Baby Storytime: Fall Colors

If it’s 30 degrees one day and 70 the next, it must be fall in Colorado!

OPENING SONG: Hello Song*

OPENING FINGERPLAY: Open Them Shut Them*

BOOK: Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by BILL MARTIN JR
I used the original picture book, but I stopped at the page where all the letters fall out of the tree, where the board book ends. Right before I turned to that page, I asked, “All the letters are up in the tree! What do you think is going to happen next?”

LITERACY TIP: Narrative Skills
Narrative Skills are being able to describe things and to tell stories, and helps with comprehension. Ask your baby what happens next as you read together. They can’t answer now, but it’s a great habit to get into!

GUESSING GAME: Little Bird, Are You in the Green Tree?
Follow the link to see this flannel!

FLANNEL SONG: A Hunting We Will Go*
Animals who live in trees today! owl/towel, bug/rug, bee/tree…and cat/hat.

BOOK: Leaf Walk by ME!!
I was so amazingly bored by my usual fall books, all of which I have to edit down and skip pages to use in baby storytime, that I made my own this year. I had a blast. Follow the link for more about my book!

FLANNEL RHYME: Five Little Leaves**

5 little leaves in the tall tall tree
As bright and pretty as they can be
Along came the wind
Blowing all around
And one bright leaf
Fell to the ground

Four little leaves…

BOOK: Max’s Ride by ROSEMARY WELLS
I forgot that Max ends up in a pile of leaves in this book!

FLANNEL RHYME: Blue is the Sky**

Blue is the sky
Yellow is the sun
Silver are the stars
When the day is done
Orange is the leaf
Brown is the tree
Red is the apple
For you and me

ACTION RHYME: This is Big Big Big*

CLOSING SONG: Sneeze Game*

*Check out the My Baby Storytime page for the words and/or citations for these weekly activities!

**These flannels I adapted from rhymes in our storytime files. I don’t have any attribution info.

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2 Responses to Baby Storytime: Fall Colors

  1. Jenny says:

    I found a couple of adorable books for autumn-themed storytimes. “You Are My Little Pumpkin Pie” by Amy Sklansky and “Barnyard Baby” by Elise Broach– both published in 2013.

  2. Melissa says:

    Nice! I will be checking those out–ALWAYS need more books for baby storytime!

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