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10 Best Fall Poems for Kids
Kids will Fall into Reading with these Fall poems for kids about apples, leaves, pumpkins, scarecrows, and turkeys. Sung to familiar tunes, these Fall poems for kids can be used to reinforce reading strategies, rhyming words, , sight words, tracking print, sequencing, retelling, and expressive language skills. These short poems are great in a poetry collection, or poetry books, for younger children.
A is for Apple
One of the first things that comes to mind when I think about Fall is taking a field trip to the apple orchard. We would spend a long time walking through the orchards, exploring new places, and watching the children laugh at they hold hands and skip to find their favorite apple.
Get your kids ready for a fun apple picking day with this easy poem about apples.
A is for Apple is a great poem to teach when you do red, yellow, and green apple taste testing with the kids! It’s the type of poem to bridge your favorite Autumn activities for younger children.
The best poems for kids are the type of poems that are support a rich tradition, such as building a scarecrow in the Fall, and inspire kids to have a good time while learning.
When reciting Scarecrow, Scarecrow, replace the word “crows” with a student’s name.
When you personalize poems for kids, they become more interested and engaged in reading. It’s as though the little extra work to personalize the song lyrics helps the young students feel like they are their own poems.
This Fall poem for kids can also become a personalized song for kids.
When singing in the tune of “Farmer in the Dell”, simply replace the word “me”, with a students’ name. This leaves poem is a great way to introduce to your leaves lessons and activities.
Students can go on a leaf scavenger hunt, create a leaf graph, journal about leaves, and retell the nature poems using leaves as props. How stinkin’ cute!
Fall poems for kids are fun for shared reading, circle time, finger plays, mini-lessons to practice reading strategies, and reinforce sight words. For National Poetry Month, we revisit as many fun and funny poems as possible. A little bit of reading delightful poems each day builds strong readers!
Ten Little Apples
The Ten Little Apples printable poem is great for integrating math and reading in kindergarten and first grade. This apple poem is also great to use with your apple lessons and field trips to an apple orchard.
If you are following the daily schedule suggested in my Free Guide to Getting Kids Excited to Read using poetry and rhymes, then you’re kids will have the opportunity to complete a Build a Poem activity. The kids become so engaged in reading and language while working with their peers.
Watch the Ten Little Apples video to see how the kids complete this pocket chart poetry center.
If you are looking for Fall math activities for kindergarten, check out my girl, Amanda at Sparking in Primary. In her post, Fun Fall Math Activities for Kindergarten, she shares math activities such as write the room, tens frames, sensory bins, and so much more!
Five Little Pumpkins
If you’re looking for a fun Fall poem for readers theater or a short Fall program, 5 Little Pumpkins is a classic!
I’m a Little Pumpkin
I’m a Little Pumpkin printable poem for kids is great for preschool, kindergarten, and first grade. Read aloud or use as a different way to bridge Halloween activities. These are the types of poems you can use as a Halloween song and finger play, or as an intro to your pumpkin life cycle lessons and activities.
Ted the Turkey
Ted the Turkey is a Fall and Thanksgiving classic poem for kids! Replace “Ted” with a students’ name, and watch as the class giggles and become eager to read it again!
Halloween Poem for Kids
If you’re looking for a simple and easy poem for young children that supports character sequencing, this is perfect! The kids can use picture cards, or dress up as the characters, and retell the Halloween poem. They will think this is a funny poem, because when they shout “Boo” at the end, all the kids will act scared!
Veteran’s Day Poem
Veteran’s Day is celebrated on November 11th. This special day is a federal holiday in the United States to honor Veterans, or those who serve(d) in the armed forces.
This Veteran’s Day poem for kids is a perfect addition to your Fall poems. Grab your Veteran’s Day poem for kids, HERE.
More School Poems for Kids
If you landed on this page after searching for a specific type of poem, you hit the jackpot. I absolutely love sharing poems for kids and family poems for younger children.
I’ve been teaching poems and nursery rhymes to kids for a very long time. You can find a collection of all poems at the bottom of this post, or you can click on the following poems:
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