodly doo!
Four: (Childs name) had a birthday, give a roar!
Five: (Childs name) had a birthday, sakes alive!


TODAY IS KATIES BIRTHDAY
Tune: Mary Had A Little Lamb
Today is Katies birthday, birthday, birthday.
Today is Katies birthday, here comes the cake.
Now we add the candles, candles, candles.
Now we add the candles, how many will it take.
Jean Warren
(This is a great song to use with a felt cake and candles on a feltboard.)

OH, WHAT A SPECIAL DAY
Tune: Oh, What A Beautiful Morning
Oh, what a special morning,
Oh, what a special day.
Its ______ _________s birthday.
We wish (him/her) the best today.
Jean Warren
Warren Publishing
(Fill in birthday childs name in the blanks.)
MAKING A BIRTHDAY CAKE
Today is ______s birthday,
Lets make (him/her) a cake.
Mix and stir, stir and mix,
Then into the oven to bake.
Heres our cake so nice and round,
We spread with frosting white.
We put _____ candles on it
To make (his/her) birthday bright!
Adapted Traditional
(Fill the blanks with the birthday childs name and age)
ITS YOUR DAY
________, ________, its your day.
Please stand up, so we can say,
Have a Happy Birthday!
Jean Warren
BAND SONGS

TOWN MUSICIANS
Tune: Yankee Doodle
Little musicians went to town
Playing in a band.
They made music as they went
All across the land.
Hear their music loud and clear.
Hear their marching feet.
I just love to hear the band
Marching down the street!
Jean Warren

MARCHING BAND
Tune: When Johnny Comes Marching Home Again
The children are marching into town, hurray! hurray!
The children are marching in a Marching Band, today.
Some beat drums, some ring bells,
Some play guitars, it all sounds swell.
Oh, were oh so glad that the children could come today.
The children are marching into town, hurray! hurray!
The children play their instruments as they come our way.
Some play triangles, some tap sticks.
Some shake shakers, its quite a mix.
Oh, were oh so glad that the children could come today.
Jean Warren

TAP, TAP, TAP YOUR STICKS
Tune: Row, Row, Row Your Boat
Tap, tap, tap your sticks,
Tap your sticks today.
Tap them high,
Tap them low.
Tap them every way.
Jean Warren
(Continue with other verses about different instruments.)
Tap, tap, tap your cymbols.
Ring, ring, ring your bells.
Strum, strum, strum your drum.
Tap, tap, tap your triangle.
Etc.


ALL AROUND THE PLAY GROUND
Tune: Pop, Goes The Weasel
All around the play ground
The children march and play.
They are in a marching band.
Wow! Hear them play!
Jean Warren
BED TIME SONGS
DREAM CATCHER SONG
Here is a fun song to sing with your children. Display an Indian dream catcher and explain to them that
dream catchers were used to filter out bad dreams. You may want to discuss with your children ways to
cope with bad dreams.
Tune: My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean
Im going to make a Dream Catcher.
Im going to weave it just right.
Im going to add some feathers
And beads to make it so bright.
Dream Catcher, Dream Catcher
Catch my dreams that are bad.
Dream Catcher, Dream Catcher
Bring me dreams that are glad!
Im going to hang my Dream Catcher
Over my bed to night,
So I will have only sweet dreams
Until the morning is light.
Dream Catcher, Dream Catcher
Catch my dreams that are bad.
Dream Catcher, Dream Catcher
Bring me dreams that are glad!
Jean Warren


SLEEPY HEAD
Tune: The Old Man
Sleepyhead, time for bed.
Time for sandman over head.
To sprinkle fairy dust here and all around,
So youll sleep, nice and sound.
Sleepyhead, time for bed.
Close your eyes and dream instead
Of all the fun things you like to do,
While I sing this song to you.
Jean Warren

DREAM A HAPPY DREAM
Tune: Go In and Out The Window
Its time to rest your head.
Its time to rest your head.
Its time to rest your head
And dream a happy dream.
Its time to rest your feet.
Its time to rest your feet.
Its time to rest your feet
And dream a happy dream.
Its time to rest your eyes.
Its time to rest your eyes.
Its time to rest your eyes
And dream a happy dream.
Jean Warren


NIGHTY NIGHT
Tune: Rock-a-bye-Baby
Nighty night Alex
In your own bed.
Rest your feet.
Rest your head.
When your eyes close
Just count the sheep.
Until you fall
Fast asleep!
Jean Warren


WISHING ON A STAR
Tune: Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star
Twinkle, twinkle shinning stars,
Some so close, some so far.
I will choose one that is bright.
I will make a wish to night.
I will wish my dreams come true,
And have good dreams the whole night through.
Jean Warren
NUMBER RHYMES
CLOCK SONG
Tune: Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star
Clocks go tick and clocks go tock.
Make your arms say _____ oclock.
Clocks go tick and clocks go tock.
Clocks go tick and clocks go tock.
Clocks go tick and clocks go tock
Make your arms say ____ oclock.
Betty Silkunas
Have your child move their hands like a clock as they sing this song.
Six and twelve oclock are the easiest and three and six oclock are the next easiest.

AN OLD MAN
( Here is a more understandable version of This Old Man for preschoolers)
An old man, he played one,
He tapped a bone on his drum
With a knick-knack, paddy whack,
Banging with his bone,
Then the man went strolling home.
Another man, he played two,
He tapped a bone on his shoe
With a knick-knack, paddy whack,
Banging with his bone,
Then the man went strolling home.
Another man, he played three,
He tapped a bone on his knee
With a knick-knack, paddy whack,
Banging with his bone,
Then the man went strolling home.
Another man, he played four,
He tapped a bone on his door
With a knick-knack, paddy whack,
Banging with his bone,
Then the man went strolling home.
Another man, he played five,
He tapped a bone on a hive.
With a knick-knack, paddy whack,
Banging with his bone,
The bees came out, so he ran home!
Adapted Traditional by Jean Warren
Have your children act out this fun number rhyme.
Make up additional verses if you like.

FIVE LITTLE PEAS
Here is another fun number rhyme to act out.
Five little peas in a pea pod pressed, (Five children squat down in a row)
One grew, two grew, and so did all the rest. (One at a time, children stretch their arms)
They grew and grew and did not stop,
Until at last, the pod did pop,
One, two, three, four, five! (Children pop up out of the pod, one at a time.)
Adapted Traditional by Jean Warren

GRANDMA BAKED A CAKE
Grandmas baked a cake for me.
See the candles, one, two, three.
Ill put them out with one big blow
Ready, set, now here I go.
Adapted Traditional by Jean Warren

FIVE GOOD FRIENDS
Five good friends - outside having fun
Until a mother called for one
To come and clean the floor.
Five minus one, that leaves four.
Four good friends outside having fun
Until a mother called for one
To come and have some tea.
Four minus one, that leaves three.
Three good friends outside having fun
Until a mother called for one
To come and find her shoe.
Three minus one, that leaves two.
Two good friends outside having fun
Until a mother called for one
To come home, til his chores were done.
Two minus one, that leaves one.
One good friend outside all alone
She stopped playing and also went home.
Now no one is outside having fun.
Now the friends outside is zero or none!
Adapted Traditional by Jean Warren

MARY HAD A LITTLE LAMB
Mary had a little lamb
It tried to count to ten
But when he got to five
1-2-3-4-5
He had to start again!

FOUR LITTLE COMETS
Four little comets winking at me;
One shot off, then there were three.
Three little comets with nothing to do;
One shot off, then there were two.
Two little comets afraid of the sun;
One shot off, that left one.
One little comet, having no fun;
It shot off, then there were none.
Jean Warren


COUNTING FEET
How many boots should a puppy buy
To keep his feet nice and dry?
Lets count his feet and then well know
I can count, watch me go!
One, two, three, four.
Four new boots is what she should buy
That will keep the puppy dry!
Adapted Traditional
Continue with other animals and different amounts of feet.
THE ANTS GO MARCHING
Tune: When Johnny Comes Marching Home Again
The ants go marching one by one, hurray! hurray!
The ants go marching one by one, hurray! hurray!
The ants go marching one by one
Then they stop and play their drums.
Oh, were oh so glad that the ants could come today!

Continue with additional verses.
The ants go marching two by two they all bend down and touch their shoe.
The ants go marching three by three they all bend down and slap their knee.
The ants go marching four by four theyre raising money for the poor.
Adapted Traditional by Jean Warren

HICKORY, DICKORY, DOCK
Hickory, dickory, dock
What time is on the clock?
The clock struck one
Time for fun.
Hickory, dickory, dock.
Continue with other hours on the clock.
The clock struck two Time to chew
The clock struck three Time for tea
The clock struck four Time for more
The clock struck five Time to come alive
The clock struck six Time to light the wick
Adapted Traditional by Jean Warren

TWO BLACKBIRDS
As you say this rhyme, show your child how to turn their two hands into two birds, by folding down
their fingers and sticking out their thumbs.
Two little blackbirds sitting on a hill,
(Turn hands into blackbirds)
One named Jack, the other named Jill.
(Wiggle thumbs or finger feathers as each name is mentioned)
Fly away, Jack! Fly away, Jill!
(Place one and then two hands behind their back.)
Come back, Jack! Come back, Jill!
(Bring birds back.)

ONE POTATO
One potato, two potato
Three potato, four,
Five potato, six potato
Seven potato, MORE!
You could turn this into a real learning experience by letting your children actually count potatoes as
they recite this poem.

FIVE LITTLE PEAS
Five little peas in a pea pod pressed,
One grew, two grew, and so did all the rest.
They grew and grew and they did not stop,
Until all of a sudden the pod went POP!

