Preschool Storytime- Fall

Hello everyone!  This week we will talk about fall activities about falling leaves, apples and pumpkins.

Song – So Happy You’re Here Today by Hap Palmer

Book – I Know It’s Autumn by Eileen Spinelli- A rhyming celebration of the sights, smells, and sounds of autumn, such as pumpkin muffins, turkey stickers on spelling papers, and piles of raked leaves.

I Know It's Autumn

Rhyme- Way Up High In the Apple Tree

Say as rhyme, or sing to ‘This Old Man

Way up high, in a tree (point up)
Two little apples looking down at me (two fists up in the air)
So I shook that tree as hard as I could (two fists shake ‘trunk’)
Down fell the apples (fists fall to ground)
Mmmm! Were they good!(rub tummy)

Credit – http://wiki.kcls.org/index.php/Way_Up_High_In_the_Apple_Tree

 

Flannelboard – Five Little Squirrels

Five little squirrels sitting by the door,
One ran away and then there were four.
For little squirrels climbing up a tree,
One ran away and then there were three.
Three little squirrels with coats so new.
One ran away and then there were two.
Two little squirrels warming in the sun,
One ran away leaving only one.
One little squirrel wasn’t having any fun,
He ran away and then there were none
Book – We’re Going on a Leaf Hunt – by Steve Metzger -Three friends go on a hike searching for fall leaves.
Song – ALL THE LEAVES ARE FALLING DOWN
Tune:  “London Bridges Falling Down”All the leaves are falling down, falling down, falling down   (Imitate leaves falling down)
All the leaves are falling down, it is fall.Take the rake and rake them up, rake them up, rake them up  (Imitate raking leaves)
Take the rake and rake them up, it is fall.

Make a pile and jump right in, jump right in, jump right in,  (Children jump forward)
Make a pile and jump right in, it is fall.
Diane Chancy

Credit – http://www.preschoolexpress.com/music_station07/fall-leaves-songs-rhymes-sep07.shtml

 

Book – Apples and Pumpkins by Anne Rockwell – In preparation for Halloween night, a family visits Mr. Comstock’s farm to pick apples and pumpkins.
Fingerplay – Five Red Apples
Five red apples

Hanging on a tree    five fingers held up
The juiciest apples you ever did see!
The wind came past
And gave an angry frown     shake head and look angry
And one little apple came tumbling down.
Four red apples, etc. 

Credit – http://www.preschoolrainbow.org/preschool-rhymes.htm

 

Song – Itsy Bitsy Spider by Hap Palmer

Cover - Early Childhood Classics

Closing Song – Shout and Whisper by Hap Palmer

 

-Miss Ellen

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