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Snow
Submitted by: Cheryl Rhoads, Tomball
Audience
• Pre-school
Books
The First Day of Winter by:Denise Fleming
A snowman comes alive as the child building it adds pieces during the first 10 days of winter.
When the Snow Comes by:Jonathan Allen
Little Yak is excited about seeing snow for the very first time. All of Little Yak’s friends are busy preparing for winter – but what do little yaks do when the snow comes.
Dinos in the Snow by:Karma Wilson
Dinos enjoy many snow activities from building snowmen and having snowball fights to skiing and skating.
Little Puppy Lost by:Linda Jennings
When three puppies go out for their first romp in the snow, they’re frightened by a stranger and Ollie – separated from his siblings must try to find his way home through snowy fields and icy woods.
All You Need for a Snowman by:Alice Scherle
Lists everything one needs to build the perfect snowman from the very first snowflake that falls.
Songs
Melting Snowman
Make a ball of soft, white snow
Pat, pat, pat, and watch it grow
Big round snowballs, one, two three
Build a man of snow for me.
Sun comes out to warm the day
Mr. Snowman melts away!
Walking in the Snow
Let’s go walking in the snow
Walking, walking, on tiptoe
Lift your one foot way up high
Then the other to keep it dry
All around the yard we skip
Watch your step, or you might slip!
Winter Weather
Let’s put on our mittens and button up our coats
Wrap a scarf snugly around our throats
Pull on our boots, fasten the straps,
And tie on tightly our warm winter caps.
Then open the door…and out we go
Into the soft and feathery snow
Dance like Snowflakes (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.
Snowflakes, snowflakes (Twinkle, Twinkle)
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
Craft
Make and dress a snowman!
http://www.first-school.ws/t/ap/snowman_ap1b.htm
http://www.first-school.ws/t/ap/snowman_ap1c.htm
Other
Explain what a snowball fight it to the children. Then as I sing the following song, I toss 2 inch white pompoms into the air. Afterward a snowball fight insues. To end the snowball fight, I find it helps to have everyone throw their snowballs at me on the count of three!

I Love Snow (3 Blind Mice)

I love snow, I love snow
Soft, white snow. Soft white snow
It falls on the ground so soft and white
Sometimes it falls all through the night
Did you ever see such a beautiful sight
As soft white snow?