“Drip Drop” by Sarah Weeks
It’s an absolutely fabulous, sunny early-spring
day here in New Jersey, but In April, rain is never
far away. If you’re planning a unit on rain,
“Drip Drop” is a perfect story for you to bring
some music (and fun) into your lesson plans.
Poor Pipsqueak! It’s raining in his little mouse
house and there’s a leak in the roof. Drip drop!
The resourceful mouse gets a cup to catch the
raindrops, but then – uh oh! Another leak.
And so on, and so on. Lots of containers get used,
but he just can’t keep up with the leaks. Finally,
the downpour ends, and Pip Squeak crawls into
bed for a well-deserved rest.
There’s a recurring refrain of “Drip, drop, drip,
drop! Down came the rain, it would not stop!” I
have children chant this while they show the
raindrops dropping with their fingers. Older
preschoolers and kindergarteners can use
rhythm sticks to tap the beat as they chant
Young children always enjoy this story and laugh
as Pip Squeak deals with one more leak after