Here in the northern hemisphere it
is autumn, or fall.
(Fall is the British word for the season, and autumn is an American
can do this song in a variety of ways, depending on the ages of
the children, the space you are in, and whether or not you have
scarves or even leaves to dance with. So just have fun with it
and use the ideas below, or make up your own!
Simple hand motions
while seated (wave arms around for wind, fingers flutter down
for leaves, etc.)
Standing, and doing
similar motions to above, but with whole body involved.
Scarves! Have each
child hold one or more scarves, depending on how many you have-
the more the
merrier! Let the scarves be the leaves, and simply follow the
lyrics. Have a box or basket for children to put the scarves in
at the end of the song and you have a built-in clean up!
LEAVES! If you are lucky enough to have an
outdoor space with fallen leaves, why not act out the song with
those leaves. Children can just use their hands to rake the
leaves, and again, put them in a basket. A little twirling
around in the fresh air is also a must. And if the ground is dry
and covered with leaves, have the children lie down and make
snow angels with the leaves. Leaves provide endless fun for
kids,. You can even collect some of them for later indoor art
projects. What a fun time of year!
Oh feel the wind begin to blow, feel the wind
begin to blow
Feel the wind begin to blow, autumn is here
All the leaves are falling down, all the leaves are falling down
All the leaves are falling down, autumn is here
We’ll toss them up in to the sky, toss them up into the sky
Toss them up into the sky, autumn is here
We’ll rake them into great big piles, rake them into great big
Rake them into great big piles, autumn is here
We’ll jump into the great big piles, jump into the great big
Jump into the great big piles, autumn is here
We’ll put them in a basket now, put them in a basket now
Put them in a basket now, autumn is here
Autumn is here