These autumn and fall songs for preschool are beloved by both teachers and parents! One of my favorite parts about a new season is bringing out the seasonal songs. They’re just a handful of what we think are the best songs for kids!
These fall songs for preschoolers and kids of all ages are perfect for circle time, transitions, and the in-between times too! They’re a perfect addition to your fall preschool themes.
If you are planning a fall-themed lesson plan to go along with these autumn songs, you’ll love our already made fall-themed lesson plans to pair with them. We have them available for different ages in both our preschool store and toddler store!
Autumn and Fall Songs for Preschool
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Apple Tree and Apple Songs
Way Up High in an Apple Tree by The Learning Station
You can always trust The Learning Station to provide great songs for kids, and their autumn songs are no exception! I love the way they include the lyrics, so early readers can follow along with the song. Then, of course, there’s a great preschool math component as well, counting backward from 5. And, as if it couldn’t get any better, they use the familiar tune of “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star” for the song, so everyone can sing along instantly!
5 Red Apples by Harry Kindergarten Music
A different take on an apple tree song! This one is actually a chant instead of a sung lyric. Chanting and singing are actually two separate skills – the vocal cords are used differently and you breathe differently – but they’re both great to practice! This version still includes the early math skill of counting backward from 5.
Farmer Brown Had Five Green Apples by Miss Nina
We love Miss Nina! This fun preschool fall song provides lots of tie-ins: incorporate early math skills, use it during a farm theme, or sing it in the fall and talk about harvest!
Apple Tree by Music with Nancy
This is such a sweet apple tree song! It covers a lot of great preschool science in a short amount of time: bees, pollination, seeds, growth, birds, butterflies, and more!
Autumn Leaves are Falling Down by The Learning Station
The Learning Station takes the tune of “Mary Had a Little Lamb” and puts autumn lyrics to it, making it a great fall song for preschoolers! They repeat each verse twice, which helps kids follow along and feel confident singing it the second time, keeping them engaged for longer. Lyrics are also included for early readers.
Why Do Leaves Change Color? by Super Simple Songs
This leaf song is so adorable! It’s not super repetitive so isn’t probably one your kids will sing along with right away, but that doesn’t mean that there aren’t a lot of learning opportunities! A lot of the song is sung in rhyme – can your kids find the rhyming pairs? Then the middle section includes a “what colors can we see?” section and reinforces all the colors several times. Yay for preschool science!
Orange, Yellow, Red, and Brown by The Learning Station
More great early science in this fall song! It’s sung to the tune of “Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes” so can be picked up and sung almost immediately. The fun beat is sure to keep everyone engaged!
Leaves are Falling Down by Dj Kids
While it’s true that quick tempos and lots of action are great ways to keep kids engaged in a song, this next autumn leaf song is a great example that calming songs can be amazing, too! Animation, puppetry, and still photos blend together for a really sweet song.
Movement and Action Songs for Fall
Scarecrow Song by The Learning Station
A movement and song that’s fall-themed?! Say no more! Your kids will love it! The tempo gets increasingly faster toward the end, which makes it sure to end in lots of sweet smiles and giggles.
Way Up High in the Apple Tree by Miss Nina
You may be tired of this song already, but don’t count this one out!! Miss Nina shows you two ways to sing this popular fall song, as well as fun motions to accompany.
Leaves are Falling by Jbrary
The two children’s librarians who make up Jbrary can always be counted on to provide the best fingerplays! (Fingerplays are AMAZING teaching tools!) This fall-themed one is great for circle time, a preschool fall theme, or during a transition when you need something to keep your kids occupied for a few moments.
To always have music at your fingertips, check out the song cards and song sticks in our store! There are 35 song posters that can be used as song cards, along with matching song sticks to make choosing songs for circle time even more fun. There are even lots of fall songs included in the pack! They are perfect songs for preschoolers, kindergarteners, and any child who loves to sing.
Squirrel and Acorn Songs
We Love Acorns by Super Simple Songs
Very simple and very sweet! This fall song for toddlers is nice and repetitive, helping kids learn to sing along quickly. It also includes lots of rhyming words to find.
Gray Squirrel by Dr. Jean
Somehow this fall preschool song became a classic when I wasn’t looking! My own kids even knew it before I did. It’s a good one – rhyming words to build literacy, great vocabulary words like “swish” and “bushy,” and a sweet lesson about friendship.
Grey Squirrel Song by The Learning Station
Don’t hate me, but a lot of the educational reasons why I like the Baby Shark song are also present here, making it a great preschool fall song! (Don’t believe me? Baby Shark is actually super educational!) It’s repetitive, so kids will be able to sing along quickly and therefore be more engaged. It includes a verse about each extended family member, making it a great social studies or all about me theme tie-in. Your kids will have a blast acting as the different generations with their accompanying voices!
Five Little Pumpkins Sitting on a Gate by The Kiboomers
This adorable pumpkin song is a classic! It’s a perfect fall song for kids. This version includes some (very cute!) witches and lyrics as well. We have an entire post dedicated to pumpkins and Halloween too if you want more of these.
Five Little Pumpkins by Super Simple Songs
If you are looking for those 5 Little Pumpkins without a witch, here’s a great song! My preschooler is singing this non-stop right now and loves acting out the different emotions. It’s a great pumpkin song to sing at Halloween or any time of the year.