circle time songs

We're excited to introduce several new songs to our forest school families this summer. Here are the words to some of the finger plays and songs we'll sing this season. Enjoy!

Laughing Comes the Summer

Laughing, laughing, laughing, laughing
Comes the summer over the field;
Over the field comes the summer, hahaha,
Laughing over the field.

Johnny Appleseed Grace

Oh, the earth is good to me
And so I thank the earth
For giving me the things I need --
The sun, and the rain, and the appleseed.
The earth is good to me.

Blow, Wind, Blow

Blow wind blow
And go mill go
That the miller may grind his corn
That the baker may take it
And into bread bake it
And bring us a loaf in the morn'
Bring us a loaf in the morn'

Little Jenny Wren

As Little Jenny Wren
Was sitting by the shed
She fluttered with her wings
And nodded with her head
She fluttered with her wings
And nodded with her head
As Little Jenny Wren
Was sitting by the shed

Come, Follow Me

Come, follow, follow, follow
Follow, follow, follow me
Wither shall I follow, follow, follow
Wither shall I follow, follow thee
To the greenwood, to the greenwood
To the greenwood, greenwood tree

Fuzzy Little Caterpillar

Fuzzy little caterpillar crawling, crawling on the ground.
Fuzzy little caterpillar nowhere, nowhere to be found,
Though we've looked and looked and hunted
Everywhere around.

See how her cocoon is stirring; now a little head we spy.
What is this! Our caterpillar spreading lovely wings to dry.
Soon the free and happy creature
Flutters gaily by.

Hear the Lively Song

Hear the lively song
Of the frogs in yonder pond
Crick, crick

Trot old Joe

Trot old Joe, Trot old Joe
You ride better than any horse I know.
Trot old Joe, Trot old Joe
You're the best horse in the country, oh.
Whoa, Joe!

This is the Way the Lady Rides

This is the way the lady rides
Ga-lump, ga-lump, ga-lump, ga-lump.
This is the way the gentleman rides
Ga-lump-a-trot, ga-lump-a-trot.
This is the way the farmer rides
Hobble-dee-ha, hobble-dee-ha.
This is the way the hunter rides
Gallopy, gallopy, gallopy
Over the fence!


Buttercup, buttercup waking up
Catch a sunbeam in your cup
Hold it tight, Let it go
Ree-ra ree-ra ro


Under a stone where the earth was firm
I found a wriggly wriggly worm
Good morning I said, how are you today?
But the wriggly worm, just wriggled away

A Little Fish

A little fish went out to play,
She wiggled her fins and swam away.
She swam and swam through the water bright
Then opened her mouth to take a bite.