Weather - Addison Public Library

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Weather - Addison Public Library
Rhymes
&
Resources
Compiled by
Mary G. Marshall
&
Sue Eilers
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Snowflakes
(Warren/ Piggyback Songs, adapted)
Tune: “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star”
Snowflakes, snowflakes dance around. [move snowflake in the air]
Snowflakes, snowflakes, touch the ground. [touch snowflake to the floor]
Snowflakes, snowflakes, in the air. [move snowflake in the air]
Snowflakes, snowflakes, everywhere [twirl with snowflake]
Snowflakes, snowflakes dance around. [move snowflake in the air]
Snowflakes, snowflakes, touch the ground.
[toss snowflake into the air and let it fall to the floor]
Cut out large snowflakes from paper or use circles of tulle material. Give each child a snowflake
to do the movements to the song.
Rain, Rain, Go Away
(Silberg/ I Can’t Sing Book, adapted by Mary Marshall & Sue Eilers)
Rain, rain, go away.
[gently move fingers as if raining]
Come again another day.
Everybody wants to play.
Rain, rain, go away.
[move fingers as if raining harder, use louder voice]
Come again another day.
Everybody wants to play.
Rain, rain, go away.
[move fingers as if raining very hard, use louder voice]
Come again another day.
Everybody wants to play.
Lightning, lightning go away.
[open and shut fingers, louder voice]
Come again another day.
Everybody wants to play.
Thunder, thunder go away.
[stamp feet, louder voice]
Come again another day.
Everybody wants to play.
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This Sunny Day
(Stetson/ Little Hands Fingerplays & Action Songs)
Who feels happy this sunny day?
If you do, clap your hands and sway.
Who feels happy this sunny day?
If you do, tap your shoulders this way.
Who feels happy this sunny day?
If you do, nod your head and say, “I’m happy!”
What Will the Weather Be?
(Charner/ The Giant Encyclopedia of Circle Time)
Tune: ”Oh Dear, What Can the Matter Be?”
Oh my, what will the weather be?
Oh my, what will the weather be?
Oh my, what will the weather be?
It will be [rainy, cloudy, sunny, snowy, windy] today.
Change each verse and use with a flannel board.
What’s the Weather Like?
(Best of Mailbox Songs, Poems, and Fingerplays)
Tune: “Where Is Thumbkin?”
Weather watcher, weather watcher,
What do you see? What do you see?
Tell us what the weather’s like.
Tell us what the weather’s like.
Won’t you, please? Won’t you, please?
Use a flannel board and select a child to tell
about the weather using the flannel board pieces.
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Have You Ever Seen the Wind Blow?
(Mary Marshall)
Tune: “Have You Ever Seen a Lassie?”
Have you ever seen the wind blow, the wind blow, the wind blow?
Have you ever seen the wind blow leaves this way and that? [move paper leaves above head]
Blow leaves this way and that way and this way and that way.
Have you ever seen the wind blow leaves this way and that?
Have you ever seen the wind blow, the wind blow, the wind blow?
Have you ever seen the wind blow snow this way and that?
[move paper snowflakes above head]
Blow snow this way and that way and this way and that way.
Have you ever seen the wind blow snow this way and that?
Have you ever seen the wind blow, the wind blow, the wind blow?
Have you ever seen the wind blow rain this way and that? [wiggle fingers like rain falling]
Blow rain this way and that way and this way and that way.
Have you ever seen the wind blow rain this way and that?
Rain Walk
(Totten/ Seasonal Storytime Crafts)
A little boy went walking [walk in place]
On a lovely springtime day.
He saw a robin catch a worm, [make a bill with hand]
And then it flew away. [hook thumbs together, make hands flutter like wings]
He watched a caterpillar crawl, [wiggle finger like caterpillar]
Up the stem of a flower.
Then he splashed all the way home, [stomp feet]
In the April rain shower. [fingers wiggle in downward motion like rain]
Falling Raindrops
(Ring A Ring O’Roses)
Raindrops, raindrops! [move fingers to imitate falling rain]
Falling all around.
Pitter-patter on the rooftops, [tap softly on your head]
Pitter-patter on the ground. [tap softly on the floor]
Here is my umbrella. [pretend to open umbrella]
It will keep me dry. [place umbrella over head]
When I go walking in the rain,
I hold it up so high. [hold high in the air]
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Five Little Clouds
(Lohnes/ Finger Folk)
Tune: “Six Little Ducks”
Five [four, three, two, one] little clouds up in the sky,
Drifting, floating way up high.
One disappeared in the sky so blue
When a big gust of wind came blowing through.
Use with flannel board or finger puppets.
Raindrops
(Totten/ Seasonal Storytime Crafts)
Rain on the housetops. [make a pointed roof with hands]
Rain on the trees. [raise arms like tree branches]
Rain on the green grass, [point fingers on both hands to ground]
But not on me. [point to self]
Five Umbrellas
(Totline/ 1001 Rhymes & Fingerplays)
Five umbrellas stood by the back door,
The red one went outside,
Then there were four.
Four umbrellas, pretty as can be,
The blue one went outside,
Then there were three.
Three umbrellas with nothing to do,
The green one went outside,
Then there were two.
Two umbrellas not having much fun,
The yellow one went outside,
Then there was one.
Just one umbrella alone in the hall.
The purple one went outside,
And that was all.
Use with flannel board or finger puppets.
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A sunny day is the best time to go to the playground. Help everyone find their way.
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In each row, circle the one that is different.
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Which snowflake has no twin?
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Selected Books on Weather
Anholt, Catherine. Sun Snow Stars Sky. New York: Viking, 1995.