I CAUGHT A FISH
One, two, three, four, five,
(Count on fingers)
I caught a fish alive.
(Hold up pretend fish)
Six, seven, eight, nine, ten
(Count on fingers)
I let it go again.
(Throw back fish)
ONE , TWO, BUCKLE MY SHOE
One, two, buckle my shoe;
Three, four, shut the door;
Five, six, pick up sticks;
Seven, eight, lay them straight;
Nine, ten, a big fat hen!
Have your child pretend to do the actions as you recite the poem. Next, say the poem several times,
leaving off the last word in each line for your child to finish.
Have your child curl up into a ball on the floor. Then slowly unfold and get into a crouching position.
At last, have her pop up!
DRUM SONGS
THE STICKS ON THE DRUM
Tune: Wheels On The Bus
Oh, the sticks on the drum go up and down.
Up and down, up and down.
Oh, the sticks on the drum go up and down.
All through the town.
Oh, the sticks on the drum go rum, tum, tum.
Rum, tum, tum, rum, tum, tum.
Oh, the sticks on the drum go rum, tum, tum,
All through the town.
Jean Warren, Adapted Traditional

YANKEE DOODLE
Tune: Yankee Doodle
Yankee Doodle marched to town
Beating on his drum.
With every beat, he moved his feet.
It made the marching f -un.
Yankee Doodle kept it up
Yankee Doodle Dandy.
Mind your music and your beat.
And keep your drum handy!
Jean Warren, Adapted Traditional
(Let your children practice marching to the beat of a drum)

THIS OLD MAN
Tune: The Old Man
This old man, he tapped one
Great big beat on his drum,
With a great big tap, oh what fun!
This old man, he tapped one.
This old man, he tapped two
Great big beats on his shoe.
With a big tap, tap, right on his shoe,
This old man, he tapped two.
This old man, he tapped three
Great big beats on a tree.
With a tap, tap, tap, right on the tree,
This old man, he tapped three.
This old man, he tapped four
Great big beats on the floor.
With a tap, tap, tap, tap right on the floor,
This old man he tapped four.
Jean Warren, Adapted Traditional

DUM DITTY
Dum-ditty, dum-ditty, dum, dum, dum.
Can you hear me on my drum.
Dum-ditty, dum-ditty, dum, dum, dum.
Beating my drum is so much fun!
Jean Warren

COLOR SONGS AND RHYMES
RED SONGS
I LOVE RED
Tune: Three Blind Mice
I love red, I love red.
Thats what I said, thats what I said.
Fireturcks, wagons and strawberries piled high.
Stop signs, hearts and pizza pies.
Roses, tomatoes and apples, oh my.
I love red.
Thats what I said.
Jean Warren
FOUR RED APPLES
Four red apples high on the tree,
One fell down next to me.
I gave it to mother and this is what she said,
I live apples, juicy and red.
Three red apples high on the tree,
One fell down next to me.
I gave it to Father and this is what he said,
I love apples, juicy and red.
Two red apples high on the tree,
One fell down next to me.
I gave it to Sister and this is what she said,
I love apples, juicy and red.
One red apple high on the tree,
One fell down next to me.
I gobbled it up and this is what I said,
No more apples, juicy and red!
Jean Warren
RED VALENTINE

Heres a great big heart
Red as red can be.
It is a special Valentine
Made for you, from me!
Jean Warren

BLUE SONGS
WE LOVE BLUE
Tune: Three Blind Mice
We love blue. We love blue.
Yes, we do. Yes, we do.
We love the ocean and sky so blue.
We love blue ribbons and blue jeans, too.
We love blueberries, so good for you.
We love blue, yes we do.
Liz Ryerson
IF YOURE WEARING SOMETHING BLUE
Tune: If Youre Happy And You Know It
If youre wearing something blue, clap your hands.
If youre wearing something blue, clap your hands.
If youre wearing something blue, then stomp your feet, too.
If youre wearing something blue, cap your hands.
Adapted Traditional
BLUE BERRY PANCAKES
Lets make pancakes, yum, yum, yum.
And drop on blueberries, one by one.
Turn the pancakes, now their done.
Blueberry pancakes, lets have some!
Jean Warren


GREEN SONGS
THERES A COLOR WE ALL KNOW
Tune: OLD MAC DONALD HAD A FARM
Theres a color we all know,
G-R-E-E-N.
Its the color that means Go!
G-R-E-E-N.
Oh, grass is green and lettuce is green,
Leaves and spinach and peas are green.
Theres a color we all know,
G-R-E-E-N.

TURNING GREEN
The blues were unhappy,
The yellows were, too.
They wanted to be the same
What could they do?
They each took a partner
And twirled round and round.
Soon they turned green
And fell on the ground!
Jean Warren
(Have your children act out the poem)

THERES A COLOR WE ALL KNOW
Tune: Old MacDonald Had a Farm
Theres a color we all know,
G-R-E-E-N.
Its the color that means Go!
G-R-E-E-N.
Oh, grass is green and lettuce is green,
Leaves and spinach and peas are green,
Theres a color we all know,
G-R-E-E-N
Elizabeth Scofield

GREEN, GREEN, GREEN
Tune: Three Blind Mice

Green, green, green.
Green, green, green.
I love you!
I love you!
Youre the color of the grass.
Shamrocks, leaves and trees that last.
Youre the color of lettuce and beans
I love green!
Jean Warren

LITTLE GREEN BUG

Out in the grass is a little bug
That I have never seen.
He looks just like the leaves and grass
For he is colored green!
Jean Warren

(Make up a green bug game for your child to play.
Cut out a green paper bug and hide it outside in the grass.
See if your child can find the bug. Next, let him hide the bug for you to find.

YELLOW SONGS
IF YOU SEE SOMETHING YELLOW
Tune: If Youre Happy and You Know It
If you see something yellow, wiggle, jiggle.
If you see something yellow, wiggle, jiggle.
If you see something yellow
Wiggle, jiggle just like Jell-O.
If you see something yellow, wiggle, jiggle.
Liz Ryerson
(At the end of song, have children name the yellow things they see.)
DAFFY-DOWN-DILLY
Daffy-down-dilly
Has come to town,
In a yellow petticoat
And a green gown.
Traditional
(Show your children pictures of daffodils when you teach them this fun rhyme.)
BRIGHT YELLOW SUN
Tune: Row, Row, Row Your Boat
Bright sun shining down,
Shining on the ground.
What a lovely face you have,
Yellow, big and round.
Susan A. Miller
YELLOW, YELLOW HAPPY FELLOW
Yellow, yellow happy fellow.
Running through the town.
Yellow, yellow happy fellow
Jumping up and down.
Jean Warren

THREE YELLOW DUCKS
Tune: Little White Duck

Were three yellow ducks,
Swimming in the water.
Three yellow ducks
Doing what we oughta.

We swim all day around the lake,
Then go home when it gets real late.
Oh, were three yellow ducks,
Swimming in the water.
Quack, quack, quack.
Jean Warren
YELLOW SUN
Yellow sun, oh what fun.
Now we all can play.
I will wear my yellow suit
And swim out in the bay.

Yellow sun, in the sky
Shinning down on me.
I will play out in the sun,
Then rest beneath a tree.
Jean Warren

A YELLOW BASKET

A tisket, a tasket, I found a yellow basket.
Filled it up with yellow things
And round the room I passed it.
Jean Warren

(Hand a yellow basket to a child and have him/her fill it with yellow items. Then have him/her pass the
basket around at circle time for each child to take a yellow item.)


ORANGE SONGS
WE LOVE ORANGE
Tune: Three Blind Mice
We love orange, we love orange.
Yes we do, yes we do
Crunchy carrots so good to eat,
Juicy oranges, oh so sweet,
Pumpkins ready for trick-or-treat.
Yes, we love orange.
Heather McPhail

IM A LITTLE PUMPKIN
Tune: Im A Little Teapot
Im a little pumpkin,
Orange and round.
When Im sad,
My face wears a frown.
But when Im happy,
All aglow,
Watch my smile
Just grow and grow.
Barbara Hasson

ORANGE TREATS
Orange treats, orange treats, yum, yum, yum.
Which will I choose, oh what fun.
Will it be a carrot, crunchy and sweet?
Will it be orange sections, juicy and sweet?
Will it be orange sherbet, icy and sweet?
What will I choose for my afternoon treat?
Jean Warren

MAKING ORANGE PAINT
Tune: Down By The Station
Down at the paint store
Early in the morning.
See the little paint cans
Standing in a row.
See the paint worker
Mix yellow paint, in red.
Stir, stir, stir, stir
Now its orange paint - instead!
Jean Warren


PURPLE SONGS
WE LOVE PURPLE
Tune: Three Blind Mice
We love purple, we love purple.
Yes, we do. Yes, we do.
Purple grapes and eggplant,
Purple plums and grape juice,
Just for me, just for you.
Heather McPhail


I NEVER SAW A PURPLE COW
I never saw a Purple Cow.
I never hope to see one.
But I can tell you, anyhow,
Id rather see than be one!
Traditional
(Have your children make up a story about a purple cow.)

LITTLE JACK HORNER
Little Jack Horner, sat in the corner.
Eating his Purple Plum pie.
He stuck in his thumb, and pulled out a plum
And said, What a good boy am I.
Little Jack Horner, sat in the corner
And ate and ate and ate.
And when he was done, Jack was the one
Who was purple and that was no lie!
Adapted Traditional
Jean Warren

PINK SONGS
IM A LITTLE PIGGY
Tune: Im a Little Teapot
Im a little piggy
With a round pig nose.
Im all pink
From my head to my toes.
Heres my piggy tail,
As you can see,
Its pink and curly
As it can be.
Elizabeth Scofield


LETS MAKE THE COLOR PINK
Tune: The Farmer in the Dell
Lets make the color pink.
Lets make the color pink.
Mixing red and white, I think,
Well make the color pink.
Elizabeth Scofield

BROWN SONGS
ROUND, ROUND WE GO FOR BROWN
Tune: The Farmer in the Dell
Oh, toast is colored brown.
Oh, toast is colored brown.
Round, round we go for brown.
Oh toast is colored brown.
Oh, seeds are colored brown.
Oh, seeds are colored brown.
Round, round we go for brown.
Oh, seeds are colored brown.
Liz Ryerson
(Hold hands with your children and circle round while singing.
Continue with more versed about other brown items.)

LITTLE BROWN LEAF
Little brown leaf, falling to the ground.
Little brown leaf, twirling around.
Little brown leaf, landing in a pile.
Little brown leaf, with a great big smile.
Jean Warren
(Let your children pretend they are a little brown leaf falling down.)

THREE BROWN BEARS
Tune: Three Blind Mice
Three brown bears, three brown bears.
See all their beds, see all their chairs.
The mommy cooked in a big brown pot.
The daddys porridge was much too hot.
The baby bear always cried a lot.
Three brown bears.
Judith E. McNitt

BLACK SONGS
LITTLE BLACK TRAIN
Little black train, chugging down the track.
First it goes down, then it comes back.
Chugging black smoke as it goes,
The little black train just grows and grows.
Adapted Traditional
(Have your children hook onto each other, one at a time,
creating a long train, as you recite the poem above over and over.
Have them move their arms back and forth like moving trains.)

BAA, BAA BLACK SHEEP
Baa, baa black sheep.
Have you any wool?
Yes sir, yes sir,
Three bags full.
One for the Master.
One for the Dane.
One for the little boy
Who lives down the lane.
Traditional

TWO LITTLE BLACK BIRDS
Two little black birds,

Sitting on a hill. (Hold up two hands, fingers spread)
One named Jack, (Flap fingers on one hand)
One named Jill. (Flap fingers on other hand)

Fly away Jack.

