Spring Songs


Spring Songs

Spring Songs

Easy Spring Songs and fingerplays for preschool through second grade.


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 pussy willows,

I know it must be so!


Spring Song (Tune: Are You Sleeping)

It is springtime

It is springtime

Winter’s gone

Winter’s gone

Summertime is coming

Summertime is coming

It won’t be long

It won’t be long.


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.


Spring is here (tune: Farmer in the Dell)

The days of Spring are here,
Warm, sunny days are near,
Flowers and bees, and birds in trees.
The days of spring are here.


I have a poem you can use during Spring week. I got it out of a book.

Rain on the green grass,
Rain on the tree,
Rain on the house top.
But not on me.

Children love it, they also make up their own actions but you can make up some if you want.


Over In The Meadow…..

Use Raffi’s version of this counting song….and sing it yourself if possible. I made up a flannel to go with this song. It consists of a pond, blue stream, tree, rock, bee hive…sun, and small grassy area. Mommy duck and 1 baby, mommy fish and 2 babies, mommy bird and 3 babies, mommy frog and 4 babies, and mommy bee and 5 babies. Also a human mom holding a baby. Take your time singing it at their pace.


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!”


I read a story about a chick being hatched from an egg. After the story was over we talked about what ways the chick used in order to get out. I then played a classical piece with slow and then some fast parts as well. The children pretended that they were a chick hatching from an egg, and needed to get out.

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