Preschool Storytime – Winter/Snow January 13, 2016

Hi everyone!  Welcome back from the holidays! It feels like 11 degrees outside today and what a perfect time to have storytime about winter and snow.  We want snow!

Welcome song – “So Happy You’re Here”  by Hap Palmer

Book – Here Comes Jack Frost– by Kazuno Kohara – One cold morning a lonely boy wishes for something to do. His animal friends are hibernating, and he has nobody to play with—even all the birds have flown south. When he meets Jack Frost, the last thing he expects is to make a new friend . . . or to discover how enchanting winter can be!

Activity – “Building a Snowman” to the tune “Here we go “Round the Mulberry Bush”

This is the way we roll the snow (roll hands) roll the snow, roll the snow. This is the way we roll the snow, when we build a snowman.This is the way we add the arms…(stretch arms up and out like branches: wave). This is the way we add two eyes…(Make binoculars circles over your eyes).  This is the way we add a nose ….(point to your nose).  This is the way we add a mouth….(give a big smile, pointing like a clown to the corners of your mouth)

Flannelboard – Five Little Snowman

Five little snowpeople were standing in a row
Each wore a hat and a big red bow.
Out came the sun and it was hot all day.
One little snowman (woman) melted away.
Repeat with 4, 3, 2, 1 little snowpeople.

Credit:http://tmas.kcls.org/five-little-snowmen/

Book – Snow Party – by Harriet Ziefert -If the first snow falls on the first day of winter, the snow men, snow women, and snow children come out for a special party. The festivities include food, dancing,singing, and some surprises.

Song/Activity- “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.  Are we ready to go? No! (Continue doing and singing) Next are your tall boots, left and right… Now the warm coat; zip it up…Don’t forget the fuzzy hat; on your head…Last are the mittens; now were done

Book – When it Starts to Snow– by Phillis Gershator -What if it starts to snow. What do you do? Where do you go?” So begins this winter story, as each animal–from a mouse to a bear–tells us what it will do and where it will go when the snow starts to fall. Each takes cover in its own special home, except for one. Can you guess who?

Activity/Song -Shake Your Flake

Shake your flake high; Shake your flake low. Shake your flake to and fro! Shake your flake to the ceiling: shake your flake to the floor. Shake your flake more and more and more!  Shake your flake while you walk; Shake your flake while you hop.  Shake your flake again, and then we STOP!

SONG: Snow on the Rooftops(mp3) by Kathy Reid-Naiman
from the album Sing the Cold Winter Away

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 ground like your touching the grass.)
And snow on me! (Point to self.)

Snow on my mittens (Hold up hands like mittens.)
Snow on my nose. (Touch nose.)
Snow on my head. (Touch head.)
And snow on my toes. (Touch toes.)

Twirling, swirling, whirling down (Spin in circle.)
Down and down and down and down (Gently wiggle fingers like snow falling and crouch down.)

Closing Song – “Shout and Whisper” by Hap Palmer

-Miss Ellen

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