Springtime



Spring is Here by Will Hillenbrand (Holiday House)

Action Song-Planting Flowers

(Tune: Fere Jacques)

Planting flowers, planting flowers, (pretend to plant flowers into the ground)

In the ground, in the ground,

Water and they’ll grow, (pretend to water plants with a watering can)

Water and they’ll grow,

All around, all around.

Mouse’s First Spring by Lauren Thompson (Simon and Schuster Books for Young Readers)

Action Rhyme- How Does a Caterpillar Go?

How does a caterpillar go?

Dear me, does anybody know?

How does a caterpillar go?

A wriggle, wriggle all day long. (crawl index finger up opposite arm like a caterpillar)

 

How does a honeybee go?

Dear me, does anybody know?

How does a honeybee go?

A buzzing, buzzing all day long. (flap hands quickly like little bee wings)

 

How does a butterfly go?

Dear me, does anybody know?

How does a butterfly go?

A flutter, flutter all day long. (spread arms and move them up and down)

 

How does a busy spider go?

Dear me, does anybody know?

How does a busy spider go?

A spinning, spinning all day long. (place each thumb on opposite pinky finger and walk hands up and down)

 

The Little Gardener by Emily Hughes (Flying Eye Books)

Rhyming Song-See the Sunflowers

(Sung to: Down by the Station or Little Bunny Foo Ffoo)

 

Out in the garden, early in the springtime,

See the little sunflowers standing in a row.

See the happy gardener giving them some water,

Slurp, slurp, slurp, slurp, weed and hoe!

 

Out in the garden, later in the summer,

See the giant sunflowers standing in a row.

See the happy gardener giving them some water,

Slurp, slurp, slurp, slurp, watch them grow!