6 items tagged "Winter"

  • Get Ready for Winter!

    December 20th, 2016

     

    The Books WeRead:
    Snow Rabbit, Spring Rabbit by Il Sung Na
    The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Ketas
    The Mitten by Eric Carle

    Songs & Activities:

    Snowflake Dance
    Snowflakes, snowflakes, all around.
    In the air and on the ground.
    Some are big and some are small.
    Roll them into a snowball.
    But when the sun comes out to play,
    All the snowflakes melt away.

    Credit: preschooleducation.com

    Hibernation Song
    Sung to the tune of Allouette

    Chorus:
    Hibernation. Time for Hibernation.
    Hibernation. Time to go to sleep.
    In the winter where's the bear?

    Sleeping in its log or lair.
    Where's the bear? Log or lair. OH!
    Chorus
    In the winter where's the frog?

    Sleeping in a rotten log.
    Where's the frog? Rotten log.
    Where's the bear? Log or lair. OH!
    Chorus
    In the winter where's the snake?
    In the mud beneath the lake.
    Where's the snake? Beneath the lake.
    Where's the frog? Rotten log.
    Where's the bear? Log or lair. OH!
    Chorus
    In the winter where's the bat?
    In a cave is where it's at.
    Where's the bat? Where it's at.
    Where's the snake? Beneath the lake.
    Where's the frog? Rotten log.
    Where's the bear? Log or lair. OH!

    Credit: Charles County Public Library

    Craft—Mittens

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  • Hats & Mittens

    January 12th, 2016


    The Books We Read:
    The Mitten by Jim Aylesworth--great alternative read-aloud to Jan Brett's classic.
    I Want My Hat Back by Jon Klassen

    Songs and Fingerplays:
    Winter Hokey Pokey
    Same as the traditional Hokey Pokey, but hats, mittens, and boots instead!

    Snowflake Dance
    Snowflakes, snowflakes all around; in the air and on the ground.
    Some are big and some are small. Roll them into a snowball.

    When the sun comes out to play, all the snowflakes melt away.

    Credit: IntellidanceTM

    Project—Paperbag Hats:

     

     We used craft paper, dot markers, felt flowers, pom poms, and crayons to make these hats. Fun and easy!

  • Hibernation

    November 17th, 2015


    The Books We Read:

    Bear Has a Story to Tell by Philip Stead
    Brown Bear, Brown Bear by Bill Martin, Jr.

    Sleepover with Beatrice and Bear by Mônica Carnesi

    Songs and Fingerplays:
    Hibernation Song
    Sung to the tune of Allouette

    Chorus:
    Hibernation. Time for Hibernation.
    Hibernation. Time to go to sleep.

    In the winter where's the bear?
    Sleeping in its log or lair.
    Where's the bear? Log or lair. OH!

    Chorus

    In the winter where's the frog?
    Sleeping in a rotten log.
    Where's the frog? Rotten log.
    Where's the bear? Log or lair. OH!

    Chorus
    In the winter where's the snake?

    In the mud beneath the lake.
    Where's the snake? Beneath the lake.
    Where's the frog? Rotten log.
    Where's the bear? Log or lair. OH!

    Chorus

    In the winter where's the bat?
    In a cave is where it's at.
    Where's the bat? Where it's at.
    Where's the snake? Beneath the lake.
    Where's the frog? Rotten log.
    Where's the bear? Log or lair. OH!
    Credit: Charles County Public Library

    Little Green Frog
    Mmm ah! went the little green frog one day
    Mmm ah! went the little green frog
    Mmm ah! went the little green frog one day
    and they all went mmm mmm ah!!
    But we know frogs go shanananana! shanananana! shanananana!
    We know frogs go shanananana!, they don't go mmm mmm ah!

    Bloop bloop! went the little blue fish one day
    Bloop bloop! went the little blue fish
    Bloop bloop! went the little blue fish one day
    and they all went bloop bloop bloop!
    But we know fish go kissy kissy kiss! kissy kissy kiss! kissy kissy kiss!
    We know fish go kissy kissy kiss!, they don't go bloop bloop bloop!

    Grrr grrr! went the big brown bear one day
    Grrr grrr! went the big brown bear
    Grrr grrr! went the big brown bear one day
    and they all went grrr grrr grrr!
    But we know bears go huggy huggy hug!, huggy huggy hug!, huggy huggy hug
    We know bears go huggy huggy hug!, they don't go grrr grrr grrr!

    Credit: Jbrary

    Project—Hibernating Bears:

     

     

  • Let it Snow!

    December 15th, 2015


    The Books We Read:

    Making a Friend by Alison McGhee

    Snow Party by Harriet Ziefert

    Songs and Fingerplays:
    Snowflake Dance
    Snowflakes, snowflakes all around; in the air and on the ground.
    Some are big and some are small. Roll them into a snowball.

    When the sun comes out to play, all the snowflakes melt away.

    Credit: IntellidanceTM

    Little Snowman
    I built a little snowman. He had a carrot nose.
    Along came a bunny, and what do you suppose?
    That hungry little rabbit, looking for some lunch,
    Ate my snowman's nose...nibble, nibble, CRUNCH!
    Credit: Unknown

    Project—Wintry Snowman:

     

    I made hand stampers ahead of time using 2" sections of paper towel rolls and bubble wrap. The kids dipped their stampers into white paint to create the snow effect, added glitter, and then glued on the rest. Many sequins and buttons went into this activity!

  • Penguins

    February 14th, 2017

    The Books WeRead:
    Turtle's Penguin Day by Valeri Gorbachev
    A Penguin Storyby Antoinette Portis
    Penguin on Vacation by Salina Yoon
    Grumpy Pants by Claire Messer

    Songs & Activities:
    Have You Ever Seen a Penguin Come to Tea?
    Have you ever seen a penguin come to tea?
    If you look at me, a penguin you will see.
    Penguins: Attention!  Penguins: Begin!
    Right flipper.
    [Start flapping right arm and repeat from the top.  Add left flipper, right arm, left arm, head, turn around, penguin sound.]
    Credit: Unknown

    Craft—Penguins on Watercolor
    There was a huge variety of penguins and backgrounds.  Here is just one, with a heart added in honor of Valentine's Day:

     

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  • Snowmen

    January 17th, 2017

     

    The Books WeRead:
    All You Need for a Snowman by Alice Schertle
    Snowmen at Night by Caralyn Buehner
    Making a Friend by Alison McGhee

    Songs & Activities:
    Snowflake Dance
    Snowflakes, snowflakes, all around.
    In the air and on the ground.
    Some are big and some are small.
    Roll them into a snowball.
    But when the sun comes out to play,
    All the snowflakes melt away.
    Credit: preschooleducation.com

    Five Little Snowmen
    Five little snowmen standing in a row;
    Each with a hat and a little red bow.
    Then out came the sun and it shone all day.
    And one little snowman melted away.
    [Count down to zero.]
    Credit: laptimesongs.com

    My Chubby Little Snowman
    My chubby little snowman (arms form belly)
    Had a carrot nose (put fist in front of nose).
    When along came a rabbit (two fingers hopping)
    And what do you suppose?
    That hungry little bunny (rub belly)
    Was looking for some lunch
    So he ate my snowman's nose...
    Nibble, nibble, CRUNCH!
    Credit: Laconia Schools

    Craft—Paper Snow Globes

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