During our December 12th storytime, we read about winter and snow.  Brrrr…it was cold!  Below are some of the stories, songs and activities we explored:


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We shared an abbreviated version of Mouse’s First Snow by Lauren Thompson.   In this book. Mouse follows his Poppa as they explore sledding, ice skating, making snow angels & building a snow house and a snow mouse!  All kinds of mouse fun in the snow!  For our second story, we read Cynthia Rylant’s Brownie & Pearl See the Sights.  Brownie is a young girl whose best friend is a cat named Pearl.  Brownie & Pearl are always together and one snowy day they decide to take in the sights of the city.  But where to go first?  A hat shop, of course!  Then off to a shoe shop and a cupcake shop and finally back home “because sights are good, but home is better.”  Bold, bright illustrations and simple text make this perfect for infants.

Flannel Board Story

Five Little Snowmen Fat



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Five Little Snowmen Fat

Five little snowmen fat,

Each with a funny hat

Out came the sun and melted one (place sun over a snowman)

What do you think of that?

(Down, down, down)

(Repeat with four, three, two, one until no snowmen are left)


Five hats are all around

No snowmen to be found

But have no fear

The sun will disappear (cover sun with cloud)

And the snowmen will come back!

Rhymes & Songs We Shared

We have a lot of fun doing action rhymes at storytime!  Here are the ones we shared without musical accompaniment:

Opening Songs:

Welcome Song (tune: Twinkle Twinkle Little Star)

Welcome, welcome everyone
Now we’re here let’s have some fun.
First we clap our hands just so
Then we bend and touch our toes
Welcome, welcome everyone
Now we’re here let’s have some fun.

Clap Everybody and Say Hello Sally Go Round the Sun CD by Kathy Reid-Naiman


Dickory Dickory Dare (tune :  Hickory Dickory Dock)

Dickory dickory dare, (bounce baby on lap)
The pig flew up in the air. (lift baby up in air)
The man in brown
Soon brought him down! (bring baby back down to lap)
Dickory dickory dare. (bounce baby on lap)

The Grand Old Duke of York (See video of Grand Old Duke of York)

The grand old Duke of York (bounce baby on lap)
He had 10,000 men, (bounce baby on lap)
He marched them up to the top of the hill (lift baby up in the air)
And he marched them down again. (bring baby down onto lap)
When they’re up, they’re up (lift baby up in the air)
And when they’re down, they’re down, (bring baby down onto lap)
And when they’re only halfway up, (bring baby halfway up)
They’re neither up nor down. (lift baby up and bring baby down again)

Transition Song & Bounce:

With My Little Hands

Ladies Ride, Trit Trot & Trot, Trot, Trot  Wee Sing for Baby CD


One Little Nose

One little nose (touch baby’s nose)
Two little feet (touch baby’s feet)
Three little tickles on your tummy so sweet (tickle baby’s tummy)
Four little kisses on five little toes (kiss baby four times)
Then one more kiss for you sweet little nose.  (kiss baby’s nose)

Closing Songs:

Itsy Bitsy Spider

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star

I’m a Little Teapot

Two Little Blackbirds

You Are My Sunshine Songs for Wiggleworms – Old Town School of Folk Music

Mr. Moon (See video of Mr. Moon)

Mr. Moon, Mr. Moon, you’re out too soon,
The sun is still in the sky,
So go back to your bed and cover up your head,
And wait ’til the day goes by.

Goodbye Babies (in sign)

Goodbye babies, goodbye babies, goodbye babies,

It’s time to say goodbye…

See video here:  Goodbye Friends

More Fun

If you’d like to read more books about winter or snow, check these out at your local public library: