Gardening Songs


GARDENING SONG: Tune: Sing a Song of Sixpence

First you take a shovel…a rake…and a hoe Plant a little garden…Plant seeds in a row Water them and weed them through all the summer heat… And then you’ll have some flowers or vegetables to eat.


Herman the Worm

Sittin’ on the fence post, chewin’ my bubble gum. (Make chewing sounds) Playin’ with my yo-yo. (Pretend you have a yo-yo) And along came Herman the Worm, and he was this big. (Hold your hands opened in front of you) I said, “Herman, what’s the matter?” “I ate a car.”

Sittin’ on the fence post, chewin’ my bubble gum. Playin’ with my yo-yo. And along came Herman the Worm, and he was this big. (Open hands a little wider) I said, “Herman, what’s the matter?” “I ate a truck.”

Sittin’ on the fence post, chewin’ my bubble gum. Playin’ with my yo-yo. And along came Herman the Worm, and he was this big. (Open hands a little wider) I said, “Herman, what’s the matter?” “I ate a bus.”

Sittin’ on the fence post, chewin’ my bubble gum. Playin’ with my yo-yo. And along came Herman the Worm, and he was this big. (Open hands as wide as you can) I said, “Herman, what’s the matter?” “I ate a train.”

Sittin’ on the fence post, chewin’ my bubble gum. Playin’ with my yo-yo. And along came Herman the Worm, and he was this big. (Hold two fingers in front of your eye, opened a little) I said, “Herman, what’s the matter?” “I Burped!”


Sung to the Tune: I’m a Little Teapot

I plant a little seed in the cold, cold ground.
Out comes the yellow sun, big and round.
Down come the raindrops soft and slow(ly)
Up comes the flower grow, grow, grow!

Action: pretend to plant in cupped hand round arms over head for sun raindrops with dancing fingers have right hand push through left hand and emerge as a flower with fingers spread wide!


Planting Flowers Song- Sung to the tune of “Frere Jacques”–

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


I enjoy teaching my preschooler’s about the farm and when it comes time to send home those little cups of seedling vegetables (or flowers), I always worry if they will be cared for at home. So I created the following poem to accompany the plant this year.

A Seedling’s Song

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


 

One thought on “Gardening Songs”


  1. 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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