“April showers bring May flowers”
This old adage has always had special meaning for me. My mom’s birthday is in April and my birthday is in May. I imagined this phrase was coined just for me that my mom, represented by April showers, brought me, represented by May flowers, into the world. Such is the innocence and simple understanding of a young child.
It is probably also the main reason why I love April showers so much. Rain, storms, thunder and lightning have always filled me with awe and appreciation for nature. I love the sound of rain dripping, dropping and tapping on my windows and roof.
So it’s no surprise that I’ve amassed quite a list of songs and poems about April showers. I’m excited to share this treasured collection with you today. I hope it will help in filling out your storytime program centered on your favorite book about rain. Side note: my all-time favorite book to read aloud about rain is Listen to the Rain by Bill Martin Jr and John Archambault.
April Showers Poems
Just click on the title of the poem and you’ll be taken to the page with the full lyrics.
- Pitter-Patter, Pitter-Pat
- I Hear Thunder
- Rain, Rain Go Away
- It’s Raining, It’s Pouring
- One Misty, Moisty Morning
- Dr Foster Went to Gloucester
- Eensy, Weensy Spider
April Showers Songs
Raindrops by The Harmonica Pocket on the album Sundrops
Thunder & Lightning by Recess Monkey on the album Hot Air
Rainy Day Dance Party by Milkshake on the album Got a Minute?
Rain Dance by Rachel Coleman and the TreeSchoolers on the album Plants & Flowers
In Belgian Rain by Hot Peas ‘n Butter on the album Catchin’ Some Peazzz, The Lullabies