5 Little Raindrops
Five little raindrops plopping on the floor,
one plopped away, and then there were four.
Four little raindrops dripping on the trees,
one dripped away, and then there were three.
Three little raindrops splashing on my shoe,
one splashed away, and then there were two.
Two little raindrops starting to run,
one ran off, and then there was one.
One little raindrop drying in the sun,
it dried all up, and then there were none!
Weather song (sung to the tune of bingo) There was a time when we were wet and rainy was the weather r-a-i-n-y-, r-a-i-n-y, r-a-i-n-y and rainy was the weather. There was a time when we were hot and sunny was the weather, S-u-n-n-y, s-u-n-n-y, s-u-n-n-y and sunny was the weather. There was a time when we were cool and windy was the weather, w-i-n-d-y, w-i-n-d-y, w-i-n-d-y and windy was the weather. There was a time when we were cold and snowy was the weather, s-n-o-w-y, s-n-o-w-y, s-n-o-w-y and snowy was the weather!
Weather finger play:
One day the sun was shining bright (hold up right hand for the sun)
But some clouds came along and it became black as night (Hold up left hand for the clouds) Then the rain began to sprinkle onto the ground (wiggle fingers for the rain coming down) And soon it was raining all over the town. But when the clouds had passed on by (move both hands to the right)
A big beautiful rainbow stretched across the sky. (have your left hand make a rainbow arc over your head)
Weather song (sung to Clementine)
What’s the weather? What’s the weather? What’s the weather like today?
Is it foggy, partly cloudy, is it raining or is there snow.
Is it windy, is it cloudy or is there sun shine today.
What’s the weather? What’s the weather? what’s the weather like today?
March Wind This march wind rattles the door; This March wind whistles and blusters and roars! This March wind seems angry and bends giant trees; This March wind will scatter whatever it sees; This March wind will scatter whatever it sees; This March wind blows softly, a kind gentle breeze. Then I go to sleep nicely as ever I please> (Dramatize, or point one finger at a time. then , palms together beside head.)
Action Verse Umbrellas
I put on my raincoat. (pretend to put on coat) I put on my hat. (put on hat) I put up my umbrella, (fingertips touching over head) Just like that! Umbrellas go up, (point up) Umbrellas go down, (point down) When the rain clouds are dark, All over town. One raindrop and two, (hold fingers up, one at a time) Two raindrops and three, My up and down umbrella, (move up and down) Is up over me. (fingertips on top of head) Four raindrops and five, Six raindrops and seven, Raindrops are tumbling down from heaven. (raise arms and let fingers fall slowly) Drip, drop, drip! I am dry as can be, My up and down umbrella, (move up and down) Is up over me. (fingers touching over head)
Weather Song Sung to Clementine
What’s the weather? What’s the weather?
What’s the weather like today?
Tell me children what’s the weather?
What’s the weather like today?
Is it sunny, is it rainy, is it windy out today?
Tell me children what’s the weather, what’s the weather like today?
Discuss with the class the safety measures that should be taken when black clouds are seen and thunderstorms are near. Sing: Tune: Yankee Doodle
Black clouds gather in the sky, Soon it’s going to storm. Lightning, thunder, run inside, And we’ll be safe and warm.
Sung to the tune of London Bridges
What’s the weather like today like today, like today? What’s the weather like today on this________(fill in day)?
Each day pick a different child to go and look outside and report the weather. Then the song continues…
Well the weather is ______today, ______today, _______today.
Well the weather is______today on this_________(day of week)!
Here are some chants that we enjoy at our preschool. Make up your own tune or try them as a rap. #1 Thumbs in the thumb place, Fingers all together, This is the song we Sing in mitten weather!
#2 Whether the weather be cold, Or whether the weather be hot, We’ll weather the weather, Whatever the weather, Whether we like it or NOT!
I think that these are traditional rhymes or nursery songs. If you know a tune or recording, please post the source. Thanks!