Every year I say that spring is my favourite time of the year until summer comes along and then I switch to that season. However, after the snow, ice and cold this winter I’m glad to see the flowers start to appear and the animals wake up from hibernation and the baby animals in the fields. Singing and saying rhymes with your children is a great way to introduce them to the season and some of the things that happen and change as well as spend time connecting and helping them develop language and number sense from an early age. These rhymes below are some of our favourite Spring Nursery Rhymes and Songs ideal to sing with your babies, toddlers, and preschoolers.

Celebrate the seasons changing, the weather warming up and all things spring with these classic spring nursery rhymes and songs to sing together with babies, toddlers and preschoolers. Includes full words for the songs and ideas for crafts, activities and play.
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Spring Nursery Rhymes for Children

Many of these songs and rhymes are adaptations from existing rhymes whereas others are classic British nursery rhymes that have stood the test of time and are perfect for singing together in springtime. I have included lyrics to the rhymes and you should be able to find all of these songs over on Youtube for the music to sing them to because no one needs to hear me sing!

Five Little Speckled Frogs

Create your own puppets to use in circle time or with your child for the popular children's rhyme Five Little Speckled Frogs. These easy to make puppets are perfect for playing with and helping your child recognise numbers and count aloud as they sing the rhyme.

Our all-time favourite song that I must have sung a million times a day when I had toddlers it’s also perfect for springtime especially as all of the frogs appear and the ponds and puddles are teeming with frogspawn and then tadpoles.

5 Little Speckled Frogs,
Sat on a little log,
Eating some most delicious grubs,
YUM YUM!
One jumped into the pool,
Where it was nice and cool
And now there are 1, 2, 3, 4 green speckled frogs!

4 Little Speckled Frogs,
Sat on a little log,
Eating some most delicious grubs,
YUM YUM!
One jumped into the pool,
Where it was nice and cool
And now there are 1, 2, 3 green speckled frogs!

3 Little Speckled Frogs,
Sat on a little log,
Eating some most delicious grubs,
YUM YUM!
One jumped into the pool,
Where it was nice and cool
And now there are 1, 2 green speckled frogs!

2 Little Speckled Frogs,
Sat on a little log,
Eating some most delicious grubs,
YUM YUM!
One jumped into the pool,
Where it was nice and cool
And now there is only 1 green speckled frogs!

1 Little Speckled Frogs,
Sat on a little log,
Eating some most delicious grubs,
YUM YUM!
One jumped into the pool,
Where it was nice and cool
And now there are NO green speckled frogs!

Make some speckled frog puppets to sing with this rhyme and get the rhyme words for free.
Hopping mad frog-themed crafts and activities for toddlers and preschoolers ideal for spring based learning and fun in and out of the classroom.

Check out our Frog themed books which are perfect for springtime reading as well as more frog crafts and activities which you could do with your toddlers and preschoolers.

5 Little Ducks

Another animal-themed spring nursery rhyme. When the ponds are teeming with frogs there are also little fluffy ducklings all over the place following their parents and this song is perfect for singing after feeding the ducks or just seeing them out and about.

5 Little ducks went swimming one day
Over the hills and far away
Mamma Duck said
“Quack Quack Quack Quack!”
And only 4 little ducks came swimming back.

4 Little ducks went swimming one day
Over the hills and far away
Mamma Duck said
“Quack Quack Quack Quack!”
And only 3 little ducks came swimming back.

3 Little ducks went swimming one day
Over the hills and far away
Mamma Duck said
“Quack Quack Quack Quack!”
And only 2 little ducks came swimming back.

2 Little ducks went swimming one day
Over the hills and far away
Mamma Duck said
“Quack Quack Quack Quack!”
And only 1 little duck came swimming back.

1 Little duck went swimming one day
Over the hills and far away
Mamma Duck said
“Quack Quack, Quack Quack!”
And no little ducks came swimming back.

This is ideal to do with your fingers and we love this craft from Red Ted Art to make some stone ducklings to use as you sing along with this rhyme.

Mary Had a Little Lamb

This classic Nursery Rhyme is great to sing with babies and older toddlers.

Mary had a little lamb,
Little lamb, little lamb!
Mary had a little lamb,
Its fleece was white as snow.
And everywhere that Mary went,
Mary went, Mary went.
Everywhere that Mary went,
The lamb was sure to go!

