It’s Raining It’s Pouring

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It's Raining It's Pouring

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It’s Raining It’s Pouring Lyrics

It 's raining, it 's pouring,
the old man is snoring.
He went to bed and he bumped his head and he couldn 't get up in the morning.

Rain, rain, go away
come again some other day.
Rain, rain, go away
come again some other day.

It’s Raining It’s Pouring Learning Activities


  • Create Environmental Percussion to match the sound of rain. These are found sounds that are made from anything in the natural or manmade environment. Use a cardboard roll, put small pebbles or some rice grains inside the roll, place aluminium tin foil on each end of the foil and secure with rubber bands. Tip your rain maker up and down along to the song.
  • Challenge - sing and play along to the instrumental version of the song.


  • What wet weather gear do you need if you want to play in the rain? e.g. raincoat, gumboots, umbrella


  • Work with a partner and mime "It 's Raining, it 's Pouring" as the story line.


  • Sing and read along to the YouTube song to achieve multi-sensory learning "Do it, see it and hear it!"

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  • Read the song lyrics - ask children a variety of questions.
  • Re-read the song lyrics and ask children to join in.
  • Recognise and use a variety of punctuation when reading. " " ! ? . ,
  • Look at print and conventions (bold, italics).
  • Talk about interesting/challenging words and discuss what they mean.
  • Word study - phonic knowledge, compound words, rhyming word, contractions etc.
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