“Winter and Snow” toddler storytime

toddler snow

Opening Rhyme
(to the tune of The Farmer in the Dell)
We’re all here today. We’re all here today.
Let’s clap our hands and sing together.
Hip, hip, hooray!
Source: (To be honest, my library was using this before I started so I’m not sure where the previous librarian found it, but it looks like a modified version of Jean Warren’s Preschool Express song here.)

Hello, Hands. Good-bye, Hands.
Hello, hands. (Wave hands in front of face.)
Good-bye, hands. (Hide hands behind back.)
Hello, hands. Good-bye, hands.
My hands were feeling shy today. (Keep hands hidden.)
But now they’re feeling better! (Bring hands out, wave frantically, and smile HUGE.)
Repeat with feet, face, etc.
Source: King County Library System

Book – Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats

Chubby Little Snowman
A chubby little snowman
Had a carrot nose. (point to nose)
Along came a bunny
And what do you suppose?(hold up two fingers on right hand to make bunny)
That hungry little bunny
Looking for his lunch
Ate that little snowman’s nose (pretend to grab nose)
Nibble, nibble, crunch.
Source: Laptime Songs

When There’s Snow
In December
When there’s snow,
We get our sleds
And away we go.
Source: CanTeach

 

I’m a Great Big Snowman
(I’m a Little Teapot)
I’m a great big snowman
Round and fat.
Here is my scarf and
Here is my hat.
But when the sun gets
warmer,
I get flat, because I melt into a puddle,
Like that!
Source: Preschool Express

Book – Bear and Hare in the Snow by Emily Gravett 

 

Snowflake, Snowflake
(Twinkle, Twinkle)
Snowflake, snowflake, fancy free,
Snowflake, snowflake, dance with me.
First on my head, then on my toes,
Then on my nose,
Where the cold wind blows,
Snowflake, snowflake, turn around,
Snowflake, snowflake, touch the ground.

Snowflake, snowflake, fancy free,
Snowflake, snowflake, dance with me.
Touch my ear, then my knees,
Snowflake, snowflake,
I’m about to freeze!
Snowflake, snowflake, turn around,
Snowflake, snowflake, touch the ground.
Source: King County Library System

Sledding (Row Your Boat)
Crunch, crunch,
Crunch, crunch, crunch
Up the hill so slow
Sliding, sliding, sliding, sliding
Down the hill we go
Source: Perry Public Library

Bubbles – best bubble machine ever! (IMHO, of course)

 Rainbows in my Bubbles
Tune of She’ll be Coming Round the Mountain)
I’ve got rainbows in my bubbles, yes, I do
I’ve got rainbows in my bubbles, yes, I do
When I look up towards the sun,
They’ve got rainbows every one.
I’ve got rainbows in my bubbles, yes, I do.
Source: Preschool Express

Good-bye Song
(Tune of Ten Little Indians)
Wave with one hand, then with the other
Wave with one hand, then with the other
Wave with one hand, then with the other
Wave with both feet now
Repeat with other body parts
Source: King County Library System

Play Time!

Early literacy tip:  Be sure to keep reading fun! Toys and blocks with letters imprinted on them are great for the little ones. Flashcards with words and letters can be great for creating games with your toddlers. Remember also, that if a child does not want to play with you, put the games away and try again later. Forcing a child to play may cause negative feelings about the activity. Reading should always be presented as fun and never as a chore. Don’t forget to be a good role model when it comes to reading. Take the time to curl up with a good book when you can, and make sure your child sees you enjoying it! Source: The Mighty Mommy

 

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