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Action Rhyme: “A Tree Is a Home”
A tree may be a home for a bird (flap arms like a bird)
A tree may be a home for a bee (buzz your hand around)
A tree may be a home for a snake (slithering snake)
A tree may be a home for a monkey (swing your arms)
Hmmm. I wonder if a tree would make a good home for me? (point to self)
The Lumberjack’s Beard by Duncan Beedie (Templar Books)
Fingerplay: “Way Up High in the Apple Tree”
Way up high in the apple tree (stretch arms up high)
I saw two apples looking at me (hold up two fingers)
I shook that tree as hard as I could (make a shaking motion)
Down came the apples… (make a downward motion)
And mmm, they were good! (smile and rub stomach)
Big Tree Down by Laurie Lawlor (Holiday House)
Action Song: The Leaves are Falling Down (Tune: London Bridge is Falling Down)
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.
Watch them drifting to the ground,
To the ground, to the ground.
Watch them drifting to the ground.
Take the leaves and crunch them up,
Crunch them up, crunch them up.
Take the leaves and crunch them up.
Our Tree Named Steve by Akan Zwibel (G.P. Putnam’s Sons)