First 5 Years

Falling Leaves, Chilly Breeze!

BPL - FFY, Songs and Rhymes, Falling Leaves, Chilly Breeze, Baby's First Halloween as Jack O'lantern asleep in a pile of autumn leaves

Looking for an easy way to warm up in chilly weather? Curl up with your child to share a good book or a silly song. You’ll have fun and help your child learn important pre-reading skills with our books, songs and rhymes!



Book Jacket: Moonlight the Halloween CatMoonlight the Halloween Cat
by Rylant, Cynthia
ISBN: 9780060297114
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Rhyme: "Criss Cross Applesauce"
Criss cross, applesauce, Trace “x” on baby’s chest or back.
Spiders climbing up your back Creep fingers up baby’s back.
Cool breeze, Blow gently on baby’s neck.
Tight squeeze, Give baby a hug.
Now you’ve got the shivers! – BRRRRR! Tickle baby all over.


Book Jacket: And then comes HalloweenAnd then comes Halloween
by Brenner, Tom
ISBN: 0763636592
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Action Rhyme: "Five Little Pumpkins"
Five little pumpkins sitting on a gate Hold up five fingers on one hand
The first one said, "Oh my, it's getting late!" Fold fingers down and hold up one
The second one said, "There are witches in the air!" Hold up a second finger
The third one said, "But we don’t care!" Hold up a third finger
The fourth one said, "It's time to have some fun!" Hold up a fourth finger
The fifth one said, "Let's run and run and run!" Hold up a fifth finger
But "Woo-oo-oo" went the wind, Whistle like the wind
And OUT went the light, Clap hands loudly
And the five little pumpkins Hold up five fingers on one hand
Rolled right out of sight! Roll hands over each other quickly


Book Jacket: Fletcher and the falling leavesFletcher and the falling leaves
by Rawlinson, Julia
ISBN: 0061134015
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Action Rhyme: "When the Leaves Are On the Ground"
When the leaves are on the ground Pat the ground by your feet
Instead of on the trees,  
I like to make a pile of them Pretend to make a pile of leaves
Way up to my knees. Tap your knees
I like to run and jump in them Hop up from the ground
And kick them all around. Pretend to kick leaves
I like the prickly feel of them Rub hands together
And their crinkly, crackly sound.