(Flap fingers on first hand and bring behind back)
Fly away Jill. (Flap fingers on other hand and bring behind back.)
Come back Jack. (Jack flies back out,)
Come back Jill. (Jill flies out)

Two little black birds,

(Hold hands out fingers spread)
Back on the hill.
Happy together.
Together still.
Adapted Traditional


WE KNOW THE COLOR BLACK
Tune: The Farmer in the Dell
We know the color black.
We know the color black.
Tires and crows and licorice, too.
We know the color black.
Elizabeth Scofield
(Continue singing song, have children help you
name other black items to insert into the song.)

BLACK BEAR, BLACK BEAR
Black bear, black bear, turn around.
Black bear, black bear, touch the ground.
Black bear, black bear, reach up high.
Black bear, black bear, touch the sky.
Black bear, black bear, bend down low.
Black bear, black bear, touch your toe.
Adapted Traditional
(You could also use this rhyme to chant about black cats, or other black animals.)

WHITE SONGS
SING FOR WHITE
Tune: Jingle Bells
Sing for white, sing for white,
Lets all sing for white.
Sing for eggs and sing for clouds,
Sing for snow so bright.
Sing for milk, sing for chalk,
Sing for cotton, too.
And sing for little polar bears,
That live down at the zoo.
Elizabeth Scofield

SNOWFLAKES FALLING DOWN
Snowflakes, snowflakes falling down.
Snowflakes, covering up the ground.
Making a blanket, soft and white.
Making a blanket in the night.
Jean Warren

BRUSH YOUR TEETH
Tune: Row, Row, Row Your Boat
Brush, brush, brush your teeth
Till theyre clean and white.
Brush them, brush them,
Brush them, brush them,
Morning, noon and night!
Paula Schneider

GRAY SONGS
WHEN I WANT TO MAKE GRAY PAINT
Tune: Yankee Doodle
When I want to make gray paint.
I take a paper cup.
Then I add some black and white
And stir the paint up.
Gray is now the paint I see,
In my little cup.
I think that I will paint today,
A lot of gray stuff!
Jean Warren

THREE GRAY MICE
Tune: Three Blind Mice
Three gray mice,
Three gray mice,
Oh, how nice,
Oh, how nice.
They ran around the house at night.
They found some cheese and had a bite.
The farmers wife turned on the light.
As three gray mice,
Ran from sight!
Jean Warren

TWO LITTLE PAINT CANS
Two little paint cans, sitting on the floor.
They knocked over, when I opened up the door.
As the paint flowed together, I had a big surprise.
The paint turned to gray, right before my eyes!
Jean Warren
DINOSAUR SONGS THE GIGANTIC DINOSAUR
Tune: "The Eensy Weensy Spider"

The little baby dinosaur
Climbed up to the top
Of a volcano
That was ready to pop!

Out came the lava,
So very, very hot
And the little baby dinosaur
Ran home without a stop!
Adapted from a song by Margo Miller

DINOSAUR BEDTIME

Sleepy time for dinosaurs, time to have a rest.
Wag your tails, scratch your scales, curl up in your nest.
Dream about adventures that you liked the best.
Sleepy time for dinosaurs, time to have a rest.
Adapted from a poem by Margo Miller

DINOSAUR EGG

Inside her egg shell, white and round,
Baby dino is safe and sound.
But she wants to come out into the light ,
So she pushes and shoves with all her might.
Her shell soon cracks and creaks and pops,
One big jump and out she pops!
Adapted from a poem by Margo Miller

MR. DINOSAUR
Tune: "Frere Jacques"

Mr. Dinosaur, Mr. Dinosaur,
Wave your tail, give a roar.
Stomp your feet on the ground.
Such a loud and rumbly sound.
Mr. Dinosaur, give a roar!

Mr. Dinosaur, Mr. Dinosaur,
Wave your tail, give a roar.
When you give your tail a shake
You could cause a big earthquake!
Mr. Dinosaur, give a roar!
Adapted from a song by Diane Thom

DINOSAURS ROAMED THE EARTH
Tune: "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star"

Dinosaurs, dinosaurs with great height,
Roamed the earth both day and night.
Fought each other with all their might.
But now those dinosaurs are out of sight.
Dinosaurs, dinosaurs with great height,
Roamed the earth both day and night.
Adapted from a song by Ellen Bedford

GREAT BIG DINOSAURS
Tune: "Eensy Weensy Spider"

Great big dinosaurs used to walk on earth.
Triceratops, Stegosaurus, Tyrannosaurus Rex.
Then all the dinosaurs disappeared
And the great big dinosaurs walked the earth no more.
Allyson Baernstein

DINOSAUR FRIENDS
Tune: "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star"

Dinosaurs live long ago
Some ran fast and some moved slow.
Some ate plants and some ate meat.
All were mean, none were sweet.
I'm so glad I didn't live then
I wouldn't want them for my friends!
Ellen Bedford

HELLO DINOSAUR
Tune: "If You're Happy And You Know It"

"Hello," Dinosaur, "How are you?"
"Hello," Dinosaur, "How are you?"
You lived many years before
All the cars, homes and stores.
"Hello," Dinosaur, "How are you?"

"Hello," Dinosaur, "How are you?"
"Hello," Dinosaur, "How are you?"
You're much taller than the trees.
You're much taller than me.
"Hello," Dinosaur, "How are you?"
Diane Thom

FIVE HUNGRY DINOSAURS

Five hungry dinosaurs wading through a swamp.
The first one said, "I like to stomp."
The second one said, "My stomach is growling."
The third one said, "It's time to go prowling."
The fourth one said, "Let's look for some food."
The fifth one said, "I'm in the mood."
Five hungry dinosaurs wading through a swamp.
They are very hungry. Chomp! Chomp! Chomp!
Diane Thom

DINOSAURS ALL AROUND
Tune: "If You're Happy And You Know It"

There are dinosaurs stomping, all around.
There are dinosaurs stomping, all around.
There are dinosaurs all around, stomping on the ground.
There are dinosaurs stomping, all around.

Continue with additional verses of:
There are dinosaurs flying all around.
There are dinosaurs swimming all around.
There are dinosaurs eating all around.

Have your children act out the actions of the dinosaurs as they sing the song.
Jenny Magazinovic

IF YOU'RE A TYRANNOSAURUS
Tune: "If You're Happy And You Know It"

If you're a Tyrannosaurus, show your teeth.
If you're a Tyrannosaurus, show your teeth.
If you're a Tyrannosaurus, if you're a Tyrannosaurus,
If you're a Tyrannosaurus show your teeth!
Growl, growl!
Continue with.
If you're a Corythosaurus, show your bill
Chomp, chomp!
If you're a Tenontosaurus, show your tail
Whip, whip!
If you're a small Deinonychus, show your claw
Rip, rip!
If you're a fierce Triceratips, show your horns
Watch out!
Lois Putnam


ONCE THERE WAS A DINOSAUR
Tune: "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star"

Once there was a dinosaur
And all he did was roar and roar.
He roared high and he roared low.
He roared fast and he roared slow.
Once there was a dinosaur
And all he did was roar and roar
Jean Warren

WHERE OH WHERE DID THE DINOSAURS GO??
Tune: "Where Oh Where Has My Little Dog Gone"

Where, oh where, did the dinosaurs go"
Where, oh where, can they be?
They used to roam 'round the swamp
But now they are gone, you see!
Jean Warren

STOMP, STOMP, STOMP AROUND
Tune: "Row, Row, Row Your Boat"

Stomp, stomp, stomp around
On your great big feet.

Swish your tail
Then turn around,
Now go take your seat!
Jean Warren

LONG, LONG AGO
Long, long ago, when the earth was young.
Dinosaurs live here under the sun.
Some were big and some were small.
Some were fat and some were tall.
Some could swim, some could fly.
Some could stretch up, very high.
Don't you wish, they still roamed free
And lived some where that you could see?
Jean Warren
MUSIC STATION
FROSTING COOKIES
Tune: "Up On The House Top"

Out in the kitchen, we're having fun,
Frosting cookies, one by one.
Some we make red and some are green.
These are the best you've ever seen.

Ho, ho, ho, watch us go,
Some with sprinkles, some with snow.
Out in the kitchen, we're having fun,
Frosting cookies, one by one!
Jean Warren

GINGERBREAD MAN

Gingerbread, gingerbread, Gingerbread Man,
I'm going to make you, if I can.
I'll stir the ingredients in one by one.
Then I'll roll out the dough, oh what fun!
Next, I'll press a cookie cutter, down in the dough,
Then , put you on a baking sheet, just like so.
Next, I'll bake you in the oven until you're done.
Then, set you on the counter and watch you run.
Run, run Gingerbread Man
But I'll catch you, if I can.
Then, I'll eat you, yum, yum, yum.
You'll taste good, in my tum!
Jean Warren

MAKING COOKIES CHANT

First we add the butter and we mash it, mash it.
Then we add the sugar and we blend it, blend it.
Then we add the eggs and we whip it, whip it.
Then we add the flour and we stir it, stir it.
Then we make a ball and we roll it, roll it.
Then we choose a cutter and we cut it, cut it.
Then we set out a cookie sheet and we place it, place it.
Then we bake it in the oven and we smell it, smell it.
Then we set it on a rack and we cool it, cool it.
Then we pop it in our mouth and we eat it, eat it.
Jean Warren

COOKIE PARADE
Tune: "When Johnny Comes Marching Home Again"

The cookies are marching into town, hooray, hooray.
They are marching in a great big Holiday Parade.
Some are round and some are square.
Some have frosting in their hair.
Oh, we're oh so glad that they could come today.

The cookies are waving at everyone, hooray, hooray.
We hope the cookies will want to, stay, today.
Some are big and some are small.
Some are short and some are tall.
Oh, we're oh so glad that dessert has come today!
Jean Warren
Have your children act out the Cookie Parade with some children being the cookies and some children
being the bystanders. You can make costumes but they are not necessary.
At the end of the performance, have the cookies react to being eaten, by getting scared and turning
around and running off the stage.
TRANSITION SONGS

THE ANTS ARE MARCHING
Tune: When Johnny Comes Marching Home Again
The ants are marching to the hive, hooray! hooray!
The ants are oh so quiet as they come my way.
Some come fast, some come slow.
All are marching as they go.
Oh, Im oh so glad, the ants could come today.
Jean Warren
(Children start marching quietly to the Circletime area.)

SURPRISE APRON
Tune: The More We Get Together
Somethings in my pocket, my pocket, my pocket.
Somethings in my pocket, oh what could it be?
Come and join me.
Then everyone will see.
Whats in my pocket, oh what could it be?
Jean Warren
(Teacher wears an apron with large pockets, where she hides a surprise.)

RING, RING, RING YOUR BELL
Tune: Row, Row, Row Your Boat
Ring, ring, ring the bell
So everyone can hear.
Time to gather round
Circle time is here.
Jean Warren
(Sit at circle time area. Give a bell to the first child to join you. Have them ring the bell while you sing
the song above.)

