This is one of the most popular rhymes & fingerplays we do. I think kids really enjoy it because it connects so clearly with their experience during the fall. Just think about how truly remarkable it is that leaves fall off of trees; there’s no reason to expect that to happen if you’ve never seen it before! 🙂
This fingerplay is also a great example of how kids can learn without being taught. Every time you do it with your child, they will hear the difference between “fives leaves” and “one leaf!” It just works; it’s just that simple!
So have fun! And go find some leaves to rake, gather, observe and have fun with!