Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Winter Wonderland

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Bundle up and snuggle in to read these winter-themed books!  Today at Story Time we explored... 

The Hat by Jan Brett
When Lisa hangs her woolen clothes in the sun to air them out for winter, the hedgehog, to the amusement of the other animals, ends up wearing a stocking on his head.

Polar Bear Night by Lauren Thompson
After wandering out at night to watch a magical star shower, a polar bear cub returns home to snuggle with her mother in their warm den.

Snowballs by Lois Ehlert
Pull on your mittens and head outside with Lois Ehlert for a snowball day! Grab some snow and start rolling. With a few found objects, like buttons and fabric and seeds, and a little imagination, you can create a whole family out of snow.

No Two Alike by Keith Baker
This story follows a pair of red birds on a snowflake-filled journey through a winter landscape, where everything everywhere, from branches and leaves to forests full of trees, is unique.

Winter Fingerplay:
Winter is cold (hug yourself and shiver)
There is snow in the sky (flutter fingers above your head)
The squirrel gathers nuts (pretend to gather nuts)
And the wild geese fly (flap arms)
The fluffy red fox (cup hands over head to form ears)
Has his fur to keep warm (stroke arms as if stroking fur)
The bear's in her cave (form cave with your arms)
Sleeping all through the storm (fold hands under cheek)

Winter Hokey Pokey:
You put your right mitten in
You take your right mitten out
You put your right mitten in
And you shake it all about
You do the winter pokey (shiver)
And you turn yourself around
That's what it's all about
Other Verses --
left mitten
right boot
left boot
long scarf
ear muffs

We decorated these awesome mitten ornaments
for our craft today!

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