IF YOURE READY FOR A STORY
Tune: If Youre Happy And You Know It
If youre ready for a story, come sit down.
If youre ready for a story, come sit down.
Lets all gather near, so everyone can hear.
If youre ready for a story, come sit down.
Jean Warren


IF YOURE WEARING RED TODAY
Tune: If Youre Happy And You Know It
If youre wearing red today follow me.
If youre wearing yellow today follow me.
If youre wearing blue today then come along this way.
If youre wearing green today follow me.
Jean Warren
(Start singing, have children line up behind you as you call out their color. Continue the song with
different colors until everyone is walking behind you. Lead everyone to the Circle Time area.

I WIGGLE MY FINGERS
(A Movement Rhyme)
I wiggle my fingers,
I wiggle my toes,
I wiggle my shoulders,
I wiggle my nose.
Now no more wiggles
Are left in me,
So I can sit as still as can be.
Adapted traditional

TWO LITTLE FEET
(A Movement Rhyme)
Two little feet go tap, tap, tap.
Two little hands go clap, clap, clap.
One little body, twirls around.
One quiet body sits back down.
Adapted Traditional

OPEN YOUR HANDS
(A Movement Rhyme)

Open your hand,
Then clap, clap, clap
Now, you lay them in your lap.
Two little eyes looking straight ahead.
Two little ears, hearing what is said.
Adapted Traditional

LETS ALL HELP
Tune: Frere Jacques

Lets all help.
Lets all help.
Pick up the toys.
Pick up the toys.

Then when we are done.
Well have lots of fun.
Lets all help
Pick up the toys.
Adapted Traditional

ITS TIME TO CLEAN-UP
Tune: The Farmer In The Dell

Its time to clean up now.
Its time to clean up now.
Heigh-ho, just watch us go.
Its time to clean up now.
Well put our things away.
Ready for another day.
Heigh-ho, just watch us go.
Well put our things away.
Jean Warren

IT IS STORY TIME
Tune: Frere Jacques

It is story time.
It is story time.
Circle round,
Then sit down.

When our ears are ready.
When our hands are steady,
We will start
The best part.
Jean Warren

WIGGLE WORMS
(A Movement Rhyme)

Once there were some little worms.
And all they did, was squirm and squirm.
They wiggled and wiggled up and down.
They wiggled and wiggled all around. (Let your children around for a while)
They wiggled and wiggled and wiggled until,
They were tired and could sit very still. (Have children sit down)
Now they could listen,
Now they could see
All of the things
I have here with me. (Start your story or circle time activity)
Jean Warren
HEALTHY SONGS
HAND WASHING TIME
Sung to: "London Bridge"

Here we go to wash our hands,
Wash our hands, wash our hands.
Here we go to wash our hands,
Before we eat our snack. (or other activities)
Cathy Griffin

GERMS WILL MAKE YOU SICK
Sung to: "Hokey-Pokey"

Germs are really mean,
But they can't be seen.
They will make you sick,
Then you will feel "ick'.
Use some soap and water,
Scrub your hands to get them clean-
Clean's what it's all about!
Becky Valenick

GOT MY TOOTHPASTE
Sung to: "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star"

Got my toothpaste, got my brush,
I won't hurry, I won't rush.
Making sure my teeth are clean,
Front and back and in between.
When I brush for quite a while,
I will have a happy simile.
Frank Dally

BRUSH YOUR HAIR
Sung to: "Jingle Bells"

Brush your hair, brush your hair,
Give your scalp a treat.
Part it, braid it, wear a hat,
But always keep it neat.
Brush it once, brush it twice,
Keep it nice and clean.
Always comb the tangles out,
And see the lovely sheen
Lynn Beaird
HELLO AND GOODBYE SONGS
WELCOME EVERYONE
Tune: "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star"

Welcome, welcome, everyone.
It is time to have some fun.
First we'll put our coats away
Then we'll start our busy day.
Welcome, welcome, everyone.
I'm so glad that you have come!
Jean Warren

MARY'S HERE TODAY
Tune: "The Farmer In The Dell"

Mary's here today, Mary's here today.
Let's all clap our hands and say.
Hip, hip hurray!

Continue singing about other children as they join the group.
HELLO CHANT
Hello, Hello
How are you today?
Hello, Hello
Won't you come and play.
For an international flavor, you can also chant this in other languages
Maybe chant a new one each week. Substitute the words for "hello" in the chant.
Such as:

French - Bon jour, Bon jour (bon - jhur)
Spanish - Hola, Hola (oh-la)
German - Guten tag, Guten tag (goo-ten-tog)
Italian - Ciao, Ciao (chee -ow)
Chinese - Nihao, Nihao (nee-how)
Japanese - Konnichiwa, Konnichiwa (koh-nee-chee-wah)
Vietnamese - Chao, Chao (chow)
Hebrew - Shalom, Shalom (sha-lome)
Arabic - Marhba, Marhba (hah-bah)
Korean - Annung, Annung (ahn noyong)

TIME TO SAY GOODBYE
Tune: "Up On The House Top"

Now is the time to say goodbye.
My how fast the time did fly.
Our day is done, so we must say,
"Goodbye, goodbye for today".
Ho, Ho, Ho - time to go.
He, He, He - wave like me.
Now it is time to say, "Goodbye".
Grab your things and off you fly!
Jean Warren

UNTIL ANOTHER DAY
Tune: " The Farmer In The Dell"

Now our day is done.
We've had a lot of fun.
It's time to go
So don't be slow
Goodbye to everyone.
Put your things away,
It's time for us to say,
"Goodbye, goodbye
Goodbye, goodbye,"
Until another day.
Jean Warren

NOW OUR DAY IS DONE
Tune: "Mary Had A Little Lamb"

All day long we worked and played,
Worked and played, worked and played.
All day long we worked and played,
Now our day is done.
Wave goodbye, to all your friends,
All your friends, all your friends,
Wave goodbye, to all your friends.
Until we meet again.
Jean Warren
OPEN-ENDED SONGS
Open-ended songs are songs where each verse stays the same except for a small change. Some of the
easiest songs to adapt are shown below.
The important part of singing open-ended songs is to let your children choose the character, action or
object you will sing about next.

THE BEAR WENT OVER THE MOUNTAIN
Tune: The Bear Went Over the Mountain
The Bear went over the mountain.
The Bear went over the mountain.
The Bear went over the mountain.
And what do you think he saw?
He saw a ________________.
He saw a ________________.
He saw a ________________
And went along his way.
Continue the song, this time singing about the animal that the bear saw and so on.

OLD MAC DONALD Let your children choose animals to sing about.

THE FARMER IN THE DELL Let your children decide who the farmer chooses in each verse.

WHERE IS THUMBKIN? - Let your children change this song to whatever character the want to
sing about.

THE WHEELS ON THE BUS Change this song to be about an animal and a movement they do.
Such as, The wings on the duck go flap, flap, flap.

MARY HAD A LITTLE LAMB Let your child sing this song using other animals. Such as, Mary
had a little kitten.

I HEAR
Tune: Frere Jacques
I hear drums.
I hear drums.
Hear them beat.
Hear them beat.
Rat a tat a tat tat
Rat a tat a tat tat
Hear them beat.
Jean Warren
Change song each time to a different instrument.
You could also turn this into a song about animals and the sounds they make.

HEAR WE GO MARCHING
Tune: Here We Go Around The Mulberry Bush
Here we go marching down the street, down the street, down the street.
Here we go marching down the street, on our way to school.
Jean Warren
Change song each time to a different way to go down the street, such as jumping, running, etc.

WIGGLE YOUR TOES
Tune: Row, Row, Row Your Boat
Wiggle, wiggle, wiggle your toes.
Wiggle them up and down.
Wiggle them every which way,
As you turn around.
Jean Warren
Change song each time to a different movement, such as, wave your arm, blink your eyes, stomp your
feet, etc.

IF YOURE HAPPY AND YOU KNOW IT
Tune: If Youre Happy and You Know It
If youre happy and you know it, clap your hands.
If youre happy and you know it, clap your hands.
If youre happy and you know it, your face will surely show it.
If youre happy and you know it, clap your hands.
Traditional
Change song each time by changing how you show that you are happy. Such as, stomp your feet, flap
your arms, wave your hands, bend down low, turn around. Let each child have a turn choosing a
version and acting it out for the rest of the group.

SHE WILL BE DRIVING A GREEN VAN
Tune: Shell Be Coming Round The Mountain
Shell be driving a green van when she comes.
Shell be driving a green van when she comes.
Shell be driving a green van, shell be driving a green van.
Shell be driving a green van when she comes.
Adapted Traditional
Let your children think of different types of vehicles that He (or She) could be driving, such as, an old
jalopy, a big truck, a red bike, a golf cart, a school bus, a motor home, etc.

GET ACQUAINTED SONGS & RHYMES

COME TO CIRCLETIME
The teacher goes to the Circletime area and sits down. Then she calls her children one at a time to join
her by singing the following song. Each time she sings the song she replaces the blank with a different
childs name.
Tune: Thumpkin
Teacher: Where is __________?
Where is __________?
Child: Here I am. (Child joins circle)
Here I am.
Teacher: How are you today,_______?
Child: Very well, I thank you.
Teacher: _______ sit down,
_______sit down.
Teacher & Child: (Sing for the next child to join them by repeating song.)


CIRCLETIME SEARCH
At Circletime, as the teacher and the children sit in a circle, the teacher sings the following song to
group searching for individual children.
Tune: The Muffin Man
Teacher: Can you find ______?
_______, ________?
Can you find ______?
He has a blue shirt on.
Children: Point to the child.
Continue playing the game and singing the song about each of the other children in the group.

