It still feels like summer here in Sonoma County, in fact we are in the middle of a heat wave. But the leaves are starting to turn golden and fall, the apples are ripening and our family is ready for the change of seasons.
This month I'm sharing two sweet verses that connect with the feeling of autumn.
Here is a simple game that can be played with your baby as a touching game, as a lap game using your hands, or your child can even act it out with a golden silk.
Five little leaves so bright and gay (hold out hand, flutter outstretched fingers or use pressed leaves)
Were dancing about the tree one day (sway hand in rhythm overhead)
The wind came blowing through the town OOOO (put other hand to mouth and blow)
One little leaf came tumbling down (sway hand from side to side while folding appropriate finger towards palm, repeat entire verse 5-4-3-2-1-0)
Leaves Floating Down
A fun games for baby or children. Use a golden silk instead of your hands if you can.
Autumn leaves are floating down, (float hands and arms up and down)
They make a carpet on the ground. (move arms back and forth towards the ground)
Then swish! The wind comes whistling by (quickly "swish" hands back and forth in front of body)
And sends them dancing to the sky! ("dance" hands upward)
All the leaves are falling down, (flutter hands downward)
Orange, green, red, and brown. (continue moving hands downward)
If you listen, you will hear them say, (cup hands around ears)
"Wintertime is on its way." (whisper)
*The authors are unknown to me for both of these verses after a search. If you know the writer, please do comment so I can credit them. Thank you.
What are some of your favorite autumn verses and games? Please share in the comment area below.
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