Winter Story Time – Sensory Friendly

Opening Song

Book: One Mitten by Kristine O’Connell George

one mitten cover image

Song: Snow is Falling (tune: London Bridge)

Snow is falling all around, all around, all around
Snow is falling all around,
Hooray for winter!
Now put on your boots and hat…
Now put on your coat and mittens…
Take the snow and roll it round…
Now let’s build a snowman…

Book: First Snow by Bomi Park

Song/Video: “Dance for the Sun” –Kira Willey

Movement: Belly breaths

Social Story:  “Saying Goodbye”

Closing Song

Craft: Die cut mittens and snowflakes

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Winter Fun Story Time – Everybody

Opening Song

Book: If It’s Snowy and You Know It, Clap Your Paws! By Kim Norman, illustrated by Liza Woodruff

Song: “The Winter Pokey”
You put your mitten in, you take your mitten out
You put your mittens in and you shake them all about
You do the winter pokey and you turn yourself around
That’s what its all about
(Boots, Hat, Coat, Snowpants, etc.)

Book: Snowballs by Lois Elhert

snowballs

Felt Story: Build a Snowperson

Snowman felt story time

Song: “Boots” – Laurie Berkner: Victor Vito

Book with Puppets: Oh! By Kevin Henkes

oh cover image

Song: “Silly Dance Contest” – Jim Gill: JIm Gill Sings the Sneezing Song and Other Contagious Tunes

Flannel: Red Mitten, Red Mitten, What Do You See?

Closing Rhyme

Activity: Fake snow made using shaving cream and baking soda. Experiment with mixing and amounts to achieve desired consistency.

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Winter Story Time – Toddler

Opening song

Sign language: snow

Book: If Snowflakes Tasted Like Fruitcake by Stacey Previn

Flannel: Dress up warmly

The day is cloudy and the wind is bold.
Dress up warmly, you mustn’t get cold!
Put on your coat and zip it up tight,
put on your left boot, put on your right.
Put on your scarf and put on your hat,
put on your mittens and clap clap clap!
Go outside and play and play.
Come in again, and then we’ll say-
Take off your scarf, take off your hat,
The snow is melting so stand on the mat.
Take off your coat that was zipped up tight.
Take off your left boot, take off your right.
Take off your mittens, you’re almost unwrapped.
Let’s have some lunch, and then take a nap!

dress up warmly

Song: “Snow on the Rooftops” – Kathy Reid-Naiman: Sing the Cold Winter Away

Book: Bunny Slopes by Claudia Rueda

Song: Boots and parka, scarf and hat, scarf and hat
Boots and parka, scarf and hat, scarf and hat
In wintertime we dress like that!
Boots and parka, scarf and hat, scarf and hat
(Credit: Mel’s Desk)

Book: Winter by Ailie Busby

winter

Song: Snowflake snowflake (Tune:“Twinkle, twinkle”)

Snowflake, snowflake dance around
Snowflake, snowflake touch the ground
Snowflake landing on my nose
Snowflake landing on my toes
Snowflake, snowflake dance around
Snowflake, snowflake touch the ground.

Song (with bells): “Jingle Bells” – The Wiggles: Wiggly, Wiggly Christmas

Song: “Icky Sticky Bubble Gum” – David Landau: Kids and Kitties

Closing rhyme

Craft: paper snow globes

 

Snow Story Time – Preschool

Opening Song

Book: Outside by Deirdre Gill

Outside book cover

Song: “Let’s Play in the Snow” – Rachel Buchman: Sing a Song of Seasons

Book: Snowmen All Year by Caralyn Buehner, illustrated by Mark Buehner

Snowmen All Year book cover

Song: “Snow on the Rooftops” – Kathy Reid-Naiman: Sing the Cold Winter Away

Flannel: Build a Snowman

Snowman felt story time

Song/Scarves: “Scarves on Your Laps” – Johnette Downing: The Second Line

Book/Puppets: Oh! by Kevin Henkes, illustrated by Laura Dronzek

Oh! book cover

Craft: Plastic cup snow globes

snow globe preschool story time craft

Closing Rhyme

Snow Story Time – Baby

Opening song

Sign language: Snow, coat, hat

Book: Snowy, Blowy Winter by Bob Raczka, illustrated by Judy Stead

Snowy Blowy Winter book cover

Rhyme: Jack Frost’s nose
Where did you get that little red nose? (touch nose)
Jack Frost kissed it (pinch nose)
I suppose.
He kissed it once (one kiss on nose)
He kissed it twice (two kisses)
Poor little nose, it’s as cold as ice (wiggle nose)

Song: Baby Hop (Tune: “Bunny Hop”)
Snuggle up together
Baby’s in your lap
Snuggle up together and clap, clap, clap

Snuggle up together
Baby don’t you nap
Snuggle up together and tap, tap, tap

You’re working out together
Baby don’t stop
You’re working out together now hop, hop, hop

Book: Under My Hood I Have a Hat by Karla Kuskin, illustrated by Fumi Kosaka

under my hood i have a hat

Song: Snowflake, Snowflake (Tune: “Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star”)
Snowflake, Snowflake, dance around,
Snowflake, snowflake, touch the ground,
Snowflake, landing on your nose,
Snowflake, landing on your toes,
Snowflake, Snowflake, dance around,
Snowflake, snowflake, touch the ground.