WELCOME TO MY SCHOOL
Tune: "Skip To My Lou"
My name is _______, how about you? (Greeter)
My name is _______, how do you do? (New Child)
I'm so happy to meet you. (New Child)
Welcome, welcome to our school! (Greeter)
Jean Warren

THE NAME GAME
Circle, circle, circle 'round.
Let's all sit down on the ground.
Let's all play a real fun game,
While we learn each others names.
Here's a ball, I'll roll to you.
When you catch it, here's what you do.
Say your name, loud and clear, (Child who catches ball, says his/her name.)
Then we all clap and cheer. (Everyone claps and says "Yea")
Then roll the ball, to someone new.
They will catch it just like you.
They will also say their name. (New child who catches ball, says his/her name.)
That is how we play this game. (Continue playing game.)
Jean Warren

WELCOME EVERYONE
Tune: "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star"
Welcome, welcome everyone,
Now you're here, we'll have some fun.
We will work and we will play.
We'll have fun many ways.
Here is what we're going to do.
Listen, so you'll have fun, too! (Adult explains to group what they are going to do)
Jean Warren
CAT SONGS
THREE BLACK CATS
Tune: Three Blind Mice
Three black cats,
Three black cats.
See how they run,
See how they scat.
They run loose all over town.
They cause a mess and knock things down.
They better watch out or theyll be in the pound.
Three black cats.
Jean Warren

OLD MAC DONALD HAD A FARM
Tune: Old MacDonald Had a Farm
Old MacDonald had a farm,
E-I-E-I-O.
And on this farm he has a cat,
E-I-E-I-O.
With a meow, meow, here,
And a meow, meow, there.
Old MacDonald had a farm,
E-I-E-I-O.
Traditional

BLACK CAT
Black cat, black cat sneak around.
Black cat, black cat roll on the ground.
Black cat, black cat climb up high.
Black cat, black cat touch the sky.
Black cat, black cat jump down low.
Black cat, black cat touch your toe.
Adapted Traditional

IM A LITTLE KITTY-CAT
Tune: Im A Little Teapot
Im a little kitty-cat,
Soft and small.
I like to climb
Or chase my ball.
If you pick me up
And rub my fur.
You can hear me
Purr and purr!
Jean Warren

PUSSY CAT
Pussy cat, pussy cat,
Where have you been?
Ive been to London
To visit the Queen.
Pussy cat, pussy cat,
What did you do?
I bought a ticket
And went to the Zoo.
Pussy cat, pussy cat,
What did you see?
I saw a monkey
Climbing a tree!
Adapted Traditional

KITTY, KITTY
Kitty, kitty,
Soft and white,
Likes to sleep
All through the night.
Wake up kitty,
Its morning now.
Wake up kitty,
Meow, meow, meow.
Adapted Traditional

SOFT KITTY
Soft kitty, soft kitty,
Soft ball of fur.
Soft kitty, soft kitty,
Purr, purr, purr.
Jean Warren

I HAVE A LITTLE KITTY
I have a little kitty,
Thats so soft and pretty.
I think I hear her coming know.
I can hear her soft meow-
Meow, meow, meow.
Adapted Traditional

HOW MUCH IS THAT KITTY?
Tune: Doggy In The Window
How much is that kitty in the window?
The one with the long white tail.
How much is the kitty in the window?
I do hope that kittys for sale!
Adapted Traditional

PLAYFUL KITTY
Little kitty, little kitty,
Playing in the sun.
Out comes a dog
Run kitty, run!
Jean Warren

COME OUT MY KITTY
Tune: My Bonnie Lies Over The Ocean
My kitty ran under the chair.
My kitty ran under the couch.
My kitty ran under the bed.
Oh, come out my kitty come out.
Come out, come out,
Come out my kitty, come out.
Come out, come out,
Come out my kitty, come out.
FALL LEAVES SONGS & RHYMES
THE LEAVES ON THE TREES
Tune: The Wheels On The Bus
The Leaves on the trees are yellow and brown,
Yellow and brown, yellow and brown.
The leaves on the trees are yellow and brown,
All through the town.
The leaves on the trees are falling down,
Falling down, falling down.
The leaves on the trees are falling down,
All through the town.
The leaves on the trees make a crunching sound,
Crunching sound, crunching sound.
The leaves on the trees make a crunching sound
All through the town.
Lets rake all the leaves into a mound,
Into a mound, into a mound.
Lets rake all the leaves into a mound
All through the town.
The children in the town jump up and down,
Up and down, up and down.
The children in the town jump up and down
On the leaves on the ground.
Jean Warren

THE SKY IS FALLING
The sky is falling down upon my head.
The sky is falling yellow, brown and red.
The sky will soon cover every bit of ground
Making a quilt of yellow, red and brown.
Jean Warren

THE LEAVES ARE FALLING
The leaves are falling,
The leaves are falling,
Watch them twirl around.
The leaves are falling,
The leaves are falling,
Gently to the ground.
Jean Warren

ONE, TWO LEAVES FELL DOWN
One, two leaves fell down.
Three, four they hit the ground.
Five, six they fell so quick.
Seven, eight they lay so straight.
Nine, ten, lets start again!
(Jean Warren)
(Give your children some paper (or real leaves) to drop as you all say the rhyme. Repeat with more
leaves if your children would like.)

SAW A LEAF
Tune: My Darling Clementine
Saw a leaf,
Saw a leaf,
Saw a leaf falling down.
It was floating,
It was twirling,
As it spun and spun around.
Tried to catch it,
Tried to catch it
When it landed on the ground.
But it kept right on twirling
As it danced across the town.
Jean Warren

APPLE SONGS & RHYMES FARMER HAD AN APPLE TREE
Tune: "Bingo"

Was a farmer had a tree.
With apples big and red.
A-P-P-L-E, A-P-P-L-E, A-P-P-L-E
With apples on his tree!
Jean Warren

TWO RED APPLES

Two red apple, high in the tree.
One for you and one for me.
I shook that tree as hard as I could.
Down fell the apples, mmmm they were good.
Adapted Traditional

APPLES EVERYWHERE

Apples in the orchard.
Apples on the ground.
Apples in my basket.
Apples all around.

Apples in my cider.
Apples in my pie.
Apples everywhere,
My, oh my, oh my!
Jean Warren
SPIDER SONGS & RHYMES

SPIDERS INVITATION
Tune: Down By The Station
Early in the morning
The spiders love to spin,
Then by and by
The flies drop in.
And when they come,
The spiders always say,
Were glad you came
For dinner today!
Jean Warren
Adapted Traditional

EENSY WEENSY SPIDER
Tune: Eensy Weensy Spider
Eensy weensy spider
Went up the water spout.
Counting out inches
As he climbed about.
One inch, two inch
Three inch four
Up, up he goes
On the spout by the door.
Five inch, six inch,
Seven inch eight
Hurry little spider
Dont be late.
Down came the rain
And washed the spider out
But as he slid down
Backwards he did count!
8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1
Jean Warren
Adapted Traditional

THE BIG BLACK SPIDER
The big black spider
Made a web on the tree.
It was big and round,
You would agree.
She might catch a bug,
She might catch a bee.
But the big black spider,
Can not catch me!
Jean Warren

FALL SONGS

I SEE FALL
I see Fall when the birds fly by.
I see Fall when the corn grows high.
I see Fall when the leaves turn brown.
I see Fall when the apples fall down.
I see Fall when the pumpkins glow.
I see Fall when the cold winds blow.
I see Fall when the fields are bare.
I see Fall everywhere!
Jean Warren

FALLING LEAVES
Tune: "London Bridges Falling Down"

Pretty leaves are falling down, falling down, falling down.
Pretty leaves are falling down, all over town.
Some are orange and some are brown, some are brown, some are brown.
Some are orange and some are brown, watch the leaves fall down.
Some are yellow and some are red, some are red, some are red.
Some are yellow and some are red, leaves fall on my head.
Jean Warren

FALL TREE
Tune: "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star"

Stand up tall and spread your limbs.
You're a fall tree in the wind.
Move your branches all around,
Pretty leaves falling down.
Some are brown and some are red.
Time for you to go to bed.
Jean Warren

(Have your children act out the song with their bodies, then pretend to go to sleep at the end.)
BUSY, BUSY SQUIRRELS
Tune: "When Johnny Come Marching Home Again"

The squirrels are busy running 'round, today, today.
They are hiding all their nuts - away, away.
Up in trees, and in the ground.
Hiding nuts all around.
Oh, they work so hard.
So later, they can play.
Jean Warren

PRESCHOOL GRADUATION SONGS

WELCOME TO OUR CELEBRATION
Tune: Yankee Doodle
Welcome, Welcome everyone
To our celebration.
We are proud of this day
It is our graduation!
Friends and family hear us roar
For our work is done.
Next year we will all go off
To kindergarten!
Jean Warren

WHAT A WONDERFUL DAY
Tune: Zippity-do-dah
Zippity do dah, Zippity-ay
My, oh my, what a wonderful day.
Plenty of family and friends, too.
Celebrating the end of pre-school!
Kindergarten here we come.
Clap your hands, beat the drums
We are ready, everyone!
Zippity-do-dah, Zippity-ay
Graduations a wonderful day!
Jean Warren

GRADUATION DAY
Tune: When Johnny Comes March Home Again
We are smiling great big smiles, hooray, hooray! (Big smiles)
Cause today is our graduation day.
We learned letters and numbers, too.
We learned about animals, in the zoo.
Oh, were all so glad, that you could come, today! (Point to audience)
We are jumping up and down, hooray, hooray! (Jump up and down)
Cause today is our graduation day.
We met friends and teachers, too.
We painted pictures, quite a few.
Oh, were all so glad, that you could come today! (Point to audience)
We are standing up real tall, hooray, hooray! (Stand up straight and tall)
Cause today is our graduation day.
We are proud of all weve done.
We loved preschool, we had fun.
Oh, were all so glad, that you could come today! (Point to audience)
We are waving to everyone, hooray, hooray! (wave hands)
Cause today is our graduation day.
Goodbye, goodbye, we now must say. (Continue waving)
Kindergarten, were on our way!
Oh, were all so glad, that you could come today! (Point to audience)
Jean Warren

OFF TO KINDERGARTEN
Tune: Oscar Meyer Weiner Song
Oh, Im ready to go off to kindergarten.
That is where I truly want to be.
Cause when I go to kindergarten,
Everyone will be so proud of me!
Author Unknown


KINDERGARTEN HERE I COME
Tune: California here I Come
Kindergarten here I come.
Sounds like work, but lots of fun.
Im ready, Im ready,
Youll be surprised.
Im ready, Im ready,
To walk right inside.
Open up those school gates
Kindergarten here I come!
Jean Warren

WE MUST SAY GOODBYE
Tune: Row, Row, Row Your Boat
Clap, clap, clap your hands,
Graduations here.
Now we must say goodbye.
To friends we had this year.
Clap, clap, clap your hands,
Weve worked the whole year through
Now we must say goodbye,
To you and you and you. (Point to fellow students)
Clap, clap, clap your hands,
Graduations here.
Now we, all will go,
To kindergarten next year!

RAIN SONGS
PITTER-PATTER
Pitter-patter falls the rain,
On the roof and windowpane.
Softly, softly it comes down,
Pitter-patter all around.
Adapted Traditional

RAINDROPS
This is the sun high in the sky.
Here comes a dark cloud sailing by.
These are the raindrops, pitter-pattering down.
They water the flowers that grow in the ground.
Adapted Traditional

FALLING RAINDROPS
I listen to the raindrops fall
On thirsty trees and flowers.
I hear the pitter-patter sound,
And Im thankful for the shower.
Adapted Traditional

RAIN ON THE GREEN GRASS
Rain on the green grass,
Rain on the tree.
Rain on the housetop
But not on me!
Jean Warren

HERE IS MY UNBRELLA
Here is my umbrella,
It will keep me dry.
When Im walking in the rain,
I hold it up so high.
I SEE RAIN
Out on the sidewalk, I see rain.
Now its hitting my window pane.
Oh, I wish it would go away.
So I could go outside to play.

