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Storytime: Snowmen

I recently lost my voice and am just starting to get it back. I was a little nervous to do story time today but I knew the wonderful parents would help me out! I also used a lot of music today (much more than I typically use) to help save my voice. You can either sing these songs alone or use the music to accompany you.

 

Snow on the Rooftop by Kathy Reid-Naiman
Snow on the rooftops (make pointed roof shape with arms)
Snow on the trees (hold arms up like branches)
Snow on the green grass (touch ground)
And snow on me! (point to self)

Snow on my mittens (hold up hands)
Snow on my nose (touch nose)
Snow on my head (touch head)
And snow on my toes (touch toes)

Twirling, swirling, whirling down (wave hands)
Down and down and down and down (lower hands down)

Chubby Little Snowman
A chubby little snowman (hold hands out by side)
Had a carrot nose (point to nose)
Along came a bunny (hop)
And what do you suppose? (shrug shoulders)
That hungry little bunny (rub stomach)
Looking for his lunch (hold hands above eyes)
Ate that snowman’s carrot nose (pretend to eat)
Nibble, nibble, crunch

Snowflakes Dance Around by Carole Peterson
To make it more interactive hand out a paper snowflake to each child.

Snowflakes, snowflakes dance around (wave snowflake)
Snowflakes, snowflakes touch the ground (put snowflake on the floor)
Snowflakes landing on my nose (place snowflake on nose)
Snowflakes on my toes (place snowflake on toes)
Snowflakes, snowflakes dance around (wave snowflake)
Snowflakes, snowflakes touch the ground (put snowflake on the floor)

I’m a Little Snowman (Tune: I’m a Little Teapot) by Carole Peterson
I’m a little snowman
Short and fat (hold arms out to the side)
Here are my buttons (point to chest)
Here is my hat (tap head)
When the sun comes out (circle arms above)
I run away (running motion)
But I slowly melt away (crouch down)

Five Little Snowmen

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Five little snowmen all in a row (hold up 5 fingers)
Each with a hat (touch head)
And a big red bow (put hands under chin)
Out came the sun and it shone all day (raise hands over head)
And one little snowman melted away (lower hands)
(count down)

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Storytime: Winter

Mittens on My Hand (Tune: Wheels on the Bus)
The mittens on my hands
Keep me warm,
Keep me warm,
Keep me warm,
The mittens on my hands
Keep me warm
All winter long

Repeat with:
The boots on my feet
The hat on my head

Source: Teaching Mama 

Snow on the Rooftop
This can be done with or without the music.
Snow on the rooftops (make pointed roof shape with arms)
Snow on the trees (hold arms up like tree branches)
Snow on the green grass (wave hands over the ground)
And snow on me! (point to self)

Snow on my mittens (hold up hands)
Snow on my nose (touch nose)
Snow on my head (touch head)
And snow on my toes (touch toes)

Twirling, swirling, whirling down
Down and down and down and down

Source: Snow on the Rooftop by Kathy Reid-Naiman

10 Little Snowflakes (Tune: 10 Little Indians)
1 little, 2 little, 3 little snowflakes (count on fingers)
4 little, 5 little, 6 little snowflakes
7 little, 8 little, 9 little snowflakes
10 little snowflakes on my tongue! (stick out tongue)

Source: Teaching Mama

Snowflakes Snowflakes
This is another song that can be done with or without the music.
Snowflakes, snowflakes dance around
Snowflakes, snowflakes touch the ground
Snowflakes landing on my nose
Snowflakes on my toes
Snowflakes, snowflakes dance around
Snowflakes, snowflakes touch the ground

Source: Carole Peterson

Five Little Snowflakes

img_0850One little snowflake with nothing to do
Along came another and then there were two
Two little snowflakes laughing with me
Along came another and then there were three
Three little snowflakes looking for some more
Along came another and then there were four
Four little snowflakes dancing a jive
Along came another and then there were five
Five little snowflakes having so much fun
Out came the sun and then there were none!

Froggy Gets Dressed by Jonathan London

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Source: Kidzclub

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Do You Want to Build a Snowman? – Flannel Board

Time to put up a new interactive flannel board! I have come across a lot of Christmas Tree flannel boards on pinterest, like this one, and have been thinking about making one. After much consideration (a whole 5 minutes) I decided I’d rather make something seasonal and non-Holiday related that I can leave up for longer, that’s when I decided to make a mix and match snowman flannel board.

 

So…. Do you want to build a snowman?

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Check out these fashionable snowmen (or snowwomen if you’d prefer)!

 

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  • A winter hat, twig hair and earmuffs are the perfect accessories to keep our snowmen warm.
  • An assortment of buttons to match every outfit.
  • Three sets of boots  – fancy, plain and casual snow slippers.
  • Of course, we couldn’t forget snowmen neck wear, there are scarves and even a necktie.
  • And last but not least, mittens to keep those twig hands nice and toasty.

 

This flannel board has been a hit in the Children’s Department and I am constantly wanting to make more accessories for it! I did end up drawing the faces onto the snowmen because little coal smiles and eyes kept going missing. It took a while to create all of the pieces but luckily it is a fun task for me (who doesn’t like to be paid to make crafts!). To create the pieces I looked at clipart images and drew them by hand onto a piece of felt.

Don’t you want to go build a snowman now?!?

 

 

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Storytime: Snowmen

Snowmen at Night by Caralyn Buehner

There Was a Cold Lady Who Swallowed Some Snow by Lucille Colandro

Snowballs by Lois Ehlert

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I’d like to preface my book choices by stating that I’m not the biggest fan of “There Was an Old Lady….” stories, the original is too graphic because she often dies and the remakes (most often involving holidays) are just plan weird, with that being said I still gave it a shot with “There Was a Cold Lady Who Swallowed Some Snow.” If the kids really liked the book I was going to put my personal feelings aside and start using them in story time but alas my children thought it was weird. So this was the beginning and end of my “There Was an Old Lady…” story time use. I know some kids love these books but it just doesn’t work for my crew (or me).

 

Five Little Snowmen (Flannel Board) (Tune: Five Little Monkeys)

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Five little snowmen riding on a sled

One fell off and bumped his head

Frosty called the doctor and the doctor said

No more snowmen riding on the sled

(count down)

Chubby Little Snowman

A chubby little snowman (hold hands out to side)

Had a carrot nose (point to nose)

Along came a bunny (hop like a bunny)

And what do you suppose? (shrug shoulders)

That hungry little bunny (rub stomach)

Looking for his lunch (hold hand above eyes and look around)

Ate that snowman’s carrot nose (bite)

Nibble, nibble crunch

(repeat)

Parachute

We played with the parachute and made some paper snowflakes fly.

Craft

Name snowmen!

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