Song of the Week
The Leaves are Falling Down
(Sung to The Farmer in the Dell)
The leaves are falling down*
The leaves are falling down
Red, yellow, green and brown**
The leaves are falling down.
*We do a ton of sign language with the kiddos in my class, so we supplemented this song with the signs for “leaf” and “falling down.”
**The color order is tough for some kids to remember, so either riiight on my song chart sentence strips, or in addition to the song chart, I use those colors to write the color words down and point to the colors as they come up in the song.
Sign for LEAF
Put your right pointer finger out flat, bottom side up. Place your open left hand on top of your pointer finger and wiggle it or wave it slightly. (Video via link)
Sign for FALLING DOWN
The sign for “fall down” is shown in the video via the link below. To fit the context of the song, and to tell the “listener” that the LEAVES are the thing FALLING DOWN, all you need to do is adapt this motion/sign from the origional LEAF sign. Therefore start with your sign for LEAF and create the falling motion with both your hands (turning palms upward, keeping your left hand open, and your right hand with your pointer finger out)