Pitter pat, look at that.
Drip, drip drop, please, please stop.
Watching the rain is not much fun.
Cant we have a day of sun!
Jean Warren

EENSY WEENSY SPIDER
Tune: Eensy Weensy Spider
The eensy weensy spider
Went up the water spout.
Down came the rain
And washed the spider out.
The next time he went,
He wore his bright red boots.
Then opened up his umbrella
And up the spout did scoot.
Adapted Traditional
BIRD SONGS
TWO LITTLE BLUE BIRDS

Two little blue birds
Up in a tree
Built a nest
For all to see.

Along came the babies,
One, two, three.
Now they're all
A happy family!
Jean Warren

BUILD A NEST
Tune: "The Hokey Pokey"

You weave some grass in.
You pull some twigs out.
You weave some string in
And you feather it about.
You build a lovely nest,
Sturdy 'cause you know -
That's where your eggs will go!
Jean Warren

WAY UP HIGH

Way up high in the apple tree,
Mother bird winked at me.
She was sitting on her eggs.
Then she jumped up -
Big surprise!
She had baby birds inside! FLOWER SONGS
SEE THE GIANT SUNFLOWERS
Sung to: "Down By the Station"
Out in the garden, early in the springtime,
See the little sunflowers standing in a row.
See the happy farmer giving them some water,
Slurp, slurp, slurp, slurp, weed and hoe!
Out in the garden, later in the summer,
See the giant sunflowers standing in a row.
See the happy farmer giving them some water,
Slurp, slurp, slurp, slurp, watch them grow!
Jean Warren

I MADE A MAY BASKET
Tune: "A Tisket, A Tasket"

A tisket, a tasket,
I made a May basket.
I filled it up with flowers to say,
I hope you have a nice May day.

A tisket, a tasket,
I made a May basket.
I put it on your door today,
Then rang the bell and ran away.
Jean Warren

FLOWERS EVERYWHERE
Tune: "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star"

Flowers, flowers everywhere,
In the garden, in my hair.
In the vase, at the store,
On the table, on the door.
What a lovely time of year,
Flowers blooming, bringing cheer.
Jean Warren

PRETTY FLOWERS
Tune: "Jingle Bells"

Pretty flowers, pretty flowers,
Growing everywhere.
Here are some pretty flowers
For your coat or hair.

Pretty flowers, pretty flowers,
Gold and pink and blue.
Red and yellow, orange and purple,
I picked them just for you!
Jean Warren

FLOWERS GROWING SONG
Tune: "The Mulberry Bush"

Have your children lay on the floor and curl up into balls.
Have them pretend they are tiny seeds buried in the ground.

This is the way we sprout our roots,
Sprout our roots, sprout our roots.
This is the way we sprout our roots,
When spring time is here.

This is the way we pop through the dirt,
Pop through the dirt, pop through the dirt.
This is the way we pop through the dirt
When spring time is here.
Jean Warren
Additional verses:
This is the way we stretch and grow.
This is the way we shoot up so tall.
This is the way we open our buds.
This is the way we bend in the breeze.
This is the way we smile at the sun.
GARDEN SONGS
IM A LITTLE WATERING CAN
Tune: Im A Little Teapot
Im a little watering can
Tall and thin.
To fill me up,
Just pour the water in.
Then you tip me over
And the water sprinkles out.
Thanks for the drink,
The flowers all shout!

OUT IN THE GARDEN
Tune: "Down By The Station"

Out in the garden,
In the month of May.
See the busy farmers
Planting seeds all day.

Soon their will be flowers
And red ripe tomatoes .
Maybe even squash
And little brown potatoes.
Jean Warren

MY MAY GARDEN
Tune: "Skip To My Lou"

Sun in the sky; shine, shine, shine.
Sun in the sky; shine, shine, shine.
Sun in the sky; shine, shine, shine.
Help me with my garden.
Jean Warren

Additional verses:
Rain from the clouds, drip, drip, drip.
Seeds in the dirt, grow, grow, grow.
Have your children act out the motions.
BUNNY RHYMES & FINGERPLAYS

SOME BUNNIES
Tune: My Bonnie Lies Over The Ocean

Some bunnies have bright shinny noses.
Im telling you this as a friend.
The reason their noses are shinny
Their powder puffs on the wrong end.
Wrong end, wrong end,
Their powder puffs on the wrong end, my friend.
Wrong end, wrong end,
Their powder puffs on the wrong end.
Author Unknown

FOUR LITTLE BUNNIES
Four little bunnies went out to lunch.
They found carrots and took a bunch.
They ate the carrots with a crunch, crunch, crunch!

Four little bunnies went out to lunch.
They found some lettuce and took a bunch.
They ate the lettuce with a munch, munch, munch!
Jean Warren

BUNNIES SURPRISE
Tune: Eensy Weensy Spider

Once there was a bunny
Who hopped around the town.
He brought colored eggs
And laid them on the ground.
When the children woke up,
They had a big surprise.
Lots of pretty eggs
Right before their eyes!
Jean Warren

EASTER BUNNY HOPS
Tune: Kookaburra

Easter Bunny hops
All through the town,
Hiding eggs
So they cant be found.
Go Easter Bunny go!
Hide your eggs around!
Jean Warren


HERE COMES A BUNNY
Here comes a bunny - hippity, hop, (child squats down and hops)
With ears so funny - floppity, flop. (put index fingers on side of head & wiggle them)
When in danger he -sniffity, sniffs, (wiggle nose)
Then hides in his hole - jiffity, jiff! (place hands over head to hide)
Adapted Traditional

HERE COMES A BUNNY (version 2)
Here is a bunny with ears so funny. (hold up index and middle finger on one hand)
And here is his hole in the ground. (make hole by cupping other hand)
When a noise he hears, he picks up his ears (extend index and middle finger for ears)
And hops in his hole in the ground. (place fingers from bunny hand into hole)
Traditional

SEE THE LITTLE RABBIT
See the little rabbit go, hop, hop, hop.
See her ears go flop, flop, flop.
See her eyes go blink, blink, blink.
See her nose goes twink, twink, twink.
See her white coat, so soft and furry.
See her run - away in a hurry!
Jean Warren

HIPPITY - HOP
Hippity-hop, hippity-hay
Five little bunnies went out to play.
Hippity-hop, hippity-hay
One little bunny hopped away.
Hippity-hop, hippity-hay
Four little bunnies went out to play.
(Continue rhyme until all bunnies hop away.)
Adapted Traditional
This is great to act out with five children at a time or use on a flannelboard.
RAINBOW SONGS & RHYMES

RAINBOW PARADE
Tune: When Johnny Comes Marching Home Again
The children are marching into town, hooray, hooray.
The children are dressed like rainbows as they come our way.
Some wear orange, yellow or red,
Some wear rainbows on their heads.
Oh, were oh so glad that the children could come today.
The children are marching into town, hooray, hooray.
Some hold prisms as they come our way.
Some wear purple, green or blue.
Some wave rainbow streamers, too.
Oh, were oh so glad that the children could come today.
Jean Warren
(Plan out a rainbow parade with your children. What could they
wear or make to carry in your parade?)
A RAINBOW DAY
From big gray clouds
The raindrops fell.
Drip, drip, drip, away.
Until the sun
Changed them all
Into a rainbow day!
Adapted Traditional

I SEE RAINBOWS
Tune: "Frere Jacques"

I see rainbows,
I see rainbows,
Way up high
In the sky.
They are red and orange,
Yellow, green and blue.
Purple, too.
What a view!
I see rainbows,
I see rainbows,
Way up high
In the sky.
They are made from sunshine,
Shinning through the rain.
What a view
In skies so blue!
Jean Warren

GREAT BIG RAINBOW
Sung to: "I'm a Little Teapot"
There's a great, big rainbow
In the sky,
With pretty colors
Way up high.
When it starts to rain
And the sun comes out-
A beautiful rainbow
Will pop out!
Jean Warren

WIND SONGS & RHYMES

HATS ARE BLOWING
Tune: Frere Jacques
Hats are blowing,
Hats are blowing,
In the air,
Everywhere!
Every time the wind blows,
Someones hat, away it goes.
Hold on tight
And youll be all right!
Jean Warren


WIND TRICKS
The wind is full of tricks today,
It blew our newspaper far away.
It chased the trash can down the street.
It almost blew me off my feet.
It makes the trees and bushes dance,
Just listen to it howl and prance!
Adapted Traditional


THIS LITTLE WIND
This little wind blows silver rain,
This little wind blows snow.
This little wind sings a whistly tune,
This little wind sighs low.
This little wind rocks baby birds
And branches to and fro.
Adapted Traditional

THE PLAYFUL WIND
The wind came out to play today.
It swept the clouds out of its way.
It blew the leaves, and away they flew.
The trees bent low, and their branches did too.
Adapted Traditional

THE WIND IS BLOWING
Tune: "Here We Go 'Round The Mulberry Bush"

Oh, the wind is blowing - all over town,
All over town, all over town.
Oh, the wind is blowing all over town,
Just like so. (Child blows)

Oh, the trees are bending - way down low,
Way down low, way down low.
Oh, the trees are bending - way down low,
Just like so. (Child bends low)

Oh, the kites are flying - watch them go,
Watch them go, high then low.
Oh, the kites are flying - watch them go
Just like so. (Child pretends to fly kite)

Continue with
"Oh, the clothes on the line - flop to and fro"
"Oh, the flag on the pole - waves fast and slow"
Jean Warren

TALKING TREES
When the gentle breezes blow,
The trees are talking, oh so low.

But when they start to swing and sway,
I know theyre shouting, Time to play!

