Songs for Pre-K and Early Childhood-Page 2

Songs for Pre-K and Early Childhood-Page 2

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RAIN/WEATHER SONGS…

IT’S RAINING, IT’S P0URING… 
Author Unknown
It’s raining, it’s pouring;
The old man is snoring.
He went to bed and he
Bumped his head
And he couldn’t get up in the morning.


IT AIN’T GONNA RAIN…
It ain’t gonna rain no more, no more
It ain’t gonna rain no more,
How in the heck will we wash the neck
If it ain’t gonna rain no more?


RAIN, RAIN, GO AWAY…
Rain, rain, go away
Come again some other day
We want to go outside and play–
Come again some other day

Optional lyrics:
Change third line to say:
“child’s name” and “child’s friend’s name”…
want to play.
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RAINDROPS – sung to “Frere Jacques”
Raindrops falling,
Raindrops falling,
From the sky,
From the sky.
Put up an umbrella,
Put up an umbrella,
Nice and dry,
Nice and dry.

Showers over,
Showers over,
Sun aglow,
Sun aglow.
See the pretty flowers,
See the pretty flowers,
In a row,
In a row.
By Jean Warren from Totline
Magazine, April 1993


R-A-I-N-Y – sung to “Bingo”
There was a time when we got 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!


EENSY WEENSY RAINDROPS
Sing to tune of “Eensy, Weensy Spider

Some eensy, weensy raindrops
Are falling from the sky.
They’re filling up the puddles
And dropping in my eye.
Drip, drip and drop, drop…
I love to hear them fall…
For the eensy, weensy raindrops
Mean wet fun for us all.


EENSY-WEENSY-SPIDER
The eency-weency spider
Went up the water spout. (Move hands up while touching index finger and thumb alternately)
Down came the rain (Move hands down while wiggling fingers)
And washed the spider out. (Cross arms)
Out came the sun (Make a circle with arms above head)
And dried up all the rain.
And the eency-weency spider
Went up the spout again. (Start spider moving up again)


WHAT’S THE WEATHER?
Tune: Oh My Darling Clementine)

What’s the weather, what’s the weather
What’s the weather like today?
Is it sunny, Is It cloudy, Is it going to stay this way?

#2 WHAT’S THE WEATHER? 
Sing to tune of 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?


OH MY, WHAT WILL THE WEATHER BE?
(Tune: Oh Dear, What Can The Matter Be?)
Oh my, what will the weather be?
Oh my, what will the weather be?
Oh my, what will the weather be?
It will be (rainy, cloudy, sunny, snowy, windy) today

RAIN, CLOUDS, & RAINBOW Themes here…


CHRISTMAS and some ‘WINTER SONG’ links… (Most ‘Snow and Winter Songs’ at this page bottom)

Click here for Christmas & Winter Song Lyrics or individually for the song you’d like.


CHINESE NEW YEAR…

CHINESE DRAGON SONG
Sung to ‘Frere Jacques’

Chinese dragon, Chinese dragon,
Breathing fire, breathing fire…
Happy, happy new year,
Happy, happy new year..
Gung Hay Fat Choy,
Gung Hay Fat Choy.

Gung Hay Fat Choy means …
‘Best wishes and Congratulations. Have a prosperous and good year.’

Chinese Theme Category here


DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING Jr. DAY

Sung to tune of “Bingo”… 

There was a man who had a dream His name was Mar-tin Lu-ther King
Mar-tin Lu-ther King…. Mar-tin Lu-ther King… Mar-tin Lu-ther King…
His name was Mar-tin Lu-ther King

Doctor King, he had a dream He wanted peace for everyone
P-E-A-C-E… P-E-A-C-E…. P-E-A-C-E
His name was Mar-tin Lu-ther King

Activities for Dr. Martin Luther King & Black History here…


ST. PATRICK’S DAY

#1 Lucky Leprechaun to tune of Jingle Bells

Leprechaun, Leprechaun,
Oh, where can you be?
Come a little closer now,
Don’t be afraid of me.
Leprechaun, Leprechaun,
You bring luck my way.
I’d really like to see you
On this St. Patrick’s Day!


St. Patrick’s Day Song Tune to “Mary Had a Little Lamb”

I’m looking for a leprechaun,
Leprechaun, leprechaun.
I’m looking for a leprechaun.
Do you know where he’s gone?

