Winter Seasonal Songs

" Cold winter's in the wood. I saw him pass. Crinkling up fallen leaves along the grass."

Eileen Matthews


Moving into the cooler months of December, January, February, and March. Through the dark winter months, we can celebrate the light within, spend more time snuggled in and hunkered down with craft projects, a good book, and company. Delicious food, early nights, some great films and of course singing lovely tunes.


In the winter some things are hidden whilst others are revealed. Underneath the earth, hibernating animals are asleep in their burrows. The trees and plants are busy storing energy in their deep roots. Previous birds nests and squirrels' dreys are revealed and tracks are visible in the earth.


Jack frost visits in the night leaving magical patterns and glistening and sparkling in the winter sun. When snow flutters down from the sky it makes a beautiful blanket on the earth and there is a deep silence outside.




Some tunes to sing together with your children throughout the winter months


Blow wind blow

All the leaves are falling

Cold, frost, and snow,

Winter comes a calling

Mother nature sleeping

All the earth is bare,

Deep in the ground, she hides her treasures rare




Hello brother wind, you can be a breeze,

Or a hurly burly hurricane, crashing through the trees,

You can be a sudden gust that steals my hat with ease,

Or the gales that whip up waves on the seven seas




Thumbs in the thumb place, fingers all together

This is the song we sing in mitten weather

When it is cold it doesn't matter weather,

Mittens are wool or made of finest leather,

This is the song we sing in mitten weather

Thumbs in the thumb place fingers altogether



Blow, wind blow!

Drift the flying snow!

Send it twirling, whirling overhead.

There's a bedroom in a tree,

Where as snug as snug can be.

The squirrel bests within his cosy bed


Shriek, wind, shriek,

Make the branches creak!

Battle with the boughs till break of day.

IN a burrow warm and tight

Through the icy winter night

The rabbit sleeps the peaceful nights away.


Scold, wind, scold,

So bitter and so bold!

Whip around the hedgerows bare and strong.

Under holly, sloe and thorn

In a set so soft and warm,

Brock the badger sleep the winter long.



The north wind doth blow,

And we shall have snow,

And what will the robin do then poor thing?

He'll sit in a barn and keep himself warm,

And hide his head under his wing, poor thing.


The north wind doth blow,

And we shall have snow

And what will the swallow do then poor thing?

O, did you not know,

He's gone long ago,

To a country much warmer than ours.


The north wind doth blow,

and we shall have snow,

And what will the dormouse to then, poor thing?

Rolled up in a ball,

In his nest snug and small,

He'll sleep till the winter is past.



O the trouble with this puddle is it's very hard to see,

If it comes up to my ankle or it comes up to my knee,

If I decide to step in,

The chances are I'll get,

A welly full of water and my foot all wet.



Dr Forest went to Gloucester

In a shower of rain,

They stepped in a puddle, right up to his middle

And never went there again.




Rabbit run on the frozen ground,

Who told you so,

Rabbit run on the frozen ground,

How do you know?


Chorus

I caught a rabbit uh - huh x3

I caught a rabbit oh!


Foxy run on the frozen ground.

Who told you so?

Foxy run on the froxen ground,

How do you know?



King Winter has come and the chill winds blow

His crown of ice and his cloak of snow




Let's put on our mittens

And button up our coat

Wrap a snuggly scarf

Around our throat,

Pull-on our boots

Fasten the straps

And tie on tightly,

POur warm, winter hats,

Then open the door

And out we will go

Into the soft and feathery snow



I hope you enjoy singing around the warmth of the fire singing with your children over the cold months. Bringing Joy into your home with sweet voices.


Lot's of love


Jade


xoxxo


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