Snow, Snow, Snow
Today was the first story hour of the new year! We had 18 children and 8 adults. Our theme was snow, hopefully it will entice some snow to fall. :) We did our craft first today to allow for more drying time. The children made snow pictures using a homemade snow paint.
Snow by Uri Schulevitz This book is about how snow comes slowly and quietly, but can quickly turn into lots of snow! After the story, I handed out a square piece of sheer fabric to be our snowflakes. We then danced with our snowflakes to the song "Snowflake, Snowflake" from H.U.M. CD. The children had a lot of fun with this. They would wave them in the air, let them drop to the floor, and even try to keep them in the air with their breath.
Good Morning Snowplow by Deborah Bruss In this story everyone is getting ready for bed when it starts to snow. This means the snowplow doesn't get to go to sleep, it has work to do. All night long it works to clear the streets until morning comes and the snow stops falling. Then, the snowplow goes to bed. After the story, we sang "Dance Like Snowflakes" to the tune of "Where is Thumbkin?." This was a short song so we sang through it twice. Then we did a finger-play called "5 little snowflakes." The children helped me count down until there were no more snowflakes. Our last story this morning was
Whose Footprints by Molly Coxe For this story every other page shows a new kind of footprint. The children gave some guess as to who they thought made the print before we turned the page and found out! Lastly, we sang our goodbye song. Next weeks theme is sledding/skating.