“Autumn” toddler storytime

toddler fall

Opening Rhyme
(to the tune of The Farmer in the Dell)
We’re all here today. We’re all here today.
Let’s clap our hands and sing together.
Hip, hip, hooray!
Source: (To be honest, my library was using this before I started so I’m not sure where the previous librarian found it, but it looks like a modified version of Jean Warren’s Preschool Express song here.)

Pizza Pickle Pumpernickel
Pizza, pickle, pumpernickel(wiggle fingers)
My little one shall have a tickle!
One for his/her nose (tickle nose)
And one for his/her toes (tickle toes)
And one for his/her tummy where the hotdog goes! (tickle tummy)
Source: Library Meow

Book – Leaves by David Ezra Stein

 Autumn Leaves Are Falling Down (with scarves)
(London Bridges)
Autumn leaves are falling down,
Falling down, falling down
Autumn leaves are falling down,
On this sunny day!
The wind will blow them round and round,
Round and round, round and round
The wind will blow them round and round, On this sunny day!
Take the rake and rake them up,
Rake them up, rake them up
Take the rake and rake them up,
On this sunny day!
Now let’s jump into the pile,
To the pile, to the pile
Now let’s jump into the pile,
On this sunny day!
WHEEE!
Source: Preschool Education

The Leaves on the Trees (with scarves)
(The Wheels on the Bus)
The leaves on the trees turn orange and red,
Orange and red, orange and red
The leaves on the trees turn orange and red
All through the town.
The leaves on the trees come twirling down,
The leaves on the ground go swish, swish, swish
Source: Preschool Education

Book – Footballs and Falling Leaves by Rebecca Davis 

Scarf Play
Peek a boo
Scarf Toss – 1,2,3, wee! 1,2,3, wee!

 

To the tune “The Farmer in the Dell”,
My scarf goes up.
My scarf goes down.
My scarf goes round and round and round And round and round and round.
My scarf goes in.
My scarf comes out.
My scarf flies about, about, about.
Source: Oakland Schools


Scarf Dance

(Tune: Here We Go ‘Round the Mulberry Bush)
Wave the scarf above your head,
Above your head, above your head.
Wave the scarf above your head,
Then drop it on the ground.

Stretch your arms up to the sky,
to the sky, to the sky.
Stretch your arms up to the sky,
Now make a clapping sound.

Pick the scarf up off the ground,
Off the ground, off the ground.
Pick the scarf up off the ground,
Then twirl and dance around!
Source: King County Library System

Bubbles – best bubble machine ever! (IMHO, of course)

 Rainbows in my Bubbles
Tune of She’ll be Coming Round the Mountain)
I’ve got rainbows in my bubbles, yes, I do
I’ve got rainbows in my bubbles, yes, I do
When I look up towards the sun,
They’ve got rainbows every one.
I’ve got rainbows in my bubbles, yes, I do.
Source: Preschool Express

Good-bye Song
(Tune of Ten Little Indians)
Wave with one hand, then with the other
Wave with one hand, then with the other
Wave with one hand, then with the other
Wave with both feet now
Repeat with other body parts
Source: King County Library System

Play Time!

Early literacy tip: Book-reading times should be like a game of give-and-take. First, you do something (turn the page, for example). Then your child does something (smiles and gets excited). Keep the game going by saying, “The baby is looking at you!” The more your child looks, touches, and enjoys the book-sharing activity, the better.
Source: Early Literacy Learning 

 

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