He followed her to school one day,
School one day, school one day!
He followed her to school one day,
Which was against the rule!
It made the children laugh and play,
Laugh and play, laugh and play.
It made the children laugh and play,
To see a lamb at school!

Mary had a little lamb craft

We had fun creating this little lamb craft when the children were toddlers and preschoolers – it’s a very simple spring craft and perfect for making when talking about baby animals or after a farm visit with your children.

Discover more spring crafts that you can make with your toddlers and preschoolers.

It’s raining, it’s pouring

With spring being so unpredictable with the weather you can guarantee that there will be a few April showers, when it does start then sing this little nursery song with your little ones.

It’s raining, it’s pouring,
The old man is snoring!
He went to bed,
And bumped his head!
And couldn’t get up in the morning!

If you do have a raining day then discover some ideas for rainy day activities that you can do inside and outside.

Ladybird, ladybird

Every spring as the weather warms up our garden seems to come alive with ladybirds or ladybugs and my children love singing this song as they hold them.

Ladybird, ladybird,
Fly away home!
Your house is on fire,
And your children are gone!

Ladybird activities and crafts for kids to create and learn with ideal for spring and summer fun that can be done at home or in the classroom.

Make some of these ladybug crafts when they start to appear in your gardens or as you walk around.

Daffodils

The first sign of spring in our garden is always the daffodils that open their bright yellow, white and orange heads and brighten up from early March. This song is such a fun little song to sing.

One little daffodil had nothing much to do,
Out popped another one, then there were two.
Two little daffodils were smiling at a bee,
Out popped another one, then there were three.
Three little daffodils were growing by the door,
Out popped another one, then there were four.
Four little daffodils were glad to be alive,
Out popped another one, then there were five.
Five little daffodils were wearing golden crowns,
They danced in the breeze in green satin gowns.

Toddler Still Life Spring Daffodil Painting

Paint some daffodils with your toddlers and preschoolers with this easy to set up art activity for early spring.

Little Bo-Peep

Growing up this was possibly my favourite in my old nursery rhyme book there were some beautiful illustrations to accompany the stances.

Little Bo-Peep has lost her sheep,
And doesn’t know where to find them!
Leave them alone,
And they’ll come home,
Wagging their tails behind them.

Little Bo-Peep fell fast asleep,
And dreamt she heard them bleating!
But when she awoke, she found it a joke,
For they were still a-fleeting.

Then up she took her little crook,
Determined for to find them!
She found them indeed, but it made her heart bleed,
For they’d left their tails behind them.

It happened one day, as Bo-Peep did stray,
Into a meadow hard by,
There she espied their tails side by side,
All hung on a tree to dry.

She heaved a sigh and wiped her eye,
And over the hillocks went rambling,
And tried what she could, as a shepherdess should,
To tack each again to its lambkin!

Check out our Spring Bucket List for Toddlers with FREE Printable to find fun activities to do together this spring.

Nursery Rhyme and Children’s Song Ideas

Fun and easy mother Goose and other Nursery Rhyme crafts for toddlers and you to make together with Humpty Dumpty, Hey Diddle Diddle and more...

Have fun creating these crafts and activities based on popular Mother Goose Rhymes and Songs ideal for toddlers and preschoolers.

Full words for 10 classic rhymes to count with ideal for singing with babies, toddlers, and preschoolers. Helping them to learn to count whilst having fun.

More rhyme ideas with our counting songs and rhymes for toddlers and preschoolers.

Fun, classic Children's rhymes and songs to get kids moving perfect for rainy days, snowy days and those days where the children just have so much energy. With words and movement suggestions these are perfect for toddlers and preschoolers.

Keep your little ones active on those rainy spring days and sing and dance with these songs to get kids moving around.

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Celebrate the seasons changing, the weather warming up and all things spring with these classic spring nursery rhymes and songs to sing together with babies, toddlers and preschoolers. Includes full words for the songs and ideas for crafts, activities and play.

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Celebrate the seasons changing, the weather warming up and all things spring with these classic spring nursery rhymes and songs to sing together with babies, toddlers and preschoolers. Includes full words for the songs and ideas for crafts, activities and play.
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Cerys is a marine biologist, environmental educator, high school teacher and mum. Realising that life doesn't have to be put on hold and you don't just have to survive whilst the kids are young she shares ideas to inspire you to LIVE with the kids, with activities to do together, recipes to cook and enjoy and family travel to make memories to last a lifetime.

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