22: Something’s Hiding in a Flower


Words and music by Susan M. Dailey                                                                                          Flowers, Bugs, Summer


CD Track 22


Sheet Music, see page 65


Song Presentation:

Make the visual aid using the patterns provided on pages 63-64.

As you sing the third line of each verse, reveal what’s hiding in the appropriate color by lifting the flap created by the middle size flower.

You might want to sing along with the CD for this song. 


Something’s Hiding in a Flower 


Something’s hiding in a flower.

Come on.  Let’s go see.

Open up the red flower.

Look, it’s a bumblebee!


Something’s hiding in a flower.

Giving it a hug.

Open up the yellow flower.

Look, it’s a ladybug!


Something’s hiding in a flower.

Can you guess?  I can’t!

Open up the purple flower.

Look, it’s an ant!


Something’s hiding in a flower.

Making the flower squirm.

Open up the blue flower.

Look, it’s a worm!


Something’s hiding in a flower.

Feeling rather shy.

Open up the orange flower.

Look, it’s a butterfly!


Something’s hiding in a flower.

It is a big surprise!

Open up the pink flower.

I can’t believe my eyes!

It’s a …



  • You can change what’s hiding in the pink flower if you sing the song several times.


Picture Book Pairings:

Ashman, Linda.  To the Beach. 

Illustrated by Nadine Bernard Westcott.  Harcourt, 2005.  A family keeps forgetting the things they need to take to the beach.  (Summer)


Ehlert, Lois.  Planting a Rainbow. 

Illustrated by author.  Harcourt, 1988.  A mother and child plant a rainbow of flowers in the family garden. (Flowers)


Ward, Jennifer.  Over in the Garden. 

Illustrations by Kenneth J. Spengler.  Rising Moon, 2002.  Over in the garden, mother insects and their children enjoy various activities from morning sun to evening moon.  (Bugs)



Flower patterns





Visual Aid Creation:

  1. See page 63 and above / CD File 2-60 through 2-70.  Download and print .pdf files or photocopy them. 

  2. Use the bumblebee, ladybug and butterfly from “Do You Have a Ladybug?” on page 99. 

  3. Trace the three size flowers on red, yellow, purple, blue, orange and pink construction paper.  Fold the petals so they stand up. 

  4. Attach the medium size flowers to the matching large ones with a staple.  Place the staple at the top of the medium flower so you can lift it like a flap to show what’s underneath. 

  5. Glue the small flower on top of the medium one. 

  6. Now glue the six flowers on foam core board or illustration board. 

  7. Add stems.  Enlarge and trace the leaf patterns on green construction paper or make your own leaves. 

  8. Photocopy and color the other graphics. 

  9. Glue the bumblebee, ladybug, ant, worm and butterfly into the center of the large flower of the appropriate color.  Make sure the other flower layers will cover it.\

  10. I didn’t glue anything into the pink one because I changed it each week during the session.  Several objects are provided for this purpose.  I used an Artwaxer®, a machine which puts thin stripes of wax on the back of an object.  However, you could use Velcro® or double-stick tape to put the “surprise” inside this flower.

Audio track Sheet Music