Monday, 4 May 2015

Autumn Circle Time Collection

{ Autumn Circle Time Collection }

Opening (Action Song)
Good morning to the sun up in the sky,
Good morning to the birds as they fly on by.
Good mrning to the tree so straight and tall,
Good morning to the nest where echidna rests
Good morning everyone.

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Autumn (verse)
Come, said the wind to the leaves one day.
Over the meadow and we will play.
Put on your dresses of red and gold.
For summer is gone and the days grow cold.

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O Dandelion (Verse)
O Dandelion, yellow as gold, what do you do all day?
“I just wait here in the tall, green grass, ’till the children come to play.”
O Dandelion, yellow as gold, what do you do all night?
“I wait and wait, while the cool dew falls, and my hair grows long and white.”
And what do you do when your hair grows white, and the children come to play?
“They take me in their little hands, and blow my hair away!”

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Windy (Standing Action Song)
Like a leaf or a feather,
in the windy, windy, weather
We will whirl around and twirl around,
And all fall down together.

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Go Wind, Blow! (Verse)
Go wind, blow!
Push wind, swish!
Shake things, take things,
Make things fly!
Ring things, swing things
Fling things high.

Go wind, blow.
Push wind, whee!
No wind, no
Don’t push me!

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Autumn Showers (Action Song)
Autumn shower, Autumn rain
Wash the earth all clean again
Wash the earth all clean again

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Incy, Wincy Spider (Fingerplay Song)
Incy, wincy spider
Climbed up the waterspout
Down came the rain and washed the spider out!
Our came the sunshine to dry up all the rain,
So, Incy Wincy Spider climbed up the spout again.

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I love Autumn (Verse)
I love Autumn! 
Autumn is exciting.

It's apples and cider. 
It's an airborne spider.

It's pumpkins in bins. 
It's burrs on dog's chins.

It's wind blowing leaves.
 It's chilly red knees.

It's nuts on the ground. 
It's a crisp dry sound.

It's green leaves turning, 
and the smell of them burning.

It's clouds in the sky. 
It's Autumn, that's why...
I love Autumn.

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Wood Chopping (Standing Action Rhyme)
We are working, working hard!
Chopping firewood in the yard.
(Stomping feet moving around in a circle)

Hold the axe, grip it tight,
(Hold clenched hands together in front as if holding an axe)
Lift it up with all your might…
(lift “axe” above head)

Chopping, chopping, chop, chop, chop!
(Bring clenched hands down on each “chop”)
Merrily the pieces drop
(Clench both fists and roly-poly them round each other)

Now a bundle we shall tie
and put it in the shed to dry!

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If I were a Farmer (Standing Action Song)
If I were a farmer, a farmer, a farmer.
If I were a farmer, what would I do?
I would feed the hungry chickens/milk the cows each morning/pick the ripe red apples… etc.
That’s what I’d do!

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The Appleseeds (Verse)
My nice red rosy apple has a secret midst unseen;
You'd see if you could slip inside,
five rooms so neat and clean.

In each room there are hiding
two seeds so shining bright;
Asleep they are and dreaming
of  lovely warm sunlight.

And sometimes they are dreaming
of many things to be
How some day they'll be hanging
upon an apple tree!

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The Apple Tree (Fingerplay)
Here is a tree
With leaves so green.
(make leaves with fingers outstretched)

Here are the apples
That hang in-between.
(make fists)

When the wind blows
The apples will fall,

(falling motion with fists)
Here is the basket to gather them all.
(use one arm to form basket, the other arm to gather)

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Eat an Apple (Fingerplay)

Eat an apple.
(Bring right hand to mouth) 

Save the core. 
(Close right hand in fist) 

Plant the seeds, 
(Bend down touch hand to ground) 

And grow some more. 
(Extend both arms out) 

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Apples (Verse)
- Helen H. Moore 

Apples, apples, what a treat,
sweet and tart and good to eat.

