February 20th, 2018
The Books We Read:Bear & Hare Snow! by Emily GravettBeach Feet by Kiyomi KonagayaAll You Need for a Snowman by Alice Schertle
Songs & Activities:We Clap and Say HelloWe clap and say hello! We clap and say hello!With our friends at storytime, we clap and say hello!
We [wiggle, jump, hop, stomp, dance, spin, whisper] and say hello...Credit: Jbrary
Snowflake DanceSnowflakes, 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: IntellidanceMy Chubby Little SnowmanMy chubby little snowman, had a button nose.When along came a bunny, and what do you suppose?That chubby little bunny was searching for some lunch;And he ate my snowman's nose: nibble, nibble, crunch!Credit: Various
Craft—Hot & Cold Collage:We took a yummy approach to the theme and made ice cream cone and hot cocoa collages:
December 15th, 2015
The Books We Read:Making a Friend by Alison McGheeSnow Party by Harriet Ziefert
Songs and Fingerplays:Snowflake DanceSnowflakes, 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.
Little SnowmanI 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
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!
February 14th, 2017
The Books WeRead:Turtle's Penguin Day by Valeri GorbachevA Penguin Storyby Antoinette Portis Penguin on Vacation by Salina YoonGrumpy Pants by Claire MesserSongs & 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 WatercolorThere was a huge variety of penguins and backgrounds. Here is just one, with a heart added in honor of Valentine's Day:
January 17th, 2017
The Books WeRead:All You Need for a Snowman by Alice SchertleSnowmen at Night by Caralyn Buehner Making a Friend by Alison McGheeSongs & Activities:Snowflake DanceSnowflakes, 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 SnowmenFive 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 SnowmanMy 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 lunchSo he ate my snowman's nose...Nibble, nibble, CRUNCH!Credit: Laconia Schools
Craft—Paper Snow Globes