Fall Story Time – Preschool

Opening Song

Book: In the Middle of Fall by Kevin Henkes, illustrated by Laura Dronzek

Song: (Tune: “London Bridge”)
Autumn leaves are in the trees . . . All over town.
Autumn leaves are falling down . . .
Autumn leaves are whirling round . . .
Everybody rake them up . . .
Jump into the piles we made . . .

Book/Flannel: That Pup! by Lindsay Barrett George (count 10 acorns as flannel)

Song: (Tune: Twinkle, twinkle)
Pumpkin, pumpkin on the ground, (touch the ground)
How’d you get so big and round? (make a big circle)
Once you were a seed so small, (pinch fingers together)
Now you are a great big ball! (make a big circle)
Pumpkin, pumpkin on the ground, (touch the ground)
How’d you get so big and round? (make a big circle)
(Source: Step by Step Childcare) 

Puppet Show: The Busy Little Squirrel by Nancy Tafuri

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Song: “Gray Squirrel” – Learning Station: Where is Thumbkin?

Song/Puppet: “So many Leaves are Falling on the Ground”
So many leaves are falling on the ground
Orange ones, yellow ones and even brown.
But the one little leaf that rhymes with…
Is my favorite color, it’s the color…

Song (Shaky Eggs): “Shakin’ Like a Leafy Tree” – The Wiggles: Racing to the Rainbow

Closing Rhyme

Craft: Leaf-painted tree (spread paint on vein side of leaf, then press on paper!)

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