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When the Pretty Flowers Grow

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This sweet little finger play is a celebration of spring. You can also sing using quite a few ASL signs. See the second version of the lyrics below for specific words and a link to the animated signs.

When the Pretty Flowers Grow
Simplified Finger Play

 

When the seeds are in the ground 
(hold hands out with fingers spread, wiggle fingers, scoop them down)

Crawling, creeping bugs are found 
(wiggle fingers  close together in front of body)

Bugs go up and bugs go down
(move wiggling fingers up and down)

When the seeds are in the ground 
(hold hands out with fingers spread, wiggle fingers, scoop them down)

 

When the pretty flowers grow
(closed fingers of one hand move up through loose fist of other hand)

Bugs will come and bugs will go
(wiggle fingers out and back in)

Butterflies have wings to show (
hook thumbs and flutter fingers)

When the pretty flowers grow 
(closed fingers of one hand move up through loose fist of other hand)

 

When the sun begins to shine
(make circle above head)

Flowers grow upon their vine
(twist hands with open fingers wiggle up in front of body)

All the bugs are feeling fine
(wiggle fingers close together)

When the sun begins to shine
(make circle above head)

 

 

When the Pretty Flowers Grow
Version with  ASL signs

Go to this ASL WEBSITE and look up words below written in red.

This is the only ASL site I have found that has videos of all of these signs. It will take you a few minutes to look up and view all of them, but if you use a lot of ASL it will be worth it.

 

When the seeds are in the ground

Crawling, creeping bugs are found

Bugs go up and bugs go down

When the seeds are in the ground

 

When the pretty flowers grow

Bugs will come and bugs will go

Butterflies have wings to show

When the pretty flowers grow

 

When the sun begins to shine

Flowers grow upon their vine

All the bugs are feeling fine

When the sun begins to shine