Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Singalong: Winter’s Day


Frosty the Snowman

Singalong: Winter’s Day (All Ages)
Step inside the library for some fun and lively songs to warm away the wintry weather – and stick around for a musical indoor snowball fight!image



Singalong Winter’s Day : Songs and Fingerplays

Snowflakes Falling (Tune: London Bridge is Falling Down)
Snowflakes falling from the sky, from the sky,
from the sky, Snowflakes falling from the sky
To the ground 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.

Snowflake Rhyme (flannel)
One little snowflake with nothing to do.
Along came another and then there were two.
Two little snowflakes laughing with me.
Along came another, and then there were three.
Three little snowflakes looking for some more.
Along came another, and then there were four.
Four little snowflakes dancing a jive.
Along came another, and then there were five.
Five little snowflakes having so much fun.
Out came the sun, and then there were none!

When it’s Cold Outside” sign language song from Pick Me Up: Fun Songs for Learning Signs

This is the Way we Put on Our…to Play Outside in the Snow. Tune: “Mulberry Bush”
This is the way we put on our coat,
Put on our coat, put on our coat,
This is the way we put on our coat,
To play outside in the snow.
Continue with other articles of clothing, then outside activities…e.g. “we roll a snowball”… “make a snowman,” “sip hot cocoa”

We Dress Like That Tune: “Head & Shoulders, Knees & Toes”
Boots, jacket, scarf and hat, scarf and hat.
Boots, jacket, scarf and hat, scarf and hat.
Boots, jacket, scarf and hat, scarf and hat.
In wintertime we dress like that,
Boots, jacket, scarf and hat, scarf and hat.

It’s Not that Cold Outside Tune: “Mary Had a Little Lamb”
I don’t want to wear my coat,
Wear my coat, wear my coat,
I don’t want to wear my coat.
It’s not that cold outside!
Repeat with gloves, cap, scarf, boots, etc.

Chubby Little Snowman (flannel rhyme, bunny puppet)
A chubby little snowman
Had a carrot nose.
Along came a bunny
And what do you suppose?
That hungry little bunny
Looking for his lunch
Ate that little snowman’s nose
Nibble, nibble, crunch!

I’m a Little Snowman Tune: “I’m a Little Teapot”
I’m a little snowman, short and fat
Here is my broomstick, here is my hat
When the sun comes out, I’ll melt away
Drip, drip, drip, I’m a puddle today!

Snowman Counting Rhyme (glove puppet fingerplay—counting up)
One little snowman has a carrot nose.
Two snowmen shiver when the cold wind blows.
Three little snowmen wear scarves when it snows.
Four little snowmen are getting cold toes.
Five little snowmen like to pose
Outside—night and day—in their winter clothes.

Five Little Snowmen (glove puppet fingerplay—counting down)
Five little snowmen all in a row,
Each with a hat and a big red bow.
Out came the sun and it stayed all day.
And one of those snowmen melted away. 4,3,2,1…

I’m a Little Teapot
I’m a little teapot, short and stout.
Here is my handle, here is my spout.
When I get all steam up, hear me shout,
“Just tip me over and pour me out!”

Doing the Chocolate Shake (A warm-up action song)
You squat right down (squat)
Up you stand (stand up)
Stomp your feet (stomp)
Shake your hands (shake hands)
Wiggle all over (wiggle)
And mix real well (roll hands over & over)
Doing the Chocolate Shake! (clap hands)
Yum! (reach high)
(Repeat, faster each time.)

Popcorn (action) Song on Linda Arnold’s album "Make Believe"
Children can jump up & down on the “pops”

Pop-pop-pop-pop, pop-pop-pop-pop, pop-pop-pop-pop, pop!
First you take some oil, You put it in the pan,
Shake it up as fast as you can.
Put it on the fire, Wait for a while,
Pretty soon you've got popcorn!
Chorus: P-O-P-C-O-R-N!
Popcorn is a kid's best friend,
Munchee, crunchee, good for your lunchee,
Please pass the popcorn!
Pop-pop-pop-pop, pop-pop-pop-pop, pop-pop-pop-pop, pop!
Pop-pop-pop-pop, pop-pop-pop-pop, pop-pop-pop-pop, pop!
Add a little butter,
A little salt too,
Making popcorn is fun to do,
Fill your bowl to the very top,
But just make sure that you don't pop!
Repeat chorus, finish by repeating…
Pop-pop-pop-pop, pop-pop-pop-pop, pop-pop-pop-pop, pop! (2x)

Book to Sing: Frosty the Snowman – Nelson
(various versions, I particularly like the one illustrated by Richard Cowdrey)

Frosty the Snowman
Frosty the Snowman
Was a jolly happy soul
With a corncob pipe and a button nose
And two eyes made out of coal
Frosty the Snowman
Is a fairytale they say
He was made of snow
But the children know
How he came to life one day
There must have been some magic
In that old silk hat they found
For when they placed it on his head
He began to dance around
Frosty the Snowman
Was alive as he could be
And the children say
He could laugh and play
Just the same as you and me
Frosty the Snowman
Knew the sun was hot that day
So he said let's run
And we'll have some fun
Now before I melt away
Down to the village
With a broomstick in his hand
Running here and there all around the square
Saying catch me if you can
He led them down the streets of town
Right to the traffic cop
And he only paused a moment when
He heard him holler stop
Frosty the Snowman
Had to hurry on his way
But he waved goodbye
Saying don't you cry
I'll be back again some day
Thumpety thump thump
Thumpety thump thump
Look at Frosty go
Thumpety thump thump
Thumpety thump thump
Over the hills of snow

In the Freezer (flannel)
Song on Joe Scrugg’s “Traffic Jams”
There was snow on the ground
But it was a sunny day.
We knew that our snowman
Was going to melt away.
So we asked our Mom
And though it did not please her,
She said we could keep
Our snowman in the freezer.
He’s in the freezer,
He’s our snowman.
He’s in the freezer,
Getting a frost tan.
He’s in the freezer,
Keeps as cold as he can.
He doesn’t go to school,
He just keeps cool,
In the freezer –

We feed him bits of frost
And lots of ice cubes.
We show him to our friends
When we come home from school.
We watch him as he sits
Next to the frozen squash,
‘Til Dad shuts the door and says,
“It’s starting to defrost. Chorus
One night at suppertime
My Mom said it was said
As she told us of the ice cream
That we could have had.
Our snowman was taking up
All the room it seems,
And she didn’t have a place
To put our ice cream.

Final Chorus:

He’s on the sidewalk
And he’s melting fast.
You know a snowman
Was not meant to last.
It won’t be long now
Before he melts away
And we’re having ice cream
For dessert today!
It’s in the freezer!
It’s in the freezer!



Ending Activity: Snowball fight using plastic bag snowballs (find how to make them here), music “Sleigh Ride” on Now Christmas (disc 1, track 9), can follow with “Let it Snow” (track 10) or find them on Season’s Greetings can follow with Durante’s “Frosty the Snowman” for hand stamps.


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