FOUR AUTUMN LEAVES
(Flannel story)

Four Autumn Leaves
In a big old tree
One blew away
And then there were three

Three little leaves
With nothing to do

Another blew away
And then there were two

Two little leaves
In the Autumn sun
One blew away
And then there was one

Being all alone
Wasn't much fun
The last on blew away
And then there were none.

(
Cut out 4 leaf shapes out of flannel. Use fall colors.) 

 

 

SIGNS OF AUTUMN

When the birds fly south (flap arms)
And the wind blows cool (shiver)
And the green (hold up hands) on the trees turn red. (flip palms over)
And the days grow shorter (bring hands close together from far apart)
And the nights grow long (separate hands
from close together)
And Jack Frost freezes grass dead, (point fingers straight up, then curl slowly)
Then summer is gone (wave by-by, rub eyes)
And Autumn has come
To prepare us for winter's white bed.



 

IT'S AUTUMN!

The leaves turn yellow,
The leaves turn brown.
The leaves turn red.
And they
all
fall
down!


The leaves turn yellow.
The leaves turn red.
They all fall down.
On top of my head!

 

 

THE LEAVES ON THE TREES
(Sung to: "The Wheels on the Bus")

The leaves on the tree turn orange and red,
orange and red, orange and red.
The leaves on the trees turn orange and red,
All through the town.

The leaves on the trees come tumbling down,
tumbling down, tumbling down.
The leaves on the trees come tumbling down.
All through the town.

The leaves on the ground go swish, swish, swish,
Swish, swish, swish.
The leaves on the ground go swish, swish, swish,
All through the town.


 

LEAVES

I like to make a pile of leaves,
And jump and tumble around.
I like to hear the dry leaves,
They make such a crunchy sound.

 

 

LEAVES, LEAVES, FALLING DOWN
(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. (Using fingers, make shapes).

 

AUTUMN LEAVES
(Sung to: "Mary had a Little Lamb")

Autumn leaves are falling down,
falling down, falling down.
Autumn leaves are falling down

Yellow, red
and brown.

Rake the up as they fall down.
As they fall down, as they fall down.
Rake them up as they fall down.

Yellow, red
and brown.

Here comes the wind on a windy day.
A windy day, a windy day.
Here comes the wind on a windy day.
And blow them all away.


 

FALL CRAFTS



LEAF ART


Tape or glue freshly fallen fall leaves to construction paper. Draw a picture around each leaf. Some ideas are people, an umbrella, a duck, a fish, etc. These are really cute. Best for ages 4 and up.



 

LEAVES

Arrange fresh colorful leaves on a large piece of colorful construction paper and "laminate" both sides with clear contact paper. Use pinking scissors and cut all around the edges for a really beautiful "fall" placemat. The leaves stay nice for a long time.

 

PRESS LEAF COLLAGE

This activity will need a teacher to iron away from the students.  They can watch.

Arrange colorful leaves on waxed paper.  Put another sheet on top, and iron for the kids.  These will stay for a long time.

Another version is:

Arrange your collection of leaves (collect bunches of colorful fall leaves) on a sheet of waxed paper. Scrape crayon shavings onto the paper so that they fall onto the leaves.
You can also sprinkle glitter on the leaves. 

 Cover collage with another sheet of waxed paper. Iron over this collage with a medium iron. A construction paper frame can be cut to serve as a mat for this collage. 

 

DRIED LEAF ART

Collect a variety of colors of fall leaves. Bring the leaves inside and let them dry. Crumble up the dry leaves and place them in bowls. Set out the bowls of leaves, small bowls of glue and brushes or cotton swabs. Give each child a piece of construction paper. Let the children use the brushes or swabs to spread glue all over their papers. Then have them sprinkle small amounts of the dried leaves on top of the glue. Help them shake off the excess leaves.

 

LEAF RUBBINGS

To make a leaf rubbing, have the children place a leaf under a piece of paper, vein side up! Using a crayon, help the children gently rub on top of the piece of paper until the leaf print shows through.

GREAT APPLE ACTIVITIES:

Try making some torn paper apples with red or green papers,
or use the same colors of play dough to make a lineup of
clay apples. Save apple seeds for a seed collage, try some
worm art, complete an apple match-up, count the seeds, make
an apple chart... Games, art projects, and science and math
activities will all round out your own unit on apples this
fall.

 

SEPTEMBER THEMES:

If you need extra suggestions on what to cover for the
month of September along with numerous resources and
activities to develop your theme, this site has some great
suggestions. Covering such themes as family,
communication, safety, health, and the five senses, it has related
 all activities to monthly calendar observances.

 

TREES AND LEAVES BULLETIN BOARDS:

For fall bulletin board ideas, try the art suggestions
here, all based on a theme of leaves and trees, and all
incorporating student projects and participation.

 

 

 

 

 

All ideas for these songs, poems, flannel stories, crafts, etc. were compiled from books, other websites and other resources. 

I am in no way taking credit for these as my own. 

I thank all sources for the help in making this page.

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