Song of the Month

Every month the song/dance/activity will change. Many of the songs will be from my Recordings. Please print the page and do the activity with your child. Teachers may print the page to use with their classes. If you have questions, Contact Me.

January 2005

I'm a Little Snowman

by Carole Peterson © 2003

Listen to the whole song on H.U.M. - All Year Long! or hear it here:

Let's be a snowman! Pat your pretend snow all over your body! Be sure to put a hat on your head, buttons on your tummy, and tie up your scarf, nice and cozy! Then, show me how big you are! (spread your arms and legs, like the Michelin tire guy!)

Always do this song twice (or more!) Repetition is necessary for kids to really enjoy doing it. In between, make sure to pat the snow back on, check your hat, buttons, and scarf, and get big! You can make a snowgirl, snowfriend – whatever you choose! If you are an adult – please do this WITH the child(ren) –- all the way down to melting on the floor! They need to see your model of the activity.

Tune: I'm a Little Teapot

Lyrics:

I'm a little snowman, short and fat 
Here are my buttons, here is my hat 
When the sun comes out, I melt away 
But I'll come back another day!

Age Range: 18 months –- 5 years old 

Purpose: Gross motor movement, pretend play, stimulate discussion about Winter/Snow

Note: If you live where there is no snow, this can still be a fun activity. Be sure to provide a VISUAL –- even if you have snow! You can draw a snowman on paper, a blackboard, in the sand. Make a snowman of cottonballs, puffy paint, or playdough. I use a feltboard, with similar shapes below made out of felt. Even my class of Toddler 2's love coming up to put a piece on the snowman shape. Remember, it's ok if the scarf isn't straight, or is placed more like a belt!

Make A Snowman!

Use paper or felt to make a paper-doll-like snowperson you can dress over and over again! Make different shapes and colors for the pieces – who said buttons must be circles, or a hat must be black?!? Have fun!

Snowman pattern

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