In this musical activity, your child will join in a rhyming song with action movements and will practice language related to the weather.
Introduce this song by talking about rain and thunderstorms, encouraging your child to share what she knows. For example, you might show her a picture or book related to rainy weather and talk about where rain comes from, what the sky looks like, how rain feels, what clothing we wear in the rain, and what thunder sounds like. This is a great song to sing on a rainy day, when your child can look out the window and talk about rain storms before or after singing the song.
Sit or stand with your child and sing the following song. Help her imitate the motions.
This is sung to the tune of “Frère Jacques” or “Are You Sleeping?”
I hear thunder, I hear thunder
(stomp your feet on the floor)
You do too? You do too?
(cup your ear with your hand to pretend to listen)
Pitter-patter raindrops, pitter-patter raindrops
(flutter your fingers for raindrops)
I’m soaked through,
(shake your body vigorously)
So are you!
(point to your child)