We kicked off our new semester of storytime this week with the theme “Let it Snow!” Now, this is to be prefaced with stating that I was worried about the LACK of snow we have had this year. We have been experiencing a rather balmy 50-70 degrees here and I worried for weeks that the topic was out of place. But it is January, after all! Temperatures dropped and snow flurried this week! Can you talk about more perfect timing? I think not!
- The Snow Day by Komako Sakai (Beautiful scenery and peaceful text reflect upon what a snow day feels like)
- Hooray for SNOW! by Kazuo Iwamura (The three little squirrels are a favorite in our library! In this book, they talk their reluctant parents into snow sledding)
- First Snow by Peter McCarthy (Pedro has never seen snow before. His cousin and her friends have to show him what it is all about!)
- Splat the Cat: Blow, Snow, Blow (Splat gets impatient and tries to make his own snow.)
- Clifford’s First Snow Day by Norman Bridwell (Kids love to see Clifford as a regular size puppy! And he gets into all sorts of mischief this time!)
Sticker Snow Scenes: I bought this kit off of Oriental Trading. They were very affordable and toddlers just love playing with stickers. Also, the kids need to dress their penguins for the snow, so you can talk about what clothes are appropriate to wear in cold weather.
Snow Bookmarks: Again, this is a canned Oriental Trading kit. Each child gets their own set of foam sheets and decorations. The kids loved making them about as much as something from scratch. They feel “special” when they have their own kit and instruction sheets!
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