Sunday, February 22, 2009

Weather fingerplays

Boom, Bang!

Boom, bang, boom, bang;
Rumpety, thumpety, bump!
Zoom, zam, zoom, zam;
Clippety, clappety, clump!
Rustles and bustles, swishes and zings-
What wonderful noises a thunderstorm brings!


Touch Your Nose

Touch your nose, touch your chin;
That’s the way this game begins.
Touch your eyes, touch your knees;
Now pretend you’re going to sneeze.
Touch your hair, touch one ear;
Touch your two lips right here
Touch your elbows where they bend;
That’s the way this touch game ends.


Trickery

The big round sun in the morning sky,
Winked at a cloud that was passing by.
The gray cloud laughed as it scattered rain,
Then out came the big round sun again.


Falling Raindrops

Raindrops, raindrops, falling all around.
Pitter-patter on the rooftops,
Pitter-patter on the ground.
Here is my umbrella,
It will keep me dry;
When I go walking in the rain,
I hold it up so high.


A Rainbow Fair

When the rain falls from the sky,
Don’t forget to look up high.
If the sun is shining there,
You may see a rainbow fair.
Red, orange, yellow, green, and blue
And you’ll see there’s purple too.


I Will Build a Snowman

I will build a snowman,
Make him big and tall.
See if you can hit him
With a big snowball.


Kite Flying

On a windy day,
Pick a kite, I say!
Send it on its way.
Give it lots of string to play,
Watch it dip and sway.
Hold tight! Don’t let it get away!


Spring

Put up your umbrella
When the rain comes down
Wear a happy smile
Wipe away a frown.
Splash in all the puddles,
Do a little dance.
Rain is just the thing we need
For new spring-time plants


Five Little Snowmen

Five little snowmen, fat.
Each with a funny hat.
Out came the sun and it melted one.
What do you think of that?
Down, down, down, down.
What do you think of that?
**(Repeat four, three, two, one)


Five Little Flowers

Five little flowers standing in the sun,
See their heads nodding, bowing one by one?
Down, down, down falls the gentle rain
And the five little flowers lift their heads again.


Rain

With a drip, drip, drip
And a drop, drop, drop
See the rain on the pane:
Will it stop, stop, stop?

With a wink, wink, wink,
And a blink, blink, blink,
Will we see sun again,
Do you think, think, think?


Falling Raindrops

Raindrops, raindrops, falling all around.
Pitter-patter on the rooftops,
Pitter-patter on the ground.
Here is my umbrella,
It will keep me dry;
When I go walking in the rain,
I hold it up so high.


Snow

Snow on my forehead, (touch forehead)
Snow on my knee, (touch knee)
Snow on my glasses, (touch eyes)
Getting hard to see.
Snow on my boots, (touch shoes)
Snow on my hair, (touch hair)
Snow on my mittens, (touch hands)
Snow everywhere. (Wave hands all over)


March Rhyme

March winds blow kites around,
Blow them right up off the ground. (swing hands down, then up)
March means spring is almost here,
Sounds of birds you soon will hear. (cup hand behind ear)
Watch the leaves sprout on the trees,
Soon you'll see some honeybees. (Make buzzing sounds)


The big round sun

The big round sun in a springtime sky (circle with arms)
Winked at a cloud that was passing by (Wind eye)
The little cloud laughed as it scattered rain, (flutter fingers downward)
Then out came the big round sun again. (Circle with arms)

3 comments:

Andrew and Marie Harris said...

There is still snow in Idaho so...

Snow on my forehead, (touch forehead)
Snow on my knee, (touch knee)
Snow on my glasses, (touch eyes)
Getting hard to see.
Snow on my boots, (touch shoes)
Snow on my hair, (touch hair)
Snow on my mittens, (touch hands)
Snow everywhere. (Wave hands all over)

March Rhyme
March winds blow kites around,
Blow them right up off the ground. (swing hands down, then up)
March means spring is almost here,
Sounds of birds you soon will hear. (cup hand behind ear)
Watch the leaves sprout on the trees,
Soon you'll see some honeybees. (Make buzzing sounds)

The big round sun
The big round sun in a springtime sky (circle with arms)
Winked at a cloud that was passing by (Wind eye)
The little cloud laughed as it scattered rain, (flutter fingers downward)
Then out came the big round sun again. (Circle with arms)

Jeanette Anderson said...

I have used the last one a few times, I don't know why it wasn't in my lists. I love the other ones that you have added. Thanks

Skyla T. Winkleton said...

Thank you for having this resource available to teachers and teachers in the making