Snow: December 3rd-14th

Theme: Winter and Snow 

Class Description: The month of December brings several changes. From colder temperatures to snowy days, there are so many fun and exciting things that may come with this time of year. Snow clothes, playing outside, counting snowflakes are all activities that we will be singing about during the month.

Musical Elements: Melodic repetition, steady beat, pitch matching, pitch exploration.

Academic Skills: Listening, focusing, contributing to a discussion, anecdotal recall, and participation in discussions related to the changing environment, weather, seasonal activities and seasonal foods.

 

Snow Songs

 

Dance Like Snowflakes

(Sung to the tune of Are You Sleeping?)

Dance like snowflakes,

Dance like snowflakes,

In the air,

In the air,

Whirling, twirling snowflakes,

Whirling, twirling snowflakes,

Here and there, here and there

 

2 Little Snowflakes

Way up high in the winter sky,

2 little snowflakes caught my eye.

Down to the ground they fell without a sound,

Before very long it was snowing all around!

 

I’m a Little Snowman

(Sung to the tune of I’m a Little Teapot)

I’m a little snowman short and fat,

Here is my scarf and here is my hat.

When the snow is falling, come and play,

Build a snowman every day!

 

 

 

 

 

The Snowball

(A diatonic scale song)

I made myself a snowball,

Just as perfect as could be,

I thought I’d keep it for a pet,

And take it home with me!

I gave it some pajamas,

And a pillow for its head,

Then last night it ran away,

But first it wet my bed!

 

 
Pudgie Little Snowman
(A diatonic scale song)

A pudgie little snowman
Had a little carrot nose
Along came a bunny
And what do you suppose.
That hungry little bunny
Who was looking for some lunch
Ate that little snowman's nose
Nibble, Nibble, CRUNCH

 

Frost

(Sung to The Farmer In The Dell)
The frost is on the roof (point hands over head)
The frost is on the ground (point to the floor)
The frost is on the window (make a window with your hands)
The frost is all around (make large circles with hands)

Snowflakes Falling Down

(Sung to Row, Row, Row Your Boat)
Snowflakes falling down
Falling to the ground
Big white fluffy flakes
That do not make a sound
 
Snowflakes

(Sung to Sailing, Sailing)

Snowflakes, snowflakes
Falling to the ground
Each one rests so gently
They never make a sound 
Snowflakes, snowflakes
Are so pure and white
The special thing about them is
No two are alike

 

Poems and Movement Activities

 

I Am a Snowman 

I am a snowman made of snow,

I stand quite still at 10-below.

I have two apples for my eyes,

And a big brown coat about this size.

I have a scarf that’s warm and red,

And a funny hat upon my head.

I have a carrot for my nose,

And worn out shoes that make my toes.

The sun is coming out, OH DEAR!

The sun is melting me, I fear!

Oh, my, I was so nice and round,

Now I’m a puddle on the ground.

 

Dress-Up Poem

The day is cloudy and the wind is bold,

Dress up warmly, you mustn’t get cold!

Put on your coat and zip it up tight,

Put on your left boot, put on your right,

Put on your scarf and put on your hat,

Put on your mittens, and clap, clap, clap!

Go outside and play and play.

Come back inside, and then we’ll say-

Take off your coat that was zipped up tight,

Take off you left boot, take up your right,

Take off your scarf, take off your hat,

Take off your mittens, and then take a nap!

 

Making A Snowperson
Roll it, roll it, get a pile of snow. (make rolling motion)
Rolling, rolling, rolling, rolling, rolling we will go.
Pat it, pat it, face it to the south. (patting motion)
Now my little snowperson's done, eyes, nose and mouth (point to each)
 
Snowflake, Snowflake

Snowflake, Snowflake, twirling around

Snowflake, Snowflake, land on the ground,

Snowflake, Snowflake, tickle my nose,

Snowflake, Snowflake, land on my toes,

Snowflake, Snowflake, melt away,

Please come back another day!

 

Zippers
Three little zippers on my snowsuit, (hold up three fingers)
Fasten up as snug as snug can be.
It's a very easy thing as you can see
Just zip, zip, zip! (do three zipping motions)
I work the zippers on my snowsuit.
Zippers really do save time for me
I can fasten them myself with one, two, three.
Just zip, zip, zip! (do three zipping motions)