Great Spring Songs To Sing With Your Children
by Barbara Bonisteel
Web links to Spring Songs
Colorado reader Lindsay and her mom, Julie, suggest a web site called Songs to Sing in your Car for Kids, which has links to the lyrics of over 30 songs that you probably remember from childhood, but maybe not all the words. Thanks, Lindsay, for the suggestion!
Other Spring Song Lyrics
(This is a "scale song" - each line gets one note of the do, re, mi, fa, sol, la, ti do scale)
- Here's a baby birdie(crouch down low, head down) Hatching from his shell Out pops his head,(head pops up) Then comes his tail (tail pops up) Now his legs he stretches (stand up) His wings he gives a flap (flap arms) Then he flies and flies and flies (twirl around and around) Now what do you think of that? Down,down,down,..........BOOM! (fall down)
Little Duck Song (tune to London Bridge)
- Little ducks go quack, quack, quack Quack, quack, quack,quack,quack, quack Little ducks go quack, quack, quack, In the springtime. Little lambs go baa, baa, baa...... make up other versus with other baby animal sounds and movements
Here are two good ones from the book Come on Everybody, Let's Sing!, by Lois Birkenshaw-Fleming
Goodbye Winter (sung to the first part of "Good Night Ladies")
- 1. Goodbye winter, goodbye winter, goodbye winter, please go away. 2. Goodbye snowsuits, goodbye snowsuits, goodbye snowsuits, please go away. (sing goodbye to other winter items: scarves, snow, ice, shovels etc) 3. Hello spring, hello spring, hello spring, We hope you're here to stay! 4. Hello green grass, hello green grass, hello green grass, we hope you're here to stay! (add other spring items to sing hello to)
The Little Seed (traditional, sung to the tune of "I'm a Little Teapot")
- I'm a little seed, I'm brown and fat I haven't got a front, and I haven't got a back. Plant me in the earth and give me water each day I'll grow to be a maple tree while you play.
Barbara Bonisteel (a.k.a. "Miss Barb" to all of her students and their parents) is a music instructor at Hochstein School of Music and Dance in Rochester, NY. She is pictured to the right with her Orff class for 4-year-olds.