Weather Songs For Spring: April Showers Bring May Flowers!
Spring is known for all kinds of weather, and we have some great songs for spring and activities for it! Rain sticks are super fun to make and you can get some really interesting sounds out of them. When played slowly, they can be very calming. Rain sticks are traditionally made of hollowed plant stalks and are thought to originate from Latin America, but they are played in different countries around the world. Check out our video below on how to easily make your own rain stick!
Our In All Kinds Of Weather, Kids Make Music CD & DVD have all our favorite songs about wind, rain, snow, and sun.
Here are some Rain Rhymes you can sing and play along with your rain stick:
“Mister Sun” is a sunny song you can play with a glockenspiel, triangle, or finger cymbals. Play triangles or finger cymbals after “sun” is sung each time. Play glockenspiels on your “G” bar when the word “sun” is sung on the phrase “Oh Mister Sun”.
This sweet activity will have your kids coming back for more fun with Sally over and over again. Be sure to read all the way to the bottom for some adorable printable color sheets to help this song come to life!
“Sally Go Round the Sun” Is A Great Song For All Ages
Below is an example of how you can use this song to help your child develop speech, timing, and coordination. Giving space at the end of a phrase for your child to complete the lyrics/melody is one of the first ways a child will participate in singing starting from infancy.
For the A section – Have your child complete the phrase “Sally go round the….” With “Sun” and continue with “Sally go round the…” “Moon.” Then sing “Sally go round the chimney top every afternoon, Boom!” together.
For the B section – Tap the beat on a drum and sing words of the B section: “cows in the meadow…”
Here is another example of how you can implement this song into play time with instruments. The foundation is the steady beat. Tap on your child and move with your child so they feel the beat. Movement to the beat improves timing and coordination needed for music, dance, and sports.
For the A section– hands move in a circular motion on the drum.
For the B section – keep the steady beat, parents tap on their child’s back.
When we say “Up,” our movement and voice will be a demonstration of the language. Raise child’s arms on “Up” and lower when saying “Boom!.”
The foundation is the steady beat. Tap on your child, move with your child so they feel the beat. Movement to the beat improves timing and coordination needed for music, dance and sports.