Felt Fall Tree Color Rhyme

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Last year I shared a really playful apple tree color chant, and today I'm re-sharing that activity with our Felt Fall Tree.

Preschool Color Prompt

Playful Preschool Color Chant 

Our Felt Fall Tree also lends itself for some free-play-- in the words of Little Sis, "Let's Decorate!"  Love when there are multiple ways to play and explore during an activity.  I obviously had it in my mind to use it as a playful way to reinforce colors, but Little Sis also enjoyed sorting the leaves, decorating, counting, and having the "wind" blow all the leaves off the tree!

To prep for this activity, you'll need to gather some felt!  Brown for the tree trunk and any and every color you wish to use for the leaves.  While getting this activity ready, Little Sis insisted on blue, pink, and black leaves, too!

From a whole sheet of brown felt I cut out the tree trunk and then eye-balled a leaf-like shape for the leaves in all the other colors.  It fit perfectly on our DIY Felt Board-- which is simply white felt tucked over a frame!

Once everything is cut out, it is time for the Color Chant!  Originally the color chant included a monkey, but since it is a Fall tree, Little Sis became a Squirrel.  The chant goes like this....
Little Squirrel, little squirrel up in the tree...
Can you get all the [color] leaves down for me?....

Continue the chant until all the leaves are off the tree.  

Have fun playing and exploring colors!  It would easily make a great quiet time activity, too... we ALL could have more of those ideas handy!

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