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Books:
When Autumn Comes by Robert Maass
Pumpkin Pumpkin by Jeanne Titherington
Fall Leaves Fall! By Zoe Hall
The Busy Little Squirrel by Nancy Tafuri
Dappled Apples by Jan Carr
Leaves by David Ezra Stein

Songs & Fingerplays:
Falling Leaves (Scarves)
Autumn winds begin to blow (blow scarves)
Colored leaves fall fast and slow (move scarves fast and slow)
Twirling, whirling all around (twirl scarves)
Until they all fall DOWN (fall down)

5 Apples (Felt board)
The 1st apple in the basket was bright and shiny red
The 2nd apple in the basket said, “What a cozy bed!”
The 3rd apple in the basket said, “Please move over there!”
The 4th apple in the basket said, “Now we are 2 pair!”
The 5th apple in the basket said, “Oh dear, me-oh-my! This basket looks like pastry – I think we’re apple pie!”


Pumpkins on the Ground
(tune of Twinkle Little Star)
Pumpkin, pumpkin on the ground (crouch)
How’d you get so big & round? (arms out wide and then make circle)
Once you were a seed so small, (pretend to hold seed)
Now you are a great big ball! (Huge circle w/ hands)
Pumpkin, pumpkin on the ground (crouch)
How’d you get so big & round? (arms out wide and then make circle)


Crafts:

  • Fall Tree collage (picture of tree, glue leaves cut from colored paper)
  • Leaf bracelet: leaves cut from colored paper, glued to strips and taped around wrist.
  • Leaf bookmarks