This file includes rain, rainbows, clouds, thunder and lightning, floods and droughts, mud, and umbrellas. See also Spring, Weather, and Wind.



Rain


Rain Page Toppers


Rain Quotes


The Rain

Pitter-patter raindrops,
Falling from the sky.
Here is my umbrella
To keep me safe and dry.
When the rain is over
And the sun begins to glow,
Little flowers start to bud
And grow and grow and grow.


Rain Rain

Rain, rain falls on the street,
mud in puddles cleaning my feet.
Thunder thunder rumble and roar,
close the windows and lock the door.
Clouds, clouds black and gray,
heavy with water to drop all day.
Sun, sun is breaking through,
clouds are moving, the rain stops too.
Rainbow, rainbow across the sky,
see-through colors to tickle my eyes.

The Reason

(Dorothy Aldis)

Rabbits and squirrels
Are furry and fat,
And all of the chickens
Have feathers, and that
Is why when it's raining
They need not stay in
The way children do who have
Only their skin.


April Fool

(Eleanor Hammond)

Small April sobbed,
"I'm going to cry.
Please give me a cloud
To wipe my eye!"

Then, "April Fool."
She laughed instead;
And smiled a rainbow
Overhead!


I Like It When It's Mizzly

(Aileen Fisher)

I like it when it's mizzly
and just a little drizzly
so everything looks far away
and make-believe and frizzly.

I like it when it's foggy
and sounding very froggy.
I even like it when it rains
on streets and weepy windowpanes
and catkins in the polar tree
and me.


Spring Rain

(Marchette Chute)

The storm came up so very quick
It couldn't have been quicker.
I should have brought my hat along;
I should have brought my slicker.

My hair is wet, my feet are wet,
I couldn't be much wetter.
I fell into a river once
But this is even better.


Songs about Rain


Songs about Mist



Umbrellas


Quotes


The Gingham Umbrella

(Laura Elizabeth Richards)

Alphonso, Alphonso, Alphonso and Arabella
They happened to meet
A man in the street,
Who carried a gingham umbrella.

Alphonso possessed neither manners nor grace,
He made at this person a hideous face;
But how different the conduct of sweet Arabella,
Who praised with politeness the gingham umbrella.

The man was a nobleman, deeply disguised;
The compliment courteous he pointedly prized;
'Sweet creature,' he said, 'come away from this feller,
And take both my heart and my gingham umbrella!'

The very next morning they met in the church,
And foolish Alphonso was left in the lurch;
And they said, 'In the future you'll know how to tell a
Great lord from a loon, by his gingham umbrella!


The Rain

Pitter-patter raindrops,
Falling from the sky.
Here is my umbrella
To keep me safe and dry.
When the rain is over
And the sun begins to glow,
Little flowers start to bud
And grow and grow and grow.


Songs about Umbrellas



Floods and Droughts


Quotes


Songs about Floods


Songs about Droughts



Thunder and Lightning


Page Toppers


Quotes


Songs about Thunder


Songs about Lightning



Mud


Page Toppers


Poem to Mud

(Zilpha Keatley Snyder)

Poem to mud-
Poem to ooze-
Patted in pies, or coating the shoes.
Poem to slooze-
Poem to crud-
Fed by a leak, or spread by a flood.
Wherever, whenever, whyever it goes,
Stirred by your finger or strained by your toes,
There's nothing sloppier, slipperier, floppier,
There's nothing slickier, stickier, thickier,
There's nothing quickier to make grown-ups sickier,
Trulier coolier,
Than wonderful mud.


Songs about Mud



Clouds


Page Toppers


Clouds

(Christina Rossetti)

White sheep, white sheep
On a blue hill,
When the wind stops
You all stand still,
You walk away slow.
White sheep, white sheep
Where do you go?


Songs about Clouds



Rainbows


Rainbow Page Toppers


Rainbow Quotes


Page Idea

Put a rainbow sticker in upper corner of the page, tilted somewhat. Use design line stripes to continue the 'rainbow' along the top and side of the page. The colors don't match exactly, but that's OK, because you cover the seams with cloud stickers.


A Rainbow

(William Woodsworth)

My heart leaps up when I behold
A rainbow in the sky:
So was it when my life began;
So is it now I am a man;
So be it when I shall grow old,
Or let me die!


Songs about Rainbows