Fall Leaves Fall

TODDLER STORYTIME

OPENING SONG: The More We Get Together

OPENING RHYMES:

We added a new verse today for fall:
Two little blackbirds in the corn crop,
One at the Bottom and the other at the Top.
Fly away Bottom.  Fly away Top.
Come back Bottom. Come back Top.

BOOK 1: Fall Leaves Fall by Zoe Hall

SONG: Autumn Leaves (Tune: Mary Had a Little Lamb)

Autumn leaves are falling down, (Flutter fingers down)
Falling down, falling down.
Autumn leaves are falling down,
Falling on the ground.

Autumn leaves are whirling round, (Twirl in a circle)
Whirling round, whirling round.
Autumn leaves are whirling round,
All over town.

FINGERPLAY: This Little Squirrel
This little squirrel said, “Let’s run and play.” (point to each finger in turn)
This little squirrel said, “Let’s hunt nuts today.”
This little squirrel said, “Yes, nuts are good.”
This little squirrel said, “Mmm, they’re my favorite food.”
This little squirrel said, “Come climb this tree.” (hold arm up; run fingers up to top)
“And crack these nuts, 1-2-3.” (clap)

BOOK 2: Mouse’s First Fall by Lauren Thompson

FINGERPLAY: Brown Squirrel, Brown Squirrel
Brown squirrel, brown squirrel  (Stand with hands in front of chest and bend knees twice)
Swish your bushy tail.  (Wiggle bottom)
Wrinkle up your little nose,  (Wrinkle or point to nose)
Hold a nut between your toes.  (Point to toes)
Brown squirrel, brown squirrel  (Stand with hands in front of chest and bend knees twice)
Swish your bushy tail.  (Wiggle bottom)

FINGERPLAY: Autumn Leaves
Leaves are falling from the trees (Flutter fingers down)
Yellow, brown and red.
Falling, falling from above.
One landed on my head! (Hands on head)

SONG: Leaves Are Twirling
(Tune: Frere Jacques)

Leaves are twirling, leaves are twirling
All around, all around
They are falling softly, very, very softly
To the ground, to the ground.

FLANNEL GAME: Little Mouse, Little Mouse

Printables available here

Hide the little mouse under one of the colored houses on the flannel board.   Then say, “Little mouse, little mouse. Are you in the . . . what color?  …Red house?”   Repeat until you find the little mouse.

CLOSING SONG: We Wave Goodbye Like This

CRAFT: Leaf rubbings.  Have each child place a leaf under a piece of paper, and rub the paper with crayons, and the leaf shape will appear!  This works best with green leaves, but use fall-colored crayons (brown, yellow, red, orange.)

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