Storytime Theme: Snowy Days

Well, last week we had a decent snow for East Tennessee. Overnight, we picked up 4-5 inches throughout the area and it lasted for a few days until the mild 50’s showed back up.  And have stayed all through this week!  It is not much of a cold January here!  But that didn’t stop us from talking about, singing about, crafting about and wishing for snow! In fact, every kid got to take home a little cup of dried up “snow.”  You know that stuff they do science experiments with?  You just add water to it and it expands 100x its regular size?  When nature doesn’t give us snow, we just make our own!

Books:

  • Thomas’ Snowsuit by Robert Munsch (For readers who do not know, Munsch is my favorite children’s book author. And this book is so much fun to read!)
  • The Mitten by Jan Brett (This classic book tells the impossible story of a lost mitten.)
  • The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats (Peter heads out and explores the snow. This also gives a little science lesson about cold vs. warm and melting points!)
  • Biscuit’s Snowy Day by Alyssa Satin Capucilli (Toddlers love barking along with this story!)
  • First Snow by Bernette Ford (Kids like to watch the bunnies play in the snow and warn them about dangers in the forest!)

Activity:

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Snowman Plates:  This was an easy craft I grabbed off Pinterest!  You just flip a white paper plate over and glue on coal eyes, mouth and carrot nose.  Don’t forget the top hat! (By the way, this is excellent circle cutting practice for children because it does not have to be perfect. Coal has very angular features and children tend to cut circles that way.  Awesome, low pressure practice!)

Songs/Fingerplays:                                                                                              

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This lesson plan is free and you have my permission to use it all you want.  I just ask that you give me a little love by crediting me on any blog or social media post.  Thank you!

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