Preschool Storytime- Let It Snow!

Happy New Year and Welcome back from the holidays!  This week’s theme is snow.  We will talk about snow and things to do in the snow and what to wear in the snow etc.

Opening song – So Happy You’re Here Today – Hap Palmer

 

So Happy You're Here


Activity:
This is a song to warm up our voices and welcome everyone to music and movement time. Listen to each funny phrase, then sing it back like an echo. During the first chorus, give yourself a pat on the back, shake your own hand, and give yourself a hug and squeeze. During the second chorus, give someone else a pat on the back, shake her/his hand, and give that person a gentle squeeze to say, ” We’re so happy you’re here today!”

Lyric:
Sing Doo wah doo, Tra la la,
Yo-dle-ay, Sha na na
Hi dee hi, Howdy doo
It’s all a funny way to say,
“We’re glad you’re here today!”

Now give yourself a pat on the back
Reach out and shake your own hand
Give a gentle squeeze to say you’re pleased
We’re so happy you’re here today, today
We’re so happy you’re here today

Sing Fee fi fo, Fiddly dee
Shooby doo, Golly gee
Skizzamaroo, An a hi to you
Now turn and face someone and say,
“We’re glad you’re here today!”

Now give someone a pat on the back
Reach out and shake a hand
Give a gentle squeeze to say you’re pleased
We’re so happy you’re here today, today
We’re so happy you’re here today

Credit – http://www.happalmer.com/Files/Lyrics%20So%20Big.html

 

Book – Froggy Gets Dressed By Jonathan London – Rambunctious Froggy hops out into the snow for a winter frolic but is called back by his mother to put on some necessary articles of clothing.

Song –  Oh When the Snow Begins to Fall – to the tune When the Saints Go Marching In

Oh, when the snow
Move fingers to resemble falling snow.
Begins to fall,
Continue moving fingers.
I’ll build a snowman round and tall.
Move hands upward from floor.
Oh, how I love the cold, cold weather
Hug self.
When the snow begins to fall.
Move fingers to resemble falling snow.
And then I’ll lie
Sit on the floor.
Down in the snow
Lie on the floor.
And move my arms and legs just so.
Move arms and legs to make a snow angel.
Oh, how I love to make snow angels
Continue moving arms and legs.
When the snow begins to fall.
Continue moving arms and legs
Flannelboard – “Five Little Snowmen”

5 little snowmen standing in a row (hold up 5 fingers)
Each with a hat (pat head) and a big red bow (pull at neck like a bow tie)
Along came the sun (arms form big circle over head) and it shone all day(lean to the left)
And one of those snowmen melted away! (put down one finger)

Continue until there are no snowmen left.

Credit: http://wiki.kcls.org/index.php/Five_Little_Snowmen

 

 

 

Book – All You Need for a Snowman– by Alice Schertle -The book lists everything that one needs to build the perfect snowman, from the very first snowflake that falls.
Song – “Are We Ready” to the tune “Skip to My Lou”
Pick up your snow pants; pull them on.
Pick up your snow pants; pull them on.
Pick up your snow pants; pull them on.
Are we ready to go?  NO!
Next are your snow boots; left and right.  (etc)
… Are we ready to go?  NO!
Put on your warm coat; zip it up. (etc.)
… Are we ready to go?  NO!
Scarf and Hat on your neck and head (etc)
…Are we ready to go?  NO!
Put on your mittens; clap your hands. (etc.)
… Are we ready to go?  YES!
Book – Ten on the Sled by Kim Norman – Animals fall off a speeding sled one by one until only a lonely caribou is left, chasing a giant snowball that has engulfed the falling animals.
Ten on the Sled
Closing Song – Shout And Whisper

Words: Martha Cheney / Music: Martha Cheney and Hap Palmer

Shout and whisper just like me
Shout and whisper one, two, three
Shout! One, Two, Three
Whisper! One, Two Three

Shout and whisper, that’s what we do
Shout and whisper I love you
Shout! I Love You
Whisper! I Love You

Shout and whisper, that’s our game
Shout and whisper what’s your name
(Children say their own names)
Shout (Child’s Name)
Whisper (Child’s Name)

– Miss Ellen

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