~ FALL SONGS AND FINGERPLAYS ~



Submitted by Nan
(Sung to "Twinkle, Twinkle")

What is orange, what is round
What grows on the cold, hard ground
What grows in a farmer's patch
Where there's always a big batch
Can you tell me, what's its name
Will you play my guessing game?

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Leaves Fingerplay- Submitted by Cheryl

Leaves Down down, yellow and brown
(Fingers, hands move down)
The leaves are falling All over town
(move hands and body to the floor)

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Five Little Scarecrows- Submitted by Cheryl
(Fingerplay or flannel board)

Five little scarecrows standing in a row,
The first one said, "Look, here come the crows!"
The second one said, "I am very small."
The third one said, "But, I am very tall."
The fourth one said, "I can bend my head."
The fifth one said, "I can wave my arms, instead."
Five little scarecrows standing in a row,
Count them as they move when the wind blows.

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The Floppy Scarecrow- Submitted by Cheryl

The Floppy, floppy scarecrow
Guards his fields all day.
He waves his floppy, floppy hands
To scare the crows away!
Repeat poem, replace bold type with arms, toes, head, legs, etc.

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10 Little Pumpkins - Submitted by Christi
Sung to "10 Little Indians"

1 little, 2 little, 3 little pumpkins,
4 little, 5 little, 6 little pumpkins,
7 little, 8 little, 9 little pumpkins,
10 little pumpkins in the Pumpkin Patch!

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See the Leaves- Submitted by Christi
(sung to Happy Birthday)

See the leaves falling down
Hear the wind's blowing sound
Smell the ripe, falling apples.
Autumn's coming around.

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Crows in the Corn Field- Submitted by Christi
(sung to Skip to My Lou)

Crows in the corn field, shoo crows, shoo
(make shooing motion)
Crows in the corn field, shoo crows, shoo
Crows in the corn field, shoo crows, shoo
What'll you do, poor farmer?

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Build a Scarecrow- Submitted by Christi

Build a scarecrow, that will do
(pretend to be a scarecrow)
Build a scarecrow, that will do
Build a scarecrow, that will do
They'll go away, poor farmer

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I'm a Little Scarecrow- Submitted by Christi
(Sung to I'm a Little Teapot)

I'm a little scarecrow, short and fat
Here is my shirt and here is my hat.
Stuff my arms and legs with lots of hay,
and watch me chase the crows away.

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Fall is Here- Submitted by Christi
(sung to Where is Thumbkin?)

Fall is here
Fall is here
Yes it is
Yes it is
We can see the leaves change
Then they fall on the ground
Blow away
Blow away

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Falling Leaves- Submitted by Christi
(sung to Mary had a Little Lamb)

Leaves are falling on the ground
On the ground
On the ground
Leaves are falling on the ground
Red, yellow, green and brown.

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Five Little Scarecrows- Submitted by Christi
by Jean Warren

Five Little Scarecrows by the old barn door,
One went home and then there were four.
Four little scarecrows by the old oak tree
One went home and then there were three
Three little scarecrows with nothing to do,
One went home and then there were two.
Two little scarecrow out in the sun,
One went home and then there was one.
One little scarecrow all alone through the day,
He scared the crows and they all flew away.

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Floppy Scarecrow- Submitted by Christi
(sung to Itsy Bitsy Spider)

The floppy, floppy scarecrow
Stands in the field all day
His job is to scare the birds away.
Up on a pole as high as he can be
And away fly those black crows,
1-2-3-.

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Leaves- Submitted by Christi
Little Leaves falling down,
Red and yellow, orange and brown.
(flutter fingers downward)
Whirling, twirling round and round.
Falling softly to the ground.
(flutter fingers slowly in circles)

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Autumn Winds- Submitted by Christi
(sung to Ring around the Rosie)

Autumn Winds begin to blow
Colored leaves fall fast and slow
Whirling Twirling all around
Till at last they touch the ground

(Cut out different colored leaves
Sway like a tree throughout the song
and drop leaves.
Pickup leaves by color.)

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Little Leaves- Submitted by Christi
(sung to Ten Little Indians)

1 little 2 little, 3 little leaves,
4 little, 5 little, 6 little leaves,
7 little, 8 little, 9 little leaves,
blow them all away. WHOOF!

