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Winter

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Books

The First Day of Winter by Denise Fleming
Snowmen at Night by Caralyn Buehner, illus. by Mark Buehner
The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats
Snow! Snow! Snow! by Lee Harper

Music

“Let’s Play in the Snow” by Rachel Buchman, Sing a Song of Seasons

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays

Song: Hello Everybody
Well hello everybody can you touch your nose?
Touch your nose, touch your nose, touch your nose
Well hello everybody can you touch your nose?
Touch your nose
Repeat with toes, pat your head, rub your tummy

Fingerplay: Snowflakes, Snowflakes
Snowflakes, snowflakes dancing round, (Dance fingers around.)
Gently falling to the ground. (Wiggle fingers downward.)
See them drifting to and fro. (Sway fingers back and forth)
See them twirling fast, then slow. (Wiggle fingers in fast and slow circles.)
Snowflakes, snowflakes dancing round. (Dance fingers around.)
Gently falling to the ground. (Wiggle fingers downward.)

Flannelboard Rhyme: Snowball, Snowball
(Flannel board with multiple mittens, one hides a snowball behind it)
Snowball, snowball
Cold and round!
Behind which mitten
Can you be found?

Song: Winter Hokey Pokey
You put your mittens (hands) in, you take your mittens out
You put your mittens in, and you shake them all about
You do the Winter Pokey and you turn yourself around
That’s what it’s all about
Repeat with boots (feet), hat (head), coat (whole body)

Song: Ten Little Snowflakes
One little, two little, three little snowflakes . . .
Ten little snowflakes falling down

Ten little, nine little, eight little snowflakes . .
One little snowflake twirling round

Twirl, twirl, twirl like snowflakes . . .
Twirl like snowflakes – then fall down!

Fall, fall, fall like snowflakes . . .
Fall like snowflakes to the ground.

January 14, 2016 at 6:00 pm Leave a comment

Winter

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Books

A Kitten Tale by Eric Rohmann
Winter is the Warmest Season by Lauren Stringer
Snow! Snow! Snow! by Lee Harper
Snowballs by Lois Ehlert

Music

“Let’s Play in the Snow” by Rachel Buchman, Sing a Song of Seasons
“Snow Day” by Justin Roberts, Jungle Gym

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays

Fingerplay: Snowflakes Snowflakes
Snowflakes, snowflakes dancing round, (Dance fingers around.)
Gently falling to the ground. (Wiggle fingers downward.)
See them drifting to and fro. (Sway fingers back and forth)
See them twirling fast, then slow. (Wiggle fingers in fast and slow circles.)
Snowflakes, snowflakes dancing round. (Dance fingers around.)
Gently falling to the ground. (Wiggle fingers downward.)

Flannel Rhyme: Five Little Snowmen
Five little snowmen round and fat.
Each one wearing a funny hat.
In the morning, out came the sun.
It looked down and melted one.
Repeat with 4,3,2,1 snowmen

Song: Boots, Parka, Scarf & Hat
Tune: Head and Shoulders, Knees and Toes
Hat, scarf, parka, boots, parka, boots
Hat, scarf, parka, boots, parka, boots
In wintertime we wear snowsuits!
Hat, scarf, parka, boots, parka, boots
Boots, parka, scarf and hat, scarf and hat
Boots, parka, scarf and hat, scarf and hat
In wintertime we dress like that!
Boots, parka, scarf and hat, scarf and hat!

Song: Ten Little Snowflakes
One little, two little, three little snowflakes . . .
Ten little snowflakes falling down

Ten little, nine little, eight little snowflakes . .
One little snowflake twirling round

Twirl, twirl, twirl like snowflakes . . .
Twirl like snowflakes – then fall down!

Fall, fall, fall like snowflakes . . .
Fall like snowflakes to the ground.