Rhyme: Icky bicky soda cracker

Book/Puppets: Oh! by Kevin Henkes, illustrated by Laura Dronzek

Oh! book cover

Rhyme: Diddle diddle dumpling

Song: (Tune: Shortnin’ Bread)
Mama’s little baby loves bouncin’, bouncin’
Mama’s little baby loves bouncin’ round.
Mama’s little baby loves bouncin’, bouncin’
Mama’s little baby loves bouncin’ round.

Lean to the left, lean to the right,
Now hug that baby nice and tight.
Lean to the left, lean to the right,
Now hug that baby nice and tight.

Daddy’s little baby loves wigglin’ wigglin’ . . .

Book (choral): Winter Friends by Carl R. Sams II and by Jean Stoick

Winter Friends

Song (shaky eggs): “Let’s Play in the Snow” – Rachel Buchman; Sing a Song of Seasons

Closing rhyme

Winter Fun Story Time – Preschool

Opening Song

Book: Learning to Ski with Mr. Magee by Chris Van Dusen

learning to ski with mr. magee

Flannel: Build a Snowman

Snowman felt story time

Song: “Let’s Play in the Snow” – Rachel Buchman: Sing a Song of Seasons

Book: Ten on the Sled by Kim Norman, illustrated by Liza Woodruff

ten on the sled

Song: “Scarves on Your Laps” – Johnette Downing: The Second Line

Song: “Snow on the Rooftops” – Kathy Reid-Naiman: Sing the Cold Winter Away

Book: Red Sled by Lita Judge

red sled

Craft: Snowmen skiing (cotton balls, Popsicle sticks, toothpicks, pipe cleaners, & black dots.)

cotton ball snowman on skis story time craft

Closing Rhyme

Let it Snow – Everybody Story Time

Opening Song

Book: The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats

snow day cover image

Song: “Snowflakes, Snowflakes” — Carole Peterson: H.U.M.

Book: Snow by Manya Stojic

snow cover image

Felt Story: Build a Snowperson

Snowman felt story time

Book: Bear & Hare: Snow! by Emily Gravett

bear and hare cover image

Song: “Let’s Play in the Snow” — Rachel Buchman: Sing a Song of Seasons

Book: Oh! By Kevin Henkes

oh cover image

Book: Snowballs by Lois Elhert

snowballs

Song: “Silly Dance Contest” – Jim Gill: JIm Gill Sings the Sneezing Song and Other Contagious Tunes

Closing Rhyme

Craft:

snow story time craft

 

Snow Story Time – Baby

Opening song

Sign language: Snow, mittens, and hat

Book: No Two Alike by Keith Baker

No Two Alike

Rhyme: Jack Frost’s nose
Where did you get that little red nose? (touch nose)
Jack Frost kissed it (pinch nose)
I suppose.
He kissed it once (one kiss on nose)
He kissed it twice (two kisses)
Poor little nose, it’s as cold as ice (wiggle nose)

Rhyme: Rickety rocking horse

Book: Under My Hood I Have a Hat by Karla Kuskin, illustrated by Fumi Kosaka

under my hood i have a hat

Song: Snowflake, Snowflake (Tune: “Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star”)
Snowflake, Snowflake, dance around,
Snowflake, snowflake, touch the ground,
Snowflake, landing on your nose,
Snowflake, landing on your toes,
Snowflake, Snowflake, dance around,
Snowflake, snowflake, touch the ground.

Flannel: Red mitten, red mitten

Song: “Hands Go Up and Down” – Fisher- Price; Babbles to Books

Song: Buckle, buckle (Tune: “Sailing, Sailing”)
Buckle, buckle, buckle my baby in (pat tummy)
Start up the car and drive around (sign for car)
Until we get to town (sign for travel, as you travel up the tummy to tickle chin)
Buckle, buckle, buckle my baby in (pat tummy)
Start up the car and drive around (sign for car)
‘Til we come home again (sign for travel, as you travel up the tummy to tickle chin)
(Credit: Leah Portz)

Book: In the Snow by Sharon Phillips Denslow, illustrated by Nancy Tafuri

in the snow

Song: Baby Hop (Tune: “Bunny Hop”)
Snuggle up together
Baby’s in your lap
Snuggle up together and clap, clap, clap

Snuggle up together
Baby don’t you nap
Snuggle up together and tap, tap, tap

You’re working out together
Baby don’t stop
You’re working out together now hop, hop, hop

Rhyme: Balloon goes up
Balloon goes up (lift)
Balloon goes down (lap)
Balloon goes up to reach the clouds (lift high)
Storm rolls by (wiggle side to side)
Babe rocks down (sway to lap)
Made it home, safe and sound (hug and kiss)
(Credit: Leah Portz)

Rhyme: Diddle diddle dumpling

Book (choral): Winter Friends by Carl R. Sams II and by Jean Stoick

Winter Friends

Song (shaky eggs): “Let’s Play in the Snow” – Rachel Buchman; Sing a Song of Seasons

Closing rhyme

Snow Story Time – Toddler

Opening song

Sign language for snow

Book: Olaf’s 1-2-3 by Olga T. Mosqueda, Elena Naggi, and Grace Lee

olaf

Flannel: Red mitten
Red mitten, red mitten, what do you see?
I see an orange mitten looking at me.

Orange mitten, orange mitten, what do you see?
I see a yellow mitten looking at me, etc.

Song: Snowflake snowflake (Tune:“Twinkle, twinkle”)

Snowflake, snowflake dance around
Snowflake, snowflake touch the ground
Snowflake landing on my nose
Snowflake landing on my toes
Snowflake, snowflake dance around
Snowflake, snowflake touch the ground.

Book: Under My Hood I Have a Hat by Karla Kuskin, illustrated by Fumi Kosaka

under my hood i have a hat

Song: Boots and parka, scarf and hat (Tune: “Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes”)
Boots and parka, scarf and hat, scarf and hat
Boots and parka, scarf and hat, scarf and hat
In wintertime we dress like that!
Boots and parka, scarf and hat, scarf and hat
(Credit: Mel’s Desk)

Song: “Snowy Pokey”

You put your right mitten in, You take your right mitten out,
You put your right mitten in and you shake it all about.
You do the Snowy Pokey and you turn yourself around.
That’s what it’s all about!

You put your left mitten in….
You put your right boot in…
You put your hat in…
You put your snowself in…..
(Credit: Sturdy for Common Things)

Book: Snowballs by Lois Ehlert

snowballs

Fingerplay: I’m a Friendly Snowman

I’m a friendly snowman big and fat (stretch arms out at sides)
Here is my tummy and here is my hat (point to tummy and then top of head)
I’m a happy fellow, here’s my nose  (smile and then point to nose)
I’m all snow from my head to my toes (point to head and then to toes)
I have two bright eyes so I can see (point to eyes)
All the snow falling down on me (flutter fingers downward)
When the weather’s cold I’m strong and tall (stand up tall)
But when it’s warm I get very small. (crouch down low)
(Credit: primarysuccess.ca)

Song: “Bodies 1-2-3” – Ellen and Peter Allard: Sing it! Say it! Stamp it! Sway it! vol. 2

Song: “Icky Sticky Bubble Gum” – David Landau: Kids and Kitties

Closing rhyme

Craft: Tissue paper trees with snowflakes on black paper, inspired by marymaking.blogspot.com and theteacherwife.blogspot.com.au.

trees

Snow Story Time – Baby

Opening song

Book:  Spot’s Snowy Day by Eric Hill

spots snowy day

Song: “Snowflake, Snowflake” (Tune: “Twinkle, Twinkle”)

Snowflake, Snowflake, dance around,
Snowflake, snowflake, touch the ground,
Snowflake, landing on your nose,
Snowflake, landing on your toes,
Snowflake, Snowflake, dance around,
Snowflake, snowflake, touch the ground.

Rhyme: Jack Frost’s Nose

Where did you get that little red nose? (touch baby’s nose)
Jack Frost kissed it (pinch nose gently) I suppose.
He kissed it once (one kiss on nose)
He kissed it twice (two kisses)
Poor little nose, it’s as cold as ice (give baby’s nose a wiggle)

Book: Under My Hood I Have a Hat by Karla Kuskin, illustrated by Fumi Kosaka

under my hood i have a hat

Song: Boots and parka, scarf and hat (Tune: “Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes”)
Boots and parka, scarf and hat, scarf and hat
Boots and parka, scarf and hat, scarf and hat
In wintertime we dress like that!
Boots and parka, scarf and hat, scarf and hat
(Credit: Mel’s Desk)

Rhyme: Roly poly ever so slowly [slowly roll baby’s hands]
Roly poly faster faster faster faster! [roll hands faster]

Song: “Hands Go Up and Down” – Fisher Price: Babbles to Books

Book: In the Snow -by Sharon Phillips Denslow, illustrated by Nancy Tafuri

in the snow

Song: “Let’s Tap our Feet Together” (Tune: “The More We Get Together”)

Let’s tap our feet together, together, together,Let’s tap our feet together, because it’s fun to do.

Let’s clap our hands….
Let’s touch our nose…
Let’s touch our ears…

Rhyme: Tick tock, tick tock, I’m a little cuckoo clock (swing baby side to side)
Tick tock, tick tock, stop!
What time is it? It’s one-o-clock.
Cuckoo! (lift baby)

Song (with jingle bells): “Jingle Bells” – Kimbo Educational: Where is Thumbkin?

Closing rhyme