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The Leaves Of The Trees- Submitted by Christi
(sung to Wheels on the Bus)

The leaves on the trees turn orange and red,
orange and red, orange and red,
the leaves on the trees turn orange and red
all through the fall.
The leaves of the trees come tumbling down,
tumbling down, tumbling down,
the leaves on the trees come tumbling
down all through the fall.
The leaves on the ground go swish, swish, swish,
swish, swish, swish,
swish, swish, swish,
the leaves on the ground go swish, swish, swish,
all through the fall.

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The Pumpkin Vine Song- Submitted by Terri

I looked out my window and What did I find?
Green leaves a-growing on my pumpkin vine. (2X)
Gree-een leaves, green leaves a growing (2X)
Gree-een leaves a growing on my pumkin vine.
...yellow flowers growing
...black bugs crawling
...pumpkins growing

You can add silly things that the children come up with like:
apples growing, watermelons growing, etc

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To Pumpkins at Pumpkin Time- Submitted by Terri
by Grace Cornell Tall

Back into your garden-beds!
Here come the holidays!
And woe to the golden pumpkin-heads
Attracting too much praise.
Hide behind the hoe, the plow,
Cling fast to the vine!
Those who come to praise you now
Will soon sit down to dine.
Keep your lovely heads, my dears,
If you know what I mean.
Unless you want to be in pie,
Stay hidden or stay green!!

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Pumpkin Poem- Submitted by Terri

One day I found two pumpkin seeds.
I planted one and pulled the weeds.
It sprouted roots and a big, long vine.
A pumpkin grew; I called it mine.
The pumpkin was quite round and fat.
I really am quite proud of that.

But there is something I'll admit
That has me worried just a bit.

I ate the other seed, you see.
Now will it grow inside of me?
I'm so relieved since I have found
That pumpkins only grow in the ground!

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Pumpkins- Submitted by Terri

When you see me in the fields,
My orange glowing in the sun,
It's time to say goodbye to summer
and hello to autumn fun!!

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Rain of Leaves- Submitted by Terri
by Aileen Fisher

It's raining big,
It's raining small,
It's raining autumn leaves
In fall.

It's raining gold
And red and brown
As autumn leaves
Come raining down.

It's raining everywhere
I look.
It's raining bookmarks
On my book!

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Leaves Are Falling Fingerplay- Submitted by Terri

Leaves are falling all around,
(hands wiggle downward)
Red, yellow, orange, and brown,
(signs for colors)
Twirling, Swirling to the ground,
(do a twisting motion with body)
Look how many leaves I've found!
(jump up and throw leaves from hands)

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Gray Squirrel- Submitted by Terri
Gray squirrel, gray squirrel,
Doesn't make a sound,
As he buries acorns
under the ground.
Later, when it's cold
and food isn't around,
the gray squirrel will dig
his acorns from the ground.

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Pumpkin song- Submitted by Terri
(Sung to "I'm a Little Teapot")

I'm a little pumpkin
Orange and round.
Here is my stem,
There is the ground.
When I get all cut up,
Don't you shout!
Just open me up
And scoop me out!

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Vegetables- Submitted by Terri
(Sung to "Mary had a Little Lamb")

We are pumpkins, big and round,
Big and round, big and round.
We are pumpkins, big and round,
Seated on the ground.

We are string beans green and fine.....growing on a vine.
We are onions round and white....we make soup taste right.
We are carrots, orange and long...help us sing the song.
We are cabbage green or red....see our funny head.
We are corn stalks tall and straight...don't we just taste great!

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The Apple- Submitted by Terri
I have a little apple,
red and round.
On a tree it is found.
If you take a bite
You will see
Just how tasty it will be!

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Mr. Pumpkin- Submitted by Terri
(Sung to "Where is Thumbkin')

Mr. Pumpkin,
Mr. Pumpkin,
Round and fat.
Round and fat.

Harvesttime is coming.
Harvesttime is coming.
Yum, yum, yum.
That is that!

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Two Little Apples- Submitted by Terri
(Sung to "This Old Man")

Way up high, in a tree,
Two red apples smiled at me.
So I shook that tree as har-r-rd as i could.
Down came the apples. Ummmmm, were they good!

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Pumpkin, Pumpkin- Submitted by Terri

Pumpkin, Pumpkin,
Sitting on the wall.
Pumpkin, Pumpkin,
Tip and fall.

pumpkin, Pumpkin,
Rolling down the street.
Pumpkin, Pumpkin,
Good to eat!!

