Explain to the
children that some leaves change color in the fall, and ask if any
children has ever seen red, orange, or yellow leaves. Discuss
the fact that only certain
trees have leaves that change color and drop. These are called
"deciduous" trees. Have
the children slowly repeat the word deciduous. Teach children
that turns leaves different colors:
green leaves bright.
They stay that way from warm sunlight.
But in the fall there is less sun.
The leaves turn color, one by one.
They change to red, then gold, then brown,
Then they fall down onto the ground.
But in the spring, just wait and see,
All new green leaves will fill the tree.