5 items tagged "Fall"

  • Apples

    September 29th, 2015


    The Books We Read:
    Big Red Apple by Tony Johnston

    Tap the Magic Tree  by Christie Matheson

    Songs and Fingerplays:
    Found an Apple by Harriet Ziefert--we sang this book for fun!

    I Reached Way Up
    I reached way up in the apple tree, and picked an apple just for me;
    I took a bite, and what did I see? Five little worms a-lookin' at me--yuck!
    [Repeat, counting down.]

    Credit: Childhood

    Project—Tissue Paper Apple Trees:

     

     

     

  • Fall Animals

    October 11th, 2016

     

    The Books We Read:
    Bear Has a Story to Tell by Philip Stead
    Busy Little Squirrel by Nancy Tafuri
    Owl Babies by Martin Waddell

    Songs & Activities:
    Autumn Leaves Stretch
    (To the tune of London Bridges)
    Autumn leaves are falling down, falling down, falling down.
    Autumn leaves are falling down, it is fall.

    Take a rake and rake them up, rake them up, rake them up.
    Take a rake and rake them up, it is fall.

    Make a pile and jump right in, jump right in, jump right in.
    Make a pile and jump right in, it is fall.
    Credit: Various sources

    Mmm-AH! Went the Little Green Frog
    Mmm ah! went the little green frog one day.
    Mmm ah! went the little green frog.
    Mmm ah! went the little green frog one day.
    and they all went mmm mmm ah!!
    But we know frogs go shanananana! shanananana! shanananana!
    We know frogs go shanananana!, they don't go mmm mmm ah!

    Bloop bloop! went the little blue fish one day.
    Bloop bloop! went the little blue fish.
    Bloop bloop! went the little blue fish one day.
    and they all went bloop bloop bloop!
    But we know fish go kissy kissy kiss! kissy kissy kiss! kissy kissy kiss!
    We know fish go kissy kissy kiss!, they don't go bloop bloop bloop!

    Grrr-grrr! went the big brown bear one day.
    Grrr-grrr! went the big brown bear.
    Grrr-grrr! went the big brown bear one day.
    and they all went grrr-grrr-grrr!!
    But we know bears go huggy huggy hug, huggy huggy hug, huggy huggy hug.
    We know bears go huggy huggy hug,they don't go grrr-grrr-grrr!

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    redit: Jbrary

    Five Little Hoot Owls (w/ flannel board)
    Five little hoot owls sitting in a tree, one flew away, how many do you see?
    [Count down to zero.]
    Credit: Sunflower Storytime

    Craft—Owl Masks

    Inspired by Bill from Owl Babies, the kids made masks with bright, colorful feathers.  Here is a fun example:

     

  • Harvest Time

    October 18th, 2016

     

    The Books We Read:
    Possum's Harvest Moon by Anne Hunter
    Found an Apple by Harriet Ziefert
    Racoons and Ripe Corn by Jim Arnosky

    Songs & Activities:
    I Reached Way Up
    I reached way up in the apple tree, and picked an apple just for me;
    I took a bite, and what did I see? Five little worms a-lookin' at me--yuck!
    [Repeat, counting down.]

    Credit: Childhood

    This is the Way (Corn Song)
    This is the way we plant the corn, plant the corn, plant the corn.
    This is the way we plant the corn, so early in the morning.
    This is the way we
    ...water the seeds.
    ...hoe the weeds.
    ...pick the corn.
    ...shuck the corn.
    ...eat the corn!
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    redit: Adapted from Various Sources

    Craft—Apple Collage
    A great example of what we did.  Notice the many-eyed worm!



     

  • Pumpkin Tales

    October 25th, 2016

     

    The Books We Read:
    The Runaway Pumpkin by Kevin Lewis
    Ten Orange Pumpkins by Stephen Savage
    The Little Old Lady Who Wasn't Afraid of Anything by Linda Williams

    Songs & Activities:
    Open Shut Them
    Open, shut them, open, shut them, give a little clap, clap, clap!
    Open, shut them, open, shut them, put them in your lap, lap, lap.
    Creep them, creep them, creept them, creep them, right up to your chin, chin, chin.
    Open wide your little mouth, but... do not let them in!

    Credit: Various Sources

    Five Little Pumpkins
    Five little pumpkins sitting on a gate.
    The first one said, "Oh my, it's getting late!"
    The second said, "There are witches in the air!"
    The third one said, "Oh, we don't care!"
    The fourth one said, "It's time to go home!"
    The fifth one said, "Don't leave me alone!"
    Oooooh ooooh, went the wind, and out went the light,
    and the five little pumpkins rolled out of sight!
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    redit: Childhood

    Craft—What's Inside a Pumpkin??
    This was a hugely fun project. Kids decorated their pumpkin face however they liked and then glued pumpkin "guts" (yarn and seeds) on the inside!  Here is one example:

     

  • Pumpkins

    October 20th, 2015


    The Books We Read:
    The Runaway Pumpkin by Kevin Lewis

    Ten Orange Pumpkins by Stephen Savage

    Songs and Fingerplays:
    Pumpkin Vine Song
    I looked in the garden and what did I find?
    Green leaves a-growin' on my pumpkin vine (repeat).
    I looked in the garden and what did I find?
    ... Yellow flowers blooming on my pumpkin vine (repeat).
    ... Busy bees a-buzzing on my pumpkin vine (repeat).
    ...Little pumpkins growing on my pumpkin vine (repeat).
    ...Big fat pumpkins growing on my pumpkin vine (repeat).
    Credit: Life Lab

    Five Little Pumpkins
    Five little pumpkins sitting on a gate. The first one said "Oh my, it's getting late."
    The second one said "There are witches in the air!"
    The third one said "Oh, we don't care."
    The fourth one said "It's time to go home!"
    The fifth one said "Don't leave me alone!!"
    "Oooooh," went the wind and OUT went the light;
    And the five little pumpkins rolled out of sight!
    Credit: Childhood

    Project—Mason Jar Jack-o-Lanterns:


     

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