First 5 Years

Winter Weather

BPL - FFY, Songs and Rhymes, Weather: snowman with shovel and falling snowflakes

Winter’s chill is in the air – time to curl up indoors and share a good book with your child. Or warm things up by trying one of our action songs and rhymes. Either way, you’ll stay warm while having fun together!

 


Babies

Book Jacket: It's snowing
It's Snowing
by Oliver Dunrea;
ISBN: 0312602162(pbk)
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Book Jacket: Ready for WinterReady for Winter
by Jocelyn, Marthe
ISBN: 0887768482
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Chubby Little Snowman
 
A chubby little snowman had a carrot for a nose Touch child's nose.
Along came a bunny and what do you suppose? Hold up index finger and middle finger to make rabbit ears. Move fingers back and forth.
That hungry little bunny was looking for his lunch... Rub child's belly.
And he ATE that snowman’s nose. Nibble, Nibble...CRUNCH! Pretend to eat child's nose using your fingers.
Warm Kitty
(Stroke your baby's right arm with her left hand and make a "purr" sound.)
 
Warm kitty, soft kitty,  
Little ball of fur.  
Sleepy kitty, happy kitty,  
Purr, purr, purr!  

Toddlers

Book Jacket: Rain
Rain
by Kalan, Robert; illustrated by Donald Crews
ISBN: 0688104797
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Book Jacket: Knitty kittyKnitty Kitty
by David Elliott; illustrated by Christopher Denise
ISBN: 076364966X
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Book Jacket: The Snowy DayThe Snowy Day
by Keats, Ezra Jack
ISBN: 0140501827
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Book Jacket: Snow Sounds: An Onomatopoeic StorySnow Sounds: An Onomatopoeic Story
by David Johnson
ISBN: 0618473106
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Eensy, Weensy Raindrop
(Sung to the tune of “Eensy, Weensy Spider”.)
 
Some eensy, weensy raindrops  
Are falling from the sky  
They're filling up the puddles  
And dropping in my eye  
Drip, drip and drop, drop  
I love to hear them fall  
For the eensy, weensy raindrops  
Means wet fun for us all  
Bate, Bate, Chocolate
(Texas State Library and Archives Commission
El Día de los Niños/El Día de los Libros - a Celebration of Childhood and Bilingual Literacy
http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/ld/projects/ninos/songsrhymes.html
Children in Mexico often drink chocolate with breakfast. They stir it with a special utensil called a molinillo which is held between the palms and rotated back and forth. During the chorus of this rhyme, children rub their palms together and pretend to "stir" the chocolate with a molinillo. Children repeat the verse, faster and faster each time. )
 
Bate, bate, chocolate  
Tu nariz de cacahuate  
Uno, dos, tres, CHO!  
Uno, dos, tres, CO!  
Uno, dos, tres, LA!  
Uno, dos, tres, TE!  
Chocolate, chocolate!  
Bate, bate, chocolate!  
Bate, bate, bate, bate,  
Bate, bate,  
CHOCOLATE!  
Snow is Falling Down
(Share this rhyme in a quiet voice.)
 
Snow is falling down - Raise hands up high and flutter fingers down.
Shhhhh! Raise finger to mouth to make "shhh" sound.
Snow is falling down - Raise hands up high and flutter fingers down.
Shhhhh! Raise finger to mouth to make "shhh" sound.
Sifting, drifting Wave fingers gently from side to side.
Sifting, drifting, Wave fingers gently from side to side.
Snow is falling down - Raise hands up high and flutter fingers down.
Shhhhh! Raise finger to mouth to make "shhh" sound.

Preschoolers

Book Jacket: Danny's First Snow
Danny's First Snow
by Gore, Leonid
ISBN: 9781416913306
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Book Jacket: Llama Llama Holiday DramaLlama Llama Holiday Drama
by Anna Dewdney
ISBN: 0670011614
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Book Jacket: Owl MoonOwl Moon
by Yolen, Jane
ISBN: 0329044567
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Book Jacket: First SnowFirst Snow
by Bernette Ford; illustrated by Sebastien Braun
ISBN: 0823419371
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Dance Like Snowflakes
(Sung to the tune of “Are You Sleeping”.)
 
Dance like snowflakes Have children sway back and forth.
Dance like snowflakes Have children sway back and forth.
In the air Have children sway their arms above their heads.
In the air Have children sway their arms above their heads.
Whirling, Twirling snowflakes Have the children twirl around once.
Whirling, Twirling snowflakes Have the children twirl around once.
Here and there Have children take one step to the right and one step to the left.
Here and there Have children take one step to the right and one step to the left.
Five Little Snowmen
 
Five little snowmen standing round my door. Hold up five fingers.
This one melted and then there were four.  
Four little snowmen beneath a green pine tree. Hold up four fingers.
This one melted and then there were three.  
Three little snowmen with caps and mittens blue. Hold up three fingers.
This one melted and then there were two.  
Two little snowmen standing in the sun. Hold up two fingers.
This one melted and then there were one.  
One little snowman started to run. Hold up one fingers.
But he melted away and then there was none.  
Snowflake, Snowflake
 
Snowflake, snowflake twirl around. Twirl around.
Snowflake, snowflake touch the ground. Touch the ground.
Snowflake, snowflake land on my nose. Touch your nose.
Snowflake, snowflake freeze my toes. Wiggle toes.
Snowflake, snowflake in the air. Jump up with arms overhead.
Snowflake, snowflake everywhere! Reach arms out to the side.