Apples green and apples red,
hang from branches overhead,

and when they ripen, down they drop,
so we can taste our apple crop.

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Little Red Apple (Fingerplay)
- Marguerite Gode

A little red apple 
(form circle with hands)
Hung high in a tree. 
(lift ‘apple’ up high)

I looked up at it, 
(look up)
And it looked down at me.
(look down)

"Come down, please," I called.
(cup hands around mouth)
And what do you suppose?
(hands in a shrug)

That little red apple 
(form ‘apple’ up above head again)
Dropped right onto my nose! 
(point to nose)

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The Song of the Blackberry Fairy 

- by Cicely Mary Barker

My berries cluster black and thick

For rich and poor alike to pick.

I’ll tear your dress, and cling, and tease,

And scratch your hands
and arms and knees.

I’ll stain your fingers and your face

And then I’ll laugh at your disgrace.

But when the bramble-jelly’s made

You’ll find your trouble well repaid.

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Scarecrow (Action Song)
When all the cows were sleeping

And the sun had gone to bed

Up jumped the scarecrow

And this is what he said!

I'm a dingle, dangle scarecrow

With a flippy floppy hat

I can shake my hands like this

And shake my feet like that.

When all the hens were roosting

And the moon behind the cloud

Up jumped the scarecrow

And shouted very loud.

I'm a dingle, dangle scarecrow

When the dogs were in the kennels

And the doves were in the loft

Up jumped the scarecrow

And whispered very soft.

I'm a dingle, dangle scarecrow

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Pumpkin Seeds (poem)
One day I found two pumpkin seeds.

I planted one and pulled the weeds.

It sprouted roots and a big, long vine.

A pumpkin grew; I called it mine.

The pumpkin was quite round and fat.

(I really am quite proud of that.)

But there is something I'll admit

That has me worried just a bit.

I ate the other seed, you see.

Now will it grow inside of me?
(I'm so relieved since I have found

That pumpkins only grow in the ground!)

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Up The Tall White Candlestick 

(Action Rhyme)

Up the tall white candlestick 

(Make left arm into candlestick)

Crept little Mousie Brown

(Two fingers of right hand run up the candlestick)

Right up to the top but he couldn't get down!
(Fingers wiggle at top)

So he called to his Grandma

(Call through cupped hands)

Grandma! Grandma!

But Grandma was in town

So he curled himself into a ball

(curl right hand into a fist)
And rolled himself right down

(Clench both fists and roly-poly them round each other)

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Red In Autumn (Poem)
- Elizabeth Gould

Tippety-toes, the smallest elf
Sat on a mushroom by himself
Playing a little tinkling tune
Under the big round harvest moon
And this is the song that Tippety made
To sing to the little tune he played:

"Red are the hips
red are the haws,
red and gold are the leaves that fall
red are the poppies in the corn
red berries on the rowan tall
red is the big round harvest moon,
and red are my new little dancing shoon."

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Falling Leaves (Fingerplay)
Autumn leaves are falling down
Orange, yellow, red and brown.
(flutter fingers downward slowly)

If you listen, you’ll hear them say,
(cup hands around ears)
“Wintertime is on its way!”
(whispering, holding finger to mouth 'shhhh')

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Jack Frost (poem)
- C.E. Pike

Look out! Look out!
Jack Frost is about!
He’s after our fingers and toes;
And all through the night,
The gay little sprite
Is working where nobody knows.

He’ll climb each tree, 
So nimble is he,
His silvery powder he’ll shake.
To windows he’ll creep
And while we’re asleep
Such wonderful pictures he’ll make.

Across the grass
He’ll merrily pass,
And change all its greenness to white.
Then home he will go 
And laugh ho, ho ho!
What fun I have had in the night.

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Autumn (Closing Verse)
Yellow the bracken,
Golden the sheaves.
Rosy the apples,
Crimson the leaves.
Mist on the hillside,
Clouds grey and white.
Autumn, good morning!
Summer good night!

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