November 18, 2022

Storytime Theme - Fall and Autumn

  Looking to plan a story time session with the theme Fall or Autumn? Look no further! This is an exhaustive resource of all Fall and Autumn themed books, songs, rhymes and flannel boards for a fun Fall or Autumn themed story time at your library or school!

Storytime Theme: Fall / Autumn 

Books

Animals In The Fall by Martha E. H. Rustad  

Fall by Victoria Parker 

Fall Is Not Easy by Marty Kelley 

Fall Leaves Fall by Zoe hall 

Fall Mixed Up by Bob Raczka 

Four Friends In Autumn by Tomie De Paola 

Goodbye Summer, Hello Autumn by Kendard Pak 

Hello Harvest Moon by Ralph Fletcher 

I Know It’s Autumn by Eileen Spinelli 

I See Fall by Charles Ghigna 

It’s Fall by Linda Glaser 

Kitten’s Autumn by Eugenie Fernandes 

Leaf Jumpers by Carole Gerber 

Leaf Man by Lois Ehlert 

Mouse’s First Fall by Lauren Thompson 

Old Bear by Kevin Henkes 

Summer Green To Autumn Gold by Mia Posada 

The Busy Little Squirrel by Nancy Tafuri 

There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed Some Leaves by Lucille Colandro 

We’re Going On A Leaf Hunt by Steve Metzger 

Who Loves The Fall by Bob Raczka 

Why do Leaves Fall From Trees? By Ruth Owen 

 

Songs

The Acorn Song (I’m A Nut) by Jbrary 

The Leaves On The Trees by Jbrary 

The Four Seasons Song by Jbrary 

 

Autumn Leaves Are Falling Down (Tune: London Bridge) 

Autumn leaves are falling down,  

Falling down, falling down.  

Autumn leaves are falling down All over town.  

Additional verses:  

The wind can blow them round and round…  

They're drifting gently to the ground…  

Take a rake and rake them up…  

Make a pile of  leaves and jump right in… 

 

Five Little Acorns (Tune: Five Little Ducks) 

Five little acorns swaying in a tree,  

Hanging from a branch as high as can be.  

Along came the wind and blew one away.  

Four little acorns are left to sway.  

(Repeat with four, three two, and one acorn)  

Down came a squirrel from high in the tree,  

Searching for food as fast as can be.  

He saw those acorns tasty and round,  

And hid them in a hole that he dug in the ground. 

 

I’m A Little Scarecrow (Tune: I’m A Little Teapot) 

I’m a little scarecrow, 

Raggedy and word, 

I wear a hat, 

And my shirt is torn. 

When the crows fly here, 

I wave a and shout, 

“Away from my garden, now get out!” 

 

Leaves Are Falling (Tune: Jingle Bells) 

Leaves are falling, leaves are falling, 

One fell on my nose! 

Leaves are falling, leaves are falling, 

One fell on my toes! 

(Repeat: one fell on my head, yellow orange and red, etc) 

 

Leaves On The Tree (Tune: The Wheels On The Bus) 

The leaves on the trees turn orange and brown, 

Orange and brown, 

Orange and brown, 

The leaves on the trees turn orange and brown all over town 

The leaves on the trees come tumbling down, 

Tumbling down, 

Tumbling down, 

The leaves on the trees come tumbling down all over town. 

The leaves on the ground go swish, swish, swish, 

Swish, swish, swish, 

Swish, swish, swish 

The leaves on the ground go swish, swish, swish all through the town. 

 

The Leaves Are Falling Down (Tune: The Farmer In The Dell) 

The leaves are falling down 

The leaves are falling down 

Red, yellow, green, and brown 

The leaves are falling down 

 

Rhymes

Fall Leaves 

(Hold up five fingers and put a finger down each time a leaf falls.)  

Five fall leaves, five and no more 

The caterpillar ate one; now there are four.  

Four fall leaves; that's easy to see.  

Along came a rainstorm; now there are three.  

Three fall leaves; nothing much to do.  

A big wind blew; now there are two.  

Two fall leaves; that's some fun.  

I glued one on my paper and now there is one.  

Hang on, pretty fall leaf!   

Your branches won’t break.  

You’re one less leaf for me to rake! 

 

Five Little Leaves 

Five little leaves on the tree next door 

One fell off and then there were four 

Four little leaves all over the tree 

One fell off and then there were three 

Three little leaves where the wind blew 

One fell off and then there were two 

Two little leaves sitting in the sun 

One fell off and then there was one 

One little leaf in the tree all alone 

The wind blew and blew now there are none! 

 

Flannel Boards

Fall Is Not Easy by Flannel Board Fun 

Fall Leaves

Each child pulls a leaf off the tree and places in a pile at the bottom of the tree. 

 

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…) 

 

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 

 

Little Bird, Are You in the Green Tree? 

Guessing game. Create 4 trees of different colorings. Tuck a bird behind one. Say, “Look at all the trees with different color leaves! I wonder where Little Bird is. Little Bird, are you in the brown tree? Where’s the brown tree?” Lift the brown tree and continue until found. 

 

Acorn Hunt Guessing Game 

Where is the acorn? Is it behind the sunflower? Behind the pumpkin? Behind the leaf? Behind the apple? 

 

Misc Activities

Discuss

 what happens at the beginning of fall (cooler days), the middle of fall (leaves change color) and the end of fall (shorter days, leaves fall off) 

Provide children with a variety of leaves and magnifying glasses to get up close. 

 

Take a vote: 

Is fall your favorite? 

List the four seasons on a chart and ask kids to vote on their favorite. 

Talk about the word “autumn.” 

Sound out different parts of the word. Say them separately and then together. Slow at first then faster. Do the same with “season.” 

Rhyme

Help children think of words that rhyme with “fall” like call, ball and tall. Try rhyming with “leaf” too.