Monday, November 30, 2009

Animals in the Snow

"Do you think birds know when it's going to snow? I do."

So begins another colorful, nature-filled story by Milwaukee's own Lois Ehlert. Peanuts in the purse and raisins for eyes. With edible features and accessories, it's fun to watch how winter animals interact with this family of snowmen!

Join us this month for stories about ANIMALS IN THE SNOW...

WE'LL READ:

Snowballs by Lois Ehlert
In the Snow: Who's Been Here? by Lindsay Barrett George
The First Day of Winter by Denise Fleming
Sailing Off to Sleep by Linda Ashman
Names for Snow by Judi K. Beach
Love Songs of the Little Bear by Margaret Wise Brown
OH! by Kevin Henkes
Snow by Manya Stojic
Every Autumn Comes the Bear by Jim Arnosky
On a Wintry Morning by Dori Chaconas

FINGERPLAY:

A chubby little snowman had a carrot for a NOSE.
Along came a bunny and what do you SUPPOSE?
That hungry little bunny
was looking for his LUNCH.
So he grabbed that snowman's carrot nose,
Nibble...nibble....CRUNCH!


SING:

Start way up high on your tip toes and end gracefully on the floor...

Snow is falling, snow is falling,
All around, all around.
Oh so very gently, oh so very gently,
To the ground, to the ground.


And by all means, if you make a snowman this winter, please include some treats for the creatures in your design!

3 comments:

Irene McGoldrick said...

I hear you had a very successful birthday party gig! Very fun! Would you like to come over and entertain my children!?!?

Irene

Molly said...

Irene,

Yes, Nancy and I had a great time with the ten little princesses!

If I came over, your five children would most likely be entertaining ME! :)

Molly

Irene McGoldrick said...

HA, they are not all that entertaining, really.

Irene