The Changing Seasons- Autumn: September 17th-28th

The Changing Seasons: Autumn

 

The Leaves on the Trees

(Sung to the tune of 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 fall!

 

The leaves on the trees come falling down,

Falling down, falling down,

The leaves on the trees come falling down,

All through the fall!

 

The leaves on the ground go crunch, crunch, crunch,

Crunch, crunch, crunch, crunch, crunch, crunch, 

The leaves on the ground go crunch, crunch, crunch,

All through the fall!

 

We rake them in a pile and jump right in,

Jump right in, jump right in,

We rake them in a pile and jump right in,

All through the fall!

 

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 fall!

 

Leaves are Twirling

(Sung to the tune of Frere Jacques)

 

Leaves are twirling, leaves are twirling,

All around, all around,

They are falling softly, they are falling softly

To the ground, to the ground

 

5 Red Apples

(Sung to the tune of 6 Little Ducks)

Five red apples on a tree, looked as juicy as they could be

But a crow swooped down to get some lunch,

And ate one apple with a crunch, crunch, crunch,

Crunch, crunch, crunch, crunch, crunch, crunch

Oh, he ate one apple with a crunch, crunch, crunch.

Four red apples…

 

Fall Is Falling

When the leaves turn colors, come falling down,

You know fall’s falling- falling all around

When the squirrels all scurry, scamper up and down,

You know fall’s falling- falling all around

 

CHORUS:

And the geese fly south in a capital ‘V’,

Their honking and flapping is a sight to see,

The animal babies are told by their moms,

Come get some sleep now, ‘cause fall’s falling down

V2:

When the garden flowers bow their heads down,

You know fall’s falling- falling all around

When the school doors open, children running ‘round,

You know fall’s falling- falling all around

 

(Repeat CHORUS 2X to end)

 

Chants and Finger Plays

 

Scarecrow, Scarecrow

Scarecrow, scarecrow turn around

Scarecrow, scarecrow jump up and down

Scarecrow, scarecrow arms up high

Scarecrow, scarecrow wink one eye

Scarecrow, scarecrow tickle your nose

Scarecrow, scarecrow touch your toes

Scarecrow, scarecrow bend your knees

Scarecrow, scarecrow flap in the breeze

Scarecrow, scarecrow crawl into bed

Scarecrow, scarecrow rest your head

 

Here is a Bee Hive

Here is a bee hive

Where are the bees?

Hiding inside, where nobody sees

They’re coming out now

They’re alive

1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Bzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz!

 

When All the Cows Are Sleeping

When all the cows are sleeping, and the sun has gone to bed

UP jumps the scarecrow and this is what he said

I’m a dingly, dangly scarecrow with a flippy, floppy hat

My arms they go like this, and my feet they go like that!

 

Listening Activity

Concerto 3: Autumn “Allegro (La caccia)” From Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons