Winter 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: One Mitten by Kristine O’Connell George

one mitten cover image

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: “Boots” – Laurie Berkner: Victor Vito

Book: Walking in a Winter Wonderland by Felix Bernard & Richard B. Smith, illustrated by Tim Hopgood

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: If Snowflakes Tasted Like Fruitcake by Stacey Previn

Flannel: Build a Snowman

Snowman felt story time

Song: “Shake Your Scarves” — Johnette Downing:The Second Line Scarf Activity Songs

Closing Rhyme

Craft:

Winter Wear Craft

 

 

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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Hockey Story Time – Preschool

Opening Song

Book: I’m Cool! by Kate and Jim McMullan

I'm Cool! book cover

Song: Hockey pokey
You put your right glove in,
You put your right glove out,
You put your right glove in,
And you shake it all about

You do the hockey pokey
And you skate yourself around
That’s what it’s all about

2) left glove 3) right skate 4) left skate 5) helmet 6) stick
(Credit: Leah Portz, Verona Story Time)

Book: Dino-Hockey by Lisa Wheeler, illustrated by Barry Gott

Dino-Hockey book cover

Song: Hockey game (Tune: “Row, row, row your boat”)
Pat, pat, pat your gloves
Quickly on your knees
Hurry now, hurry now
Your fingers mustn’t freeze

Bend, bend, bend your legs
Quickly, it’s your role
Hurry now, hurry now
You must defend the goal

Pass, pass, pass the puck
Quickly, with your stick
Hurry now, hurry now
To Score you must be quick

Skate, skate toward the net
Quickly win the game
Happy now, happy now
Fans will shout your name, hooray!
(Credit: Leah Portz, Verona Story Time)

Book/Flannel: Hockey Shapes by Mark Weakland (abridged – with felt shapes)

Hockey Shapes book cover

Craft: Hockey rink coloring sheet (with hockey players). Have children find and color in shapes on the rink.

hockey preschool story time craft

Closing Rhyme

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 Wear Story Time- Everybody

Opening Song

Book: Froggy Gets Dressed by Jonathan London, illustrated by Frank Remkiewicz

froggy gets dressed cover image

Song: “The Winter Pokey”
You put your mitten in, you take your mitten out
You put your boots in, you take your boots out
You put your hat in, you put your hat out
You put your coat in, you put your coat out

Book: One Mitten by Kristine O’Connell George, illustrated by Maggie Smith

one mitten cover image

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

Song: “Boots” – Laurie Berkner: Victor Vito

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

 under my hood i have a hat cover image

Book: Red Hat by Lita Judge

red hat cover image

Song: “Tap Your Toe and Follow Me” — Susan Salidor: Come and Make a Circle

Song: “Shake Your Scarves” — Johnette Downing:The Second Line Scarf Activity Songs

Closing Rhyme

Craft:

Winter Wear Craft

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