|Opening Song||Tickle the Sun
Tickle your toes.
Clap your hands
And tickle your nose.
Reach up high.
Reach down low.
And say hello!Source: Storytime Katie has a closing version she found on pinterest. I wanted an opening song, so my coworker reworked it to make an opening song.
|What is Winter? What Do we need for winter?||I found simple Clipart pictures for discussion. My pictures included:
Snow, a person imitating cold, mittens, coat, and a hat with mittens.
|Rhyme||It Is Winter
Tune: Are You Sleeping?”It is winter,
It is winter,
Oh, so cold!
Oh, so cold!
Icy, snowy weather,
Long nights and short days,
|Book||Supertruck by Stephen Savage
|Flannel||Where is Snowball
I hid the two snowballs and had the kids guess which mitten the snowball was under. If they found the yellow snowball, we talked about why you don’t eat yellow snow.
Where did you get that little red nose?
|Book|| Little Penguins by Cynthia Rylant
|Action Song||We’re Marching in the Snow|
|Action Song||I’m a Little Snowman|
|Goodbye Song||Tickle the Clouds
Tickle your toes
And tickle your nose
Reach down low
Reach up high
So wave goodbye!
Source: Storytime Katie
|Winter in a Bag||
Source: A Little Pinch of Perfect
Source:I Can Teach My Child
|How Tall are you||
I marked out 9 ft on a piece of duct tape. The kids had the option of either laying down and their grown up laying mittens next to them, or they could jump and see how many mittens it would take to measure the distance.
The kids would take a handful of buttons and work on matching the number of buttons to the number on a mitten.
Source: Play to Learn Playschool