story time

Fall Story Time

Welcome Song: Clap and Sing Hello (to the tune of The Farmer in the Dell)
We clap and sing hello,
We clap and sing hello,
With our friends at story time,
We clap and sing hello!
We wave and sing hello // We stomp and sing hello
Source: Storytime Katie

Song: Ten Little Bubbles (to the tune of 10 Little Indians)
One little, two little, three little bubbles,
Four little, five little, six little bubbles,
Seven little, eight little, nine little bubbles,
Ten little bubbles go POP! (clap)

Pop, pop, pop the bubbles, (clap hands rapidly)
Pop, pop, pop the bubbles,
Pop, pop, pop the bubbles,
Ten little bubbles go POP! (clap over head)

Book: Little Elliot, Fall Friends by Mike Curato

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Sweet, simple story of Elliot and Mouse visiting the country and making friends. Gorgeous illustrations!

Flannel: Five Little Leaves
Five little leaves on the tree next door,
One fell off and then there were four.
Four little leaves all over the tree,
One fell off and then there were three.
Three little leaves where the wind blew,
One fell off and then there were two.
Two little leaves sitting in the sun,
One fell off and then there was one.
One little leaf in the tree all alone,
The wind blew and blew and now there are none!
Source: Storytime Katie

Song/Scarves: Popcorn Kernels (to the tune of Frere Jacques; sing each line twice)
Popcorn kernels, (wave scarves overhead)
In the pot. (make scarves ‘disappear’ by bunching them in their fists)
Shake them, shake them, shake them, (shake)
’til they POP! (throw scarves into the air)
Source: Jbrary

Song/Scarves: One Bright Scarf (to the tune of 10 Little Indians)
One bright scarf waiting for the wind to blow, (hold in hand)
Wiggle it high, (wiggle above head)
Wiggle it low, (wiggle by knees)
Shake it fast, (shake fast)
Shake it slow, (shake slow)
Put it behind your back. (put scarf behind your back)
Where did it go? (bring out empty hands; shrug)
Source: Jbrary

Song/Scarves: We Wave Our Scarves Together (to the tune of For He’s a Jolly Good Fellow)
We wave our scarves together,
We wave our scarves together,
We wave our scarves together,
Because it’s fun to do!

We wave them high, (sing/wave high)
We wave them low, (sing/wave low)
We wave them in the middle,
Because it’s fun to do!

We throw our scarves together,
We throw our scarves together,
We throw our scarves together,
Because it’s fun to do!

We throw them high, (throw/sing high)
We throw them low, (throw/sing low)
We throw them in the middle,
Because it’s fun to do!
Source: Jbrary

Book: Fall Leaves Fall by Zoe Hall; illustrated by Shari Halpern

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Two brothers look forward to fall and all the activities that come with the season.

I was going to gather leaves for the kids to do leaf art like the kids in the book but it was POURING today so I told them to do a leaf art project at home when the weather cleared up a bit.

Song: The Leaves are Falling Down (to the tune of The Farmer in the Dell)
The leaves are falling down (flutter hands down)
The leaves are falling down
Red, yellow, green and brown (tap knees)
The leaves are falling down
Source: Storytime Katie

Song: Falling Leaves (to the tune of The Wheels on the Bus)
The leaves on the trees go swish, swish, swish, (wave hands back and forth)
Swish, swish, swish,
Swish, swish, swish,
The leaves on the trees go swish, swish, swish,
All through the fall.

The leaves on the tree come tumbling down, (flutter hands down)
Tumbling down,
Tumbling down,
The leaves on the tree come tumbling down,
All through the fall.

The leaves on the ground go crunch, crunch, crunch, (tap knees)
Crunch, crunch, crunch,
Crunch, crunch, crunch,
The leaves on the ground go crunch, crunch, crunch,
All through the fall.
Source: Librarian Lisa

Egg Shakers: Shake It by Sally’s Music Circle

Book: In the Middle of Fall by Kevin Henkes; illustrated by Laura Dronzek

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Simple story about fall and the start of the winter season.

Song: Baby Shark
Baby shark do do do do do do (shark mouth with two fingers)
Baby shark do do do do do do
Baby shark do do do do do do
Baby shark

Other verses:
Mama Shark (shark mouth with hands connected at the wrists)
Daddy Shark (shark mouth with whole arms)
Grandma Shark (shark mouth like mama shark but with fists)
Shark attack (snap arms overhead)
Swim away (swimming motion with arms)
Safe at last (jazz hands)
Source: Adapted from Kindergarten Nation

Closing Song: It’s Time to Say Goodbye to All Our Friends (to the tune of She’ll Be Comin’ Round the Mountain When She Comes)
It’s time to say goodbye to all our friends, “Goodbye!” (tap knees)
It’s time to say goodbye to all our friends, “Goodbye!”
It’s time to say goodbye,
Wave your hands and wink your eye, (wave, wink)
Now it’s time to say goodbye to all our friends, “Goodbye!”
Source: Sunflower Storytime

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