Fall is upon us in Minnesota ... which means it's time to celebrate the changing colors of the trees!
Today at storytime we shared the following books :
Fall, Leaves, Fall! by Zoe Hall
Fall is not easy by Marty Kelley
Leaf Man by Lois Ehlert
I purchased craft leaves at Michael's for our leaf fingerplay. I have used "real" leaves for this but find that by the time I get the leaves to storytime they've lost a lot of their brilliance. Fake ones do just fine.
We all learned the ASL sign for "tree" which was incorporated into this rhyme.
I held the leaves high aloft while my attendees provided the wind to blow them down ...
Five little leaves, so bright and gay
Were hanging on a tree one day,
The wind came blowing through the town ...
And one little leaf came tumbling down.
one by one I dropped the leaves
at the end, I "raked" them up into a pile