Rain Storm

Category: Songs

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Tune None
Type of Song Actions, Round, Build Upon/Take Away
Actions Rub hands together(this sounds like light rain and wind)
Snap fingers (this sounds like heavier rain)
Slap thighs (this sounds like even heavier rain)
Stomp feet (this is the worst part of the rain storm)
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Instructions

This song is usually performed on rainy days at camp but can also be used as a way to make sure it doesn’t rain. It works best if everyone is seated in a circle on the ground or around the campfire.
The leader tells the group that they must copy the leader’s actions once the leader passes in front of them and that they cannot start or stop an action until the leader has passed. The leader then moves from one end of the circle to the other doing the first action. Once everyone in the circle is doing that action, the leader returns to the starting point and begins the next action. In this way, the group performs the actions in a kind of wave creating the sounds of a rain storm.
The leader then reverses the order to slow the rainstorm and bring it to a close. This song requires a lot of energy from the leader because they have to make so many rounds around the circle.

Singing in the Rain

Category: Songs

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Tune See video below
Type of Song Actions, Build Upon/Take Away
Actions Another action is added every time the song is repeated
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Lyrics

v.1
I’m singing in the rain,
Just singing in the rain,
What a glorious feeling,
I’m / clap / happy again.

LEADER: Hold it! Arms out! / everyone sticks their arms out

v.2
I’m singing in the rain,
Just singing in the rain,
What a glorious feeling,
I’m / clap / happy again.

LEADER: Hold it! Arms out, elbows in / stick arms out again and then pull elbows in

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Lemon Drops and Gum Drops

Tune See video below
Actions None
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Lyrics

V.1
If all the rain drops were lemon drops and gum drops
Oh what a world this would be
Standing outside with my mouth open wide
Saying: Ah ah ah ah ah ah ah ah ah ah
If all the rain drop were lemon drops and gum drops
Oh what a world this would be!

V.2
If all the snowflakes were Hershey bars and milkshakes
Oh what a world this would be
Standing outside with my mouth open wide
Saying: Ah ah ah ah ah ah ah ah ah ah
If all the snowflakes were Hershey bars and milkshakes
Oh what a world this would be!

V.3
If all the hailstones were chocolate covered ice cream cones
Oh what a world this would be
Standing outside with my mouth open wide
Saying: Ah ah ah ah ah ah ah ah ah ah
If all the hailstones were chocolate covered ice cream cones
Oh what a world this would be!