I just love fall. The brightly colored trees, the crisp morning air, the crunch the leaves on the ground make under my feet. I find myself appreciating these “little things” even more as I get older. And that’s not to mention football, fall parties, apple cider, hayrides and Thanksgiving! I love fall.
So as a music therapist, how can I bring a little bit of this beauty into sessions? By singing about it of course! Here are some of my favorite fall songs:
- I Love (Tom T. Hall)
- Puff the Magic Dragon (Peter, Paul and Mary)
- Rockin’ Robin (Bobby Day)
- Oh What a Beautiful Morning (From Oklahoma)
With kids, it’s been fun to write or adapt my own songs, incorporating leaves, trick-or-treating or costume parties! Here are some lines as examples from those:
- Trick or treat, what’s your favorite sweet?
- When we have a costume party, costume party, costume party…we’ll invite our friends!
- Red and orange and red and blue, I like leaves; how about you?
This is only a tiny start. How about you? What is your favorite fall intervention or song?
~Lindsay Helmuth, MT-BC