Gardening Songs


Here’s a cute song I wrote for my preschoolers to sing:

to the tune of I’m a Little teapot
I’m a Little Seedling
I love Spring
I need sun and watering
Put me in soil
if you please
When I grow up
I’ll be a tree


The Planting Flowers Song

(sung to “Peanut, Peanut Butter, and Jelly”) Create your own movements to go with the song
First you take the seed and you plant it, you plant it
Chorus: Planting, Planting Flowers, for Springtime Next you take a shovel and you dig, you dig
Chorus: Planting, Planting Flowers, for Springtime Put it in the soil and you cover, you cover
Chorus: Planting, Planting Flowers, for Springtime Next you take the can and you water, you water
Chorus: Planting, Planting Flowers, for Springtime Give it lots of sun and it will sprout, will sprout
Chorus: Planting, Planting Flowers, for Springtime Look at all the flowers that are growing, are growing
Chorus: Planting, Planting Flowers, for Springtime


Tune :My Darling Clementine

Yellow flowers, blue flowers,

red flowers I can see.

Pink flowers, orange flowers in the garden I can see.


Tune :My Darling Clementine
Yellow flowers, blue flowers,
red flowers I can see.
Pink flowers, orange flowers in the garden I can see.


To The Tune Of Twinkle, Twinkle

Twinkle twinkle little fairy
I love you cos your not scary
In my garden you play hide and seek
How I wish I could take a peek
Twinkle twinkle little fairy
I love you cos your not scary !!

Sing this with actions for fairy (pretend your hands are wings at your back); actions for peek and scary – the little vegemites just love it !!


Here’s a finger play I wrote. It’s perfect for springtime or planting season. All words should be pantomimed by teacher and kids:

“First you take the seed and you plant it in the ground.” (Mime taking a seed and planting it in your other hand, balled up in a fist.)
“Next a rain cloud comes and waters all around.” (Keep fist with seed same, use other hand to simulate a rain cloud raining down on seed.)
“Next the sun shines brightly, without a sound.” (Keep fist with seed same, use other hand to shine down by moving fingers over seed.)
“And in just a few days… a flower is found!” (Move fist with seed up through other hand and open like a flower. This is actually the sign for “new” or “flower.”)

After kids are familiar with this poem, I have THEM be the seeds that I plant and water and shine on. When I tap them on the heads the first time as I say the first line, they drop to the floor as if they have been planted. I tap them on the heads again as I recite the last line, and they grow into beautiful flowers. I make sure to smell each one, just like a flower, and tell them how wonderful they smell and beautiful they are. This activity works especially well with 2-4 year olds.


2 thoughts on “Gardening Songs”


  1. The Garden

    We have a little garden Where the biggest vegetables grow,
    But how we’ll ever use them all Is something 1 don’t know.
    Yet mother eats the peas and beans,
    The boys like carrots best,
    While daddy dreams of corn and greens
    And cook puts up the rest.


  2. Fingerplay

    Dig! Dig! Dig! Rake just so.
    Plant the seeds, watch them grow
    Chop! Chop! Chop! Pull out the weeds.
    Warm rain and sun, my garden needs!
    Up! Up! Up! Green stems climb.
    Open wide, it’s blossom time!

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