Proverbs 22:6 – Train up a child in the way he should go, even when he is old, he will not depart from it.
This post offers Autumn and Halloween themed songs, rhymes, art and crafts perfect for this time of year.
Autumn is Colorful ~ Rhyme
Red, yellow, brown and green.
Many colors can be seen.
We enjoy watching It’s The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown every year so I decided to make a pumpkin patch inspired craft. We used traditional colors for the pumpkins and Jack-o-lantern cutouts but I added a bit something different by including a few pumpkins made out of Halloween colored striped tissue paper. We made a cute little bow for our ghost with some of the craft paper left over from our owl craft, as well as some leaves. We glued everything onto a black sheet of card stock.
Fall Time is Here ~ Song
(to the tune of Ring Around The Rosie)
Ring around the leaf pile,
Pocketful of leaves.
Jumping, jumping, we all fall down!
The trees are in the meadow,
Shedding colorful leaves,
Racking, racking, fall time is here!
This Is The Way We Rake The Leaves ~ Song
(to the tune of Here We Go Round The Mulberry Bush)
This is the way we rake the leaves,
Rake the leaves, rake the leaves.
This is the way we rake the leaves,
On a chilly morning.
We did this craft with our lesson on Louis Comfort Tiffany and his famous stained glass works. I created my own template by drawing a pattern with a black permanent marker onto a sheet of heavyweight acid free paint paper. I then showed my son how to use watercolors and discussed colors we could use. We then painted the stained glass, let it dry and hung it onto a window pane with a piece of tape (as shown).
Leaves ~ Rhyme
In Fall I love to watch the leaves,
As they fall down from the trees.
I’ll rake them all really fast,
So I can jump in and have a blast!
We made this easy craft as part of our lesson on owls. We just cut out a piece of brown construction paper that we folded in half leaving the cut out facing the front. My son colored the owl and we glued it to the paper’s bottom half. We folded the opened half over the owl and glued it in place.
A Wise Old Owl ~ Nursery Rhyme
A wise old owl sat in an oak,
The more he heard the less he spoke;
The less he spoke the more he heard,
Why aren’t we all like that wise old bird?
We made this craft using various colored sheets of construction paper. I cut out colored leaves from a scrap piece of paper I had to add a bit of color to the tree. You can download any owl applique pattern template (there are many available online) and use various pieces of paper and wiggle eyes to create a unique owl like ours.
Wise Old Owl ~ Song
(to the tune of Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star)
Wise old owl wakes up at night,
Fluffs his feathers out just right.
Moonlight shines and makes him blink,
Breezes blow and make him think.
“What a lucky owl am I,
I can spread my wings and fly!”
Create a Costume ~ Rhyme
Make-up, mask, wig, cape,
Sheet, shoes, hat, drape,
Pin it. Tie it. Think. Create.
To make your costume really great!
The Pumpkin Song
(to the tune of I’m a Little Teapot)
Here’s a special pumpkin, big and round,
He sits so heavy on the ground.
I want to carve him, yes I do,
So then he will smile and so will you!
This was a neat little craft to show the use of layers and patterns in art/crafts. We just cut out three different sized pumpkins using various colored construction and patterned paper sheets. We glued them one on top of the other from largest to smallest size and added a black Jack-o-Lantern face to the top pumpkin using a stencil template.
One Little, Two Little, Three Little… ~ Song
(to the tune of One Little, Two Little, Three Little Indians)
One little, two little, three little pumpkins
Four little, five little, six little pumpkins
Seven little, eight little, nine little pumpkins
Ten little pumpkins glowing bright
Variation using owls:
…Ten little owls, hooting all night.
This was a very easy craft to make. We just cut out a witch on a broom and bat template onto black card stock to make the silhouette pieces. We cut out a large moon out of white paper and glued it onto a piece of black card stock. We then glued the silhouette pieces onto the moon for the silhouette effect.
I Can Be Brave ~ Poem
I can be brave,
Unless I’m in the noisy woods,
Or in a dark, damp cave.
I can be bold,
Unless I’m in a haunted house,
Where spooky stories are told,
I never cry,
Unless a spider crawls on me,
Or a bat flies by.
Expand The Fun:
You can also read stories, poems, riddles and do finger plays with related themes.