Storytime theme: Fall is All Around

Confession:  I was sick this week and missed half of my storytimes. 😦  So, the lesson I have below was only for the ones I was present for as my sub did a different storytime.  Also, because I was sick and behind, I used old song posters and didn’t get to make an example craft.   Darn sinus infections!!!!

Books:

  • Hooray for Fall!  by Kazuo Iwamura  (this story follows three little squirrels as they discover what changes take place in nature due to fall and the upcoming winter.)
  • The Apple Pie Tree  by Zoe Hall  (Apple picking is very popular in this part of the country due to our proximity to so many orchards, so, the kids really enjoy this one.  This books follows the growth of the apple from a tiny bud to juicy fruit!)
  • Possum’s Full Moon by Anne Hunter (Wonderful illustrations and imagery delight readers as possum tries to get everyone to stop preparing for winter and enjoy the last fall moon.)

Activity

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Tissue Paper Trees:  This is an oldie but a goodie!  Who doesn’t remember making these trees when they were in school?  I didn’t get to make an example this time, so I borrowed from my friends Anna and Cole. 🙂

Songs/Fingerplays:                                                                                                      

I do not have song posters this week due to running out of time to make them.  But here are the lyrics to the them (minus the cutesy pictures).

The Leaves on the Trees (sung to Wheels on the Bus)

The leaves on the trees are falling down,

Falling Down, Falling Down

The leaves on the trees are falling down,

Red, Yellow, orange and brown.

The leaves on the ground go crunch, crunch, crunch

Crunch, crunch, crunch; Crunch, crunch, crunch

The leaves on the ground go crunch, crunch, crunch

All through the fall!

The leaves on the trees are falling down,

Falling Down, Falling Down

The leaves on the trees are falling down,

Red, Yellow, orange and brown.

Gray Squirrel

Gray squirrel, gray squirrel, swish your bushy tail!

Gray squirrel, gray squirrel, swish your bushy tail!

Wrinkle up your nose!

Put a nut between your toes!

Gray squirrel, gray squirrel, swish your bushy tail!

This lesson plan is free and you have my permission to use it all you want.  I just ask that you give me a little love by crediting me on any blog or social media post.  Thank you!

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