Song Title: Sun, Rain, Wind, and Snow
Video length: 2:25
“Sun, Rain, Wind, and Snow” is a dreamy folk-style song with a simple melody. Every verse starts with the lines “On a _____ day I’m happy, on a _____ day I smile”, introducing different kinds of weather. Since the song is upbeat but not too fast, it is easy to sing along.
In each verse of our weather song, our characters set out in their balloon to explore all the fun things you can do when it’s sunny, rainy, windy, or snowy. Every verse shows one type of weather, as the characters fly over different landscapes and see how the weather changes the world around them. The illustrations are whimsical and dreamy, to match the mood of the song.
On a sunny day I’m happy
On a sunny day I smile
Flowers bloom in the sunlight
We play outside and we go and look for butterflies
On a rainy day I’m happy
On a rainy day I smile
Hills and trees look fresh and green
And I see rainbow coloured umbrellas in the streets
On a windy day I’m happy
On a windy day I smile
All the leaves shake and fly
And my kite is flying high in the sky
On a snowy day I’m happy
On a snowy day I smile
Snowflakes fall on my window
Frozen leaves shine like silver stars in a dream
Introduce Vocabulary Related to Weather and Seasons
This video is not only fun to watch and sing along to, but it is also a great introduction for children to learn about the four seasons. ESL teachers can pair the weather words with the season – e.g. “sunny” with “summer”, “rainy” with “spring”, “windy” with “fall”, and “snowy” with “winter”.
Use the Video as a Prompt for Creative Projects
After looking closely at the lyrics, the students could be invited to share their activities in different kinds of weather. The illustrations of the video could also be used as an inspiration for children to draw a picture of themselves, flying in a balloon over dreamy landscapes – enjoying their favourite weather, of course!