It’s December!!

It’s finally December, every child’s favorite month!! We are going to begin the month with a purely winter theme. Our books this week were: Snowie Rolie by William Joyce, Llama Llama Red Pajama by Anna Dewney, and Sleep, Black Bear, Sleep by Jane Yolen and Heidi E Y. Stemple.

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While there are endless Christmas books for children, we want to keep a strictly winter theme for a few weeks in order to appeal to children who don’t celebrate that holiday. These stories talk about cold weather, snow, hibernation, and winter activities.

 

Our songs this week were:

Build a Snowman
to the tune of “Oh My Darling Clementine”

Build a snowman,
Build a snowman,
Build a snowman,
Big and round.
Shape three snowballs, different sizes
Stack them tall, then add a face.

Dress the snowman,
Dress the snowman,
Dress the snowman,
Big and round.
Dress him in last winter’s clothes,
Tie his scarf and add a cap.

When the sun,
When the sun,
When the sun
Shines so bright,
Watch him melt and disappear
Never to return again.

Save his clothes,
Save his clothes,
Save his clothes,
Don’t throw them out!
Soon the snow will fall again.
Another snowman will be born.

 

Chubby Little Snowman

A chubby little snowman,
(Hold hands out to demonstrate “chubby.”)

Had a carrot nose.
(Point to nose.)

Along came a bunny,
(Hop like a bunny.)

And what do you suppose?
(Shrug shoulders; hold out hands, as if to question.)

That hungry little bunny,
(Rub stomach.)

Looking for his lunch.
(Hold hand above eyes, as if searching for something.)

Ate that snowman’s carrot nose,
(Pretend to eat.)

Nibble, nibble, crunch!!

 

This week in story time we had our dancing portion instead of activities. All of our songs come from Jim Gill and his array of children’s CD’s.

 

Our craft this week was a winter door wreath. It was a fun craft with no strict guidelines. i took a paper plate and I cut out the center circle. The kids used this as their base. I loaded the head table down with all sorts of craft supplies and I told them to pick what they wanted after they were done coloring their wreath. I had buttons, stickers, plastic leaves, feathers, dry colored pasta, foam shapes, and more. This made it so ever child had a unique wreath to take home.

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