He wears a suit that’s made of green,
Made of green, made of green.
He wears a suit that’s made of green
Do you know where he’s gone?

He lives by a rainbow and hides his gold,
Hides his gold, hides his gold.
He lives by a rainbow and hide his gold.
Do you know where he’s gone?

If you see a leprechaun,
Leprechaun, leprechaun.
If you see a leprechaun,
Please tell me where he’s gone!

Originally from Sue Goodman
Hillcrest School, Morristown, TN


LITTLE LEPRECHAUN
To tune of ‘I’m a Little Teapot’

I’m a little leprechaun
Dressed in green,
The tiniest man
That you have ever seen.
If you ever catch me, so it’s told,
I’ll give you my pot of gold.


If You’re Wearing Green Today
By Elizabeth McKinnon
(Sung to ‘If You’re Happy and You Know It’)

If you’re wearing green today, dance a jig.
If you’re wearing green today, dance a jig.
If you’re wearing green today,
Dance a jig, then smile and say,
Have a very Happy St. Patrick’s Day!


I’m a LIttle Leprchaun–Sung to ‘I’m a Little Teapot’)

I’m a little Leprechaun short and green,
Here is my shamrock but I can’t be seen,
When you pull my feather, hear me scream (everyone scream)
I’m a little Leprechaun, short and green.


FIVE GREEN SMAMROCKS

1 green shamrock, in the morning dew,
Another one sprouted, and then there were two.

2 green shamrocks, growing beneath a tree;
Another one sprouted and then there were three.

3 green shamrocks, by the cottage door;
Another one sprouted, and then there were four.

4 green shamrocks, near a beehive
Another one sprouted, and then there were five.

5 little shamrocks, bright and emerald green,
Think of all the luck these shamrocks will bring.


EASTER SONGS…

Here comes Peter Cottontail
Hoppin’ down the bunny trail,
Hippity hoppity,
Easter’s on its way

Bringin’ ev’ry girl and boy
A basketful of Easter joy
Things to make your Easter
Bright and gay

He’s got jelly beans for Tommy
Colored eggs for sister Sue
There’s an orchid for your mommy
And an Easter bonnet too. Oh!

Here’ comes Peter Cottontail
Hoppin’ down the bunny trail
Hippity hoppity
Happy Easter Day

Look at him hop and listen to him say,
“Try to do the things you should”
Maybe if you’re extra good
He’ll roll lots of Easter eggs your way

You’ll wake up on Easter morning
And you’ll know that he was there
When you find those choc’late bunnies That he’s hiding ev’rywhere, Oh!

Here’ comes Peter Cottontail
Hoppin’ down the bunny trail
Hippity hoppity
Happy Easter Day.


HOT CROSS BUNS…

Hot cross buns!
Hot cross buns!
One a penny, two a penny,
Hot cross buns!

If you have no daughters
Give them to your sons
One a penny, two a penny,
Hot cross buns.


EASTER PARADE

In your Easter bonnet, with all the frills upon it,
You’ll be the grandest lady in the Easter Parade.
I’ll be all in clover and when they look you over,
I’ll be the proudest fellow in the Easter Parade.

On the avenue, Fifth Avenue, the photographers will snap us,
And you’ll find that you’re in the rotogravure.
Oh, I could write a sonnet about your Easter bonnet,
And of the girl I’m taking to the Easter Parade.
Written by Irving Berlin

Easter Theme Categories here…


HALLOWEEN SONGS…

PUMPKIN BELLS…
To the tune of Jingle Bells

Dashing through the streets
In our costumes bright and gay…
to each house we go
Laughing all the way.

Halloween is here,
Making spirits bright…
What fun it is to trick-or-treat
And sing Pumpkins carol tonight!

O, Pumpkin bells! Pumpkin bells:
Ringing loud and clear.
Oh what fun Great Pumpkin brings
When Halloween is here!


IF YOU’RE A MONSTER…
To tune: If you’re happy and you know it

If you’re a monster and you know it wave your arms
If you’re a monster and you know it wave your arms.
If you’re a monster and you know then your arms will surely show it.
If you’re a monster and you know it wave your arms.

If you’re a monster and you know it show your claws
If you’re a monster and you know it show your claws.
If you’re a monster and you know then your claws will surely show it.
If you’re a monster and you know it show your claws.

