Storytime Share – Social Studies: History 2

Standard: Social Studies: History

Specific skill focused on: Recognizing Seasons (Winter)

 

Song: “Shake My Sillies Out” (Raffi, Singable Songs for the Very Young)

Book: All Around the Seasons by Barney Saltzberg

Talk about seasons and about winter coming soon

Song: “I’m a Little Snowflake” (Laurie Berkner, Whaddaya Think of That?)

Song: “Snowflakes Fall” (Kathy Reid-Naiman, Sing the Cold Winter Away)

Book: Snowflakes Fall by Patricia MacLachlan

Song: “Snow Is Falling Down”

Snow is falling down, shhh…

Snow is falling down, shhh…

Whirling, twirling, whirling, twirling

Snow is falling down, shhh…

Book: If It’s Snowy and You Know It Clap Your Paws! by Kim Norman

Song: “I Wanna Be a Snowman” (Caspar Babypants, Sing Along!)

Fingerplay: “Dressing for Winter Weather”

Let’s put on our mittens

And button up our coats

Wrap a scarf snugly

Around our throats

Pull on our boots

Fasten the straps

And pull on tightly our warm winter caps

Then open the door and out we go

Into the soft and feathery snow

Book: Snowball Fight by Jimmy Fallon

Song: “Snow Day” (Bleu, For the Kids)

Activity: Baby Food Jar Snowglobes

I glued little snowmen (party favors) to the lid of the baby food jar. I let the kids put glitter and sequins into their jars. Then I poured water in the jars and screwed on the lids. Instant snowglobe!

Thoughts: This storytime can be done for each season of the year. I’ve done a fall one as well. The Saltzberg book is a great introduction to the seasons no matter which one you’re highlighting.

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