HEART SONGS

HEARTS ON MY SHOE

One, two hearts on my shoe.
Three, four, hearts on the door.
Five, six, hearts on the sticks.
Seven, eight, hearts on my plate.Nine, ten, hearts to send.
Jean Warren

IM A LITTLE HEART FISH
Tune: Im A Little Teapot
Im a little heart fish in the sea.
I have a heart tail that helps guide me.
When Im feeling friendly, I start to blow
Tiny heart bubbles Up they go!
Jean Warren

THE HEART BEAR
Tune: The Muffin Man
Have you seen the heart bear,
The heart bear, the heart bear?
Have your seen the heart bear
She has hearts everywhere!
She has hearts on her clothes and hair,
Clothes and hair, clothes and hair.
She has hearts on her clothes and hair,
She has hearts everywhere!
She has hearts on her tables and chairs,
Tables and chairs, tables and chairs.
She has hearts on her tables and chairs,
She has hearts everywhere!
Jean Warren
HAVE YOU EVER SEEN A HEART?
Tune: Have You Ever Seen A Lassie?
Have you ever seen a heart, a heart, a heart?
Have you ever seen a heart, that looks like this?
Two round humps on top, with a point at the bottom.
Have you ever seen a heart, it looks like this!
Jean Warren
[Children could hold up heart cut outs at the end of the song.]
EVERYBODY KNOWS

Everybody knows a heart is like a rose.
It always says, I Love YouEverywhere it goes!
Jean Warren


COLOR HEARTS
[Cut out four or five different colored hearts to hold up while singing this song.]
Tune: London Bridges

Heres a heart thats colored red, (Hold up a red heart)
Colored red, colored red.
Heres a heart thats colored red.
I made it just for you. (Hand the red heart to a child)
Heres a heart thats colored blue, (Hold up a blue heart)
Colored blue, colored blue.
Heres a heart thats colored blue.
I made it just for you. (Hand the blue heart to a child)
Continue with other colors of hearts.
Jean Warren
HIBERNATING BEAR
Tune: "Up On The House Top"

There once was a bear
Who loved to play
In the woods - every day.
But then the winds
Began to blow
And soon the ground
Was covered with snow.

Oh, Oh, Oh, ice and snow.
Oh, Oh, Oh, I better go-o.
In my cave to sleep all day
Until the cold winds go away.
Jean Warren

BEARS IN SNOW
Tune: "My Bonnie Lies Over The Ocean"

When the snow starts to fall.
The bears hurry inside.
To their warm caves
There all winter, they'll hide.
Snow, snow, snow, snow
When the snow does blow-o-o.
Snow, snow, snow, snow,
When the snow does blow.
The snow will cover their caves.
Like a fluffy white rug.
Inside the bears will sleep
All cozy and all snug.
Snow, snow, snow, snow
When the snow does blow-o-o.
Snow, snow, snow, snow,
When the snow does blow.
SNOW SONGS & RHYMES COLD SNOWMAN
Out in the yard, I saw a snowman
Who was cold as cold could be.
I gave him a hat and a bright red scarf
But he still looked cold to me.

So I build a big bonfire
To last through the night.
But in the morning
He was no where in sight!
Jean Warren

DID YOU EVER SEE JACK FROST?
Tune: Did You Ever See A Lassie?
Did you ever see Jack Frost, Jack Frost, Jack Frost?
Did you ever see Jack Frost painting things white?
When the temperatures cold, he gets oh so bold.
Did you ever see Jack Frost painting at night?
Jean Warren

IT IS SNOWING
Tune: Frere Jacques

It is snowing, it is snowing,
Falling down, falling down.
Winter winds are blowing,
Drifts are slowing growing,
All around, all around.
Jean Warren

COUNTING SNOWFLAKES
Two snowflakes fell last night.
The start of a blanket, fluffy and white.
Then came three, then came four.
Beautiful flakes, then more and more.
Down, down the snowflakes fell
I counted and counted flakes, until -
The yard was covered, the house was, too.
A winter wonderland, that started with two!


WINTER FINGERPLAY
Climb, climb, climb - up the hill of snow. (Let fingers walk up your arm or bent leg.)
Jump on our sleds - down we go. Weeee! (Let fingers slide down your arm or leg.)

THE SNOW IS FALLING
Tune: "The Farmer In the Dell"
The snow is falling down,
The snow is falling down,
Heigh ho, fast then slow,
The snow is falling down.
The yards are covered with snow,
The yards are covered with snow,
Heigh ho, just watch it snow,
The yards are covered with snow.
Jean Warren

(Continue with other places the snow might fall on; such as, the streets, the cars, the houses, me.)

PRETTY SNOWFLAKES
Tune: "London Bridges"
Pretty snowflakes falling down,
Falling down, falling down.
Pretty snowflakes falling down
All through the town.
Pretty snowflakes, on the street,
On the grass, on my feet.
Pretty snowflakes falling down
All through the town.
Jean Warren

IT IS SNOWING
Tune: "Frere Jacques"
Cold winds blowing,
It is snowing.
But I don't care
I don't care.
I am snug inside.
I am snug inside.
Let it snow.
Let it blow.
Jean Warren

I WILL BUILD A SNOWMAN
I will build a snowman.
I'll make him big and tall,
Then I'll try to hit him
With a big snowball!
Adapted Traditional

A FUNNY LITTLE SNOWMAN
A funny little snowman
Had a carrot nose.
Along came a rabbit
And what do you suppose?
That hungry little rabbit
Looking for his lunch,
Ate that snowman's nose
With a crunch, crunch, crunch!
Adapted Traditional

I'M A LITTLE SNOWMAN
Tune: "I'm A Little Teapot"
I'm a little snowman
Short and fat,
Here are my buttons,
Here is my hat.
When the sun comes out,
I run away
Before I slowly
Melt away!
Adapted Traditional

I LOVE SNOW
Tune: "Three Blind Mice"

I love snow, I love snow.
Soft white snow, soft white snow.
It falls on the ground so soft and white.
Sometimes it falls all through the night.
Did you ever see such a beautiful sight,
As soft white snow?
Author Unknown
WATERMELON SONGS
WATERMELON CHANT
First you take a seed and you plant it, plant it.
Then, you see a sprout and you water it, water it.
Then, you see a vine and you watch it, watch it.
Then, you see a watermelon and you pick it, pick it.
Then, you slice it up and you eat it, eat it.
If you find a seed, then you plant it, plant it.
And start all over again!
Adapted Traditional

THE WATERMELON SONG
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.
Ellen Javernick
Warren Publishing House

PICKING UP MELONS
Tune: Paw, Paw Patch
Picking up melons
And put them in the basket.
Picking up melons
And put them in the basket.
Picking up melons
And put them in the basket
Way down yonder
In the watermelon patch.
Jean Warren

WATERMELON VALENTINE
Tune: Frere Jacques
Watermelon, watermelon
On the vine, on the vine.
Red, sweet and juicy,
Red, sweet and juicy,
Please be my, valentine!
Adapted Traditional

WATERMELON ALPHABET
A-B-CDE
Watermelon is good for me!
F-G-HIJ
I can eat it everyday!
K-L-MNO
Its a fruit. Did you know?
P-Q-RST
Ripe and really juicy!
U-V-WXY
You will like it. Give it a try!
Z-Z-ZZZ
Watermelon is good for me.
Author Unknown
SPACE SONGS & RHYMES

NINE LITTLE PLANETS
Tune: Ten Little Indians
One little, two little, three little planets,
Four little, five little, six little planets,
Seven little, eight little, nine little planets,
Spinning round the sun.
Jean Warren

MERCURY, VENUS, EARTH & MARS
Tune: When Johnny Comes Marching Home Again
The planets revolve around the sun, Hooray! Hooray!
The planets revolve around the sun, Hooray! Hooray!
The planets revolve around the sun, and spin on their axis, everyone.
And they all go spinning, around and around, they go!
Mercury, Venus, Earth and Mars, Hooray! Hooray!
Mercury, Venus, Earth and Mars, Hooray! Hooray!
Mercury, Venus, Earth and Mars, are whirling and twirling around the sun.
And they all go spinning, around and around, they go!
Juniper, Saturn are next in line, Hooray! Hooray!
Juniper, Saturn are next in line, Hooray! Hooray!
Juniper, Saturn are next in line, Uranus, Neptune, & Pluto make nine.
And they all go spinning, around and around, they go!
Author Unknown

CLIMB ABOARD THE SPACE SHIP
Tune: Eensy, Weensy Spider
Climb aboard the space ship, were going to the moon.
Hurry and get ready, were going to blast off soon.
Put on your helmets, and buckle up real tight.
Here comes the count down. Lets count with all our might.
10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 - blast off!
Jean Warren
Warren Publishing House

SAW A ROCKET
Tune: Clementine
Saw a rocket, saw a rocket,
Saw a rocket just now.
Just now I saw a rocket
And it shot up to the stars.
Watched it climb, watched it climb,
Watched it climb just now.
Just now I watched it climb
On its mission to Mars.
Jean Warren
BUBBLE SONGS & RHYMES

BUBBLES ALL AROUND ME
Sung to: My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean
The bubbles flew over the flowers.
The bubbles flew over the trees.
The bubbles flew over the grass.
So many bubbles, I see.
Bubbles, bubbles
As pretty as bubbles can be.
Bubbles, bubbles
Popping all around me.
Jean Warren

DID YOU EVER SEE A BUBBLE?
Tune: Did You Ever See A Lassie?
Did you ever see a bubble,
A bubble, a bubble?
Did you ever see a bubble
That floated so high?
It reached the tree.
Its higher than me.
Did you ever see a bubble
That floated so high?
Jean Warren

THERE ARE BUBBLES IN THE AIR
Tune: If Youre Happy And You Know It.
There are bubbles in the air, in the air.
There are bubbles in my hair, in my hair.
There are bubbles in the air,
There are bubbles in my hair.
There are bubbles everywhere, everywhere!
Jean Warren

IM GOING TO BLOW A BUBBLE
Im going to blow a bubble.
Watch me while I blow.
See its getting bigger
Watch it grow and grow.
Do you think its big enough?
Maybe I should stop.
For if I give another blow
My bubble may POP!
Adapted Traditional
(Have children cup hands around their mouths,
then open them wider as they blow. Then clap
their hands together at the end to pop the bubble.)

ALL AROUND THE SCHOOL YARD
Tune: Pop! Goes the Weasel
All around the school yard (or backyard, or school room).
The children chased the bubbles.
The children laughed and had such fun.
Pop! Goes the bubbles.
Author Unknown

PRETTY BUBBLES
(Teddy Bear chant)
Pretty bubbles, pretty bubbles all around.
Pretty bubbles, pretty bubbles on the ground.
Pretty bubbles, pretty bubbles on my nose.
Pretty bubbles, pretty bubbles on my toes.
Pretty bubbles, pretty bubbles in the air.
Pretty bubbles, pretty bubbles in my hair!
Adapted Traditional
(Repeat the rhyme a few times with your children,
then say the first line and have them say the second and so forth.)

