Songs

I have included a list of the songs that I regularly use during story times.

 

A

  • Alligator, Alligator
    • Alligator, alligator long and green.
      Alligator, alligator teeth so mean.
      Alligator, alligator snapping at a bee.
      Alligator, alligator can’t catch me!
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B

  • Bread and Butter
  • Brown Squirrel, Brown Squirrel
    • Brown squirrel, brown squirrel shake your bushy tail!
      Brown squirrel, brown squirrel shake your bushy tail!
      Wrinkle up your nose.
      Hold a nut between your toes.
      Brown squirrel, brown squirrel shake your bushy tail!
      Brown squirrel, brown squirrel shake your bushy tail!
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  • Bubble, Bubble, Bubble Pop!
    • One little red fish swimming in the water.
      Swimming in the water, swimming in the water.
      One little red fish swimming in the water,
      Bubble, bubble, bubble, bubble pop!
      …Two little blue fish.
      …Three little yellow fish.
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  • Bumblebee, Bumblebee
    • Bumblebee, bumblebee, landing on my nose.
      Bumblebee, bumblebee, now he’s on my toes!
      On my arms, on my legs, even on my elbow!
      Bumblebee, bumblebee, he lands and then he goes.

C

  • The Clouds are Passing By
    • The clouds are passing by;
      The clouds are passing by.
      Heigh-ho, just watch them go.
      The clouds are passing by.The clouds are passing by;
      Way up in the sky.
      Sometimes fast and sometimes slow.
      The clouds are passing by.
  • Come Under My Umbrella
    • Come under my umbrella, umbrella, umbrella.
      Come under my umbrella, it’s starting to rain.
      With thunder and lightning and thunder and lightning.
      Come under my umbrella, it’s starting to rain.
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D

  • Dance Like Snowflakes
    • Dance like snowflakes. Dance like snowflakes.
      In the air. In the air.
      Whirling, twirling snowflakes.
      Whirling, twirling snowflakes.
      Here and there. Everywhere.
  • Dig a Little Hole
    • Dig a little hole.
      Plant a little seed.
      Pour a little water.
      Pull a little weed.
      Chase a little bug.
      Heigh-ho there he goes.
      Give a little sunshine.
      Grow a little rose.

E

  • Eat an Apple
  • Elevator Song
    • Oh the city is great and the city is grand
      There’s a whole lot of people
      On a little piece of land.
      We live way up on the 57th floor.
      And this is what we do when we go out the door.
      We take the elevator up and the elevator down
      Take the elevator up and the elevator down.
      Take the elevator up and the elevator down.
      And we turn around.
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F

  • Five Green and Speckled Frogs
    • Five green and speckled frogs,
      Sat on a speckled log.
      Eating some most delicious bugs,
      YUM YUM!
      One jumped into the pool,
      Where it was nice and cool.
      Then there were four green speckled frogs.
      GLUB GLUB!
      (Count down from 5 to 1)
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  • Five Little Flowers
    • Five little flowers, standing in the sun.
      See their heads nodding, one by one.
      Out comes the sun; down comes the rain.
      And the five little flowers, lift their heads again.
  • Flowers Blooming
    • This is a leaf. And this is a leaf.
      That, you see, makes two.
      This is a bud that holds the flower.
      Watch it bloom for you.
  • Flutter, Flutter Butterfly
    • Flutter, flutter butterfly.
      Floating in the autumn sky.
      Floating by for all to see.
      Floating by so merrily.
      Flutter, flutter butterfly.
      Floating in the autumn sky.

G

  • The Gardener Plants a Seed
    • The gardener plants a seed.
      The gardener plants a seed.
      Heigh-ho, let’s watch it grow.
      The gardener plants a seed.
      …the rain begins to fall.
      …the sun begins to shine.
      …the bud opens up.
      …the flower smiles at me.
  • Going to the Pool
    • If you’re going to the pool, wear your suit.
      If you’re going to the pool, wear your suit.
      If you’re going to the pool;
      Then a suit will keep you cool.
      If you’re going to the pool, wear your  suit.
      …If you’re going to the pool, wear your…
  • Grizzly Bears
    • Grizzly bears are big and brown,
      Big and brown, big and brown.
      Grizzly bears are big and brown,
      And live in the woods.
      …Polar bears are soft and white / and live where it is cold.
      …Teddy bears are just my size / to cuddle with at night.

