Snowman Unit

Songs and Poems

The Chubby Little Snowman

The chubby little snowman
had a carrot nose.
Along came a bunny
and what do you suppose?
That hungry little bunny,
looking for it's lunch,
Ate the snowman's carrot nose...
Nibble, Nibble, CRUNCH!

I'm a Little Snowman
Tune: I'm a Little Teapot

I'm a little snowman,
round and fat.
Here is my broomstick,
Here is my hat.
When the sun comes out
I melt away.
Down, Down, Down, Down,
WHOOPS! I'M A PUDDLE

Five Little Snowmen

Five little snowmen shivering in the ice.
The first one said,
"This isn't very nice."
The second one said,
" I can hardly wait for spring."
The third one said,
"Then birds will sing!"
The fourth one said,
"Here comes the bright,
warm sun!"
The fifth one said,
"This is our last day of fun!
"Aah," said the snowmen as warm breezes blew.
Five little snowmen know winter is through.

Five Little Snowmen
Tune: Six Little Ducks

Five little snowmen went out to play
Over the hills and far away.
When the sun came out,
it melted one away.
Four little snowmen came back that day.
(Repeat until you get to zero)

Zero little snowmen went out to play
Over the hills and far away.
But when winter came back,
it brought snow along the way.
Then five little snowmen came back that day!

Snowflakes
Tune: 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!

Dance Like Snowflakes
Tune: Frere Jacques

Dance like snowflakes,
Dance like snowflakes,
In the air.
In the air.
Whirling, twirling snowflakes,
Whirling, twirling snowflakes,
Here and there.
Here and there.

I Love Snow
Tune: Three Blind Mice

I love snow. I love snow.
Soft, white snow;
soft, white snow.
It falls on the ground so soft and white.
Sometime it falls all through the night.
Did you ever see such a beautiful sight
As soft white snow?

Snowflakes
Tune: Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star

Snowflakes, snowflakes falling down,
On the trees and on the ground.
I will build a man of snow,
Tall black hat and eyes of coal,
If the sun comes out today,
I will watch you melt away!

Two Little Snowflakes

Way up high in the winter sky,
2 little snowflakes caught my eye.
Down to the ground they fell without a sound.
And before very long,
It was snowing all around.

Snowflakes Falling Down
Tune: Row, Row, Row Your Boat

Snowflakes falling down,
Falling to the ground.
Big, white fluffy flakes
That do not make a sound.

You Are My Snowman
Tune: You Are My Sunshine

You are my snowman,
My only snowman.
You make me happy,
On days of gray.
And when the sun's out,
You'll hear us all shout.
Please don't take our snowman away!

Snow Falls On My Shoulders

Snow falls on my shoulders.
(wiggle fingers in the air and touch shoulders)
Snow falls on the ground.
(wiggle fingers down to ground)
Snow falls all around me.
(wiggle fingers all around)
Snow makes not a sound.
(bring index finger to lips)

I'm A Friendly Snowman
Tune: I'm a Little Teapot

I'm a friendly snowman,
big and fat,
Here is my tummy
and here is my hat.
I'm a happy fellow,
here's my nose,
I'm all snow from my
 head to my toes!
I have two bright eyes
so I can see,
All the snow falling down on me.
When the weather's cold,
I'm strong and tall,
But when it's warm, I get very small!

Snowflakes
Tune Mary Had A Little Lamb

Snowflakes falling
from the sky,
from the sky,
from the sky,
Snowflakes falling from the sky, to the earth below.
Watch them as they
dance and whirl,
dance and whirl,
dance and whirl,
Watch them as they dance and whirl,
soft white winter snow.

Snowflakes, Snowflakes
Tune: Twinkle Twinkle

Snowflakes falling
One by one,
Time to play and have some fun.
Build a snowman
Snowballs, too,
Come and see what you can do.
Snowflakes falling
One by one,
Time to play and have some fun.

Snowflakes Falling
Tune: Up on the Housetop

Snowflakes are falling on the ground
On our houses and in our town
On my nose and in my hair
Snowflakes are falling everywhere.
Oh, oh, oh, out we go
Oh, oh, oh, in the snow
Making snowmen
Sliding, too,
There are lots of things to do.

Snow
Tune: This old Man

Snow is falling on the ground
We can make things all around
Like snowmen, snowballs
Snow forts, too.
There are lots of things to do.

Snow is falling come and see
You can have some fun with me
Sliding, skating, skiing, too,
There are lots of things to do.

Weather Song
Tune: Frere Jacque

It is snowing,
It is snowing,
On the street,
Round our feet.
See the snowflakes blowing.
Look at the drifts a-growing.
It's so cold,
It's so cold.

