Storytime: Snowmen


“Snowmen at Night” by Carolyn Buehner
“There Was a Cold Lady Who Swallowed Some Snow” by Lucille Colandro
“Snowballs” by Lois Ehlert

Five Little Snowmen (Tune: Five Little Monkeys)

Five little snowmen riding on a sled 
(hold up 5 fingers)

One fell off and bumped his head
(tap head)
Frosty called the doctor and the doctor said
(put hand to ear like phone)
No more snowmen riding on the sled
(shake finger)

(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
Nibble, nibble crunch


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


Name snowmen! I had circles with letters already cut out. Each child found the letters in their names and with some help they organized them on the paper. Then we added some snowman decorations and foam snowflakes.

How it Went: 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 like the book I was going to put my personal feelings aside and start using them in story time but alas the children weren’t a big fan of it. 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).

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