H

  • Have You Ever Seen a Sailboat
  • Here is a Beehive
    • Here is a beehive, but where are the bees?
      Hidden inside wehre nobody sees.
      Watch and you’ll see them come out of the hive!
      1, 2, 3, 4, 5…they’re all alive!
      Bzzzzz….
  • Here is Bunny
    • Here is bunny with ears so funny.
      And here is a hole in the ground.
      At the first sound she hears, she picks up her ears.
      And pops right into the ground.

I

  • I Hear Thunder
    • I hear thunder. I hear thunder.
      How ’bout you? How ’bout you?
      Pitter, patter raindrops. Pitter, patter raindrops.
      I’m wet through! So are you!
      I see blue skies. I see blue skies.
      Way up high. Way up high.
      Hurry up sunshine. Hurry up, sunshine.
      I’ll soon dry. So will you.
  • Ice Cream
    • I like ice cream. Yes, I do!
      One scoop for me?
      No, make it two!
      Hmmmm…two scoops of ice cream,
      I want more.
      how about three?
      no, make that four!
      1, 2, 3, 4.
      Splat! “Oh, no! It’s on the floor!”
  • I’m a Little Airplane
    • I’m a little airplane; now watch me fly.
      Here are my instruments; from down low to up high.
      First I’ll get all revved up; then I can fly.
      Lifting off the runway; up into the sky.
  • I’m a Little Kitty Cat
    • I’m a little kitty cat, nice and sweet.
      Here are my whiskers and here are my feet.
      When I go out hunting, mice beware.
      Or you might just have a scare!
  • I’m a Little Snowman
    • I’m a little snowman, short and fat.
      Here are my buttons, here is my hat.
      When the sun comes up; I cannot stay.
      Slowly, I just melt away.
  • I’m Sitting in a Boat
  • It is Springtime
    • It is springtime. It is springtime.
      Winter’s gone! Winter’s gone!
      Soon it will be summer. Soon it will be summer.
      It won’t be long. It won’t be long.

K

J

L

  • The Leaves are Falling Down
    • All the leaves are falling down,
      Falling down, falling down.
      All the leaves are falling down,
      It is autumn.
  • The Leaves on the Tree
    • The leaves on the tree turn orange and red.
      Orange and red. Orange and red.
      The leaves on the tree turn orange and red;
      All around the town.
      …the leaves on the tree come twirling down.
      …the leaves on the ground go swish, swish, swish.
  • A Little Ball
    • A little ball, a bigger ball, and a great big ball I see.
      Now help me count them…one, two, three!
  • Little Raindrops Falling Down
    • Little raindrops falling down,
      Falling down, falling down.
      Little raindrops falling down,
      Falling to the ground.
      …bigger raindrops
      …giant raindrops
  • Little Red Train
  • Los Colores
    • Red is rojo. Red is rojo.
      Blue is azul. Blue is azul.
      Yellow’s amarillo. Yellow’s amarillo.
      Verde green. Verde green.
      Black is negro. Black is negro.
      Blanco is white. Blanco is white.
      Purple is morado. Purple is morado.
      Brown cafe. Brown cafe.
      Pink is rosa. Pink is rosa.
      Gris is gray. Gris is gray.
      Anaranjado orange. Anaranjado orange.
      Shout hooray. Shout hooray!

M

  • The More We Get Together
    • The more we get together, together, together.
      The more we get together, the happier we’ll be.
      For your friends are my friends,
      And my friends are your friends.
      The more we get together, the happier we’ll be.
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  • Mr. Sun
    • Oh, mister sun, sun. Mr. Golden Sun.
      Please shine down on me.
      Oh, mister sun, sun. Mr. Golden Sun.
      Hiding behind a tree.
      These little children are asking you
      To please come out so we can play with you.
      Oh, mister sun, sun. Mr. Golden Sun.
      Please shine down on me.
  • My Bike

