Spring Songs


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.


April Rain rhythm verse (children tap lightly on floor with fingers, then begin rising)) Dance little raindrop. Tap with tiny feet. The seeds will awaken, When they hear our beat. Grow little seeds, And see the cloudy sky.


I learned this song as a little girl many years ago and I never hear anyone sing it. I am not sure how to describe the right tune to use but here it is…

Oh,…I looked out the window and what did I see, Popcorn popping on the apricot tree. Spring had brought me such a nice surprise, popcorn popping right before my eyes. I can take an armful and make a treat, a popcorn ball that would smell so sweet. It wasn’t really so… but it seemed to be… Popcorn popping on the apricot tree.

This can be sang as a song or told as a fingerplay. I always use hand motions to fit the song such as: Put your hands together over your head to look like a tree or make your hands into fists and let your fingers burst out as though they are popcorn kernels bursting into popcorn, etc.


I see robins, I see bird’s nests, Butterflies too, flowers too. Everything is growing, The wind is gently blowing. Spring is here, spring is here. (To the tune “Are You Sleeping”)

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