Wednesday, January 21, 2009


Froggy Gets Dressed, by Jonathan London: Frogs are supposed to sleep all winter but when it snows outside, Froggy just can't wait.

Snowbaby Could Not Sleep, by Kara LaReau: Snowbaby's parents come up with a special gift to get Snowbaby to fall asleep.

The Snowy Day, by Ezra Jack Keats: This is the classic tale of a little boy who plays outside in the snow and then tries to bring home a snowball.

Snowballs, by Lois Ehlert: Ehlert's beautiful art and vivid color photographs of "found" objects turn this simple story about a family of snowpeople into a fun guessing game.

Snowmen at Night, by Caralyn Buehner: After people go inside for the night, snowmen gather at the park to play games and party until the sun comes up.


Five little snowmen, all saying "Hi!"
Each has a hat and a bright-colored tie.
The sun came out and it stayed all day, and one little snowman melted away.
(Continue until there are no snowmen left.)


A chubby little snowman had a carrot nose (point to your nose)
Along came a bunny and what do you suppose? (hold up two fingers and "hop" bunny)
That hungry little bunny was looking for his lunch (make bunny look around)
He ate that snowman's nose right up: (pretend bunny chomps off nose)
Nibble, nibble, crunch!


I'm a little snowman, short and fat. (squat down, hold arms out to sides)
Here is my broomstick, here is my hat. (hold one arm out stiffly, pat head with other arm)
When the sun comes out I melt away: (Hold arms in circle above head)
Down, down, down, down--(swish arms back and forth)
Oops! I'm a puddle! (touch floor or lie down on floor)


Blow up some white balloons. Put on some wintry music, such as "Skating" from the Charlie Brown Christmas album. If you have more than one child, they can have a snowball fight with the balloons. If only one child, play a game in which the child tries to keep one or more balloons from touching the ground.

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