Weather Songs Set to The Tune of “If You’re Happy and You Know It.”
“Whistling Wind”, “Rain Song”, and “Hello, Mr.Sun” are sung to the tune of “If You’re Happy and You Know it”. These follow the same pattern as the popular song, with the first two lines repeating twice, followed by a third pair of rhyming lines, before starting a second verse with a related theme. Each verse tells the kids to do a different action. For example, in “Whistling Wind”, children sing “If you hear the whistling wind,/Cup your ears,/If you hear the whistling wind,/Cup your ears,/If you hear the whistling wind,/Cup your ears.” Then, consider showing them a tree picture before introducing the lines “If you hear it in the trees,/ Making music with the leaves.” Come back to “If you hear the whistling wind,/Cup your ears.” The next verse deals with the sensory experience of the wind. Children imagine the physical sensation of wind blowing all around them, and act it out by whirling around like the wind. Sing “If you feel the blustery wind,/Whirl around.” The fun lines “If you feel it lift your hair/Like a kite up in the air” convey two dramatic visual images. They should bring big smiles to little faces, while teaching kids not to be afraid of the wind.
Weather Songs Set to the Tune of “The Farmer in the Dell”
Several songs especially suited to windy seasons, like sping and fall, are set to the children’s song “The Farmer in the Dell”. They rhyme, and follow the same basic structure as the aforementioned tune. These songs include “Noisy Wind”, “Frost”, and “The Sounds of the Wind”
Weather Songs Set to the Tune of “Twinkle. Twinkle Little Star”
The songs “Look Outside”, “Snowflakes, Snowflakes”, “When I Look Into the Sky”, and “Zim-bam” are all set to the tune of “Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star”. “Look Outside” encourages kids to observe the weather outside their windows. “Look outside now, can you say/What the weather is today?/Is there sunshine, is there rain,/Is wind blowing down the lane?” “Zim-bam, Zim-bam” is about the rain. The rain falls, “zim-bam”, on the tree, from the sky, and on people.
“The Rainbow Song” teaches kids all about the colors of the rainbow. In addition, the lyrics reinforce a connection in the child’s mind between words for colors and things he or she sees everyday. The song mentions red apples, orange oranges, green trees, and blue sky.
Introduce kids to the first verse of the Sesame Street theme song, “Sunny Day.” It’s great fun to sing the happy lines “Sunny day/ Sweeping the clouds away,/ On my way,/To where the air is clean/ Can you tell me how to get/ How to get to Sesame Street?” On a rainy or cloudy day, express longing for the sun by singing “Mr. Sun”, “Mr. Sun, Sun, lovely golden sun, please shine down on me.”
Sunday School Weather Song
The Bible story of Noah and the flood is a good one to sing on a rainy day when the rain just doesn’t stop. The song “Arky, arky” talks about forty days of rain, and eventual sun when the rain stops. There are even finger actions to represent the falling rain and the emerging sun.