Books



Language Arts

ABC Order

Use a small Carson Dellosa snowman notepad and write letters A-Z on 26 sheets. Laminate. Have the children use an ABC chart or poster to put the letters in alphabetical order.

Snowball Bingo

Add a snowy twist to your everyday bingo games - use mini marshmallows (snowballs) as bingo markers!  Use it for letter recognition, sight words, rhyming - whatever skill you're working on!

Snowman Book

Make a snowman color book focusing on color word recognition. Either draw the snowman and add the details or use a clipart picture for each page.

My hat is brown.
My scarf is red.
My mittens are blue.
My eyes are black.
My buttons are green.
My nose is orange.

Ideas for Predictable Charts:

My snowball is ______________.
In the winter, I wear_____________.
I like to___________ in the snow.
My mittens are ______________.

Rhyming Word Snowball Match

Cut out several white construction paper circles for the snowballs. Find several pictures of rhyming pairs (cat, hat, mat; jar, car, star). Have the children place the rhyming snowballs together.

Snowman Color Word Match

Photocopy a picture of a snowman 10 times. Write a color word on the snowman's hat or scarf (depending on the type of picture you find). Have a collection of colored buttons. To play, the children read the color word and place the same color buttons on the snowman's belly.

Snowy Letter Writing Practice

Pour some salt into a dark colored paper plate and have children practice writing letters, names, and sight words.

I have also used white glitter and shaving cream for fun snowy letter practice!

File Folder Game

Print out an
Icy Igloo Alphabet
file folder game from Preschool Printables.

Math Activities
 

Snowflake Match

Use a set of Carson Dellosa Snowflake Colorful Cutouts. Use ten of the snowflakes to write the numerals 1 - 10 on. Use ten more and place 1 - 10 snowflake stickers on each one. The children can play this game as a memory/concentration game with a friend.

Snowman Numeral Match

Photocopy a picture of a snowman 10 times. Write a numeral on the snowman's hat or scarf (depending on the type of picture you find). Have a collection of colored buttons. To play, the children identify the numeral and place that amount of buttons on the snowman's belly.

 Numeral Writing Practice

Write the numerals 1 - 12 on the inside bottom of an egg carton. Also, photocopy a paper with snowflake pictures on it. Have a child place a cottonball (snowball) inside the egg carton, close it, and shake it. When they open it they identify the numeral of the cup that the cottonball is in and write the numeral on the snowflake paper.

Snowflake Counting Game

Use ten sheets of a large Carson Dellosa snowman notepad or a snowman clipart picture. Glue each one onto a 1/2 sheet of colored construction paper. In the upper left hand corner write one numeral from 1 - 10. Also place the same amount of snowflake stickers beside the numeral. Write the number word in the bottom right hand corner. Laminate. To play this game have the children identify the numeral (or count the stickers or read the number word) and place the correct amount of snowflake erasers
(from www.oriental.com) around the snowman.

Border Match

Write the numerals 0 - 10 on a strip of Carson Dellosa snowflake border. Laminate. Hang on a chalkboard ledge or wall. Write the same numerals onto clothespins. Have the children choose a clothespin and clip it to the correct numeral.

File Folder Math Games

Print out file folders game from Preschool Printables:

Snowflake Numbers

Snowmen Color Match

Art Activities
 

Coffee Filter Snowflakes

Use the basket type of coffee filters. Fold in half, then in half again, and then in half one more time. Cut it like you would a regular snowflake. Unfold and flatten. Hang from the ceiling with fishing line.

Doily Snowman

Use large, medium and small white doilies and glue on blue or black construction paper in the shape of a snowman body. Add details with markers and construction paper scraps.

Torn Paper Snowman

Give the children white construction paper scraps and have them rip it into small pieces. Then, I give each child a large piece of blue construction paper. I squeeze the glue on in a large snowman shape and the children place their white scraps onto the glue. They also use different colored scrap papers to add details and a white crayon (or chalk) to add snowflakes.

Pattern Block Snowflakes

Cut out 8x8 squares of blue construction paper.  Also cut out a variety of pattern block shapes on white paper. 
(The Math Their Way Book has whole sheets you can copy)
The children arrange their shapes into a snowflake.  It is easier for them to start from the middle and work out to the edges.  Glue the shapes on.  Add white snow glitter and hang in the classroom.

   Snow Dough 

1 c. flour
1/2 c. salt
1 Tbsp. oil
1 c. water
 2 tsp. cream of tartar
 2 - 3 tsp. dry white tempera paint (optional)
 glitter

Mix everything  in a pan (except glitter).  Cook over low heat stirring constantly until the dough thickens and pulls away from pan. Remove from pan. Knead until smooth.  Add glitter.  Store in plastic container.





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