Storytime Fun: Snowballs and Snowmen

It's cold and wintry and snowy here, so I know the kids will love reading snow stories this week! Here are a few of my favorites as well as links to songs and fingerplays that you can use with your kids at home to celebrate the snowy weather!

Snowballs
By Lois Ehlert

Ehlert's illustrations and simple text work well for the youngest children, but her books always have additional details to discuss with older children. This book about making a snow family is a great choice!

The Snowy Day
By Ezra Jack Keats

This classic picture book was the winner of the Caldecott Medal in 1963. It takes children on the adventures of a little boy in the snow.

The Mouse That Jack Built
By Cyndy Szerkeres

This cumulative tale is a spinoff of the classic "House That Jack Built". It has darling illustrations and rhyming text.

Snow Surprise (Green Light Readers Level 2)
By Lisa Campbell Ernst

This book about snowmen is designed for beginning readers, but would work as a read aloud book as well.

For songs, fingerplays, crafts, and additional book titles for this theme, try some of these great websites!

Surlalune Storytime: Let It Snow!

thebestkidsbooksite.com: Storytimes - Snowmen

Perry Public Library Storytime: Winter Is Here!

What are your favorite snowmen stories? Do you have a great "snowy" craft to share?

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Comments

Sherry said…
http://familycrafts.about.com/od/snowpeople/Snow_People_Projects.htm has some great links for doing snowmen projects. :D
Carly said…
That is a great list! Thanks for stopping by and sharing!
Lora said…
Thanks for these book & activity ideas!! My kiddos will love these.
Carly said…
I hope you all enjoy the books!
Kidlitmaven said…
New Link for Perry Public Library: Winter Storytime ideas -pelase update

http://www.perrypubliclibrary.org/Kids/Programs/Storytimes/Snow.pdf

Thanks!
Kara at Perry PL
Carly said…
Thanks for the update! I use the Perry PL web site for storytime ideas often!

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