Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Winter Fun Storytime 1/26/16 and 1/27/16

Books read:
Snowballs by Lois Ehlert
Little Penguin Gets the Hiccups

Other book suggestions: 
Snowy Blow Winter by Bob Raczka
Bear Snores On by Karma Wilson

ASL Sign of the Week: Snow 

Let's All Do a Little Clapping 
(Tune:"We Wish You a Merry Christmas", modified from Storytime Katie)
Let's all do a little clapping,
Let's all do a little clapping,
Let's all do a little clapping,
and spread winter cheer!
Other actions can include stomping, jumping, twirling, etc.  

Snowky Pokey (from Everything Preschool)
You put your right mitten in,
You take your right mitten out.
You put your right mitten in and you shake it all about.
You do the Snowky Pokey and you turn yourself around.
That's what it's all about!
Other verses can include boot, hat, whole self, etc. 

Once there was a snowman (modified from Jbrary)
Once there was a snowman,
Tall, tall, tall.
In the sun he melted,
Small, small, small.

Did you ever see a snowman? (to the tune of "Did you ever see a Laddie?")
Did you ever see a snowman, a snowman, a snowman?
Did you ever see a snowman jump this way and that?
This way and that way and this way and that way.
Did you ever see a snowman jump this way and that?
Other verses can include spinning, stomping, clapping, etc.

Pin the Nose on Olaf

Silly Hat Song (with scarves, from SurLaLune Storytime)
(Tune: This Old Man)
On my head, I wear my hat.
It is such a silly hat
That my head will wiggle waggle to and fro
Where else can my silly hat go?
(Repeat using foot, elbow and knee)

Snow on the grass (with scarves, from Jbrary)
Snow on the grass (wave scarf on ground)
Snow on the tree (wave scarf in air)
Snow on the roof (put scarf above head)
But not on me! (throw scarf)

Bears are Sleeping (to the tune of "Frere Jacques") (from King County Library System)
Bears are sleeping,
Bears are sleeping (pretend to sleep)
In their lairs,
In their lairs.
Soon it will be springtime,
Soon it will be springtime.
Wake up bears! Wake up bears! (pretend to wake up)

Craft: Toddlers made a snow themed sticker collage. Preschoolers colored a winter hat printable.

Literacy tip of the week: Playing is an important part of how your child develops their literacy skills. Imaginary play introduces new vocabulary and helps kids learn to think symbolically.

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