Category Archives: Spring

All around the buttercup

Although it’s apparently a traditional song, I first came across  this one in Candy Verney’s The Singing Year, which is a wonderful book full of songs and activities which reflect the changing seasons. In this game, one child is the … Continue reading

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Baa baa black sheep

Baa baa black sheep Baa baa black sheep, have you any wool? Yes sir, yes sir, three bags full One for the master and one for the dame And one for the little boy who lived down the lane ‘Thank … Continue reading

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In and out the dusky bluebells

Last week the bluebell woods were in full splendour, so get out this weekend to see them if you can. This is a lovely game to play in Spring, with children weaving in and out of the arches of adult … Continue reading

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Hot cross buns

Hot cross buns Hot cross buns, hot cross buns One a penny, two a penny, hot cross buns Give them to your daughters, give them to your sons One a penny, two a penny, hot cross buns

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I had a little cherry stone

Cherries feature in quite a few rhymes I know. This is a good one to sing in spring when you’re planting seeds. It’s not too early for that, is it? I had a little cherry stone and put it in … Continue reading

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Savez-vous planter les choux

I’m sitting in front of the fire, recording and working on the computer, and my mind is wandering to garden-matters. Peas or beans this year? Could we squeeze in an apple tree? Here’s a song about planting cabbages… which aren’t … Continue reading

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Mary, Mary, quite contrary

A track from my CD Rhymetime at Home 2 today-  It’s one of those songs that I’ve known for ever, and was always particularly fond of as a child. My Dictionary Of Nursery Rhymes (Opie) suggests that it may have … Continue reading

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