Every month the song/dance/activity will change. Many of the songs will be from my Recordings. Please print the page and do the activity with your child. Teachers may print the page to use with their classes. If you have questions, Contact Me.
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Short, funny, and a great song for those rainy April days! Children will learn to "Splash!" at the same time, creating great energy and synergy!
Rain is falling down, SPLASH!
Sit tall on your knees, hands over-head. Wiggle fingers downward for the first part of lines 1, 2 and 4, to about waist-level, then SPLASH to the floor. Take your time, be dramatic! Wave hands overhead during line 3.
Age Range: 1 – 5 years old
Purpose: This is a great group dynamic song - seeing if you can get everyone Splash-ing at the same time! But even if you are one-on-one with your own child, it's SO much fun. This song also works well with babies — lay them on the floor, make "big eyes", and splash onto their tummies! It's a giggler!
Extension Activity: Time to get out the finger paints, or puffy paints, and let the kids make Rain Art! Another great activity for 4 - 6 year olds is to make a rainstick. Rainsticks come from Chile, and are a thank you for the plentiful rain.
To make a sturdy rainstick: Use a cardboard mailing tube (about 30") with covers at each end. These are available at large office supply stores. Poke holes all over - about 60. Put a bandaid on the child's thumb, padded side on the thumb's fleshy side. With supervision, a child can put 2" roofing nails into each hole, pressing with the thumb. Seal end cover on one end with glue or hot glue. Pour in 1 cup of rice, beans, aquarium gravel - be creative! Seal the other end. Make a paper cover - child can decorate - and glue it on over the nails. You will have a great, long lasting rainstick. NOTE: there are many ways to make a rainstick - instead of nails you can put in netting or crumpled foil. Yes, it's a bit of work. But it really does sound like rain!
Songs to couple with this one: Ducks Like Rain! and Weather Rhythms - on "H.U.M. - Highly Usable Music".