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Harvest Poem- Submitted by Terri

When all the cows were sleeping
And the sun had gone to bed,
Up jumped the pumpkin,
And this is what he said:
I'm a dingle dangle pumpkin
With a flippy floppy hat.
I can shake my stem like this,
And shake my vine like that.
When all the hens were roosting
And the moon behind a cloud,
Up jumped the pumpkin
And shouted very loud:
I'm a dingle dangle pumpkin........

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Pumpkin Song- Submitted by Terri
(Sung to "Have You Ever Seen a |Lassie?")

Have you ever seen a pumpkin, a pumpkin, a pumpkin,
Have you ever seen a pumpkin, that grows on a vine?
A round one, a tall one, a bumpy one, a squashed one.
Have you ever seen a pumpkin, that grows on a vine?
(You can add your own adjectives to describe it)

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Harvest Time- Submitted by Terri
(Sung to "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star")

Harvest time is here again
In the garden we must dig
Carrots, radishes, onions too
All so fresh and yummy too.
Harvest time is here again
Won't be long till you know when!! (thanksgiving)

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Way Up High in the Apple Tree- Submitted by Sherry

Way up high in the apple tree,
(Hold arms up high)
Two red apples looked down on me.
(Make fists for apples)
I shook that tree as hard as I could,
(Shake the tree)
And down fell the apples
(Hands fall to the ground)
Mmmm were they good!
( Pretend to take a bite, and rub your tummy)

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The Apple Tree- Submitted by Sherry
(Sung to "Rock-a-bye Baby")

Here is a tree with leaves so green.
(Forearms together, elbows to wrists, hands spread)
Here are the apples that hang between.
(Clench fists for apples)
When the wind blows the apples will fall.
(Wave arms in the wind and let apples fall suddenly)
Here is a basket to gather them all.
(Make a basket with both hands, fingers interlocked)

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Leaves are Falling Around- Submitted by Sherry

Leaves are Falling Around,
Red, Yellow, Green, Orange, and Brown.

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Leaves Are Falling Fingerplay- Submitted by Sherry

Leaves are falling all around,
(hands wiggle downward)
Red, yellow, orange, and brown,
(signs for colors)
Twirling, Swirling to the ground,
(do a twisting motion with body)
Look how many leaves I've found!
(jump up and throw leaves from hands)

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Peter Peter Pumpkin Eater-- Submitted by Sherry

Peter Peter Pumpkin Eater
Had a wife and couldn't keep her
Put her in a pumpkin shell
And there he kept her very well.

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Five Little Pumpkins- Submitted by Sherry

Five little pumpkins sitting on a gate
The first one said oh my! it's getting late
The second one said the wind is in the air
The third one said But we don't care
The fourth one said Let's run, let's run,
The fifth one said, it's Harvest time Fun
Then puff went the wind and out went the lights
Away rolled the pumpkins and out of sight!!!!!!!

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Pumpkin, Pumpkin- Submitted by Sherry

Lying on the ground
Pumpkin, Pumpkin
Oh so big and round.
Your as orange as orange can be
In a pie you will be tasty
Pumpkin, Pumpkin
Lying on the ground

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10 Little Pumpkins- Submitted by Sherry

1, 2, 3 little pumpkins
4,5, 6 little pumpkins
7,8,9 little pumpkins
10 little pumpkins in all!!

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Roly-Poly Pumpkin- Submitted by Sherry
by Diane Thom

Oh, the roly-poly pumpkin
Went rolling down the hill.
Once it started rolling
It couldn't keep still.
It rolled and rolled and rolled
Until it bumped into a rock.
Then the roly-poly pumpkin
Rolled to a stop!

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Have You Ever Seen A Pumpkin- Submitted by Sherry

Have you ever seen a pumpkin, a pumpkin, a pumpkin,
Have you ever seen a pumpkin, that grows on a vine?
A round one, a tall one, a bumpy one, a squashed one.
Have you ever seen a pumpkin, that grows on a vine?

