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Autumn Rhymes

Picture1Here are four fun fall rhymes we use in storytimes at MPL.  They can be adapted for toddlers or infants to enjoy.  Try these at home when the leaves begin to fall and the days are chilly!

 

 

 

 

 

THE FRISKY LITTLE SQUIRREL (Sing to the tune of The Grand Old Duke of York)

The frisky little squirrel

He gathers nuts and seeds (pretend to pick up nuts)

He hides them for the winter months (hide your hands behind your back)

So he’ll have all he needs (bring hands forward)

Then up, up, up he goes (stand up tall and pretend to climb)

And down, down, down he comes (squat down quickly)

He runs around (spin)

Goes up and down (stand up quickly then squat)

His work is never done! (clap)

 

WHIRLY TWIRLY

Whirly, twirly,

Round and round. (fly baby around in the air)

Down he scampers

To the ground. (bring baby gently down)

 

Furly, curly,

What a tail! (turn baby upside down)

Tall as a feather,

Broad as a sail! (turn baby right side up again)

 

Where his supper?

In the shell. (sit baby in lap)

Snappity, crackity,

Out it fell! (clap baby’s hands)

 

TWO RED APPLES

Away up high in the apple tree (lift baby high up)

Two red apples smiled at me (smile at baby while she’s in the air)

I shook that tree as hard as I could (jostle baby gently)

Down came the apples (bring baby back down)

Mmm-mmm, they were good!  (hug baby tight)

 

GREY SQUIRREL

Gray squirrel, gray squirrel, (bounce baby on lap)

Swish your bushy tail (swing knees side to side)

Gray squirrel, gray squirrel (bounce baby on lap)

Swish your bushy tail (swing knees side to side)

Wrinkle up your little nose (tap baby’s nose)

Hold a nut between your toes (tickle baby’s toes)

Gray squirrel, gray squirrel (bounce baby on lap)

Swish your bushy tail (swing knees side to side

 

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