Songs

Songs are an important part of the Earthplace Nursery School experience! We love to learn new songs about the seasons, animals, weather, favorite nursery rhymes, and holidays. Learning and singing songs provides a chance to move/dance, rhyme, to learn about rhythm, and enrich the learning experience by supplementing the classroom curriculum with additional knowledge. It creates a feeling of community within the school and amongst the extended family members. We have decided to post the lyrics and melody for songs commonly sung at Earthplace because we understand it is sometimes hard to figure out exactly what your children are singing. Please enjoy reading and singing these songs with your families! 

Everyone Knows It’s Earthplace
(to the Tune of “Windy”)
Where can you pet a rabbit named Apollo?
Where can you take a walk in the woods?
Where can you meet a snake named Maisy?
Everyone knows it’s Earthplace.
 
At Earthplace we play and sing,
Plant flowers that bloom in spring.
At Earthplace we run around
On the playground,
On the playground.
 
Where can you pet a rabbit named Apollo?
Where can you take a walk in the woods?
Where can you meet a snake named Maisy?
Everyone knows it’s Earthplace.
 
Hello Song
 
Let’s all join together,
It’s time to say hello,
We’ll dance and sing and have some fun,
Laughing as we go.
Ho…. He… Ha….
 
Good-bye Song
 
Lets all join together, 
It’s time to say good-bye.
We’ll clap our hands
And take a bow
It’s time to say good-bye.
 
 
Oats Peas Beans
 
Start with Chorus – Walking around the circle.
During the chorus you can also march, tiptoe, etc.
 
Chorus:
Oats, peas, beans and barley grows
Oats, peas, beans and barley grows,
You and I and everyone knows
How oats, peas beans and barley grows.
 
Verse:
1.First the farmer plants the seeds
Then stands erect 
Then takes their ease
They stamp their foot
And clap their hands
And turn around to view the land.
 
Repeat the chorus
 
Verse 2:Then the farmer waters the seeds
Then stands….
 
Repeat the chorus
 
Verse 3: Then the farmer watches the seeds (or plants) grow
Then stands…
 
Repeat the chorus
 
Verse 4: Then the farmer harvests the plants
Then stands…
 
Repeat the chorus
You can add more verses-eats the plants, etc.
 
Five Green and Speckled Frogs
 
Five green and speckled frogs
Sat on a speckled log
Eating some most delicious bugs
YYYYUUUUMMMM YYYYUUUUMMMM
 
One jumped into the pool
Where it was nice and cool
Then there were
Four green speckled frogs
GGGGLLLLUUUUBBBB GGGGLLLLUUUUBBBB
 
(Repeat in descending order 5 - 1.)
 
                                  Tree Song
                         by Lorraine Hammond

This is my trunk; I'm a tall, tall tree,
In the springtime the blossoms grow on me.
They open, they open.
 
This is my trunk; I'm a tall, tall tree,
In the summer the breezes blow through me.
I bend, I bend.
 
This is my trunk; I'm a tall, tall tree,
In the autumn the apples grow on me.
They drop, they drop.
 
This is my trunk; I'm a tall, tall tree.
In the winter the snowfalkes fall on me.
Brrr, Brrr.
 
 
 Earthplace Seniors Song
(to the tune of “You are my Sunshine”)
We are the Seniors
We are the Seniors
We are so happy here each day
We learn and play here
Let’s give a big cheer
HIP HIP HOORAY for Earthplace today!
 
 
Earthplace Juniors Song 
(to the tune of “You are my Sunshine”)
 
We are the Juniors
We are the Juniors
We are so happy here each day
We learn and play here
Let’s give a big cheer
HIP HIP HOORAY for Earthplace today!
 
 Snowflakes
(to the Tune of “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star”)
 
Snowflakes, snowflakes, falling down,
Snowflakes, snowflakes touch the ground.
Snowflakes, snowflakes in the air,
Snowflakes, snowflakes everywhere.
Snowflakes, snowflakes, falling down,
Snowflakes, snowflakes touch the ground.
 
We’re Going To Kentucky
 
We’re going to Kentucky
We’re going to the fair
To see the senoritas
With flowers in their hair
Oh shake it shake it shake it
Shake it if you can
Shake it like a milkshake
Do the best you can
Rumble to the bottom (hands go around and into lap)
Rumble to the top (hands go around and up into the air)
Turn around and turn around until you make a stop.
(hands turn around up in the air and put both out in front for STOP)
We’re tiptoeing to Kentucky…(tip toe pointer fingers on legs)
We’re flying to Kentucky (fly any way they want to – a bird , plane, etc.)
 
 
 
If You’re Happy and You Know It
 
If you're happy and you know it,
Clap your hands (Clap hands twice)
 
If you're happy and you know it,
Clap your hands (Clap hands twice)
 
If you're happy and you know it,
Then your face will surely show it
If you're happy and you know it,
Clap your hands (Clap hands twice)
 
If you're happy and you know it,
Tap your toe (Tap toes twice)
 
If you're happy and you know it,
Tap your toe (Tap toes twice)
 
If you're happy and you know it,
Then your face will surely show it
If you're happy and you know it,
Tap your toe. (Tap toes twice)
 
Get creative or ask the children what they would like to do next! 
 
Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star
 
Twinkle, twinkle, little star,
How I wonder what you are!
Up above the world so high,
Like a diamond in the sky!
 
Repeat:
*Twinkle, twinkle, little star,
How I wonder what you are!*
 
When the blazing sun is gone,
When he nothing shines upon,
Then you show your little light,
Twinkle, twinkle, all the night.