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Share a Story: Leaf Storytime

 

If you missed our Leaf Storytime this week, don't worry. Here are some of the stories and songs from this week's storytime, plus some suggestions to inspire a fall storytime that you can do at home. 

From Storytime

In a simple, evocative conversation with nature, a young girl witnesses how the season changes from summer to autumn.

 

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

     The leaves on the trees turn orange and brown… all over town.

     The leaves on the trees come tumbling down… all over town.

     The leaves on the ground go swish, swish, swish… all over town.

     The leaves on the ground get raked right up… all over town.

     The trees all around are bare and cold… all over town.

     The trees show the seasons go round and round… all over town.

A ridiculous rhyme in the tradition of "I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly." What can this old lady be thinking?

 

 

FIVE LITTLE LEAVES 

     Five little leaves on a tree by the shore. A strong wind blows (whoooo)… and then there are…

     Four little leaves on a tree by the sea. A strong wind blows (whoooo)… and then there are…

     Three little leaves on a tree near a zoo. A strong wind blows (whoooo)… and then there are…

     Two little leaves on a tree in the sun. A strong wind blows (whoooo)… and then there is…

     One little leaf on a tree all alone. A strong wind blows (whoooo)… and all the leaves are gone!

We used The Maple Leaf Rag for one of our parachute songs today. While appropriate for a fall day, there is a good change this little ditty will get stuck in your head.

More Songs and Stories to Enjoy

Yellow time by Lauren Stringer

A lyrical ode to that magical time in autumn when the leaves turn yellow.

Tap the magic tree by Christie Matheson

Invites the reader to tap, rub, touch, and wiggle illustrations to make an apple tree bloom, produce fruit, and lose its leaves.

Fall leaves by Loretta Holland

Wordplay with homonyms puts autumn on display and captures the art and science of season change. The headings make for a simple story, but there is more information to share if your little one is looking for it.

Leaf jumpers by Carole Gerber

Illustrations and rhyming text describe different leaves and the trees from which they fall.

Poems about autumn.

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