“Rain” Toddler Storytime

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Opening Rhyme
(to the tune of The Farmer in the Dell)
We’re all here today. We’re all here today.
Let’s clap our hands and sing together.
Hip, hip, hooray!
Source: (To be honest, my library was using this before I started so I’m not sure where the previous librarian found it, but it looks like a modified version of Jean Warren’s Preschool Express song here.)

Where, oh Where are Baby’s Fingers?
(Tune: Ten Little Indians)
Where, oh where are baby’s fingers? Where, oh where are baby’s toes?
Where’s the baby’s belly button?
‘Round and round it goes
Where, oh where are baby’s ears?
Where, oh where is baby’s nose?
Where’s the baby’s belly button?
Round and round it goes.
Source: King County Library System

Book – Who Likes Rain? by Wong Herbert Yee

It’s Raining. It’s Pouring
It’s raining. It’s pouring.
The old man in snoring.
He went to bed and bumped his head
And couldn’t get up in the morning.
Source: Traditional

One Little, Two Little, Three Little Raindrops
One little, two little, three little raindrops,
Four little, five little, six little raindrops,
Seven little, eight little,
Nine little raindrops,
Ten little raindrops on my head.
(repeat with raindrops on other body parts, like nose, toes, etc.)
Source: King County Library System

The Itsy Bitsy Spider
The itsy bitsy spider
Went up the water spout. Down came the rain and washed the spider out.
Out came the sun and dried up all the rain.
And the itsy bitsy spider went up the spout again.
Repeat with the big humoungous spider (big voice) and teeny weeny spider (small voice). 
Source: Adapted traditional

Book – Duckie’s Rainbow by Frances Barry

Rain Rain Go Away
Rain rain go away
Come again another day.
Little baby wants to play
Source: Traditional

This Little Wind
This little wind blows silver rain.
This little wind drifts snow.
This little wind sings a whistled tune.
This little wind croons low.
And this little wind rocks baby birds tenderly to and fro.
Source: Storytime Secrets

Rain is Falling Down
Farmer in the Dell
Rain is falling down, splash!
Rain is falling down, splash!
Pitter, patter, pitter, patter.
Rain is falling down, splash!
Sun is peeking out, peek-a-boo!
Sun is peeking out, peek-a-boo!
Peeking here, peeking there,
Sun is peeking out, peek-a-boo!
Source:  Jbrary

Bubbles – best bubble machine ever! (IMHO, of course)

 Rainbows in my Bubbles
Tune of She’ll be Coming Round the Mountain)
I’ve got rainbows in my bubbles, yes, I do
I’ve got rainbows in my bubbles, yes, I do
When I look up towards the sun,
They’ve got rainbows every one.
I’ve got rainbows in my bubbles, yes, I do.
Source: Preschool Express

Good-bye Song
(Tune of Ten Little Indians)
Wave with one hand, then with the other
Wave with one hand, then with the other
Wave with one hand, then with the other
Wave with both feet now
Repeat with other body parts
Source: King County Library System

Early literacy tip:  Invite your child(ren) to draw pictures on white construction paper with pieces of colored chalk. Have them hold their pictures outside in the rain.  Or let them dip their fingers into water and sprinkle “raindrops” on their papers. What happens to the chalk colors when they become wet?  (They become brighter.) Talk about what happens and why.
Source: Preschool Express

 

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