Great Nature Songs with Toddlers and Preschoolers

I work with a great bunch of families with the goal of connecting children to nature. I thought it helpful to post some of our songs used. They are listed with a general topic or activity. Enjoy!

Berry Picking

1. Pop, goes the Berry!

All around the blackberry (or other) bush,

We picked some juicy berries,
We brought them home and washed them off,

Pop! Go the Berries!

(Kids jump up when we sing Pop)

2. (Tune: Clemintine)

Picked a blackberry (or other), picked a blackberry

That was growing in the sun.

Then, I washed it and I ate it,

And I picked another one.

Butterflies and Caterpillars

1. (Tune: Itsy Bitsy spider)

The fuzzy caterpillar eating a green leaf.
Makes himself a chrysalis then falls fast asleep.
Dreaming of flying, the days passing by,
The chrysalis breaks open and he’s a butterfly!

Apples

1. Picking Apples (can be sung to the tune of Frere Jacques)

Picking apples, picking apples,
‘Til we’re done, ’til we’re done,
Picking all the apples,
Picking all the apples,
‘Til we’re done, ’til we’re done.

Climb a ladder, climb a ladder,
In a tree, in a tree
Hello, everybody;
Hello, everybody,
Look at me, look at me.

Making applesauce, making applesauce
Swich, swish, swish, swish, swish, swish
Pouring the applesauce,
Pouring the applesauce
In a dish, in a dish.

Eating applesauce, eating applesauce,
Yum, yum, yum; yum, yum, yum.
Eating all the applesauce,
Eating all the applesauce.
Now we’re done, now we’re done.

Seashells and Ocean

1. Five Little Shells Fingerplay

5 little shells lying on the shore,
Crash went the waves and then their was 4.
4 little shells down by the sea,
Crash went the waves! then there was 3.
3 little shells, smooth as new,
Crash went the waves! Then there was 2.
2 little shells, sparking in the sun,
Crash went the waves! Then there was 1.
1 little shell, left by itself,
I took it home, and put it on my shelf.

2.Waves at the Beach (Tune: Wheels on the bus)

The waves at the beach go up and down, up and down, up and down,
the waves at the beach go up and down, all day long.

The crabs at the beach, crawl back and forth, back and forth, back and forth,
The crabs at the beach, crawl back and forth, all day long.

The lobsters at the beach go, snap, snap, snap; snap, snap, snap, snap
The lobsters at the beach go snap snap snap, all day long

The clams at the beach will open and shut, open and shut, open and shut,
The clams at the beach will open and shut, all day long.

The jelly fish go wibble, wobble, wibble; wibble, wobble, wibble; wibble wobble, wibble
The jelly fish go wibble wobble wibble all day long.

Fall

1. (Tune: Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star)
Little leaves are falling down
Red, yellow, orange and brown
Whirling whirling round and round
Quietly falling without a sound
Little leaves are falling down
Red, yellow, orange and brown.

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