January 15, 2015 at 6:00 pm Leave a comment

Winter Wonderland

Tuesday,  Jan. 6th, 2015

Books

The First Day of Winter by Denise Fleming
Pip and Squeak by Ian Schoenherr
Snowmen at Night by Carolyn Buehner
Over and Under the Snow by Kate Messner
In the Snow by Sharon Denslow

Music

Let’s Play in the Snow by Rachel Buchman

 Activities

Crafts:
We made a Pine Cone Bird Feeder

 Songs & Rhymes

Song: Snow on the Rooftops

Snow on the rooftops
Snow on the trees
Snow on the green grass
Snow on me.

Snow on my mittens
Snow on my nose
Snow on my head
Snow on my toes.

Rhyme: 

Way up high in the Winter sky
(raise hands above head)
Two little snowflakes caught my eye.
(point up)
Down to the ground they fell without a sound,
(flutter hands down to the ground)
But before very long, it was snowing all around!
(turn in circle with hands fluttering)

Rhyme: A Funny Little Snowman

A funny little snowman
Had a carrot nose.
Along came a rabbit
And what do you suppose?

That hungry little rabbit
Looking for his lunch,
Ate that snowman’s nose
With a crunch, crunch, crunch!

Rhyme: Five Little Snowmen

Five Little Snowmen standing round my door.
This one melted and then there were four.
Four little snowmen beneath a green pine tree,
This one melted and then there were three.
Three little snowmen with caps and mittens blue.
This one melted and then there were two.
Two little snowmen standing in the sun,
This one melted and then there was one.
One little snowman started to run.
But he melted away and then there was none.

January 6, 2015 at 2:00 pm Leave a comment

Winter

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Books

Little Owl’s Orange Scarf by Tatyana Feeney
Big Snow by Jonathan Bean
Winter is the Warmest Season by Lauren Stringer
The First Day of Winter by Denise Fleming

Music

“Let’s Play in the Snow” by Rachel Buchman, Sing a Song of Seasons
“Snow Day” by Justin Roberts, Jungle Gym

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays

Fingerplay: Snowflakes, Snowflakes
Snowflakes, snowflakes dancing round, (Dance fingers around.)
Gently falling to the ground. (Wiggle fingers downward.)
See them drifting to and fro. (Sway fingers back and forth)
See them twirling fast, then slow. (Wiggle fingers in fast and slow circles.)
Snowflakes, snowflakes dancing round. (Dance fingers around.)
Gently falling to the ground. (Wiggle fingers downward.)

Song: Hat, Scarf, Parka, Boots
“Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes” (Touch each part of your body as you sing: head, neck, chest, feet)
Hat, scarf, parka, boots, parka, boots
Hat, scarf, parka, boots, parka, boots
In wintertime we wear snowsuits!
Hat, scarf, parka, boots, parka, boots

Boots, parka, scarf and hat, scarf and hat
Boots, parka, scarf and hat, scarf and hat
In wintertime we dress like that!
Boots, parka, scarf and hat, scarf and hat!

Flannelboard: Five Little Snowmen
Five little snowmen round and fat.
Each one wearing a funny hat.
In the morning, out came the sun.
It looked down and melted one.
Repeat with 4,3,2,1 snowmen

January 16, 2014 at 6:00 pm Leave a comment

Here come the Snowmen

Tuesday,  Jan.14 2014

Books
The First Day of Winter 
by Denise Fleming
Sneezy the Snowman” by Maureen Wright
The Greatest Snowman in the World by Peter Hanaan

Music
“I’m a Little Snowman” by Carole Peterson- Highly Useable Music
“Frosty the Snowman” by Joanie Bartels – Christmas Magic
“Let’s Play in the Snow” by Rachel Buchman

Songs & Rhymes
Rhyme:Five Little Snowmen

Five Little Snowmen standing round my door.
This one melted and then there were four.
Four little snowmen beneath a green pine tree,
This one melted and then there were three.
Three little snowmen with caps and mittens blue.
This one melted and then there were two.
Two little snowmen standing in the sun,
This one melted and then there was one.
One little snowman started to run.
But he melted away and then there was none.

