Fall Songs


It Is Autumn

(sung to “If You’re Happy And You Know It”)

It is autumn

and it’s time to rake the leaves!

It is autumn

and it’s time to rake the leaves!

It is autumn

that’s the season!

We don’t need

a better reason!

It is autumn

and it’s time to rake the leaves!


This is a fun Scarecrow song:

The children all kneel and place their heads on the floor, covering their eyes & sing quietly –

When all the birds are sleeping and the sun has gone to bed……. Up ………. jumps the scarecrow and this is what he said – ” I’m a jingle – jangle scare crow, (stretch way up tall) with a flippy – floppy hat, (use hand movements for hat) I shake my feet like this (shake feet alternately) and I shake my hands like that. (shake hands ” )

We often repeat this song many times!


I am a preschool music and movement teacher. The following are two fall songs I have written that get the kids up and moving.

Leaves (sung to Frere Jaque)

This is an echo song. You sing and then the children repeat.

Leaves are changing. (kids repeat pretending to change their shirt like the leaves change their colors) All around. (kids repeat turning around) Red, yellow and orange.(kids repeat making a rainbow arch) Some are brown. (kids repeat)

Leaves are falling. (kids repeat wiggling finger from high to low) To the ground. (kids repeat bringing fingers to touch the ground) Floating on the breeze. (kids repeat lifting up arms and toes) Down, down, down. (kids repeat falling down to the ground)


This is the Way We

This is the way we rake the leaves rake the leaves, rake the leaves This is the way we rake the leaves in the middle of Autumn.

This is the way we jump on the leaves, jump on the leaves, jump on the leaves This is the way we jump on the leaves in the middle of Autumn.

This is the way we throw the leaves Throw the leaves, throw the leaves This is the way we throw the leaves in the middle of Autumn.

This is the way we rake the leaves rake the leaves, rake the leaves This is the way we rake the leaves in the middle of autumn.

Share an idea you have used in your classroom or at home that pertains to this theme.