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Young children will Fall into reading with these Fall poems for kids about apples, leaves, pumpkins, scarecrows, and turkeys.
Fall Poems for Kids
Fall is a magical time of year when the leaves change colors and the air gets cooler. We have some fun poems that will help you learn all about this season!
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.
Below, you will find poems into 4 categories:
- Autumn poems: apples, autumn, leaves and Veterans Day
- Pumpkin poems: pumpkins and Halloween poems
- Scarecrow poems
- Thanksgiving Poems
The Best Autumn Poems for Kids
After a pleasant summer, little children love the transition into the Fall season as much as adults. The Autumn season is time to say goodbye to summer flowers and green leaves and welcome scarlet leaves and little acorns.
Although the bright summer hours are an excellent way to keep kids engaged in outdoor learning, the sunny days of Fall also bring young kids joy. The autumn wind, dry leaves, and autumn fires is a wonderful experience for the entire family.
Here, you will find a collection of Fall poems for kids about Autumn, Apples, and Leaves:
Apple Tree Rhyme
Way up high in the apple tree,
five little apples smiled at me.
I shook that tree
as hard as I could.
And, down came those apples.
Mmm, were they good!
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.
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 with reading.
Apple Picking Fun
Apples, apples, all around,
Picking apples from the ground.
In the orchard, we will roam,
Bringing apples back to home.
Leaves are falling, oh so slow,
Crispy air begins to blow.
Red and yellow, orange, too,
Autumn’s here, just for you.
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.
Cozy by the Fire
Cozy by the fire’s light,
Warm and snug, it’s just right.
Crackling logs and shadows tall,
Autumn’s here, and that’s not all!
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!
Autumn’s here, so come along,
Sing a happy, fall-themed song.
Leaves are falling, colors bright,
It’s a magical and cozy sight.
Leaves Are Falling Down
Leaves are falling all around,
Covering the earth like a colorful gown.
Red and orange, yellow and brown,
Nature’s beauty, all around.
Colorful leaves are falling down,
All over the country and town.
Red, yellow, orange, and brown,
Falling softly to the ground.
Autumn Leaves Are Falling
Autumn leaves are falling down,
Whirling, twirling to the ground.
Red and yellow, orange and brown,
Creating a beautiful carpet all around.
Red leaves, yellow leaves, falling from the tree,
Autumn’s colors are a sight to see.
Nature’s artwork, everywhere around,
In fall’s beauty, we are surely bound.
Autumn’s here, a time so grand,
With leaves falling gently, all across the land.
Red and orange, yellow and brown,
Autumn’s adventure, all around.
Colors of Fall
Red leaves falling, a beautiful sight,
Yellow leaves twirling, like golden light.
Autumn’s colors paint the trees with care,
In fall’s embrace, we’re all aware.
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!
Ten Little Witches (Tune of Ten Little Indians)
One, little, two, little,
three little witches.
Four little, five little,
six little witches,
Seven little, eight little,
nine little witches.
Ten witches on their brooms!
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.
Pumpkin Poems for Kids
Pumpkin poems are so much fun for kids. They can relate the beginning of Fall to the joy of carving pumpkins and Halloween with their friends.
This short Fall poem collection is perfect for your lesson plans. Whether it’s the kids’ first time appreciating an October morning dew or learning an Autumn song, these poems will bring so much joy to learning.
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.
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.
A Pumpkin’s Tale
Once upon a time in a pumpkin patch fair,
Lived a little pumpkin with orange hair.
Round and plump, he grew with pride,
Ready for Halloween night to ride.
Pumpkins big and pumpkins small,
In the patch, they stand so tall.
Choose a pumpkin, orange and round,
Carve a jack-o’-lantern, spooky and profound.
Pumpkin Patch Adventure
Let’s visit the pumpkin patch today,
Where pumpkins in a field do play.
Big and small, they’re all so neat,
Choose the perfect one for a Halloween treat!
Pumpkins, pumpkins, big and round,
In the field, they can be found.
Orange, yellow, even white,
They’re the perfect fall delight.
Pumpkin Picking Adventure
Let’s go to the pumpkin patch today,
Where pumpkins in a row do lay.
Big ones, small ones, short and tall,
Choose your favorite for the fall.
Pumpkin Patch Dreams
In the pumpkin patch, I’ll be,
Choosing a pumpkin just for me.
Carve a face, so fun and neat,
My pumpkin’s ready for trick or treat!
Scarecrow Poems for Kids
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.
The Happy Scarecrow
In the field, the scarecrow stands so tall,
With a straw hat and a shirt for all.
He greets the birds with a friendly smile,
Protecting the crops in his own unique style.
The pocket chart poem below is a great addition of classic autumn poems.
The kids build concepts of print and sentence structure as they sequence the words to Scarecrow, Scarecrow.
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.
The Jolly Scarecrow
In the field, the jolly scarecrow stands,
With outstretched arms and patchwork hands.
He welcomes fall with a friendly face,
Guarding the crops in this cozy place.
The Dancing Scarecrow
Dancing in the field, so carefree,
The scarecrow moves, just like me.
With a twirl and a spin, he’s quite a sight,
Keeping the birds away day and night.
The Friendly Scarecrow
In the pumpkin patch, so neat and bright,
Stands a scarecrow, day and night.
With a hat on his head and a smile so wide,
He’s a friendly face in the countryside.
The Little Scarecrow
In the field, the scarecrow stands,
With his straw hat and patchwork hands.
He guards the crops both day and night,
A brave and loyal fall-time knight.
Thanksgiving Poems for Kids
With thankful hearts, we gather ’round,
A feast of joy, a joyful sound.
Thanksgiving’s a time to share and be glad,
With family and friends, it’s never sad.
Gathered ’round the table, hearts full and glad,
With a feast of turkey, potatoes, and all we had.
Thanksgiving’s a time to share and say,
Thank you for this special day.
A Grateful Heart
With thankful hearts, we come together,
Sharing love and joy, no matter the weather.
Thanksgiving’s a time to appreciate and share,
With family and friends, we show we care.
The Thanksgiving Feast
The table is set, the food’s prepared,
Family and friends have all gathered and shared.
With turkey and pie, we all come together,
Thanksgiving’s a time we’ll treasure forever.
Hello, Mr. Turkey
Hello, Mr. Turkey, how do you do?
With your feathers so bright and your wattle, too.
Thanksgiving is coming, a feast so grand,
We’re thankful for you and the food we’ll have on hand!
Ted the Turkey
I’m a little turkey,
my name is Ted.
Here are my feathers,
here is my head.
Gobble, gobble, gobble,
is what I say.
Gobble, gobble, gobble
on Thanksgiving Day.
We hope you’ve found these many Fall poems for kids an inspiration to keep learning fun and engaging!
These short poems are great in a poetry collection, or poetry books, for younger and older children.
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