Here are the new songs we’ll be using for our Waldorf in the Woods playgroup in April and May. Aren’t we lucky to have Jaimie’s lovely voice accompanying my piano plinking?

A Little Garden Flower

A little garden flower is lying in its bed.

The sun shines bright, overhead.

Down came the rain, dancing to and fro.

The little garden flower awakens, and now begins to grow.

Spring is Coming by Elisabeth Lebret

Spring is coming, spring is coming, birdies build your nest!

Weave together straw and feathers, doing each your best. Doing each your best.

Spring is coming, spring is coming

Flowers are coming too.

Daisies, lilies, daffodillies

All are coming through! All are coming through.

Spring is coming, spring is coming, birdies build your nest!

Weave together straw and feathers, doing each your best. Doing each your best.

Mother Earth by Eileen Hutchins

Mother Earth, Mother Earth! Take our seed and give it birth.

Father Sun! Gleam and glow! Until the roots begin to grow.

Sister Rain, Sister Rain! Shed thy tears to swell the grain.

Brother Wind! Breathe and blow – Then the blade green will grow.

Earth and Sun, Wind and Rain! Turn to gold the living Grain.

Two Little Hands (Do all the actions in the verse)

Two little hands go clap, clap, clap.

Two little feet go tap, tap, tap.

Two little hands go thump, thump, thump.

Two little feet go jump, jump, jump.

One little body turns round and round.

One little body sits quietly down.

My Garden by Betty Jones

This is my wee garden plot

Extend palm, point to it with index finger of other hand.

I’ll rake it with care and it will grow a lot!

Make rake with spread fingers and stroke it over palm.

Peas and carrots and salad from seeds,

Poke index finger around palm to plant seeds.

I’ll plant and water and pull out the weeds.

Extend thumb from fist to pour; pinch palm to weed.

The sun will shine and bathe my garden in light,

Flex and contract fingers as sun

All the plants will be happy and taste just right!

Face palms up and wiggle fingers.

Here, try some, have a bite!

Extend garden palm outward, pick plant, pop into mouth, and chew.


Bunny and the Garden by Betty Jones

Begin by sitting in a circle; all children act like the bunny.

A bunny sits with pricked ears,

Listens well before he dares

To hop, hop, hop from his bunny hole

To the farmer’s garden where the carrots grow

To pick and nibble those crunchy delights

From the cabbage too, he takes a few bites.

With his tummy full, he washes his face

‘Til the farmer yells and begins the chase!

With a hippity-hop-hop and a leaping bound,

Bunny hides safely in his hole in the ground.

The Goodbye Song (REVISED to reflect lyrics and tune from A Child’s Seasonal Treasury)

Goodbye now, good-bye now, we leave you now and home we go.

Good bye now, good bye now. Good bye to all of you.

It’s time to go or we’ll be late.

Let the children lead us to the gate.

Good bye now, good bye now, we’ll see you soon again.

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