Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Leaves in the Fall Songs

Leaves are Falling  Sung to "Are you sleeping?"
Red leaves falling, Red leaves falling   (wiggle fingers down to the ground)
On the ground, on the ground   (Hit floor 3 times)Autumn time is coming, autumn time is coming   (Clap 3 times)All around, all around   (Spread arms around in circle)

Substitute Red for the fall colors: Orange, yellow, brown.

Idea #1: You can cut out leaves from paper and pretend they are falling
Idea #2: Use scarves to pretend with as you sing about the leaves falling
Idea #3: Have leaves cut out and spread out on the floor or table. Tell the children they have to find the leaf you sing about it the song


Leaves are Falling  Sung to “Jingle Bells”
Leaves are falling, Leaves are falling
One fell on my nose
Leaves are falling, Leaves are falling
One fell on my toes
Leaves are falling, Leaves are falling
One fell on my head
Leaves are falling, Leaves are falling
Yellow, orange and red
This is the way Sung to “Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush”
This is the way we rake the leaves, rake the leaves, rake the leaves
This is the way we rake the leaves at Autumn time
Throw the leaves
Jump in the leaves
Five little leaves
Five little leaves in the autumn breeze
Tumbled and fluttered down from the trees
The 1st leaf said “I am red
I shall rest in a flower bed”
The 2nd leaf said “I am yellow
I’m a happy-go-lucky fellow”
The 3rd leaf said “I am green
I change color so you shall see”
The 4th leaf said “Orange am I
Brightly colored I will fly”
The 5th leaf said “I am brown
I shall blow all over town”
The leaves on the trees Sung to “The Wheels on the Bus”
The leaves on the trees are changing colors
Changing colors, changing colors
The leaves on the trees are changing colors
All around town
The wind makes the leaves go “Swish,swish, swish”
Then the leaves come tumbling down
The leaves on the ground make a crackling sound
We’ll rake them up into a pile
It Must Be Autumn  Sung to “When the Saints go Marching In”
Oh, when the leaves fall off the trees
Oh, when the leaves fall off the trees
We know it must be autumn
When the leaves fall off the trees
When the wind begins to blow
When the leaves are changing colors
When the squirrel gathers his food
When there’s a chill out in the air
When we put our jackets on


Recommended Reading
1. Red Leaf, Yellow Leaf by Lois Ehlert
2. Why do leaves change colors? by Betsy Maestro
3. When the leaf blew in by Steve Metzger
4. Leaves by David Ezra Stein



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