Spring Songs


It Is Spring (sung to “If You’re Happy And You Know It”)

It is spring

and it’s time to fly a kite!

It is spring

and it’s time to fly a kite!

It is spring

that’s the season!

We don’t need

a better reason!

It is spring

and it’s time to fly a kite!

(From Scholastic)


I heard this from a music teacher while I was on ece practicum

First I was a raindrop, falling, falling. First I was a raindrop, drop, drop, drop.

Next I was a puddle, puddle, puddle. Next I was a puddle with my friends.

Then there came some children, children, children. Then there came some children, SPLASH! SPLASH! SPLASH!

sing the song in a quiet voice, fingers wiggling in the air for rain falling, flat palm towards the floor in a circular motion for a puddle, when the children come slap the floor as you loudly say splash splash splash.


This is a cute song to see as evidence of spring begins to appear.

Spring is coming, Spring is coming,

How do you think I know?

I found some pussywillows,

I know it must be so!


Spring Song (Tune: Are You Sleeping)

It is spring time

It is spring time

Winter’s gone

Winter’s gone

Summer time is coming

Summer time is coming

It won’t be long

It won’t be long


I looked out the window and what did I see?
Popcorn popping on the apricot tree.
Spring has brought me such a nice surprise!
Popcorn popping right before my eyes.
I can take a handful and make a treat.
A popcorn ball that smells so sweet.
It wasn’t really so, but it seemed to be
Popcorn popping on the apricot tree.


Here’s a fingerplay 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.

Share an idea you have used in your classroom or at home that pertains to this theme.