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Season Song- Submitted by Sherry
(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 that it must be autumn
When the leaves fall off the trees.
Oh when the snow begins to fall
Oh when the snow begins to fall
We know that it must be winter
When the snow begins to fall
Oh when the birds, begin to nest
Oh when the birds begin to nest
We know that is must be springtime
When the birds begin to nest
Oh when the sun, shines so-o bright
Oh when the sun shines so-o bright
We know that if must be summer
When the sun shines so-o bright

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The Leaves Are Falling Down-- Submitted by Sherry
(Sung to "The Farmer in the Dell")

The leaves are falling down
The leaves are falling down
Red, yellow, green and brown
The leaves are falling down

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Leaves Are Falling All Around-- Submitted by Sherry

Leaves are falling all around
(put hands up and wiggle fingers)
Red, (do the sign language symbol for red)
Yellow, (do the sign language symbol for yellow)
Orange, (do the sign language symbol for orange)
And Brown. (do the sign language symbol for brown)
Twirling, swirling to the ground
(wiggle fingers and bend knees and do the twist)
Look how many leaves I've found!
(jump up with arms stretched out)

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Falling Leaves- Submitted by Sherry

All the leaves are falling down
(flutter fingers downward)
Orange, green, red, and brown.
(flutter fingers)
If you listen, you'll hear them say,
(cup hands around ears) "Wintertime is on it's way."
(whispering)

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Five Leaves- Submitted by Sherry

Five little leaves so bright and gay,
Were dancing about on a tree one day.
The wind came blowing through the town,
And one little leaf came tumbling down.
(Continue with 4 leaves, then 3, 2, and 1.)
We hold pictures of leaves or real leaves and drop them

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Scarecrow Song- Submitted by Cheryl
(Sung to "Itsy Bitsy Sspider")

Ask the kids to name a different body part to wiggle each time you recite the song:

The silly silly scarecrow Guards the fields all day.
He waves his silly arms To scare the crows away!
(repeat with other body parts)

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A Walnut Hunt- Submitted by Cheryl
(Sung to "Ten Little Indians")

Little gray squirrels
Huntin' for walnuts
Little gray squirrels
Huntin' for walnuts
Little gray squirrels
Huntin' for walnuts
Storing them away for winter!

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The Nut That Scott Found- Submitted by Cheryl

This is the nut that Scott found
(seperate index finger & thumb)
This is the tree
(hold arms out as if a tree)
That grew from the nut that Scott found.
(seperate index finger & thumb)
This is the bird
(flap arms)
That sang in tree
(hold up arms)
That grew from the nut that Scott found.
(seperate index finger & thumb)

This is the minstrel
(pretend to play horn)
That head the bird
(flap arms)
That sang in tree
(hold up arms)
That grew from the nut that Scott found.
(seperate index finger & thumb)

This is the crowd
(clap enthusiastically)
That applauded the minstrel
(pretend to play horn)
That head the bird
(flap arms)
That sang in tree
(hold up arms)
That grew from the nut that Scott found.
(seperate index finger & thumb)

This is the guard with a mole on his chin
(point to chin)
That broke up the crowd
(clap enthusiastically)
That applauded the minstrel
(pretend to play horn)
That head the bird
(flap arms)
That sang in tree
(hold up arms)
That grew from the nut that Scott found.
(seperate index finger & thumb)

This is the mistress of needle & pins
(make sewing motions)
That married the guard with a mole on his chin
(point to chin)
That broke up the crowd
(clap enthusiastically)
That applauded the minstrel
(pretend to play horn)
That head the bird
(flap arms)
That sang in tree
(hold up arms)
That grew from the nut that Scott found.
(seperate index finger & thumb)

This is the cave, so dark within
(cover eyes)
That frightened the mistress of needle & pins
(make sewing motions)
That married the guard with a mole on his chin
(point to chin)
That broke up the crowd
(clap enthusiastically)
That applauded the minstrel
(pretend to play horn)
That head the bird
(flap arms)
That sang in tree
(hold up arms)
That grew from the nut that Scott found.
(seperate index finger & thumb)

This is the girl with the sly little grin
(clasp hands behind back & smile shyly)
That entered the cave, so dark within
(cover eyes)
That frightened the mistress of needle & pins
(make sewing motions)
That married the guard with a mole on his chin
(point to chin)
That broke up the crowd
(clap enthusiastically)
That applauded the minstrel
(pretend to play horn)
That head the bird
(flap arms)
That sang in tree
(hold up arms)
That grew from the nut that Scott found.
(seperate index finger & thumb)

This is the ugly dragon with scaly skin
(make ugly face & hold arms up as claws)
That played with the girl with the sly little grin
(clasp hands behind back & smile shyly)
That entered the cave, so dark within
(cover eyes)
That frightened the mistress of needle & pins
(make sewing motions)
That married the guard with a mole on his chin
(point to chin)
That broke up the crowd
(clap enthusiastically)
That applauded the minstrel
(pretend to play horn)
That head the bird
(flap arms)
That sang in tree
(hold up arms)
That grew from the nut that Scott found.
(seperate index finger & thumb)
(flop down & catch breath - - you're finished!)