N

  • Nine Little Flowers
    • One little, two little, three little flowers;
      Four little, five little, six little flowers.
      Seven little, eight little, nine little flowers;
      Peeping through the ground.
      Give them rain and lots of sunshine.
      Give them rain and lots of sunshine.
      Give them rain and lots of sunshine.
      So they’ll grow up tall.
      As they grow, they’ll bud and bloom;
      As they grow, they’ll bud and bloom.
      As they grow, they’ll bud and bloom;
      In the lovely springtime.
  • Noisy Wind
    • I like the noisy wind.
      I like the noisy wind.
      It roars and mutters,
      And shakes and shutters.
      I like the noisy wind.
  • Now it’s Time to Say Goodbye

O

  • Ocean Shell
    • I found a great big shell one day;
      Upon the ocean floor.
      I held it close up to my ear;
      I heard the ocean roar.
      I found a tiny shell one day;
      Upon the ocean sand.
      The waves had worn it nice and smooth;
      It felt nice in my hand.
  • Open, Shut Them
    • Open, shut them. Open, shut them.
      Give a little clap, clap, clap.
      Open, shut them. Open, shut them.
      Put them in your lap, lap, lap.
      Walk them, walk them. Walk them, walk them.
      Right down to your toes, toes, toes.
      Lift them, lift them to they sky!
      And touch them to your nose.

P

  • The Paws on the Dog
    • The paws on the dog go trot, trot, trot.
      Trot, trot, trot. Trot, trot, trot.
      The paws on the dog go trot, trot, trot.
      All through the town.
      …the ears on the dog go flap, flap, flap.
      …the tail on the dog goes wag, wag, wag.
      …the bark on the dog goes woof, woof, woof.
  • Penguin Song
    • The penguin slides over the ice bank;
      The penguin jumps into the sea.
      Look at his black and white feathers;
      That penguin’s as cute as can be!
  • Pete the Pilot
  • Planted See
    • I’m a little planted seed,
      Planted seed, planted seed.
      I’m a little planted seed,
      And this is how I grow.
      …see the rain come sprinkling down.
      …sunshine comes down through the threes.
      …Now I am a growing bud.
  • Pumpkin Pumpkin
    • Pumpkin, pumpkin, pumpkin bread!
      Pumpkin, pumpkin, pumpkin head!
      Pumpkin, pumpkin, pumpkin pie!
      Pumpkin, pumpkin, pumpkin eye!
      Pumpkin, pumpkin, pumpkin cake!
      Pumpkin, pumpkin, pumpkin shake!
      Pumpkin, pumpkin, pumpkin stew!
      Pumpkin, pumpkin, pumpkin boo!
  • Pumpkin, Pumpkin on the Ground
    • Pumpkin, pumpkin on the ground.
      How’d you get so big and round?
      Once you were a seed so small.
      Now you are a great big ball.
      Pumpkin, pumpkin on the ground.
      How’d you get so big and round?
  • Put Your Hands up High
    • Put your hands up high, put your hands down low.
      Put your hands in the middle, and wiggle just so.
      Put your elbows in front, put your elbows in back.
      Put your elbows to the side, and quack, quack, quack!

Q

R

  • Rainbow Do-Re-Mi
    • Red, an apple and a bird.
      Orange, a fruit I like to eat.
      Yellow, bananas and the sun.
      Green, the grass beneath my feet.
      Blue, the ocean and the sky.
      Indigo, the color after blue.
      Violet, the berries in a pie.
      These are the colors of the rain-rain-rain-rainbow!
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  • Roly Poly, Roly Poly
    • Roly poly, roly poly.
      Up, up, up! Up, up, up!
      Roly, roly poly. Roly, roly Poly.
      Down, down, down!
      …out, out out! AND in, in, in!
      …fast, fast, fast! AND slow, slow, slow!

