Rain or Shine: Weather Songs and Rhymes!

I was inspired by a recent post by Librarian Jenna titled What’s in the Sky? which features all kinds of fun songs and stories about, well, things that come from the sky! For anyone who follows us on Twitter, you may notice we like to talk about the weather A LOT. So, it was a natural choice for my next blog post to reach into the vaults of Youtube and pull together some of our favourite songs about meteorological wonders! These songs and rhymes are perfect because they are universal in their appeal, can be adapted to fit different themes or just to get kids up and moving.

 It Ain’t Gonna Rain No More

This fun little number is easy to sing and makes use of rhymes to help kids predict which body part is coming next.

Come Under My Umbrella 

We love this gentle song, plus it features lots of great sign language!

Rain is Falling Down

This has got to be one of my favourite songs for babytime, as it calls for lots of touching plus a game of peek-a-boo! Snowing where you live?  Try adding in a verse that goes, “Snow is falling down, slush!”

Eensy Weensy Spider

A classic! What better way to celebrate both the rain and sun than with an incredibly persistent spider!

Mr. Sun, Sun, Mr. Golden Sun 

A classic from Raffi. This could even incorporate a felt story where you have the kids coax out the sun!

 Picked a Strawberry

To counter all the crummy weather songs this is a nice one to talk about the sun’s role in growing delicious food!

Teddy Gets Dressed

This song, sung to the tune of “The Wheels on the Bus” can be adapted for any season!  I use the felts below (please forgive the one-eyed teddy bear) and sing the following song as we get him dressed for the appropriate weather.  I always ask the kids what else he needs to wear to see if they can guess what article of clothing comes next.

Who’s afraid of a rainy day, a rainy day, a rainy day?
Who’s afriad of a rainy day? Ha, ha, not me!

I wear my coat on a rainy day, a rainy day, a rainy day.
I wear my coat on a rainy day.
My coat keeps me dry.

Then just switch out the different articles of clothing for “coat.” For winter, we sing, “Who’s afraid of a snowy day?” and “My coat keeps me warm.” And for summer we sing, “Who’s afraid of a sunny day?” and “My hat keeps me cool.”

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What are your favourite weather songs? What types of weather are we missing?

Because it would be rude to leave you without any songs about getting dressed for all this crazy weather allow us to suggest the Hat Song, Baby Put Your Pants On or our Summer, Fall and Winter playlists for more ideas!

3 thoughts on “Rain or Shine: Weather Songs and Rhymes!

  1. Hello!

    Just wanted to say how great your songs are! My 22 month daughter loves them, especially little green frog. With that in mind we have made up some more verses which my daughter loves and I wanted to share them with you. I have 2, the little star fish and the little yellow bird! I hope you like them enough to use.

    STAR FISH
    Wiggle wiggle went the little star fish one day, wiggle wiggle went the little star fish.
    Wiggle wiggle went the little star fish one day and they all went wiggle wiggle wiggle. But…..
    We know that star fish go wavey wavey wave, wavey wavey wave, wavey wavey wave, we know that star fish go wavey wavey wave they don’t go wiggle wiggle wiggle.

    Waddle waddle went the little fluffy penguin one day, waddle waddle went the little fluffy penguin. Waddle waddle went the little fluffy penguin one day and they all went waddle waddle waddle. But… We know that penguins go splish, splosh, splash…..etc

    YELLOW BIRD
    cheep! Cheep! Went the little yellow bird one day, cheep cheep went the little yellow bird. Cheep cheep went the little yellow bird one day and they all went cheep! Cheep! Cheep! But….we know that birds go flapey, flapey, flap, flapey, flapey flap, flapey flapey flap, they don’t go cheep cheep cheep.

    Oo Oo went the little brown monkey one day, Oo Oo went the little brown monkey. Oo went the little brown monkey one day and they all went Oo Oo Oo. But… We know that monkeys go swing -a-ling-a-ling, swing -a-ling-a-ling, swing -a-ling-a-ling, we know monkeys go swing -a-ling-a-ling they don’t go Oo Oo Oo.

    King regards

    Maria
    (UK)

    1. Hi Maria,

      Thank you so much for sharing those verses with us! We will definitely use them in a future video if that’s okay with you. We love hearing how parents use our videos with their children – it really makes a difference to us!

      Thank you again for your comment,
      Lindsey and Dana

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