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Movement in confined

Grade Level: K
Time: 15 minutes

Leaf Man

Leaf Man

Lesson Design by Nancy




Children need to interact with literature. This book can

incorporate movement, creativity and comprehension into its
reading for understanding.

Leaf Man by Lois Ehlert

1. Students will listen to a story about fall leaves
2. Students will recognize places within the story
3. Students will create movement to accompany the falling
of leaves during the story

1. Teach the song: The Leaf Mans got to go, where the
wind blows
Lssllssfmrd (solfege)
2. Begin singing the melody demonstrating the words of the
3. Have the students listen for the places the leaves travel
4. Read the book with the addition of the song.
5. Ask students for places the leaves blow. (Past the
chickens, over the ducks and geese, etc)
6. Invite the students to create a way for the leaves to
travel when their part enters in the book. Assign each
student a location from above list.

Common Core Standards-Speaking and

4. Describe familiar people, places, things, and events and,
with prompting and support, provide additional detail.
6. Speak audibly and express thoughts, feelings, and
ideas clearly.

Extensions/teaching tips
1. Hum the melody throughout the day
2. Invite students to solo the song after the first couple of
3. Invite students to bring in different types of leaves and
compare and contrast the leaves.

Leaf Man

Costume for leaf man.
(Graduation gown, leaf wreath
for around the neck)
Various leaves (Real or
Recording: Fruhlingsrauchen
for piano. (Rustles of Spring)
by Christian Sinding (I tunes)

Words to the song

The Leaf Mans got to go,
where the wind blows.