Preschool Spring Theme

See also Garden theme





Book List

A Spring Story - David Updike
Blue’s Clues, It’s Spring Blue - Adam Peltzman
First Comes Spring - Anne Rockwell
Flower Fairies of the Spring - Cicely Barker
Hello, Spring! - Mary Packard
Henry and Mudge in Puddle Trouble - Cynthia Rylant
Honey Rabbit - Margo Hopkins
Hopper Hunts for Spring - Marcus Pfister
How Do You Know It's Spring? - Allan Fowler
I Love Spring - Steven Kroll
In the Spring - Craig Brown
It Looked Like Spilt Milk - Charles G. Shaw
It's Spring - Else Holmelund Minarik
Let's Find Out About Spring - Martha Shapp
My Spring Robin - Anne Rockwell
Rain - Peter Spier
Round Robin - Jack Kent
Simon Welcomes Spring - Gilles Tibo
Spring - Colin McNaughton
Spring - Fern Hallow
Spring - Gail Saunders-Smith
Spring - Ron Hirchi
Spring Days - Harold Roth
Step Into Spring: A New Season - Jane Moncure
Taste the Raindrops - Anna Grossnickle Hines
That’s What Happens When It’s Spring - Elaine Good
The Carrot Seed - Ruth Krauss
The Lamb And The Butterfly - Arnold Sundgaard
The Spring Hat - Madelaine Gill
The Touch Said Hello - Victoria Forrester
There's More, Much More - Sue Alexander
Titch - Pat Hutchins
Vegetable Garden - Douglas Florian
Wake Me In Spring - James Preller
When Will it be Spring - Catherine Walters
Where Butterfies Grow - Joanne Ryder
Will Spring Be Early? Or Will Spring Be Late? - Crockett Johnson
Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day - A.A. Milne



Songs & Fingerplays

Finger Play - sung to “Itsy, Bitsy, Spider”

The itsy, bitsy, spider went up the water spout
(use first two fingers and walk up another arm)
Down came the rain and washed the spider out.
(flutter fingers down)
Out came the sun and dried up all the rain
(make circle above head with arms)
And the itsy, bitsy spider went up the spout again
(use first two fingers and walk up another arm)

See, See, See - fingerplay

See, see, see
(shade eyes with hands)
Three birds are in a tree
(hold up three fingers)
One can chirp
(point to thumb)
And one can sing
(point to index finger)
One is just a tiny thing.
(point to middle finger, then rock baby bird in arms)

See, See, See
Three birds are in a tree
(hold up three fingers) Look, look, look
(shade eyes)
Three ducks are in a brook
(hold up three fingers)
One is white, and one is brown.
One is swimming upside down
(point to a finger each time)
Look, look, look
Three ducks are in a brook.
(hold up three fingers)

The Flower - poem

Here’s a green leaf,
And here’s a green leaf.
That you see makes two.
Here is a bud that makes a flower,
Watch it bloom for you!

Buttercups and Daisies - rhyme

Buttercups and daisies,
Oh, the pretty flowers;
Coming ‘ere the springtime,
To tell of sunny hours.
While the trees are leafless,
While the fields are bare
Buttercups and daisies
Spring up here and there.

May Song - rhyme

Spring is coming, spring is coming,
Birdies, build your nest;
Weave together straw and feather,
Doing each your best.
Spring is coming, spring is coming,
Flowers are coming, too;
Pansies, lilies, daffodils
Now are coming through.
Spring is coming, spring is coming,
All around is fair;
Shimmer and quiver on the river,
Joy is everywhere.

Catch One If You Can - sung to "Skip to My Lou"

Butterflies are flying. Won’t you try and catch one?
Butterflies are flying. Won’t you try and catch one?
Butterflies are flying. Won’t you try and catch one?
Catch one if you can.

Raindrops are falling. Won’t you try and catch one?
Raindrops are falling. Won’t you try and catch one?
Raindrops are falling. Won’t you try and catch one?
Catch one if you can.

