Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Whole Hearted Holidays - Fall Leaf Walk and Song



I love fall leaves. I love to watch the leaves change colors and to softly float down to the ground where they can be piled up and played in. I love to experience this when reading books because here in Central Florida, the leaves don't really change colors (we only get dead brown leaves) and our trees do not really go through the "fall change." We have lots of evergreens which are pretty, but do not evoke the feelings that I want, no - crave - when the air starts to get crisp.

So, we attempted to go on a Fall Leaf Walk. I guess the optimist in me thought that we would come across some special tree in our neighborhood that was going through the change. Alas, no. So, we collected other fall like items and enjoyed the warm afternoon. I hope that you have a successful Fall Leaf Walk and that you collect all sorts of treasure to bring home and turn into a beautiful collage. We just had fun talking about what we were looking for, anticipating what might be around the next corner and hanging out together.

Where are the colorful leaves?

See all the pretty green?

Pinecones!

While we searched we sang our fall leaves song. I would recommend putting it on a small index card and carrying it with you. I get distracted and would forget the words if I didn't have them written down in front of me. The best part of our walk, besides hanging out, was acting out the song as we sang. I blended a few verses from a couple of songs that I have heard over the years. Enjoy!





The Leaves on The Trees



Tune: "The Wheels on The Bus"


The leaves on the trees turn Orange and Red,

Orange and Red, Orange and Red,

The leaves on the trees turn Orange and Red,

All around the town.


The leaves on the trees are falling down, 
falling down, falling down.

The leaves on the trees are falling down,

All around the town!

The leaves on the ground go crunch, crunch, crunch!

Crunch, crunch, crunch! Crunch, crunch, crunch!

The leaves on the ground go crunch, crunch, crunch.

All around the town!

The leaves of the trees go "swish, swish, swish,"

"swish, swish, swish,” “swish, swish, swish,"

The leaves of the trees go "swish, swish, swish"

All around the town!

We'll rake them in a pile and jump right in!

Jump right in, Jump right in!

We'll rake them in a pile and jump right in!

All around the town!




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