Hello everyone! This week we will talk about the fall season, apples and pumpkins. I will show pictures of fall things that the children can identify.
Opening 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.
Fingerplay- “Five Little Leaves”
Five little leaves so bright and gay (Hold up five fingers)
Were dancing about on a tree one day. (Wiggle fingers on one hand)
The wind came blowing through the town. (Cup hand around mouth and make wind noises)
One little leaf came tumbling down. (Bend down one finger)
Four little leaves so bright and gay, (Hold up four fingers)
Were dancing about on a tree one day. (Wiggle four fingers)
The wind came blowing through the town, (Cup hand around mouth and make wind noises)
One little leaf came tumbling down (Bend down another finger)
Three little leaves so bright and gay……………………etc.
Two little leaves so bright and gay………………………etc.
One little leaf so bright and gay…………………………..etc.
Book – When the Leaf Blew In – by Steve Metzger – When a leaf blew in…the cow sneezed ‘ah-choo!’ In this engaging story, children get to read about farm animals and the silly things that happen when a leaf blows into the barn.
Flannelboard – Five Little Squirrels
Five little squirrels sitting in a tree. (Hold up five fingers.)
The first one said, “It’s getting cold for me.” (Hold up one finger.)
The second one said, “The leaves are falling to the ground.” (Hold up two fingers.)
The third one said, “Let’s get busy; there are nuts to be found.” (Hold up three fingers.)
The fourth one said, “We better not wait.” (Hold up four fingers.)
The fifth one said, “Fall is really great!” (Hold up five fingers.)
Book – We’re Going on a Leaf Hunt – by Steve Metzger- There are lots of beautiful fall leaves to find! Three friends have a big adventure hiking over a mountain and through a forest to collect leaves of all kinds and colors.
Song/Activity – “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.
Book – Aaaarrgghh! Spider! – by Lydia Monk – Don’t let this lonely spider frighten you! She just wants to be a family pet—and she thinks she would make a better pet than the typical dog or cat. But every time this clever spider tries to impress her chosen family, she scares them instead, until the day she unwittingly enchants them.
Song – The Itsy Bitsy Spider – by Hap Palmer
Closing song- Shout and Whisper – Hap Palmer