This lovely autumn song for kids is a fun counting song to celebrate the season of autumn/fall.
Use the printable song words to learn this fun counting song and your kids will love using the free printable autumn leaf puppets to act out this gorgeous fall song for kids.
I thought I knew all the best preschool songs, but one autumn my kids came home singing an autumn leaf song I didn’t know! Over the years all of my kids learned the same song at our lovely local kinder (preschool) and they have all loved it so much that they sang it over and over and over until I learned it too!
The Five Golden Autumn Leaves song is now a firm favourite with all the kids I know!
It is a lovely song to sing to celebrate the season of autumn/fall with lots of fun actions and counting to make it a great interactive music activity. It’s perfect for an autumn or fall learning theme in your classroom, and a fun song to sing at home with your kids.
Five Gold Autumn Leaves Song
Do you know the Five Golden Autumn Leaves song? You can sing it with the word ‘autumn’ or ‘fall’ whichever you prefer.
Here are the words, and the actions to go with it.
Five Gold Autumn Leaves.
Five golden autumn leaves,
High up in a tree.
(hold your leaves up high)
The wind blows…
(blow on your leaves)
The leaves shake…
(shake your leaves)
And one falls down to me.
(make one leaf fall down)
Falling to the ground
(repeat until all the leaves have fallen)
We’ve shared a quick family video of my (then) preschooler and I singing the song and using the puppets to help you learn the song (the words are included in the printable). Excuse the bad video and my terrible singing, but as I’ve said over and over, your kids don’t care how bad your singing is, as long as you sing!
Make the Autumn Leaf Puppets
To make the autumn leaf puppets you’ll need:
- free printable (download below)
- printer paper
- Laminator or self adhesive paper optional
Start by printing and cutting around each leaf, you can laminate the leaves or cover them in self adhesive contact paper if you like to help them last longer. Then cut out the ‘finger straps’ and make a loop with each one, big enough to slide your finger into. Tape the looped finger straps to the back of each leaf. Put the loops towards the bottom of each leaf so it sits nicely on your finger.
Now you are ready to sing the Five Gold Autumn Leaves song, or you might like to use them with one of these fall songs for infants, toddlers and preschoolers.
Free Printable Fall Leaf Puppets.
There are five golden autumn leaf puppets in this set, each with a ‘finger strap’, plus printable song words in both an ‘autumn’ and a ‘fall’ version.
This printable is an A4 sized pdf file, you will need a pdf reader such as adobe acrobat to open it. It will fit to print on US ‘letter sized’ paper, just be sure to select ‘fit’ or ‘shrink to fit’ from your printer options to allow for printer margins.
Please remember that the printables at picklebums.com are for personal use only, you may not sell, share, or link directly to these files.
More Autumn Activities for Kids
If you enjoyed this fun autumn/fall activity you might these too:
Try this easy autumn leaf mosaic collage craft activity.
Making these leaf faces is a super fun and easy fall activity.
Set up this simple autumn themed small world play.
Or if you love puppets, you can find all of our free printable puppets here.