Story Time

Winter
Submitted by: Chris Shulik, Freeman
Audience
• Toddler
Books
Snowballs by:Lois Ehlert
Children create their entire family out of snow, including their pet dog, Spot.
The Snowy Day by:Ezra Jack Keats
The timeless tale of a little boy's adventures in the city on a very snowy day.
Caldecott Award Book for 1963
Under My Hood I Have a Hat by:Karla Kuskin
Winter is here and it's time to bundle up from head to toe.
Songs
Five Little Snowmen
Five little snowmen riding on a sled.
One fell off and bumped his head.
Frosty called the doctor and the doctor said....
"No more snowmen riding on that sled!"

Repeat for 4, 3, 2, and 1 little snowman.
Great Big Hill
Here is a great big hill
(Point to self)
With snow all down the side
(Run hands up and down your sides)
Let's take out our speedy sled
(Hold out hand)
And down the hill we'll slide!
(Run hand down side of body)
Snowflakes
Snowflakes, snowflakes dance around
Snowflakes, snowflakes touch the
ground.

Snowflakes, snowflakes in the air
Snowflakes, snowflakes everywhere!

Snowflakes, snowflakes dance around
Snowflakes, snowflakes touch the
ground.
Other
We end our Winter Toddler Time with a blizzard. Each child is given several cottonballs which they throw into the center of the parachute. While "Jingle Bells" is playing, they hold the edges of the parachute and shake it to send the "snow" flying.
Notes
I use the flannel board for the fingerplay "Five Little Snowmen".