Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Snow Songs

Snow Songs  

10 Little Snowmen Sung to "Mary Had a Little Lamb"
10 little snowmen dancing all around
Dancing all around, dancing all around
10 little snowmen dancing all around
The sun came out and one melted to the ground.

Continue with different actions: 
9. Hopping
8. Sliding
7. Marching
6. Twisting
5. Bending
4. Tip toeing
3. Skipping
2. Running
1. Jumping

Teaching Idea
1. Use a bigger number and subtract two or three or more at a time for harder problems
2. Have children represent the snowmen and melt to the ground.

10 little snowballs
Snow fell last night and it fell so hard
When I looked out my window
It covered up my yard
I made 10 little snowballs and I put them in a line
One fell off and then there were 9
9 little snowballs I put them on the gate 1 fell off and then there were 8
8 little snowballs I hit 1 up toward heaven.  It came down splat! and then there were 7
7 little snowballs I hit 1 with a stick.  It broke into pieces and then there were 6
6 little snowballs all lined up side by side.  My dog stole 1 and then there were 5
5 little snowballs I took them to the store 1 fell off my sled so then there were 4
4 little snowballs underneath a tree I threw 1 at a monster and then there were 3
3 little snowballs I'll share them with you.  You have one and and I  have two
2 little snowballs left out in the sun.  1 melted away and then there was 1
1 little snowballs left all alone, I'll put it in my pocket and take it home.

Teaching Ideas
1. Have numbers either felt, magnet or wood and have the student hold up the number of snowballs left
2.  Make a snowball out of paper and give ten out.  Students shoot the snowball in a basket each time you count down.

Built a Snowman
I built a snowman (pretend to build)
Pat, pat, pat (pat in air 3 times)
He turned out great (make Okay sign)
Now clap, clap, clap (clap 3 times)
I put a hat (pretend to put on a hat)
On his head, head, head (touch head 3 times)
I made his mouth (touch mouth)
Gave him bread, bread, bread (touch mouth 3 times)
I patted snow (pat snow)
On his cheeks, cheeks, cheeks (touch cheeks 3 times)
His button eyes are (point to eyes)
Pink, pink, pink (touch eyes three times)
An acorn for his  (make a fist)
Nose, nose, nose (touch nose 3 times)
Big black boots (make arms wide)
For his toes, toes, toes (touch toes 3 times)

Teaching ideas
1. Talk about rhyming words and review the ones in the song.
2. Have a snowman made out of felt or construction paper and build him as directed in the song.
3. Talk about the sequence of events and have the children tell you what was 1st, 2nd, etc. . .

Recommended Books
1. The Biggest, Best Snowman by Margery Cuyler
2. Snowballs by Lois Ehlert (63)
3. White Snow, Bright Snow by Alvin Tresselt (70)
4.  The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats

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