Continue with:
…Stomp your feet
…Gnash your teeth
…Growl out loud


PUMPKIN SONG
To tune of Found a Peanut

Pick a pumpkin, pick a pumpkin,
Pick a pumpkin just now…
I just now picked a pumpkin
Picked a pumpkin just now.

Cut the top off, cut the top off
Cut the top off just now…
I just now cut the top off,
Cut the top off just now.

Scoop the seeds, out, scoop the seeds out,
Scoop the seeeeeds out just now…
I just now scooped the seeds out
Scooped the seeds out ju-ust now.

Carved a face in, carved a face in
Carved a face in  just now…
I just now carved a face in it
Carved a face in it just now.

Stick a candle in it, stick a candle in it
Stick a candle in it now…
I just now stuck a candle in it
Stuck a candle in it just now.

I made a jack-o-latern, I made a jack-o-latern
Made a jck-o-latern just now…
I just now made a jack-ol-lantern
Made a jack-o-latern just now!
(Use appropriate hand motions with each verse)


THE EIGHT DAYS OF HALLOWEEN
Sing to the tune of The 12 Days of Christmas

On the first day of Halloween my true love gave to me:
An Owl in a dead tree

On the second day of Halloween my true love gave to me:
2 trick or treaters and
An Owl in a dead tree

On the third day of Halloween my true love gave to me:
3 ghosts a booing
2 trick or treaters and
An Owl in a dead tree

On the fourth day of Halloween my true love gave to me:
4 shaky skeletons
3 ghosts a booing
2 trick or treaters and
An Owl in a dead tree

On the fifth day of Halloween my true love gave to me:
5 scary spooks!
4 shaky skeletons
3 ghosts a booing
2 trick or treaters and
An Owl in a dead tree

On the sixth day of Halloween my true love gave to me:
6 bats a flying
5 scary spooks!
4 shaky skeletons
3 ghosts a booing
2 trick or treaters and
An Owl in a dead tree

On the seventh day of Halloween my true love gave to me:
7 ghouls a groaning
6 bats a flying
5 scary spooks!
4 shaky skeletons
3 ghosts a booing
2 trick or treaters and
An Owl in a dead tree

On the eighth day of Halloween my true love gave to me:
8 witches cackling
7 ghouls a groaning
6 bats a flying
5 scary spooks!
4 shaky skeletons
3 ghosts a booing
2 trick or treaters and
An Owl in a dead tree…


THE WITCH SONG
(Sung to tune of Ten Little Indians)

1 little, 2 little, 3 little witches
Fly over haystacks, fly over ditches,
Slide down the moonbeams without any hitches,
Hi, Ho, Halloween’s here!

THREE LITTLE WITCHES Version #2

One little, two little, three little witches
Fly over haystacks and fly over ditches
Fly over moonbeams without any hitches
Hey, it’s Halloween night.

One little, two little, three little witches
Fly over barb wire and tore their britches
Had to go home and get some stitches
Hey, it’s Halloween night.


BATS ARE SLEEPING
Sung to Frere Jacques

Bats are sleeping
Bats are sleeping
Upside down
Upside down…

Waiting for night to come
Waiting for night to come
Then they fly around
Then they fly around.

Lots & Lots of Halloween Themed Ideas here!


THANKSGIVING SONGS…

ALBUQUERQUE TURKEY SONG
Sung to tune of: My Darlin Clementine

Albuquerque is a turkey
And he’s feathered and he’s fine…
And he wobbles and he gobbles
And he’s absolutely mine!

He’s the best pet you can get yet
Better than a dog or cat
He’s my Albuquerque turkey
And I’m awfully proud of that!

And my Albuquerque turkey
Is so happy in his bed-
‘Cause for our Thanks-giving Dinner…
We have spaghetti innnnn-stead


Instead of the Hokey Pokey Dance–do “THE TURKEY JERKY”

You put your right wing in, you put your right wing out,
You put your right wing in, and you gobble all about.
You do the turkey jerky and you turn yourself around,
That’s what it’s all about.
Next would be:
Left wing
Drumsticks
Head
Tail feathers
Turkey body


LYRICS TO ‘OVER THE RIVER AND THROUGH THE WOODS’…

Over the river and through the wood
To Grandfather’s house we go.
The horse knows the way
To carry the sleigh
Through white and drifted snow.

Over the river and through the wood —
Oh, how the wind does blow!
It stings the toes
And bites the nose,
As over the ground we go.

Over the river and through the wood
To have a first-rate play.
Hear the bells ring,
Ting-a-ling-ling!
Hurrah for Thanksgiving Day!