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Autumn- Submitted by Cheryl

Each autum when the cool wind blows
(Make large blowing gestures)
The leaves just fall and spin.
(Spin around)
I rake them up into a pile
(Make raking motions)
And then I jump right in!
(Jump forward)
The wind takes leaves
(Make grabbing motion)
Right off the trees
(Turn around)
And sends them floating down.
(Wave fingers down to ground)
The wind goes by,
(Swing arms along ground)
The leaves fly high,
(Revolve hands around and up.)
And then they dance around.
(Dance around room)

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Leaves Are Falling- Submitted by Cheryl
(Sung to "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star")

Leaves are falling round the town
Watch them fall right on the ground
Autumn's coming, it is true
Then comes winter just for you
Leaves are falling round the town
Falling, falling all around

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Leaves- Submitted by Cheryl

The leaves are whirling round and round.
(Wave fingers)
The leaves are falling to the ground,
(Wave fingers downward)
Round and round, round and round,
(Roll one hand over the other)
Falling softly to the ground.
(Slowly wave hands downward)

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I'm a Nut- Submitted by Cheryl

I'm an acorn, small and round,
Lying on the cold, cold ground.
People pass and step on me,
That's why I'm all cracked, you see.
I'm a nut,
(clap, clap)
I'm a nut,
(clap, clap)
I'm a nut,
(clap, clap)
I'm a nut.
(clap, clap)

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Whisky, Frisky- Submitted by Cheryl

Whisky, frisky, hippity hop.
(Hold up one finger)
Up he goes to the treetop,
(Finger climbs up opposite arm)
Whirly, twirly, round and round,
(Finger goes in circle motion)
Down he scampers to the ground.
(Finger runs down arm)
Furly, curly, what a tail,
(Wiggle finger)
Tall as a feather, broad as a sail.
(Hand goes up and then out wide)
Where's his supper? In the shell.
(make a circle with fingers)
Snappy, cracky, out it fell.
(Open hand wide)

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Leaves, Leaves Falling Down- Submitted by Cheryl
(Sung to "Row, Row, Row Your Boat")

Leaves, leaves falling down,
(wiggle fingers downward)
Falling on the ground.
Red, Yellow, Orange and Brown,
Triangle, Oval and Round.
(With each thumb toughing and each forefinger touching, make shapes.)

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Lucky Leaves- Submitted by Cheryl

Yellow leaves tumbling,
(move hands like falling leaves)
falling through the air;
(repeat action)
Falling in my front yard.
Falling everywhere.
Oh, that I could catch one
(grab one in the air)
Before it blows away!
A yellow leaf, caught in the air,
Will bring my luck, they say!

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The Scarecrow- Submitted by Cheryl

The old scarecrow is such a funny man
He flops in the wind as hard as he can
He flops to the right, he flops to the left
He flops back and forth till he's out of breath
His arms swing out, his legs swing, too.
He nods his head in a 'how-do-you-do?'
See him flippety flop when the wind blows hard
the funny scarecrow in our backyard.

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My Oak Tree- Submitted by Cheryl

The oak tree just outside my door
Has its lovely leaves no more,
And now, I wonder, What's it for?
Not shade, nor home for birds to sing.
When leaves return, I'll welcome Spring!

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Mr. Squirrel- Submitted by Cheryl

Who's that scampering up the tree?
Carrying acorns...1,2,3?
It's Mr. Squirrel with a tail so furry.
He's ready for winter, so don't you worry! .

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Submitted by Cheryl

The kids can use there hands to imitate the leaves blowing in the wind and falling to the ground. They can also use scarves (fall colors) to imitate the leaves.