S

  • The Sea
    • The waves on the sea go up and down;
      Up and down. Up and down.
      The waves on the sea go up and down;
      All day long.
      …the fish in the sea go swish, swish, swish.
      …the boats on the sea go toot, toot, toot.
      …the sharks in the sea go snap, snap, snap.
  • See You Later, Alligator
    • See you later, alligator.
      In a while, crocodile.
      Give a hug, ladybug.
      Blow a kiss, jellyfish.
      See you soon, big baboon.
      Out the door, dinosaur.
      Take care, polar bear.
      Wave goodbye, butterfly.
  • Sleds
    • Here is a great big hill.
      With snow all down the side.
      Let’s take our speedy sleds.
      And down the hill we slide.
  • Sleepy Bear
    • Where is bear? Where is bear?
      Here I am! Here I am!
      How are you this winter?
      Very tired, thank you.
      Go to sleep. Go to sleep.
  • Snow is Falling
    • Snow is falling, what do I do?
      Snow is falling, what do I do?
      Snow is falling, what do I do?
      What do I do, my darling?
      …I’ll build a snowman bigger than you!
      That’s what I’ll do, my darling.
      …I’ll ride my sled fast, how about you?
      That’s what I’ll do, my darling.
  • Snow on My Forehead
    • Snow on my forehead, snow on my knee.
      Snow on my glasses, getting hard to see.
      Snow on my boots, snow on my hair.
      Snow on my mittens, snow everywhere!
  • Snowflake, Snowflake
    • Snowflake, snowflake in the sky.
      Love to watch you floating by.
      Down you fall upon the ground.
      Down you fall without a sound.
      Snowflake, snowflake in the sky.
      Love to watch you floating by.
  • Soft Kitty
    • Soft kitty, warm kitty, little ball of fur.
      Happy kitty, sleepy kitty, purr, purr, purr.
  • Stop Light Colors
  • Summer’s Here
    • Days are longer, sunshine’s stronger.
      Summer’s here! Summer’s here!
      Let’s jump through the sprinkler;
      let’s make lemonade.
      Summer’s here! Summer’s here!

T

  • This is Big
    • This is big, big, big. This is small, small, small.
      This is short, short, short. This is tall, tall, tall.
      This is fast, fast, fast. This is slow, slow, slow.
      This is yes, yes, yes. This is no, no, no.

U

  • Up, Down, Turn Around

V

W

  • Watermelon Song
    • Watermelon. Watermelon.
      On the vine. On the vine.
      Sweet and red and juicy.
      Sweet and red and juicy.
      Please be mine. Please be mine.
  • Wave Your Scarves Goodbye
    • Wave your scarves and say goodbye.
      Say goodbye, say goodbye.
      Wave your scarves and say goodbye.
      Goodbye, scarves!
  • Way Up High in the Apple Tree
    • Way up high in the apple tree.
      Two little apples smiled at me.
      I shook that tree as hard as I could.
      Down came the apples.
      Mmmm, they were good!
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  • We Clap and Sing Hello / We Clap Goodbye Like This
    • We clap and sing hello.
      We clap and sing hello.
      With our friends at story time,
      We clap and sing hello.
      …Stomp and sing hello.
      …Wave and sing hello.
    • We clap goodbye like this.
      We clap goodbye like this.
      With our friends at story time,
      We clap goodbye like this.
      …Stomp goodbye like this.
      …Wave goodby like this.
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  • We’re Going to the Beach
    • We’re going to the beach!
      We’re going to the beach!
      I think we’ll see some sand there!
      We’re going to the beach!
      …I think we’ll see some …
  • What’s the Weather Like Today?
    • What’s the weather like today,
      Like today, like today?
      What’s the weather like today,
      on this lovely Wednesday?
      Is there lots of sun today,
      Sun today, sun today?
      is there lots of sun today,
      On this lovely Wednesday?
  • Whistling Wind
    • If you hear the whistling wind, cup your ears.
      If you hear the whistling wind, cup your ears.
      If you hear it in the trees, making music with the leaves.
      If you hear the whistling wind, cup your ears.If you hear the blustery wind, whirl around.
      If you hear the blustery wind, whirl around.
      If you feel it life your hair, like a kite up in the air.
      If you feel the blustery wind, whirl around.
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  • Wind, Wind
    • Wind, wind, blow the clouds;
      Fast across the sky.
      Blow the branches back and forth;
      In the trees so high.

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Y

Z

  • Zoom Down the Highway
  • Zoom Zoom Zoom
    • Zoom, zoom, zoom.
      We’re going to the moon.
      Zoom, zoom, zoom.
      We’re going to the moon.
      If you want to take a trip,
      Climb aboard my rocket ship.
      Zoom, zoom, zoom.
      We’re going to the moon.
      In 5, 4, 3, 2, 1…BLAST OFF!
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