Storytime: Snow

DOOR 2 DOOR STORYTIME

EARLY CHILDHOOD LITERACY SKILLS:  Letter Knowledge & Phonological Awareness

BOOKS TO DISPLAY

The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats
Big Snow by Jonathan Bean
Winter is for Snow by Robert Neubecker
When the Snow Comes by Jonathan Allen
The Snow Day by Komako Sakai
Penguin’s Snowy Day
Red Goose by Emily Hawkins
Snow by Cynthia Rylant
Little Puppy Lost by Linda Jennings
There was an Old Lady Who Swallowed Some Snow by Lucille Colandro
Katy and the Big Snow by Virginia Lee Burton
Snow Family by Daniel Kirk
All You Need for a Snowman by Barbara Lavallee

BASIC TIMELINE

  1. Intro
  2. Hello Song
  3. Read-a-Loud Book
  4. Action Rhyme
  5. Read-a-Loud Book
  6. Finger Rhyme
  7. Read-a-Loud Book
  8. Action Rhyme
  9. ASL Goodbye Song
  10. Craft

READ-A-LOUD BOOKS

Snow Books

Mouse’s First Snow by Lauren Thompson
Penguin’s Snowy Day by Salina Yoon
First Day of Winter
by Denise Fleming

ACTIVITIES

Action Rhyme: Snowflakes, Snowflakes Dance Around  (via Perry Public Library)
Snowflakes, snowflakes, dance around (twirl around)
Snowflakes, snowflakes, touch the ground (touch the ground)
Snowflakes, snowflakes, in the air (arms up)
Snowflakes, snowflakes, everywhere (wave arms around)
Snowflakes, snowflakes, dance around (twirl around)
Snowflakes, snowflakes, touch the ground (touch the ground)

Finger Rhyme: Five Little Snowflakes  (via Library Storytime ABC’s)
One little snowflake with nothing to do,
Along came another and then there were two.
Two little snowflakes laughing with me,
Along came another and then there were three.
Three little snowflakes looking for some more,
Along came another and then there were four.
Four little snowflakes dancing a jive,
Along came another and then there were five.
Five little snowflakes having so much fun,
Out came the sun and then there were none.

Action Rhyme: Snow is Falling (via Born to Read Toddler Storytime Rhymes)
Snow is falling all around (wiggle fingers to imitate snow falling)
On the rooftops (make a rooftop over head with hands)
On the ground (touch the ground)
Snow is falling on my nose
On my head and on my toes
Snow is falling all around (wiggle fingers to imitate snow falling)
On the rooftops (make a rooftop over head with hands)
On the ground (touch the ground)

CRAFT: Icicles!

Snow Storytime Craft

This craft was a BIG hit! The reason my version are shown sans colored beads is because my munchkins used every single one because they were so stoked to make these snow-related ornaments. Overall, this is a very simple and easy craft that requires limited supplies: chenille stems (pipe cleaners) and pony beads. I really recommend giving this craft a try…particularly because it promotes the development of fine motor skills. The craft requires a lot of concentration, which creates a very nice and quiet atmosphere. Great rainy day craft!

REVIEW:

This was my last storytime session with my Head Start preschool munchkins (and it should have appeared back in late November). Needless to say both storytime sessions were bittersweet. The read-a-loud stories went over really well, particularly Mouse’s First Snow and Penguin’s Snowy Day. We performed the extension activities twice, and the inclusion of laminated snowflakes made the Action Rhyme: Snowflakes, Snowflakes Dance Around a blast. I had children tossing theirs into the air and bogeying around.

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