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Celebrating Arbor Day at The Holiday Zone

Children's Songs and Action Rhymes for Arbor Day















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A Tree is a HomeI'm a Tree | Song of the Seasons |
The Green Grass Grew All AroundThis is the Way We Plant a Tree |
 What Do We Get When We Plant a Tree? |

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A Tree is a Home
(Action Rhyme)

A tree may be a home for bird -- (Flap arms like a bird.)
     Tweet, tweet!
A tree may be a home for bee -- (Make a triangle with thumb, index finger, and middle finger. Buzz it all around.)
     Bzzzzz!
A tree may be a home for a snake -- (Weave hand in and out like a slithering snake.)
     Sssssss!
A tree may be a home for a chimpanzee -- (Pretend to swing through branches.)
     Wheee!
Hmmm.  (Touch finger to chin.)
     I wonder if a tree (Form tree with body.)
     Would make a good home for ME? (Point to self.)

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I'm a Tree; I Have Four Needs
(to the tune of "Skip to My Lou")

I'm a tree; I have four needs.
I'm a tree; I have four needs.
I'm a tree; I have four needs.
Do you know what they are?

I need lots and lots of sun,
I need lots and lots of sun,
I need lots and lots of sun
To grow big and strong.

I need water now and then,
I need water now and then,
I need water now and then
To grow big and strong.

I need air just like you,
I need air just like you,
I need air just like you
To grow big and strong.

I need soil for my roots,
I need soil for my roots,
I need soil for my roots
To grow big and strong.

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Song of the Seasons
(To the tune of "When the Saints Go Marching In")

Oh, when the trees are brown and bare,
Oh, when the trees are brown and bare,
We know it must be winter
When the trees are brown and bare.

Oh, when the trees put on new leaves,
Oh, when the trees put on new leaves,
We know it must be spring
When the trees put on new leaves.

Oh, when the trees are lush and green,
Oh, when the trees are lush and green,
We know it must be summer
When the trees are lush and green.

Oh, when the leaves begin to fall,
Oh, when the leaves begin to fall,
We know it must be autumn
When the leaves begin to fall.

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The Green Grass Grew All Around
(Traditional; Original Author Unknown)

There was a hole in the middle of the ground --
The prettiest hole that you ever did see.
Well, the hole in the ground,
And the green grass grew all around and around,
And the green grass grew all around.

And in this hole, there was a root --
The prettiest root that you ever did see.
Well, the root in the hole,
And the hole in the ground,
And the green grass grew all around and around,
And the green grass grew all around.

And on this root, there was tree --
The prettiest tree that you ever did see.
Well, the tree on the root,
And the root in the hole,
And the hole in the ground,
And the green grass grew all around and around,
And the green grass grew all around.

And on this tree there was a branch --
The prettiest branch that you ever did see.
Well, the branch on the tree,
And the tree on the root,
And the root in the hole,
And the hole in the ground,
And the green grass grew all around and around,
And the green grass grew all around.

And on this branch there was twig --
The prettiest twig that you ever did see.
Well, the twig on the branch,
And the branch on the tree,
And the tree on the root,
And the root in the hole,
And the hole in the ground,
And the green grass grew all around and around,
And the green grass grew all around.

And on this twig there were some leaves --
The prettiest leaves that you ever did see
Well, the leaves on the twig
And the twig on the branch
And the branch on the tree
And the tree on the root
And the root in the hole
And the hole in the ground
And the green grass grew all around and around
And the green grass grew all around.

And 'mid those leaves there was a nest --
The prettiest nest that you ever did see.
Well, the nest in the leaves,
And the leaves on the twig,
And the twig on the branch,
And the branch on the tree,
And the tree on the root,
And the root in the hole,
And the hole in the ground,
And the green grass grew all around and around,
And the green grass grew all around.

And in this nest there was an egg --
The prettiest egg that you ever did see.
Well, the egg in the nest,
And the nest in the leaves,
And the leaves on the twig,
And the twig on the branch,
And the branch on the tree,
And the tree on the root,
And the root in the hole,
And the hole in the ground,
And the green grass grew all around and around,
And the green grass grew all around.

And in this egg there was a bird --
The prettiest bird that you ever did see.
Well, the bird in the egg,
And the egg in the nest,
And the nest in the leaves,
And the leaves on the twig,
And the twig on the branch,
And the branch on the tree,
And the tree on the root,
And the root in the hole,
And the hole in the ground,
And the green grass grew all around and around,
And the green grass grew all around.

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This is the Way We Plant a Tree
(to the tune of "The Mulberry Bush")

This is the way we plant a tree,
Plant a tree, plant a tree.
This is the way we plant a tree
On Arbor Day in the morning.

First we have to dig a hole,
Dig a hole, dig a hole.
First we have to dig a hole,
A hole so big and round.

Next we have to set a sapling,
Set a sapling, set a sapling,
Next we have to set a sapling,
In our hole in the ground.

Now it's time to fill in with dirt,
Fill in with dirt, fill in with dirt.
Now it's time to fill with dirt
Our hole so big and round.

Before we leave we'll stake our tree,
Stake our tree, stake our tree.
Before we leave we'll stake our tree,
So it grows straight -- Pound! Pound!

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What Do We Get When We Plant a Tree?
(Action Rhyme)

What do we get when we plant a tree?
We get a home for the birds and bees.
We get fruit and nuts to eat.
We get wood to build a fleet.
We get clean air -- we need it to breathe!
We get shade on a hot summer's day.
We get a place to climb and play.
What do we get when we plant a tree?
A better world for you and me!

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