Barrett, Judi. Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs. New York: Atheneum, 1978.
Beach, Judi. Names for Snow. New York: Hyperion, 2003.
Blackstone, Stella. Bear in Sunshine. New York: Barefoot, 2001.
Crimi, Carolyn. Outside, Inside. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1995.
Eagle, Kin. It’s Raining, It’s Pouring. Boston, MA: Whispering Coyote, 1994.
Ehlert, Lois. Snowballs. San Diego: Harcourt Brace, 1995.
Hest, Amy. In The Rain with Baby Duck. Cambridge, MA Candlewick, 1995.
Howell, Will. I Call It Sky. New York: Walker, 1999.
Kurtz, Jane. Rain Romp: Stomping Away a Grouchy Day. New York: Greenwillow, 2002.
Kuskin, Karla. James and the Rain. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1995.
Lakin, Patricia. Snow Day! New York: Dial, 2002.
McCully, Emily Arnold. First Snow. New York: HarperCollins, 2004.
McPhail. David. The Puddle. New York: Farrar, 1998.
Meadows, Michelle. The Way the Storm Stops. New York: Holt, 2003.
Ray, Mary Lyn. Red Rubber Boot Day. San Diego: HarcourtBrace, 2000.
Shannon, David. The Rain Came Down. New York: Blue Sky, 2000.
Simon, Norma. Wet World. Cambridge, MA: Candlewick, 1995.
Weigelt, Udo. All-Weather Friends. New York: North-South, 1999.
Wright, Betty Ren. The Blizzard. New York: Holiday, 2003.
Yim, Natasha. Otto’s Rainy Day. Watertown, MA: Charlesbridge, 2000.
Puppets and Puzzles
Charlotte Diamond’s World CD
Just 4 Kids CD
Piggyback Songs CD
Rainy Day Puzzle (11 pieces)
Snowy Day Puzzle (11 pieces)
Weather Puzzles (6 pieces)
Windy Day Puzzle (6 pieces)
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Teacher Resources
1001 Rhymes and Fingerplays for Working with Young Children.
Everett, WA: Warren, 1994.
A to Z Kids Stuff. www.atozkidsstuff.com.
Best of the Mailbox Songs, Poems, and Fingerplays.
Greensboro, NC: Education Center, n.d.
Briggs, Diane. 101 Fingerplays, Stories and Songs to Use with Finger Puppets.
Chicago: ALA, 1999.
Charner, Kathy. The Giant Encyclopedia of Circle Time and Group Activities for Children 3 to 6.
Beltsville, MD: Gryphon House, 1996.
Charner, Kathy. The Giant Encyclopedia of Theme Activities for Children 2 to 5.
Mt. Rainier, MD: Gryphon House, 1993.
Cooper, Kay. Too Many Rabbits and Other Fingerplays about Animals, Nature, Weather, and the Universe.
New York: Scholastic, 1995.
Forte, Imogene. [Month] Patterns, Projects & Plans Series [by Month].
Nashville, TN: Incentive, 1990.
Lohnes, Marilyn. Finger Folk. Fort Atkinson, WI: Alleyside, 1999.
The Mailbox [magazine]
McKinnon, Elizabeth. Busy Bees Fall.
Everett, WA: Warren, 1994 [also, Spring, Summer, Winter].
Patti’s Preschool Resources. www.geocities.com/soogal99/index.html.
Phelps, Joan Hilyer. Finger Tales. Fort Atkinson, WI: Upstart, 2002.
Raines, Shirley and Robert Canady. Story S-T-R-E-T-C-H-E-R-S.
Beltsville, MD: Gryphon House, 1989.
Ring A Ring O’Roses. 10th ed. Flint, MI: Flint Public Library, 1996.
Schiller, Pam and Thomas Moore. Where Is Thumbkin?
Mt. Rainier, MD: Gryphon House, 1993.
Silberg, Jackie. 300 Three Minute Games. Beltsville, MD: Gryphon House, 1997.
Stetson, Emily and Vicky Congdon. Little Hands Fingerplays & Action Songs.
Charlotte, VT: Williamson, 2001.
Totten, Kathryn. Seasonal Storytime Crafts. Fort Atkinson, WI: Upstart, 2002.
Warren, Jean. Animal Piggyback Songs. Everett, WA: Warren, 1990.
Warren, Jean. The Best of Totline. Torrance, CA: Totline, 1995.
Warren, Jean. Piggyback Songs. Everett, WA: Warren, 1983.
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Story Totes
Animals for All Seasons [seasons & different animals]
“B” Is for Building [building & construction machines]
Beautiful Babies [big brothers, big sisters, & new babies]
Billions of Bugs [all kinds of insects]
Birthday Bonanza [celebrating birthdays]
Bunches of Bears [teddy bears & real bears]
Cool Cats & Cuddly Kittens [cats & kittens]
Dazzling Dinosaurs [dinosaurs]
Fabulous Food [food and eating]
Fascinating Families [all types of families & their members]
Fun on the Farm [farms & farm animals]
Helpers & Heroes [community helpers]
Monster Mania [monsters]
Pooches by the Pound [dogs & puppies]
Preschoolers Pretend [imagination & play]
Rainbows & Stars [colors & shapes]
Sensational Seasons [the four seasons]
Sing a Song of Sixpence [music & rhyme]
Spectacular Sea Stories [ocean & sea creatures]
Trips Around Town [places to visit]
Wacky Weather [all types of weather]
Wonderful World of Wheels [transportation]
Zoo-rific [zoos & zoo animals]
2004
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