story time

Snowman Story Time (2020)

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: Row, Row, Row Your Boat

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


Bear wakes early from his winter slumber and is delighted to see snow! But it’s no fun to play by himself. Will he make snow friends?

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

Snow on my mittens, (hold up hands)
Snow on my nose, (point to nose)
Snow on my head, (hands on head)
And snow on my toes! (touch toes)

Twirling, swirling, whirling down, (spin in circle)
Down and down and down and down. (flutter hands down)
Source: Sunflower Storytime

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: Snowmen at Night by Caralyn Buehner; pictures by Mark Buehner


Rhyming book explaining why snowmen lose their shape overnight. The adults were really tickled and it got lots of giggles.

Song: Itsy, Bitsy Spider

Egg Shakers: Shake It by Sally’s Music Circle

Book: Snowballs by Lois Ehlert


I’m lukewarm on this book but it’s always a hit at storytime! And it went perfectly with our craft this week …

Song: The Wheels on the Bus

Craft: Melting snowman


I got this idea from Fun Learning for Kids.

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