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Share a Story: Winter Storytime

If you were snowed in and missed our Winter storytime this week, don't worry. Here are some of the stories and songs from this week's storytime, plus some suggestions to create your own chilly storytime for snowy weather. You can also catch this storytime via the Library's Facebook page.

From Storytime

Best in snow by April Pulley Sayre

A photographic non-fiction picture book about the wonder of snowfall and the winter water cycle.



     You put your mittens in, you put your mittens out,

     You put your mittens in, and you shake them all about.

     You do the Winter Pokey and you turn yourself around.

     That's what it's all about! [Repeat, with a boot, your hat, and a snowsuit]


THE SNOWFLAKES FALL [Tune: The Ants Go Marching]

     The Snowflakes fall 1 by 1 - Hurrah. Hurrah. The Snowflakes fall 1 by 1 - Hurrah. Hurrah.

     The Snowflakes fall 1 by 1 and we go outside to have some fun.

     And we play and we play… Out. In the snow. ‘Till it’s time. To come in. BOOM BOOM BOOM.

Repeat with:

     The Snowflakes fall 2 by 2 and we go outside to shake the blues,

     The Snowflakes fall 3 by 3 and we go outside bundled as can be,

     The Snowflakes fall 4 by 4 and we go outside – don’t slam the door,

     The Snowflakes fall 5 by 5 and we go outside feeling so alive,



Ten on the Sled

Ten on the Sled by Kim Norman

We used the big book version, which is a fun, wintery take on the good old "Ten in the Bed" rhyme.



     Five roly poly polar bears playing in the snow (hold up five fingers)

     One slipped on the ice and started to... ROLL. (roll your hands)

     She skidded and slid and rolled away…

     How many polar bears are left to play? (repeat until all the roly poly polar bears have rolled away)

A collection of poems from various poets that illustrate the beauty of winter and the simple pleasures that can be found in the cold, snowy months. We read "My Mother's Got Me Bundled Up" by Jack Prelutzky about the struggle with getting ready to go out into the cold.

We had a slower parachute today while listening to "Winter Lullaby" by Laurie Berkner.

More Songs and Stories to Enjoy

Yetis love snow and all things winter, but sometimes they need a dose of summer as well.

Celebrates the animals who hibernate and survive in the cold during the winter months.

Bringing the outside in by Mary McKenna Siddals

A rhyming story that encourages children to get outside and play.

Imagines the results if snowflakes tasted like different things, such as sugar plums, oatmeal, or noodle soup.

The snowy day by Ezra Jack Keats
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The adventures of a little boy in the city on a very snowy day. If you're interested in the author of this classic Children's Picture Book, A Poem for Peter is a newly released picture book biography of Ezra Jack Keats.

Samson in the snow by Philip Christian Stead

When friendly giant mammoth Samson falls asleep and wakes up in the middle of a blizzard, he finds and shelters a little red bird and a flower-loving mouse, beginning new friendships for all.

Katy, a crawler tractor, was a bulldozer in the summer and a snow plow in the winter. This is the story of Katy and the biggest snow storm that ever came to Geoppolis.

Froggy gets dressed by Jonathan London

Rambunctious Froggy hops out into the snow for a winter frolic but is called back by his mother to put on some necessary articles of clothing.

Waiting for snow by Marsha Diane Arnold

Badger cannot wait one more minute for it to snow. When his friend Hedgehog explains that everything comes in its time, Badger is unconvinced and impatient as ever. But Badger's friends have a few tricks up their sleeves to try and get the snow's attention and distract their pal in the meantime.

Little penguins by Cynthia Rylant

During the first snowy day of winter, five little penguins bundle up and venture outside to play.