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Spring Song Ideas

  • Mar 8, 2011
  • Dianna Babcock & Cheryl Henningsgaard

Spring is finally on the horizon, and a great way to celebrate spring is through music. Spring is for baseball, kite flying, bicycle rides, baby animals, raindrops, rainbows, sunshine and planting. This blog with feature children’s folksongs sung throughout the world that entice us all to “feel good” about the sunshine!

Instrumental Listening Selections:
“Appalachian Spring”- Aaron Copeland, performed by Yo Yo Ma
“Morning Mood”- from Per Gynt Suite, Edvard Grieg
“Spring”- Four Seasons Violin Concerto, Antonio Vivaldi
Vocal Listening Selections:
“Here Comes the Sun”- George Harrison, The Beatles
“Moring Has Broken”- Cat Stevens
“Good Morning Star Shine”- Donovan, from the rock musical Hair
“Haru Ga Kita”-Traditional Japanese Children’s Song (Raffi - Quiet Times)
“Rover’s Fancy”-The Irish Rovers
“April Showers”- from the motion picture, Bambi, Walt Disney
“Let’s Go Fly A Kite”-from the motion picture, Mary Poppins, Walt Disney
“Over The Rainbow”-Judy Garland

Folk Songs:
"Take Me Out To the Ballgame"
"Daisy, Daisy" (Bicycle Built For Two)
"Rain, Rain, Go Away"
"If All the Raindrops"
"You Are My Sunshine"
"Mary Had A Little Lamb"
"The Farmer in The Dell"
"Old MacDonald Had a Farm"

Spring songs are a great addition to your Library Story time that will enhance and bring the spirit of spring to your children. When reading about topics that include spring themes, music enhances the listening experience through song lyrics, creative movement, socio-dramatic play, and singing.

© MacPhail Center for Music, 2011

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