Storytime Share – Social Studies: History 4

Standard: Social Studies: History

Specific skill focused on: Seasons-Fall

Song: “Shake My Sillies Out” (Raffi, Singable Songs for the Very Young)

Book: All Around the Seasons by Barney Saltzberg

Song: “Four Seasons” (Big Don, Big Don’s Brand New Beat)

Brief discussion about the seasons

Book: Mouse’s First Fall by Lauren Thompson

Song: “Leaves Are Falling Down” (variation of “Rain Is Falling Down

Leaves are falling down – crunch!

Leaves are falling down – crunch!

Whirling, twirling, whirling, twirling

Leaves are falling down – crunch!

Book: Fall Is Not Easy by Marty Kelley

Flannel: Leaf Matching Game

Each child receives a leaf in one of five different shapes – maple, oak, aspen, willow, and ginkgo. As I put one of the leaf shapes up on the board, the children with the matching leaves bring them up to the board as well. I usually end with the maple leaf since that transitions well into the next book.

Book: Red Leaf, Yellow Leaf by Lois Ehlert

Song: “Chilly in the Morning” (Liz Buchanan, Singing All the Way Home)

Activity: Toothpick Punch  – idea from PreKinders website

I used some leaf clip art that I found online for the toothpick punch activity rather than drawing the picture myself though. This would be an easy activity to adapt for any theme, and it’s a great way to develop fine motor skills.

Fingerplay: “Title” (Source)

Rhyme: “Title” (Source)

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