story time

Snow & Snowmen Story Time (2019)

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 tap and sing hello (tap knees) //
We stretch and sing hello (stretch arms up) //
We wave and sing hello (wave)
Source: Storytime Katie

Song: Watch Out for the Bugs (to the tune of Jingle Bells)
Clap your hands, stomp your feet,
Wiggle all around.
Throw your hands up in the air and now let’s touch the ground.
Touch your head, touch your hips,
Give yourself a hug.
Now sit down upon the floor …
But watch out for the bugs! (stamp them out and scream)

Book: Winter is for Snow by Robert Neubecker

A little boy loooooooves snow. His sister doesn’t feel the same way …

Flannel/Song: Five Little Snowmen (to the tune of Five Little Ducks)
Five little snowmen standing in the snow, (hold up five fingers)
Each with a hat (pat head) and a big red bow, (point to neck)
Out came the sun (circle arms over head) and it stayed all day, (lean left and right)
And one little snowman melted away! (hold up one finger)

Continue until there are no snowmen left.
Source: King County Library System

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 The Bear Went Over the Mountain)
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

BookSnowmen at Night by Caralyn Buehner; pictures by Mark Buehner

A great rhyming book for any kid who’s ever wondered why their snowmen looks a little more lopsided than it did the day before.

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 up like tree branches)
Snow on the green grass, (wave hands over ground)
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)
Source: Sunflower Storytime

Egg Shakers: Shake It by Sally’s Music Circle

Book: Snowballs by Lois Ehlert

Lois Ehlert creates brilliant snowmen illustrations using everyday items around the house. I was hoping to spark some creativity in the kids the next time they build a snowman or for their next craft project! I was hesitant to use this book but I think the kids liked that most of it was read vertically.

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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