Over the river and through the wood,
Trot fast, my dapple gray!
Spring over the ground
Like a hunting hound,
For this is Thanksgiving Day.

Over the river and through the wood,
And straight through the barnyard gate.
We seem to go
Extremely slow —
It is so hard to wait!

Over the river and through the wood —
Now Grandmother’s cap I spy!
Hurrah for fun!
Is the pudding done?
Hurray for the pumpkin pie!

Have fun with the loads of ‘Thanksgiving Themed’ Ideas!


WINTER SONGS…

PUTTING ON OUR WINTER CLOTHES
Sing to One Little, two Litttle Three Little Indians

First come your snow pants pull them on,
First come your snow pants pull them on,
First come our snow pants pull them on,
Are we ready to go? No!

Next come the tall boots put them on,
Next come the tall boots put them on,
Next come the tall boots put them on,
Are we ready to go? No!

Now comes your warm coat put it on,
Now comes your warm coat put it on,
Now comes your warm coat put it on,
Are we ready to go? No!

Next is your fuzzy hat on your head,
Next is your fuzzy hat on your head,
Next is your fuzzy hat on your head,
Are we ready to go? No!

Last are your warm mittens put them on,
Last are your warm mittens put them on,
Last are your warm mittens put them on,
Are we ready to go? YES!


DANCE LIKE SNOWFLAKES
Sing to tune of Frere Jacques

Dance like snowflakes
Dance like snowflakes
In the air
In the air…
Whirling, twirling snowflakes
Whirling, twirling snowflakes
Here and there…
Here and there…


IT’S SNOWING
Sing to Frere Jacques

It is snowing, it is snowing,
Falling down, falling down.
Winter winds are blowing,
Drifts are slowing growing,
All around, all around.


SNOWFLAKES FALLING DOWN
Sing to tune of Row, Row, Row Your Boat

Snowflakes falling down
Falling to the ground…
Big, white fluffy flakes
They do not make a sound.


SNOW IS FALLING
Sung to Farmer and the Dell

The snow is falling down,
The snow is falling down,
Heigh ho, fast then slow,
The snow is falling down.

The yards are covered with snow,
The yards are covered with snow,
Heigh ho, just watch it snow,
The yards are covered with snow.


#1 I’M A LITTLE SNOWMAN
Sung to  I’m A Little Teapot

I’m a Little Snowman
Short and fat…
Here is my broomstick
And here is my hat…
When it’s cold and icy I do stay-
And when it’s sunny- I melt away.


#2 I’M A LITTLE SNOWMAN
To tune of I’m a Little Tea Pot

I’m a Little Snowman
I’m A Little Snowman,
Short and fat,
Here is my scarf
And here is my hat.
When the sun comes out,
I melt away.
But when it’s cold, I’m here to stay!


BUILD A LITTLE SNOWMAN
Sung to I’m A Little Teapot

Build a little snowman starting with it’s feet…
Pack on lots of snow and make him nice and neat.

Then you roll a big ’round ball, put it right on top…
But  the sun may come out and make your snowman hot.


YOU ARE MY SNOWMAN
Sung to You Are My Sunshine

You are my snowman,
My only snowman.
You make me happy,
On days of gray.
And when the sun’s out,
You’ll hear us all shout.
Please don’t take our snowman away!

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THE 30 TOP FAVORITE SONGS OF CHILDREN IN PRE-SCHOOL!

1. If You’re Happy and You Know It

2. Wheels on the Bus

3. Itsy Bitsy Spider

4. Alphabet Song

5. Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes

6. Twinkle Twinkle Little Star

7. Hokey Pokey

8. 5 little monkeys

9. Bear Hunt

10. Five Little Speckled Frogs

11. The Freeze Dance

12. Old MacDonald Had a Farm

13. Baby Bumble Bee

14. Baby Beluga

15. You Are My Sunshine

16. Bingo

17. Jesus Loves Me

18. Do Your Ears Hang Low

19. I’m a Little Teapot

20. Ring Around the Rosies

21. This Old Man

22. Ants Go Marching

23. Apples and Bananas (vowel song)

24. Down By the Station

25. Row Row Row Your Boat

26. Where is Thumpkin

27.Baa Baa Black Sheep

28. Do Re Mi

29. Farmer in the Dell

30. Frere Jacque

Source: Child Exchange Poll

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