Fingerplays, rhymes and songs incorporating movements, are a great early literacy exercise. Some fall fingerplays:
Pumpkins, pumpkin on the ground (bend down)
How’d you get so big and round?(make big circles with arms)
Once you were a seed so small, (pretend to hold a seed)
Now you are a great big ball! (make big circles with arms)
Pumpkin, pumpkin on the ground (bend down)
How’d you get so big and round? (make big circles with arms)
Little Leaves: Sung to “Ten Little Indians”
One little, two little, three little leaves.
four little, five little, six little leaves.
Seven little, eight little, nine little leaves.
Ten little leaves fall down.
Five Little Pumpkins
Five Little Pumpkins sitting on a gate, The First one said "Oh my it's getting late!" The second one said "There's a chill in the air." The Third one said "But we don't care!" The Fourth one said "let's run and Run and Run." The Fifth one said "I'm ready for some fun." Oooooooo went the wind. And Out went the lights! And the five little pumpkins rolled out of sight!