Winter


Opening Song:

Now this is the time for storytime, storytime, storytime

This is the time for storytime

I’m glad you are here, I’m so glad you are here

 

Read: Winter is the Warmest Season by Lauren Stringer; Publisher: Harcourt, Inc.

 

Songs: Open Shut Them 

Open, shut them (Open both hands and then make a fist)
Open, shut them
Give a little clap, clap, clap. (Clap hands together)
Open, shut them
Open, shut them
lay them on your lap, lap, lap. (Pat hands in lap)
Creep them, creep them, creep them, creep them (creep fingers from tummy up to mouth)
 Right up to your chinny, chin, chin.

Open wide your little mouth… but do not let them in. (Open mouth wide & hide hands behind back)

 

Song: A Little Mouse is Creeping

A little mouse is creeping, creeping, creeping (Make creeping motion with hands)
A little mouse is creeping
In the house... Shh… (Put index finger in front of mouth)
A little mouse is sleeping, sleeping, sleeping (Make sleeping motion)
A litter mouse is sleeping in the house. Shh…
An old grey cat comes creeping, creeping, creeping (Make creeping motion with hands)
An old grey cat comes creeping in the house
 And they both run away!!! (Pat hands on lap really fast.)

 

Read: Chaucer’s First Winter by Stephen Krensky; Publisher: Simon & Schuster 

 

Rhyme: Five Little Snowmen

5 little snowmen standing in a row,

Each wore a hat and a big red bow.

Out popped the sun, and it shone all day.

One little snowman melted away.

 

(Continue countdown to 1 little snowman.)

1 little snowman standing all alone.

He wore a hat and a big red bow.

Out popped the sun, and it shone all day.

One little snowman melted away.

 

Song: The Winter Wind (Tune: Happy Birthday)
The winter wind blows
The winter wind blows
It gives me the shivers
 From my head to my toes!

 

 Rhyme: The Chubby Snowman

A chubby little snowman

Had a carrot for a nose. (Point to nose.)

Along came a bunny,      (Hold up 2 fingers on right hand to make bunny.)

And what do you suppose?

That hungry little bunny

Looking for her lunch,

Ate the snowman’s carrot nose  (Pretend to grab nose.)

Nibble, nibble, crunch!

 

Song: Dance Like Snowflakes
 
Dance Like Snowflakes

Dance Like Snowflakes

In the air

In the air

Whirling, swirling snowflakes

Whirling, swirling snowflakes

Here and there

Here and there

 

 Song: If You’re Happy and You Know It

If you’re happy and you know it, clap your hands (clap, clap)
If you’re happy and you know it, clap your hands (clap, clap)
If you’re happy and you know and you really want to show it
 you’re happy and you know it, clap your hand. (clap, clap)

If you’re happy and you know it, pat your head (pat, pat)
If you’re happy and you know it, pat your head (pat, pat)
If you’re happy and you know it, and you really want to show it
 If you’re happy and you know it pat your head. (pat, pat)

(Continue with other actions: beep your nose, wiggle your ears, etc.)

Closing Song:

Now this is the end of storytime, storytime, storytime.
This is the end of storytime.
I’m glad you were here.
 I’m so glad you were here.