The leaves and whirling round an round
(wave fingers)
The leaves are falling to the ground
(wave fingers down)
Round and round, round and round
(roll one hand over other)
Falling sofly to the ground
(slowly wave hands downward)

See the lovely autumn leaves of red, and gold, and brown
Gently floating on the breeze and resting on the ground

Leaves are dropping from the trees
Yellow, brown, and red.
They patter softly like the rain
One landed on my head.

Come out! Come out! The weather is clear.
Come out! Come out! October is here.
I'll show you some presents from Jolly Jack Frost.
They are hidden in the leaves that the wind has tossed.

The brown nuts are falling and squirrels are at play.
They are finding all the good ones to hide them away.

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Submitted by Cheryl

Crimson leave and yellow.
Apple red and mellow.
Golden pumpkins on the ground.
Sights of autumn all around.

Falling, falling autumn leaves are falling.
Falling, falling, falling to the ground.
Whirling, whirling autumn leaves are whirling.
Whirling, whirling, whirling to the ground.

Down down yellow and brown
the leaves are falling all over the town.

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Whiskey, friskey- Submitted by Cheryl

Hippity hop
Up he climbs
To the tall tree top
Whirly, twirly
Round and around
Down he scampers
To the ground.
Where's his supper
In a shell
Snippity, Snappity
Out it fell.

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This Little Squirrel- Submitted by Cheryl

This little squirrel said, "Let's run & 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, "Yes, they're our best food."
This little squirrel said, "Come climb this tree."
(hold forearm up, hand open; run fingers of other hand to top fast, ending with thumb & forefinger making a circle)
"And crack these nuts, 1-2-3." (clap)

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Gray Squirrel- Submitted by Cheryl

Gray squirrel, gray squirrel,
Swish your fluffy tail.
Gray squirrel, gray squirrel,
Swish your fluffy tail.
Wrinkle up your little nose,
Hold a nut between your toes.
Gray squirrel, gray squirrel,
Swish your fluffy tail.

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I'm a Little Acorn- Submitted by Cheryl

I'm a little acorn round,
Lying on the cold, cold, ground.
Everybody steps on me,
That is why I'm cracked you see.
I'm a nut
(click tongue 2 xs-knock on head at same time)
I'm a nut
(click tongue 2 xs-knock on head at same time)
I'm a nut, I'm a nut, I'm a nut
(click tongue 2 xs-knock on head at same time)

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Harvest Ball- Submitted by Cheryl

We're sip sip sipping our cider
We're pop pop popping our corn
There's plenty to share
All the folks will be there
At the town hall Harvest Ball.

We're bob bob bobbing for apples
And packing in the pumpkin pie
There's plenty to share
All the folks will be there
At the town hall Harvest Ball.

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The Leaves- Submitted by Cheryl
(Sung to "The Wheels on the Bus")

Before singing the song I give each child 1 laminated Red leaf and 1 laminated Orange leaf. They both have long yarn stems. As we sing the first verse each child holds one leaf in each hand. As we sing the first verse they raise the leaf who's color we are singing.

The leaves on the trees turn Orange and Red
Orange and Red, Orange and Red,
The leaves on the trees turn Orange and Red
All around the town.

Stand up for the next verse - still holding leaves. Make the leaves tumble to the floor without letting go of the stem.

The leaves of the tree come tumbling down,
tumbling down, tumbling down,
The leaves of the tree come tumbling down,
All Around the town.

For this verse "swish" the leaves across the floor.

The leaves of the trees go "swish, swish, swish,"
"swish, swish, swish, swish, swish, swish,"
The leaves of the trees go "swish, swish, swish"
All around the town.

For this verse "gently" drop the leaves into the middle of the circle and jump in place.

We'll rake them in a pile and jump right in!
Jump right in, Jump right in!
We'll rake them in a pile and jump right in!
All around the town.

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Leaves Are Falling- Submitted by Cheryl
(Sung to "Jingle Bells")

Leaves are falling,
leaves are falling
One fell on my toes.
Leaves are falling,
leaves are falling,
One fell on my nose.
Leaves are falling,
leaves are falling
One fell on my head!
Leaves are falling,
Leaves are falling,
Yellow, Orange, Red!

*****

Little Leaves- Submitted by Cheryl

One little, two little, three little leaves
four little, five little, six little leaves,
seven little, eight little, nine little leaves,
ten little leaves fall down.

