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Winter
Submitted by: Christine Turner, Atascocita
Audience
• Pre-school
Books
Snip, Snip ... Snow! by:Nancy Poydar
Sophie wants it to snow and anxiously awaits a predicted snowstorm. Includes instructions for making paper snowflakes.
You can do it, Sam by:Amy Hest
When Mrs. Bear and little Sam deliver the cakes they have made for their friends in the neighborhood, Sam carries the cakes all by himself, through the snow and up to the front doors.
Cat and Mouse in the Snow by:Tomek Bogacki
A curious little cat and a curious little mouse set out to look for the green meadow one morning because the world around them looks very different.
The Mitten : a Ukrainian Folktale by:Adapted and illustrated by Jan Brett
Several animals sleep snugly in Nicki's lost mitten until the bear sneezes. This is a very funny version of a Ukrainian folktale about a boy's lost mitten. That small knitted object takes on gigantic proportions as more animals crowd into its warm comfort-and the ending always brings laughter.
All you need for a Snowman by:Alice Schertle
Lists everything that one needs to build the perfect snowman, from the very first snowflake that falls.
Snowmen at Night by:Caralyn Buehner
Snowmen play games at night when no one is watching.
Snowballs by:Lois Ehlert
Some children create a family out of snow. Includes labeled pictures of all the items they use, as well as information about how snow is formed.
The First Snowfall by:Anne Rockwell
A child enjoys the special sights and activities of a snow-covered world.
Snow by:Christine Ford
Note: Very simple book could be used for toddlers.
A Hat for Minerva Louise by:Janet Morgan Stoeke
Minerva Louise, a snow-loving chicken, mistakes a pair of mittens for two hats to keep both ends warm.
The Christmas book by:Jane Bull
This book has great craft ideas for older children. Some activities could be adapted for a Pre-school group.
Songs
Dance Like Snowflakes

Sung to: "Frere Jacques"

Dance like snowflakes
Dance like snowflakes
In the air
In the air
Whirling, twirling, snowflakes
Whirling, twirling, snowflakes
Here and there
Here and there.

http://www.preschooleducation.com/swinter.shtml
Snowflakes, Snowflakes

Sung to: "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star"

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

http://www.preschooleducation.com/swinter.shtml
Five Little Snowman

5 little Snowman standing in a row,
Each had a hat and a big red bow.
Out came the sun and it shone all day,
1 Little snowman melted away.
4 Little Snowman standing in a row,
Each had a hat and a big red bow.
Out Came the the sun and it shone all day,
1 Little snowman melted away.
Etc....

http://www.preschooleducation.com/swinter.shtml
Craft
Snowman Stamping Technique

Need: packing bubbles, paint, dark paper

Directions: Use packing bubbles to make a snowman. cut the bubbles in to a snowman shape, then the kids paint the bumpy side with white tempera and press onto dark paper.

http://www.preschooleducation.com/aseason.shtml
Other
Bean Bag snowflake Toss

Make several loosely bean bags in snowflake shapes. Set a bushel basket a few steps away.
The children stand behind a line and try to toss their bean bags into the basket.