Signs of Spring - sung to "The Muffin Man"

Do you see a sign of spring,
A sign of spring, a sign of spring?
Do you see a sign of spring?
Tell us what you see.

Let’s Be Windmills - sung to "If I were a Lassie"

Oh I wish I were a windmill, a windmill, a windmill.
Oh I wish I were a windmill, I’d know what I’d do.
I’d swing this way and that way, and this way and that way.
Oh I wish I were a windmill, when the wind blew.

Sunflower Song - sung to "I'm a Little Teapot"

Children will begin in a bent over position and will point to body as the stem and then hold hands out to side to demonstrate petals. As children rise they will create a big circular motion with hands to demonstrate the sun, and then wave hello.

I'm a little sunflower bright and yellow
Here is my stem and here are my petals.
When the sun comes out, just watch me grow.
I'll come out and say Hello!

Spring Song

Oh,...I looked out the window and what did I see,
Popcorn popping on the apricot tree.
Spring had brought me such a nice surprise,
popcorn popping right before my eyes.
I can take an armful and make a treat,
a popcorn ball that would smell so sweet.
It wasn't really so... but it seemed to be...
Popcorn popping on the apricot tree.

Spring Rhyme

Spring is here, spring is here
And the skies are blue and clear
Winter with it's cold has passed
And the summer is coming fast.

I'm a Little Daisy - sung to the tune of "I'm a little Tea Pot"

I'm a little Daisy
Tall and Slim
(Raise up on tip toes)
Here are my petals
(Place hands at sides of head and wiggle fingers)
Here is my stem
(slap hands down at sides of legs)
When the sun comes up
(hold hands in sky)
And the rain comes down
(bring hands down like rain drops crouching clear to the floor)
I grow grow grow up from the ground
(slowly raise back up bring hands above your head).

Here Comes Spring - sung to "Three Blind Mice"

Here comes spring,
here comes spring.
Bells will ring, children sing.
New plants are shooting from the ground,
Blossoms on the trees abound,
The earth awakens all around,
Here comes Spring.

Tulips

Five little tulips bright and gay,
(hold up fingers and thumb on one hand)
Let us water them each day.
(make sprinkle motion with other hand)
Watch them open in the bright sunlight.
(cup hand, then open it)
Watch them when it is night.
(close hand again)

~Submitted by Judi's Little Rascals

Flowers

Flowers tall,
(let tall fingers stand up)
Flowers small,
(let little finger and thumb stand up)
Count them one by one,
Blowing with the breezes
In the springtime sun!
1,2,3,4,5
(touch each finger as you count)

~Submitted by Judi's Little Rascals

The Smelling Song - sung to "It's Raining It's Pouring"

I'm smelling, i'm smelling,
my nose is busy smelling.
This is the song i like to sing,
When I smell most anything!

~Submitted by Judi's Little Rascals

Daffodils

One little daffodil had nothing much to do,
Out popped another one, then there were two.

Two little daffodils were smiling at a bee,
Out popped another one, then there were three.

Three little daffodils were growing by the door,
Out popped another one, then there were four.

Four little daffodils were glad to be alive,
Out popped another one, then there were five.

Five little daffodils were wearing golden crowns,
They danced in the breeze in green satin gowns.

~Submitted by Judi's Little Rascals

Sing a song of Springtime - Sung to "Sing a Song of Sixpence"

Sing a song of springtime,
sunshine fills the sky.
See the little bluebirds,
as they fly on by.

Look at all the flowers,
blooming pink and blue.
what a pretty time to sit
and watch things start anew.

~Submitted by Judi's Little Rascals

Spring Song - Sung to "BINGO"

There is a time when flowers bloom,
and grass turns green all over.
it is coming soon
it is coming soon,
it is coming soon
and spring is its name-o.

There is a time when birdies sing,
and children play outside.
it is coming soon
it is coming soon
it is coming soon
and spring is its name-o.

~Submitted by Judi's Little Rascals



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