Fall Story Time – Toddler

Opening song

Sign language for fall

Book: Who Loves the Fall? by Bob Raczka, illustrated by Judy Stead

who loves the fall

Song: (Tune: “London Bridge”)

Autumn leaves are in the trees…All over town.
Autumn leaves are falling down…All over town.

Autumn leaves are whirling round…
Everybody rake them up…

Rhyme: Way up high in the apple tree (stretch arms up high)
Two red apples smiled at me (hold up two fingers)
I shook that tree as hard as I could (make a shaking motion)
Down came the apples… (make a downward motion)
And mmm, they were good! (smile and rub stomach)

Book: Let’s Look at Fall by Sarah Schuette

lets look at fall

Song: Colored Leaves (with seasons tree puppet, bottom left version with extra felt leaves)- (Tune: “Six Little Ducks”)

tree puppet

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…

(Bed-red, been-green, you-blue, yurple-purple)

Book: Duck and Goose Find a Pumpkin by Tad Hills

duck and goose find a pumpkin

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)
(Credit: Step by Step Childcare)

Song: “Reach for the Ceiling” – Carol Totsky Hammett: Toddlers on Parade

Song: “Monkey Dance” – The Wiggles: Yummy Yummy

Song: “Jumping and Counting” – Jim Gill: Jim Gill’s Irrational Anthem

Song: “Icky-Sticky Bubble Gum” – David Landau: Kids and Kitties

Closing rhyme

Craft: Leafy hedgehog (http://krokotak.com/2009/09/taralezh-ot-lista/)

leafy hedgehog

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