Rhymes, Finger Plays, and Songs
Leaves (Sung to "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star")
All join hands and circle round
While we watch the leaves fall down.
See them twirling to the ground
See them whirling all around.
See them skipping here and there
See them flipping in the air.
Autumn leaves so peacefully
Falling, falling from the tree.
Leaves are floating softly down. (Float hands down, turning them side to side)
They make a carpet on the ground. (Put hands on floor)
Then swish, the wind comes whistling by, (Move arms from one side to the other)
And sends them dancing to the sky. (Hands flutter up into the air)
Fall Fun (Sung to "Farmer in the Dell)
The leaves are falling down. The leaves are falling down.
Red and brown, they flutter down.
The leaves are falling down.
The squirrels hide their nuts. The squirrels hide their nuts.
They hide them away for a winter day.
The squirrels hide their nuts.
The children go to school. The children go to school.
They learn and play throughout the day.
The children go to school.
The farmers pick their crops. The farmers pick their crops.
We go and buy good treats to eat.
The farmers pick their crops.
Scarecrow, scarecrow turn around.
Scarecrow, scarecrow touch the ground.
Scarecrow, scarecrow stretch up high.
Scarecrow, scarecrow blink your eyes.
Scarecrow, scarecrow kick your feet.
Scarecrow, scarecrow flap like a sheet.
Scarecrow, scarecrow bend so low.
Scarecrow, scarecrow touch your toe.
Scarecrow, scarecrow nod your head.
Scarecrow, scarecrow go to bed.