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Leaves- Submitted by Cheryl

Little leaves fall gently down
Red and yellow, orange and brown
flutter hands as leaves falling)
Whirling Whirling around and around
(turn around)
Quietly without a sound
(put finger to lips)
Falling softly to the ground
(begin to fall slowly)
Down and down and down and down
(lie on floor)

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Apple Seed- Submitted by Cheryl
Once a little apple seed
Was planted in the ground.
Down came the raindrops
Falling all around
Out came the bright sun
As bright as bright could be
and the little apple seed
Grew up to be an apple tree.

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Falling Leaves- Submitted by Cheryl
(Sung to "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star")

Chorus: All join hands and circle round
While we watch the leaves fall down.
See them swirling to the ground
Whirling, twirling all around.
(chorus)
See them skipping here and there
Dipping, flipping in the air.
(chorus)
Autumn leaves so peacefully
Falling, falling from the tree.
(chorus)

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Season Song- Submitted by Cheryl
(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.
Oh when the snow, begins to fall
Oh when the snow begins to fall
Then we know it must be winter
When the snow begins to fall.
Oh when the birds, begin to sing
Oh when the birds begin to sing
Then we know it must be springtime
When the birds begin to sing.
When the sun, shines so-o bright
Oh when the sun shines so-o bright
Then we know it must be summer
When the sun shines so-o bright.

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Autumn Winds- Submitted by Cheryl
(Sung to "Ring around the Rosie")

Cut out different colored leaves
Autumn Winds begin to blow
Colored leaves fall fast and slow
Whirling Twirling all around
Till at last they touch the ground

Sway like a tree throughout the song and drop leaves
Pickup leaves by color, size Expandable!

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Fall Leaves- Submitted by Cheryl
(Sung to "Are You Sleeping")

Jackie Jack Frost - Jackie Jack Frost
Climbs the trees; climbs the trees
Little Jackie Jack Frost; Little Jackie Jack Frost
Paints the leaves; paints the leaves.
Red and yellow - red and yellow
Orange and brown; orange and brown
Painting all the fall leaves;
painting all the fall leaves
In the town; in the town.

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The Wide-Eyed Owl- Submitted by Cheryl

There's a wide-eyed owl,
with a pointed nose,
with two pointed ears,
and claws for his toes.
He livees high in a tree.
When he looks at you
he flaps his wings,
and says, "Whoo, Whoo, Whoo."
(use actions on each line that is appropriate)

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Autumn- Submitted by Barb

Autumn winds begin to blow;
(blow)
Colored leaves fall fast and slow.
(make fast and slow falling motion with hands)
Twirling, whirling all around
(turn self around and around)
Till at last, they touch the ground.
(fall to ground)

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Autumn Leaves- Submitted by Barb

Leaves are floating softly down;
(hands floating down motions)
Some are red and some are brown.
The wind goes swish through the air;
(swish motion with hand)
When you look back, there are no leaves there.
(hands out, palms up)

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Raking Leaves- Submitted by Barb

I rake the leaves
(raking motion)
When they fall down,
(raise arms, let fingers fall gradually)
In a great big pile
(measure)
And when there are
Enough of them,
I jump on them a while
(jump 3 times)

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Fall Fun- Submitted by Nan
(Sung to "The 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 winter days.
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.

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Autumn Winds- Submitted by Nan

Autumn Winds begin to blow
Colored leaves fall fast and slow
Whirling Twirling all around
Till at last they touch the ground

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Little Leaves- Submitted by Nan
(Sung to "Ten Little Indians")

1 little 2 little, 3 little leaves,
4 little, 5 little, 6 little leaves,
7 little, 8 little, 9 little leaves,
blow them all away. Poof!

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Pumpkin Song By Miss Daylene- Submitted by Sherry
Sung To “Are You Sleeping”

Pumpkins, pumpkins
Pumpkins, pumpkins.
On the ground. Orange and round!
Let’s go and pick them.
Let’s go and pick them.
Look what I found! Look what I found!

(Have the children act out the song. When they get to “Look what I found” have them tell you what their pumpkin looks like.)

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Pumpkin Song By Miss Daylene- Submitted by Sherry
Sung To “Are You Sleeping”

Pumpkins, pumpkins
Pumpkins, pumpkins.
On the ground. Orange and round!
Let’s go and pick them.
Let’s go and pick them.
Look what I found! Look what I found!

(Have the children act out the song. When they get to “Look what I found” have them tell you what their pumpkin looks like.)

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