Fall & Apples Storytime -PreSchool

Our fall and winter storytime sessions have begun!  It was great to get a bit of a breather after the summer reading program but I definitely missed seeing the kids every Tuesday morning :)

The theme for storytime this week was Fall & Apples!

Opening Song is Rickety Tickety

Fall & Apples Picture Books

Bear Feels Sick
Bear Feels Sick by Karma Wilson, illus. by Jane Chapman
(I absolutely LOVE using the Bear books by Karma Wilson in storytime)
Fletch and the Falling Leaves
Fletcher and The Falling Leaves by Julia Rawlinson, illus. by Tiphanie B
Big Red Apple
Big Red Apple by Tony Johnston, illus. by Judith Corwin
The Little Yellow LEaf
The Little Yellow Leaf by Carin Berger

Fall and Apples Songs & Rhymes

Brown Squirrel
source: Sunflower Storytime

Brown squirrel, brown squirrel  [Stand with hands in front of chest and bend knees twice]
Swish your bushy tail.  [Wiggle bottom]
Wrinkle up your little nose,  [Wrinkle or point to nose]
Hold a nut between your toes. [Point to toes]
Brown squirrel, brown squirrel  [Stand with hands in front of chest and bend knees twice]
Swish your bushy tail.  [Wiggle bottom]

Leaves are Twirling, call & repeat
source: Sunflower Storytime

Leaves are twirling [leaves are twirling]
All around [all around]
They are falling very softly [they are falling very softly]
To the ground [to the ground]

Apple Roll
source: Storytime Katie

Five little apples in the bowl
One fell out and started to roll
It bumped the table and hit my feet
How many apples left to eat?
(count down)

Apples

I used this flannelboard for a couple different rhymes as well as just counting and spelling out the word “Apple”

I also printed out this free printable  (Life Cycle of an Apple) from Teachers Pay Teachers and did the activity sheet as our craft.

Other fun Fall & Apple storytimes!

Storytime Katie: Apples!
Sunflower Storytime: Fall Leaves Fall
Abby the Librarian: PreSchool Lab Changing Leaves
Surlalune Storytime: Fall, Leaves, Fall
Awesome Storytime: Fall Leaves
Falling Flannelboards: Storytime: Apples!