It it precipitating here today, but it’s not cold enough to snow. (Is it ever?)
MOVEMENT: Welcome Song*
MOVEMENT: “Clap Your Hands, Clap Your Hands” from Tickles and Tunes by Kathy Reid-Naiman
MOVEMENT: Open Shut Them*
MOVEMENT: My Wiggles*
One Mitten by Kristine O’Connell George, illustrated by Maggie Smith
MOVEMENT: “Reach for the Ceiling” from Toddlers on Parade by Carol Hammett and Elaine Bueffel
MOVEMENT: Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
Five Little Snowpals
from Felt Board Fingerplays by Liz & Dick Wilmes, art by Janet McDonnell
Five little snowpals standing in a row.
Each has a hat and big red bow.
Out came the sun and it shone all day.
Until one little snowpal melted away.
Repeat with 4…3…2..1 snowpals
MOVEMENT: “Row, Row, Row Your Boat” from Songs for Wiggleworms by the Old Town School of Folk Music
MOVEMENT: Itsy Bitsy Spider
Pip & Squeak by Ian Schoenherr
MOVEMENT: “Two Little Blackbirds” from Fingerplays and Footplays by Rosemary Hallum and Henry “Buzz” Glass
MOVEMENT: Storytime’s Over*
ADDITIONAL MATERIAL IDEAS:
Book: Mouse’s First Snow by Lauren Thompson, illustrated by Buket Erdogan
Book: Snow Happy! by Patricia Hubbell, illustrated by Hiroe Nakata
Book: The First Snowfall by Anne & Harlow Rockwell
Book: A Kitten Tale by Eric Rohmann
Book: A Winter Day by Douglas Florian
HOW IT WENT:
There were no AV issues today, so that helped get things off to a good start. I have had Pip & Squeak on my lists for a while as a possible toddler book, I am glad that I tried it out today — it worked really well. I would use it again in the future.
I think it would also be fun to get those fake snowballs that I’ve seen around and do some kind of activity with those during storytime. Though it does say that those are for ages 3 and up, so maybe not.
ATTENDANCE: 10 am: 27 people 11 am: 24 people
* For these songs, please see my Storytime Movements & Music page