Seasonal Songs | Nature Study

Find below songs to suit each season

Benefits of seasonal songs
Each song may have new vocabulary which the children may have heard that season

Ways to include songs into provision
– Singing while playing
– Songboxes
– Visual song board

Autumn

Five Little Pumpkins

Five little pumpkins sitting on a gate, (hold up 5 fingers)

The first one said, “oh my, it is getting late!” (hands on cheeks)

The second one said, “Theres a chill in the air!” (arms around self)

The third one said, “But we don’t care!” (Shake pointer finger)

The fourth one said, “We are ready for some fun!” (hands in the air)

The fifth one said, “Lets run and run and run!” (arms mimic running)

So whoooooo went the wind, (make a whoooo sound)

And out went the lights, (clap hands once loudly)

And five little pumpkins rolled out of sight. (roll hands)

Autumn

Autumn winds begin to blow (blow)

Coloured leaves fall fast and slow (fall motion with fingers)

Twirling, whirling, all around (turn self around)

Till at last, they touch the ground (fall to the ground)

Apple song

To the tune of: Have you ever seen a Lassie?

Have you ever seen an apple, an apple, an apple?

Have you ever seen an apple that grows on the tree?

A red one, a yellow one, a pink one, a green one,

Have you ever seen an apple that grows on the tree?

Scarecrow, scarecrow

Scarecrow, scarecrow, turn around

Scarecrow, scarecrow, touch the ground

Scarecrow, scarecrow, reach up high

Scarecrow, scarecrow, touch the sky

Scarecrow, scarecrow, bend down low

Scarecrow, scarecrow, touch your toes

Autumn Leaves

To the tune of: London bridge

Autumn leaves are falling down, falling down, falling down,

Autumn leaves are falling down, on the ground

Find a broom and start to sweep, start to sweep, start to sweep,

Find a broom and start to sweep, on the ground

Make them in a great big heap, a great big heap, a great big heap

Make them in a great big heap, on the ground

But here comes the wind to blow them round, blow them round, blow them round

Here comes the wind to blow them round, on the ground

Winter

Little Snowflake

To the tune of: “Are you Sleeping “

Dance like snowflakes, Dance like snowflakes

In the air, In the air

Whirling, Twirling snowflakes,

Whirling, Twirling snowflakes

Here and there, Here and there

Over The Mountain

Oh the bear went over the mountain,
The bear went over the mountain,
The bear went over the mountain,
To see what he could see.
But all that he could see,
But all that he could see,
Was the other side of the mountain,
The other side of the mountain,
The other side of the mountain,
Was all that he could see

So he went back over the mountain,
He went back over the mountain,
He went back over the mountain,
To see what he could see.
But all that he could see,
But all that he could see,
Was the other side of the mountain,
The other side of the mountain,
The other side of the mountain,
Was all that he could see. All that he could see!

There's a worm at the bottom of the garden

There’s a worm at the bottom of my garden,
And his name is Wiggly Woo.
There’s a worm at the
bottom of my garden
And all that he can do is wiggle all day,
And wiggle all night.
The neighbours say,
What a terrible fright!
There’s a worm at the bottom of my garden,
And his name is Wiggly Woo

Spring

I Hear Thunder

I Hear Thunder words I hear thunder, I hear thunder, (cup
ears with hands)
Hark don’t you? hark don’t you? (cup ears with hands)
Pitter patter raindrops, pitter patter raindrops, (flutter fingers
downwards)
I’m wet through!
So are you! (shake clothes off, and point )*
Put your coat on,
And your boots on, (mime putting clothes on)
Hurry now! Hurry now! (run on the spot)
Put up your umbrella, put up your umbrella, (put up pretend
umbrella)
You’re all dry! So am I (point at friend, and then yourself)

I'm A Little Butterfly

Sung to I’m A Little Tea Pot 

I’m a little butterfly
I have wings
I fly around
and see all things.
When I see a flower
That looks great
I call out
to all my friends.

Youtube video: Seeds

Five Little Men In A Flying Saucer

Five little men in a flying saucer
Flew round the world one day
They looked left and right
But they didn’t like the sight
So one man flew away
Wheeeeeeeee!!

Four little men in a flying saucer
Flew round the world one day
They looked left and right
But they didn’t like the sight
So one man flew away
Wheeeeeeeee!!

Three Men….

Two Men….

One little man in a flying saucer
Flew round the world one day
He looked left and right
But he didn’t like the sight
So one man flew away
Wheeeeeeeee!!

5 Little Speckled Frogs

Five little 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 speckled frogs.
Glub glub!


Four little speckled frogs….

Three little speckled frogs

Two little speckled frogs

One little speckled frog

Farmers In His Den

The farmer’s in his den,
The farmer’s in his den,
EE- I- AD-I-O,
The farmer’s in his den.


*The farmer wants a wife….
The wife wants a child….
The child wants a nurse….
The nurse wants a dog….
The dog wants a bone…
We all pat the bone! (GENTLY!)

I Can Sing A Rainbow

Red and yellow
and pink and green
Purple and orange
and blue
I can sing a rainbow
Sing a rainbow
Sing a rainbow too


Listen with your eyes
Listen with your ears
And sing everything you see
I can sing a rainbow
Sing a rainbow
Sing along with me
Red and yellow
and pink and green
Purple and orange
and blue
I can sing a rainbow
Sing a rainbow
Sing a rainbow too

Summer

Let's Go Fly A Kite

Take a watch of the clip from Mary Poppins Let’s Go Fly A Kite and have a go at
singing the song.

With tuppence for paper and strings
You can have your own set of wings
With your feet on the ground
You’re a bird in a flight
With your fist holding tight
To the string of your kite

Oh, oh, oh
!Let’s go fly a kite
Up to the highest height
!Let’s go fly a kite and send it soaring
Up through the atmosphere
Up where the air is clear
Oh, let’s go fly a kite!

When you send it flyin’ up there
All at once you’re lighter than air
You can dance on the breeze
Over ‘ouses and trees
With your first ‘olding tight
To the string of your kite

Oh, oh, oh!
Let’s go fly a kite
Up to the highest height
!Let’s go fly a kite and send it soaring
Up through the atmosphere
Up where the air is clear
Oh, let’s go fly a kite!

Hats Are Blowing

Tune: “Frere Jacques”


Hats are blowing,
Hats are blowing,
In the air,
Everywhere!
Every time the wind blows,
Someone’s hat,
Away it goes.
Hold on tight
And you’ll be all right!

Mary, Mary

Mary, Mary, quite contrary
How does your garden grow?
With silver bells
And cockle shells
And pretty maids all in a row

I Hear Thunder

I hear thunder, I hear thunder,
Hark don’t you, hark don’t you?
Pitter patter raindrops,
pitter patter raindrops,
I’m wet through, so are you.

I hear thunder, I hear thunder,
Hark don’t you, hark don’t you?
Pitter patter raindrops,
pitter patter raindrops,
I’m wet through, so are you

The Rock Song

To the tune of “Frere Jacques”


Rocks in my pockets,
Rocks in my pockets,
Big and small,
Big and small.
Shiny little pebbles,
Shiny little pebbles,
Found them all,
Found them all.