“Autumn” preschool storytime

fall preschool

Opening Song
I wiggle my fingers. I wiggle my toes.
I wiggle my ears. I wiggle my nose.
I wiggle my shoulders. I wiggle my chin.
I stretch my arms wide and pull them back in.
I wiggle my elbows. I wiggle my knees.
I hop like a bunny. I smile and say, “Cheese!”
Now I have no more wiggles left in me
And I sit on the floor as still as can be.
Source: Storytime with Jason

Book – Leaf Man by Lois Ehlert

Four Little Leaves
Four little leaves hanging from a tree,
Looking as lovely as can be.
Whoosh went the wind and one leaf said,
“Ill meet you on the ground. I’m the color RED.”

Three little leaves hanging from a tree,
Looking as lovely as can be.
Whoosh went the wind and another fell down.
This little leaf was the color BROWN.

Two little leaves hanging from a tree,
Looking as lovely as can be.
Whoosh went the wind. Oh my, it was cold!
Another leaf fell. It was the color GOLD.

One little leaf hanging from a tree,
Looking as lovely as can be.
Whoosh went the wind and the leaf started to sway,
But it was still GREEN, so it had to stay!
Source: King County Library System

Spread your Limbs
Stand up tall and spread your limbs.
You’re a fall tree in the wind.
Move your branches all around,
Pretty leaves falling down.
Some are brown and some are red.
Time for you to go to bed.
Source: Preschool Express

 Book –Frisky Brisky Hippity Hop by Susan Lurie

Song: Mr. Eric’s Tippy Toe

Eat an apple
Eat an apple (bring hand to mouth)
Save the core (close hand in fist)
Plant some seeds (bend down to touch hand to ground)
And grow some more! (extend both arms out)
Source: Preschool Education

The Roly-Poly Pumpkin
(The Itsy Bitsy Spider)
Oh, the roly-poly pumpkin
Went rolling down the hill.
Once it started rolling
It couldn’t keep still.
It rolled and rolled
Until it bumped into a rock.
Then the roly-poly pumpkin
Rolled to a stop.
Source: King County Library System

Book – Pumpkin Trouble by Jan Thomas 

Song – “Shake Your Sillies Out” – Raffi

Tony Chestnut
Tony Chestnut knows I love you.
(Toe, knee, chest, nut, nose, eye, love, you)
Tony knows. (Toe, knee, nose)
Tony knows.
Tony Chestnut knows I love you.
That’s what Tony knows.
Source: Traditional but here’s a video from KCLS

Sometimes I am Tall
Sometimes I am tall (stretch on toes)
Sometimes I am small (crouch down low)
Sometimes I am very, very tall (stretch and reach up hands)
Sometimes I am very, very small (crouch low to the floor)
Sometimes tall (stretch up)
Sometimes small (crouch low)
See how I am now.
Source: King County Library System

Goodbye
Bread and butter, marmalade and jam
Let’s say good-bye as high as we can
Good-bye! (in high, squeaky voice)
Bread and butter, marmalade and jam
Let’s say good-bye as low as we can
Good-bye! (in a deep voice)
Bread and butter, marmalade and jam
Let’s say good-bye as fast as we can
Good-bye! (very quick)
Bread and butter, marmalade and jam
Let’s say good-bye as slow as we can
Good-bye! (very slowly and drawn out)
Bread and butter, marmalade and jam
Let’s say good-bye as quiet as we can
Good-bye! (in a whisper)
Bread and butter, marmalade and jam
Let’s say good-bye as loud as we can
GOOD-BYE! (yelling)
Source: Jbrary

Early literacy tip: Children need to know that different sounds go together to form words. This skill takes time to learn. It starts at birth. Here’s what you can do to help your preschooler develop awareness of the sounds of language. Play the “Put It Together” game. Slowly say the different sounds of the word to your child. Ask her, “What do you get when you put these sounds together? /f/ /i/ /sh/?” You get fish.”  Say tongue twisters to play with the sounds of language. Go at your child’s pace. Getting your tongue twisted is half of the fun. Pre-schoolers have fun trying. Some simple ones to start with are:

  • Tall Tom took ten turkeys.
  • Silly Sue saw seven snakes.
  • Happy Harry had hamburgers.

Source: Lee Presky Learning Center (original link broken)

 

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