January 14, 2014 at 2:00 pm Leave a comment

Let It Snow

Tuesday,  Jan.7 2014

Books
The First Day of Winter 
by Denise Fleming
Rabbit’s Snow Dance by James & Joseph Bruchac
Waiting for Winter
by Sebastien Meschenmoser
Over and Under by Kate Messner

Music
“I’m a Little Snowflake” by Laurie Berkner – Whaddaya Think of That?
“Snowflake, Snowflake”
by Carole Peterson- Highly Useable Music
“Snowflakes” by Kathy Reid-Naiman – Sing the Cold Away
“Let’s Play in the Snow” by Rachel Buchman – Sing a Song of Seasons

Songs & Rhymes
Rhyme: Way up high in the Winter sky

Way up high in the Winter sky
(raise hands above head)
Two little snowflakes caught my eye.
(point up)
Down to the ground they fell without a sound,
(flutter hands down to the ground)
But before very long, it was snowing all around!
(turn in circle with hands fluttering)

Rhyme: A Funny Little Snowman

A funny little snowman
Had a carrot nose.
Along came a rabbit
And what do you suppose?

That hungry little rabbit
Looking for his lunch,
Ate that snowman’s nose
With a crunch, crunch, crunch!

January 7, 2014 at 2:00 pm Leave a comment

Winter

Books
Snow by Lauren Taylor
The First Day of Winter by Denise Fleming
Over and Under the Snow by Kate Messner
Snowmen at Night by Caralyn Buehner

Music
I Can Make a Snowman by Carole Peterson, H.U.M. – Highly Usable Music, All Year Long!

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays
Clap and Sing Hello! (tune: Farmer in the Dell)
We clap and sing hello,
We clap and sing hello,
With our friends at storytime,
We clap and sing hello!

We wave and sing hello
We wave and sing hello,
With our friends at storytime,
We wave and sing hello!

We stomp and sing hello,
We stomp and sing hello,
With our friends at storytime,
We wave and sing hello!

Sometimes
Sometimes my hands are at my side
Hold hands at side
Then behind my back they hide
Put hands behind back
Sometimes I wiggle my fingers so
Wiggle your fingers
Shake them fast, shake them slow
Shake fingers fast and slow
Sometimes my hands go clap, clap, clap
Clap hands
Then I rest them in my lap
Rest hands in lap
Now they’re quiet as can be.
Because it’s listening time, you see.

Snowy Pokey
You put your right mitten in, You take your right mitten out,
You put your right mitten in and you shake it all about.
You do the Snowy Pokey and you turn yourself around.
That’s what it’s all about!

Continue with additional verses:
You put your left mitten in
You put your scarf in
You put your right boot in
You put your hat in
You put your snowself in

Open Shut Them
Open, shut them.
Open, shut them.
Give a little clap.
Open, shut them.
Open, shut them.
Lay them in your lap.
Creep them, creep them up to your chin.
Open your mouth, but do not let them in!
Open, shut them.
Open, shut them.
Lay them in your lap.

Snowflakes
(Tune: Twinkle, Twinkle)
Snowflakes, snowflakes, dance around.
Snowflakes, snowflakes, touch the ground.
Snowflakes, snowflakes, in the air.
Snowflakes, snowflakes, everywhere!
Snowflakes, snowflakes, dance around.
Snowflakes, snowflakes, touch the ground.

I Built a Snowman
I built a little snowman. (make circles with arms)
He had a carrot nose. (point to nose)
Along came a bunny (hold up two bent fingers)
And what do you suppose? (shrug)
That hungry little bunny, (make bunny again)
Looking for his lunch, (hop bunny around)
Ate the snowman’s nose. (grab nose with fingers)
Nibble… nibble… CRUNCH! (pretend to eat carrot nose)

If You’re Happy and You Know It
If you’re happy and you know it, clap your hands Clap! Clap!
If you’re happy and you know it, clap your hands Clap! Clap!
If you’re happy and you know it, and you really want to show it
If you’re happy and you know it, clap your hands Clap! Clap

Stomp your feet
Blink your eyes
Wave goodbye!

January 17, 2013 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

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