Flannel Friday: Come Under My Umbrella and Rain is Falling Down

It’s time for Flannel Friday’s Winter Extravaganza!  Amy at Catch the Possibilities is hosting this week’s wintery round-up so be sure to check out her blog for more winter ideas.

I’m sharing some super simple felt pieces I whipped up to go along with two songs I love to sing in the fall and winter.  I live in Vancouver, otherwise known as Raincouver, so these are very relevant to my storytime kiddos!

Come Under My Umbrella


Lyrics:
Come under my umbrella, umbrella, umbrella
Come under my umbrella, it’s starting to rain
With thunder and lightning and thunder and lightning
Come under my umbrella, it’s starting to rain.

Before I sing this one, I ask the kids what the weather is like today.  Then I pull out the rain felt and we practice making the sign for rain.  Then I ask what we use to stay dry and pull out the umbrella piece and we practice making the sign for umbrella. Then we talk about how sometimes there is thunder and lightning and I put up the lightning pieces as we practice the sign. Then we sing the song together.  This really helps me slow down my pace, especially for toddlers.

 

Rain is Falling Down


Lyrics:
Rain is falling down. Splash!
Rain is falling down. Splash!
Pitter patter, pitter patter,
Rain is falling down. Splash!
Sun is peeking out. Peek!
Sun is peeking out. Peek!
Peeking here, peeking there,
Sun is peeking out. Peek!
Snow is falling down, shhh!
Snow is falling down, shhh!
Falling here, falling there,
Snow is falling down, shhh!

I love using this one at the end of any storytime – babies, toddlers, preschoolers. It gives a nice calming vibe and can be done with scarves too. The sun is from my Zoom, Zoom, Zoom set and the rain is from the set above.  The snow verse is not in the video as I’ve only recently added it. All I had to make were some snowflakes to complete the song!

What are your favourite winter songs and rhymes? Let me know in the comments!

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4 thoughts on “Flannel Friday: Come Under My Umbrella and Rain is Falling Down

  1. I do the come under my umbrella with the parachute. The parents help hold the parachute and the kids sit underneath. We shake the parachute over them for the thunder and lightning.

  2. I added to the song to let us shake the parachute harder and lighter and then at the end we had the parachute low and then lifted it to peak at them.

    Come Under My Umbrella
    (tune: more we get together)

    Come under my umbrella, umbrella, umbrella
    Come under my umbrella, it’s starting to rain.

    With thunder and lightning and thunder and lighting
    Come under my umbrella, it’s starting to rain.

    It’s raining really hard now, hard now, hard now
    It’s raining really hard now, it’s starting to pour.

    With wind and rain and wind and rain
    It’s raining really hard now, it’s starting to pour

    The rain is slowing down now, it’s slowing, it’s slowing
    The rain is slowing down now, it’s ending right now.

    No thunder or lighting no wind and no rain
    The rain is all done now, the sun can peak out!

    PEAK!

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