Leaf Songs


For thanksgiving/fall theme, gather leaves and bring inside in a common area. Give a few of the kids small brooms/rakes and sing the following words to “London Bridge”

Autumn leaves are falling down, falling down, falling down, Autumn leaves are falling down welcome Autumn.

Sweep the leaves and put them here, put them put here, put them here, Sweep the leaves and put them here, welcome Autumn.

Jump right in and have some fun, have some fun, have some fun, Jump right in and have some fun-welcome autumn.

children participate in the activity in a circle and follow the cues for the activity.


(sung to the tune of London Bridge)

All the leaves are falling down

Falling down, falling down.

All the leaves are falling down,

It is fall time.

They are yellow, red and brown,

Red and brown, red and brown.

They are yellow, red and brown.

It is fall time.

Take the leaves and crunch them up,

Crunch them up, crunch them up.

Take the leaves and crunch them up.

It is fall time.


Poem The Dancing Leaves Sung to Clementine

The dancing leaves

Are falling down

Orange, yellow, red and brown

They are dancing, they are dancing

They are dancing on the ground.

With their crispy and crunchy sound

They are the children’s delight.

Dancing, dancing all around

Bringing joy to everyone.

Cut a tree shape from brown paper, print the children’s hands on the branches. Ask children to dip their hands into paint. Use orange, yellow, red and brown paint.


” Autumn Leaves” (London Bridge)

Autumn leaves are falling down, falling down, falling down.( arms up high like a tree then lower as song goes on )
Autumn leaves are falling down, (lower your voice)
Down to the ground (squat down and continue with this finger play)

1 little leaf, 2 little leaves, 3 little leaves today. 4 little leaves, 5 little leaves,
Whoo! Blow them all away!

This little Fall song is sung to the easy tune of “Wheels on the Bus.” Give each child a paper leaf for the movement portion.

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 through the town.

The leaves on the trees come tumbling down, tumbling down, tumbling down. The leaves on the trees coming tumbling down, all through the 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.

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