Storytime: Winter


“Bears in the Snow” by Shirley Parenteau
“Sneezy the Snowman” by Maureen Wright

Five Little Snowmen

Five little snowmen standing in a row 
(hold up 5 fingers)
Each with a hat and a big red bow
(tap head and place hands under neck)
Out came the sun and it shone all day
(circle arms overhead)
And one little snowman melted away
(wiggle fingers down)

(count down)

10 Little Snowflakes (Tune: 10 Little Indians)

1 little, 2 little, 3 little snowflakes (count on fingers)
4 little, 5 little, 6 little snowflakes
7 little, 8 little, 9 little snowflakes
10 little snowflakes on my tongue
(stick tongue out and pretend to catch snow)

“Froggy Gets Dressed” by Jack London

You can find a template at KizClub!

Snow on the Rooftop

You can sing it yourself or use the Kathy Reid-Naiman version.

Snow on the rooftops
(make pointed roof shape with arms overhead)
Snow on the trees
(hold arms up like tree branches)
Snow on the green grass
(wave hands over the ground)
And snow on me
(point to self)

Snow on my mittens
(hold up hands)
Snow on my nose
(touch nose)
Snow on my head
(touch head)
And snow on my toes
(touch toes)

Twirling, swirling, whirling down
Down and down and down and down
(wiggle fingers down)

Parachute Snow


I put the parachute out and put cotton balls all over it (our “snow”). Next I had children lay down on their backs and make snow angels. Next we picked up the parachute and made it snow! Once the majority of cotton balls were on the ground we would put the parachute down and children would run around collecting the balls. Once they all had some we would have a snowball fight and throw them into the middle! We repeated this 3 times (they would have done more if I let them) and then I asked parents to come in and grab the parachute. Children crawled under the parachute and watched the snow bounce while parents shook it over their heads.

How it Went: This was the first storytime we held in the New Year and after a few weeks off. I was nervous that we would have low attendance but I had no reason to worry! This was a fun laughter filled story time. Children loved the Froggy flannel board. They tried to guess each time what Froggy forgot to put on and there was a ton of laughter as a little boy whispered “undies.” The snow parachute was also a blast. I have done this several times before and it’s always a crowd pleaser. Typically when I pull out the parachute all my little ones want to do is go under it but in this program they really enjoyed shaking the parachute.


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