story time

Snow Story Time (2018)

Welcome Song: Clap and Sing Hello (to the tune of The Farmer in the Dell)
We clap and sing hello,
We clap and sing hello,
With our friends at story time,
We clap and sing hello!
We wave and sing hello // We stomp and sing hello
Source: Storytime Katie

Song: Clap, Clap, Clap Your Hands
Clap, clap, clap your hands, clap them now with me.
Clap your hands, let me see, clap them now with me.
Wiggle your feet // Stretch your arms // Zip your lips

Book: Snow Friends by M. Christina Butler and Tina Macnaughton

snow-friends

Little Bear wakes early from hibernating. He can’t find anyone to play in the snow with so he makes a snowman to be his friend. This book is fun and sparkly and has great friendship themes.

Flannel: Five Little Snowmen
Five little snowmen all in a row
Each with a hat (touch head)
And a big red bow.
Out came the sun (arms over head in a circle)
And it stayed all day
And one of those snowmen melted away.

But then the next day it snowed and snowed and snowed….
And, one snowman came back!  Then 2, 3, 4, 5…all five snowmen came back!
Source: Sunflower Storytime

Song: Snowflakes Dance Around (to the tune of Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star)
Snowflakes, snowflakes dance around, (flutter fingers)
Snowflakes, snowflakes touch the ground. (flutter fingers to the ground)
Snowflakes, snowflakes in the air, (raise hands up)
Snowflakes, snowflakes everywhere. (swirl hands around)
Snowflakes, snowflakes dance around, (flutter fingers)
`Snowflakes, snowflakes touch the ground. (flutter fingers to the ground)
Source: Perry Public Library

Song/Scarves
: Popcorn Kernels (to the tune of Frere Jacques; sing each line twice)
Popcorn kernels, (wave scarves overhead)
In the pot. (make scarves ‘disappear’ by bunching them in their fists)
Shake them, shake them, shake them, (shake)
’til they POP! (throw scarves into the air)
Source: Jbrary

Song/Scarves: One Bright Scarf (to the tune of 10 Little Indians)
One bright scarf waiting for the wind to blow, (hold in hand)
Wiggle it high, (wiggle above head)
Wiggle it low, (wiggle by knees)
Shake it fast, (shake fast)
Shake it slow, (shake slow)
Put it behind your back. (put scarf behind your back)
Where did it go? (bring out empty hands; shrug)
Source: Jbrary

Song/Scarves: We Wave Our Scarves Together (to the tune of For He’s a Jolly Good Fellow)
We wave our scarves together,
We wave our scarves together,
We wave our scarves together,
Because it’s fun to do!

We wave them high, (sing/wave high)
We wave them low, (sing/wave low)
We wave them in the middle,
Because it’s fun to do!

We throw our scarves together,
We throw our scarves together,
We throw our scarves together,
Because it’s fun to do!

We throw them high, (throw/sing high)
We throw them low, (throw/sing low)
We throw them in the middle,
Because it’s fun to do!
Source: Jbrary

Book: The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats

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Simple. Classic. Perfect for a snow story time.

Action Rhyme: I Built a Snowman
I built a little snowman, (make large circle with arms)
He had a carrot nose. (point to noise)
Along came a bunny, (make bunny ears with fingers)
And what do you suppose? (shrug shoulders)
That hungry little bunny, (make bunny ears again)
Looking for his lunch. (make bunny hop)
Ate the snowman’s nose, (pretend bunny is eating carrot)
With a nibble, nibble, CRUNCH!
Source: Storytime Katie

Egg ShakersShake It by Sally’s Music Circle

Book: 100 Snowmen by Jen Arena; illustrated by Stephen Gilpin

100-snowmen

Song: Snow on the Rooftops (to the tune of Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star)
Snow on the rooftops (make pointed roof shape with arms)
Snow on the trees (hold arms out like tree branches)
Snow on the green grass (wave hands over the ground like you’re touching grass)
And snow on me! (point to self)

Snow on my mittens (hold up hands; wiggle fingers)
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 (bring hands down and touch the ground)
Source: Sunflower Storytime

Song: Baby Shark
Baby shark do do do do do do (shark mouth with two fingers)
Baby shark do do do do do do
Baby shark do do do do do do
Baby shark

Other verses:
Mama Shark (shark mouth with hands connected at the wrists)
Daddy Shark (shark mouth with whole arms)
Grandma Shark (shark mouth like mama shark but with fists)
Grandpa Shark (shark mouth like daddy shark but with fists)
Shark attack (snap arms overhead)
Swim away (swimming motion with arms)
Safe at last (jazz hands)
Source: Adapted from Kindergarten Nation

Closing Song: It’s Time to Say Goodbye to All Our Friends (to the tune of She’ll Be Comin’ Round the Mountain When She Comes)
It’s time to say goodbye to all our friends, “Goodbye!” (tap knees)
It’s time to say goodbye to all our friends, “Goodbye!”
It’s time to say goodbye,
Wave your hands and wink your eye, (wave, wink)
Now it’s time to say goodbye to all our friends, “Goodbye!”
Source: Sunflower Storytime

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