Outdoor · story time

Apples & Pumpkins Story Time (OUTDOOR 2021)

Welcome Song: Clap and Sing Hello (to the tune of The Farmer in the Dell)
We clap and sing hello,
We clap and sing hello,
With our friends at story time,
We clap and sing hello!

We tap and sing hello (tap knees) //
We stretch and sing hello (stretch arms up) //
We wave and sing hello (wave)
Source: Storytime Katie

Song: The Wheels on the Bus

Book: Little Apple Goat by Caroline Jayne Church

Little Apple Goat loves to spit apple, pear, and cherry seeds over the fence. When the farm’s orchard is destroyed in a storm, the animals are shocked to see new flowers and trees blooming. Where did they come from?? I have varying success with this book. It’s cute and I love the illustrations but the STEM part generally goes over the kids’ heads!

Action Rhyme: Pumpkin, Pumpkin
Pumpkin, pumpkin on the ground, (touch the ground)
How did you get so big and round? (arms in circle over head)
Once you were a seed so small. (pinch fingers together)
Now you are a great, big ball! (hold arms out at sides)
Pumpkin, pumpkin on the ground,
How did you get so big and round?
Source: SurLaLune Storytime

Song: Itsy, Bitsy Spider

Song: Row, Row, Row Your Boat

Book: Apples and Pumpkins by Anne Rockwell; illustrated by Lizzy Rockwell

A little girl visits the local farm with her family to pick apples and pumpkins. We have so many farms around here, it’s very familiar to our children.

Song: Falling Leaves (to the tune of The Wheels on the Bus)
The leaves on the trees go swish, swish, swish, (wave hands back and forth)
Swish, swish, swish, swish, swish, swish.
The leaves on the trees go swish, swish, swish,
All through the fall.

The leaves on the trees come tumbling down (flutter hands down) //
The leaves on the ground go crunch, crunch, crunch (tap knees)
Source: Librarian Lisa

Recorded Song: The Goldfish — Laurie Berkner Band

Book: In the Middle of Fall by Kevin Henkes; illustrated by Laura Dronzek

Short, simple book about the things we see in the fall … before winter begins.

Goodbye Song: It’s Time To Say Goodbye to All Our Friends
It’s time to say goodbye to all our friends, (tap knees)
Goodbye!
It’s time to say goodbye to all our friends,
Goodbye!
It’s time to say goodbye …
Wave your hands and wink your eye!
Oh, it’s time to say goodbye to all our friends,
Goodbye! (wave)
Source: Sunflower Storytime

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