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 About the composer - Georgia W. Bello: She is a Church-trained musician. She developed her talents as she served in Church callings.  One spring when the orchards in Magna, Utah, were blossoming, Sister Bello’s young son said, “Oh, look, Mother … popcorn’s popping on the apricot tree!” Some years later, when Sister Bello was a Primary music leader, her son’s words came back to her, and she wrote the song that includes his words.  (Taken from "Fun with Favorites" from the October 1985 Friend Magazine)

 Poster Printable and Word Art from Elegant WordArt

 Try Twist corn twisting and clap corn clapping and hop corn hopping etc. My children love the variation!  (Idea by Jean Wilson)

 Try having them sing Popcorn popping without singing the pop. It is a blast!  (Idea by Liz Lindsey)

 Popcorn Popping Mini File Folder Game - You could adapt this game into a possible visual aide, just make it larger.

 Winter version of this song by AnJanette Broderick (ga12012007):

I looked out the window and what did I see?
Snow was falling on the apricot tree!
Winter brought me such a nice surprise,
snow was falling right before my eyes.
I could go outside and make a snowman,
Build a snowfort and sled with my friends.
Then I went back in, It was cold to me.
Snow was falling on the apricot tree.

 Anonymous writes, "I mix up the two seasons like this--- 

I looked out the window and what did I see
Snowflakes falling on my apricot tree (or evergreen tree)
Spring (or winter) has brought me a big surprise
Snowflakes falling right before my eyes.
I could take an armful and make a ball
Three round balls make a jolly snowman.
It was really so and it seemed to be
Snowflakes falling on my apricot (or evergreen ) tree.

Missionary Version:

I looked out the window and what did I see?
Two Mormon missionaries coming after me.
They had brought me such a nice surprise,
A Book of Mormon for my very own eyes.
They told me if I read it and prayed about it too
Heavenly Father would tell me it was true.
It didn't seem to me, but it seemed to be.
The very best thing that ever happened to me!
 
Autumn Version by Angella in Washington:

I looked out the window and what did I see?
Leaves falling on the ground around me!
Fall had brought me such a nice surprise,
leaves to jump in right before my eyes!
I could take armfuls and make a pile,
A le-af fort that would reach a mile.
It wasn't really so, but it seemed to be
leaves falling on the ground around me!

And another Autumn version:

I looked out the window and what did I see
Leaves are falling from the apricot tree.
Fall has brought me such a nice surprise.
Leaves are falling right before my eyes.
I can take a rake and make a pile.
One so big it will make you smile.
Then I'll jump on in, 'cause it's fun to me, when
Leaves are falling from the apricot tree.

 Idea by Paige Edwards (ga01272009) - I saw the cute song for winter using the "popcorn popping" tune... well that got my mind rolling and I thought, there should be one for every season... and of course my brain didn't stop there... I'm including the Summer and Fall "verses" that introduced themselves to me. 

Summer:

I looked out the window and what did I see
children running all around our tree.
Summer brings more time to run and play
I could ride my bike around all day.
I go to my friends house and we play games
and eat popsicles with funny names.
I really love each day summer brings to me
with my friends beneath our big shade tree.

Fall:

I looked out the window and what did I see
Leaves are falling from the great big trees.
Fall has brought me such a nice surprise
Pretty colors right before my eyes.
I can make a pile and jump right in
I look like I'm going for a swim.
The leaves are everywhere and I'm glad to see
Leaves are falling from the great big trees.

Anonymous writes, "I would like to add the lyrics we use on the island where I live.  I'm sorry I don't know who came up with them or I would include their name." (ga10242012)

I looked out the window, and what did I see?
Coconuts rolling on the East China Sea!
The waves had brought me such a nice surprise,
Coconuts rolling right before my eyes.
I could take an armful and make a treat,
A coconut pie that would taste so sweet.
It wasn’t really so, but it seemed to be
Coconuts rolling on the East China Sea!



 
Comments (2)
  • Pat Preston

    I am the Primary Music Leader in my ward in England and we wanted to use the Popcorn Popping tune for our Mother's Day Sacrament slot. Mother's Day in England is in March so I wrote these words
    I woke up this morning and what did I see?
    The sun was shining on the apricot tree.
    Spring flowers blossomed right before my eyes,
    Just what I needed for a big surprise.
    I gathered up an armful,
    A bouquet sweet.
    Enough to make my mother such a lovely treat.
    I wrapped a ribbon round,
    I went inside to say,
    'I love you mother happy Mother's Day!'
    Even the nursery children were able to join in and they all loved it. Lots of people have asked me for the words since so I thought I would share them here.

  • Jonelle Morris

    I made up a Father's Day version that our primary is going to sing it for Father's day in our ward. This kids have had so much fun learning new verses to this song!

    I woke up this morning and what did I see?
    My Dad was working on the apricot tree.
    Spring had brought us such a nice surprise,
    Popcorn popping right before our eyes.
    I went outside to help him a little while,
    Being with my dad always makes me smile.
    Dad you are the best, So I want to say,
    I love you daddy, happy father’s day!

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