BLOWING BUBBLES
Tune: Im Forever Blowing Bubbles
Im forever blowing bubbles.
Pretty bubbles in the air.
They fly so high.
Nearly reach the sky.
But then they fall
And fade and die.
Bubbles I keep blowing
Blowing here and there.
Im forever blowing bubbles
Pretty bubbles in the air.
Adapted Traditional

FIVE BIG BUBBLES
Five big bubbles floating all around.
Until one popped when it landed on the ground.
Four big bubbles floating high and free.
Until one popped when it landed in a tree.
Three big bubbles floating quite as a mouse.
Until one popped when it landed on the house.
Two big bubbles floating down to land.
Until one popped when it landed in my hand.
One big bubble still floating in the air.
Until it popped when it landed in my hair.
Jean Warren

FROG SONGS & RHYMES
FOUR LITTLE FROGS
One little frog balancing
On a lily pad of green.
He thought it was, so much fun,
He called for another frog to come.
Two little frogs balancing
On a lily pad of green.
They thought it was, so much fun,
They called for another frog to come.
Three little frogs balancing
On a lily pad of green.
They thought it was, so much fun,
They called for another frog to come.
Four little frogs balancing
On a lily pad of green.
They thought it was so much fun
Until they sank into the mud!
Glub, glub, glub!
Jean Warren
Have children act out the rhyme.
TWO LITTLE FROGS
Two little frogs sitting on a hill,
One named Jack and one named Jill.
Jump said Jack. Jump said Jill
And they both jumped off down the hill.
Adapted Traditional
Have your child think of other silly things
Have children act out the rhyme.
FIVE GREEN AND SPECKLED FROGS
Five green and speckled frogs
Sat on a speckled log,
Eating some most delicious bugs.
Yum, Yum!
One jumped into the pool
Where it was nice and cool,
Then there were four green speckled frogs.
Ribbit, ribbit, ribbit!
(Continue rhyme until all frogs jump into the pool)
Traditional
Have your children act out the rhyme if possible.
IM A LITTLE GREEN FROG
Tune: Little White Duck

Im a little green frog, swimming in the water.
A little green frog doing what he otter.
I jumped upon a lily pad
I caught a fly and I said, Im glad.
Im a little green frog, sitting in the sun.
Ribbit, ribbit, ribbit!

Im a little green frog, sitting in the sun.
A little green frog, having lots of fun.
I thought I saw a friend swim by
So I jumped in the water to say hi.
Im a little green frog, swimming in the water.
Ribbit, ribbit, ribbit!
Adapted Traditional
Have your children take turns acting out this song.
THERE'S A LITTLE GREEN FROG
Tune: "There's A Little White Duck"

There's a little green frog
Swimming in the water.
A little green frog
Doing what he oughter.
He jumped up on a lily pad,
Opened his eyes
And said, "I'm glad".
There's a little green frog
Doing what he oughter
Ribbit, ribbit, ribbit!
There's a little black bug
Floating in the water.
A little black bug
Doing what he oughter.
He floated past the lily pad.
The frog saw lunch
And he said, "I'm glad".
There's a little green frog
Sitting on the pad,
Munch, munch, munch!
Adapted traditional

ONE GREEN BULL FROG

One green bull frog
Sitting on a brown log
Eating tiny black bugs
Yum, yum, yum!
One green bull frog
Sitting on a brown log
Singing his frog song
Ribbit, ribbit, ribbit!
One green bull frog
Sitting on a brown log
Jumped in the water,
Glub, glub, glub!
Jean Warren

THREE LITTLE FROGS
Three little frogs
Sitting on a log
On a sunny day.
Three little frogs
Jumped off the log
And then they hopped away.
Jean Warren

IN THE POND
Tune: "The Farmer In The Dell"

The frog lives in the pond,
His tongue is oh so long.
It reaches high to catch a fly
And then he sings this song.
Ribbit, ribbit, ribbit
Ribbit, ribbit, ribbit
High, ho just watch him go
His tongue is oh so long!
Jean Warren

COOL POLLIWOG
Tune: "Kookaburra"

Polliwog swims in the pond all day.
Swishing his tail every way.
Swim polliwog, swim polliwog.
How cool your life must be!
Polliwog soon grows four long legs.
He climbs on land and hops away!
Hop little frog, hop little frog.
How cool your life must be!
Jean Warren

All of the above poems can be acted out by your children. Just change the words to accommodate
additional frogs or polliwogs.
BEACH SONGS
PRETTY SHELLS
Tune: "Jingle Bells"

Pretty shells, pretty shells
Laying all around.
What a lovely sight to see
Shells upon the ground.
Pick one up, it's good luck!
Listen to the roar
Of the never ending waves
That beat upon the shore.
Jean Warren

SHELLS ON THE SEASHORE
Tune: "Down By The Station"

Down at the seashore,
Early in the morning.
See the little shells
All along the shore.
See the great big waves
Splashing on the shore.
When they pull back,
They leave some more.
Jean Warren
SEA STAR
I saw an orange sea star
Sitting on the beach
She had five arms
With which to reach.
She sat in the sun
All through the day
But when the tide came in
She swam away.
Jean Warren


SAND CASTLE
Tune: "The Hokey Pokey"
You put some sand in.
You take some sand out.
You put some sand in
And you shape it all about.
You make a sand castle
With towers all around.
That's what it's all about!
You put some shells in
You take some shells out.
You put some shells in
And you place them all about.
You make a sand castle
With shells all around.
That's what it's all about!
Jean Warren

CATERPILLARS & BUTTERFLIES HUNGRY LITTLE CATERPILLAR
Hungry little caterpillar in the garden one day,
Ate one of everything, he saw on his way.
When he weighed himself, he weighed a ton.
He wondered why, when he only ate one!
Jean Warren

EENSY, WEENSY CATERPILLAR
Tune: Eensy, Weensy Spider
Eensy weensy caterpillar
Crawled up the garden wall.
Down came the rain
He hoped he wouldnt fall.
Out came the sun
And dried up all the rain.
Then the eensy weensy caterpillar
Went on his way again.
Adapted traditional
Jean Warren

BUTTERFLY, BUTTERFLY
Tune: This Old Man
Butterfly, butterfly
Flying way up in the sky.
With a flutter, flutter here
And a flutter, flutter there
You just flutter everywhere.
On the grass, on the tree,
On the flower, then on me.
With a flutter, flutter here
And a flutter, flutter there
You just flutter everywhere.
Jean Warren

BUTTERFLY CHANT
Butterfly, butterfly
Fly up high.
Butterfly, butterfly
Touch the sky.
Butterfly, butterfly
Fly down low.
Butterfly, butterfly
Touch my toe.
Fly up high,
Fly down low.
Butterfly, butterfly
"Way to go!"
Jean Warren
Have your child pretend to be a butterfly and follow the directions in the chant.
Give your child a hug or a "hi-five" at the end of the chant.

BUTTERFLY, BUTTERFLY
Butterfly, butterfly,
Flying around
Up in the bushes,
Down on the ground.
Flying up high,
Flying down low,
Flying fast,
Flying slow.
Butterfly, butterfly,
I want to know,
Where do you fly
When it starts to snow?
Jean Warren

Five Little Butterflies

Five little butterflies on flowers galore,
One flew off, then there were four.

Four little butterflies among the sweet peas.
One flew off, then there were three.

Three little butterflies with nothing to do,
One flew off, then there were two.

Two little butterflies resting in the sun,
One flew off, then there was one.

One little butterfly, now the only one,
She flew off, then there were none.
Jean Warren
LADYBUGS
LADYBUG, LADYBUG
Tune: "On Top of Old Smokey"
Out on the branch
A ladybug crawled
She wasn't big,
She was quite small.
The dots on her back.
Were black like her head
The rest of her body was
Colored red.

She wasn't afraid,
And I know why.
If she was threatened,
Then off she would fly!
Jean Warren


ONCE THERE WAS A LADYBUG
Tune: "Mary Had A Little Lamb"
Once there was a ladybug,
Ladybug, ladybug.
Once there was a ladybug,
Who went outside to play.
She liked to crawl around,
Crawl around, crawl around.
She liked to crawl around
Crawling different ways.
Once a great big bird came by,
Bird came by, bird came by.
Once a great big bird came by,
So she flew away.
Jean Warren
Have your child act out the actions
In the song.

TURTLE FINGERPLAYS & SONGS

THERE WAS A LITTLE TURTLE
There was a little turtle. (Make a fist in one hand)
He lived in a box. (Make a box with both hands)
He swam in a puddle. (Make swimming motions)
He climbed on the rocks. (Have the fingers on one hand climb up the other arm)
He snapped at a mosquito. (Clap hands)
He snapped at a flea. (Stick out tongue)
He snapped at a minnow. (Dip hand down to catch a fish)
He snapped at me. (Point to self)
He caught the mosquito. (Grab with hand)
He caught the flea. (Grab with hand)
He caught the minnow. (Grab with hand)
But he didn't catch me! (Run away)
Adapted Traditional
TINY TIM
I had a little turtle, his name was Tiny Tim.
I put him in the bathtub, to see if he could swim.
He drank up all the water, he ate up all the soap.
And now he's sick in bed, with a bubble in his throat!
(Hiccup!)
Traditional

TURTLES EVERYWHERE
Tune: "On Top of Old Smokey"
Some turtles swim over the ocean.
Some turtles swim over the sea.
Some turtles grow very big
As big as you and me.
Turtles, turtles, swimming here and there.
Turtles, turtles, turtles everywhere.
Jean Warren

MY LITTLE TURTLE
This is my little turtle. (Make fist)
He lives alone in a shell.
He likes his little home.
He thinks it's really swell.
He pokes out his head (Poke out thumb)
When he wants to eat.
Then he pulls it back in. (Hide thumb in fist)
When he wants to sleep.
Adapted Traditional
OCEAN SONGS & RHYMES
I KNOW A MAMMAL
Tune: Mary Had A Little Lamb
I know a mammal that lives in the sea,
Lives in the sea, lives in the sea.
I know a mammal that lives in the sea,
Its a giant whale.
Whales breath air but live in the sea,
Live in the sea, live in the sea.
Whales breath air but live in the sea.
They breath air like you and me!
Jean Warren

ID LIKE TO LIVE IN THE OCEAN
Tune: My Bonnie Lives Over The Ocean
Id like to live in the ocean.
Id like to live in the bay.
Id go to school with the fishes
And swim around all day.
Swim, swim, swim, swim
Id like to swim all da-ay.
Swim, swim, swim, swim,
Watch me swim and play.
Jean Warren

ANIMALS IN THE SEA
Tune: The Farmer In The Dell
The whales live in the sea.
The whales live in the sea.
Heigh-ho, watch them blow.
The whales live in the sea.
The crabs live in the sea.
The crabs live in the sea.
Heigh-ho, they scurry so.
The crabs live in the sea.
The octopus live in the sea.
The octopus live in the sea.
Heigh-ho, they live in holes.
The octopus live in the sea.
The sharks live in the sea.
The sharks live in the sea.
Heigh-ho, watch them go.
The sharks live in the sea.
The oysters live in the sea.
The oysters live in the sea.
Heigh-ho, they burrow below.
The oysters live in the sea.
Jean Warren


IM A LITTLE SEA STAR
Im a little sea star,
Out in the sun.
I have five arms
But I cant run.

When I want to go o
Back to the sea
I must wait
Til the tide comes for me!
Jean Warren