First Day Of Winter Songs


First Day Of Winter Songs

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 the wall, 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 towards heaven. It came down splat! and then there were 7.

7 little snowballs, I hit 1 with a stick. It broke in little 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, then there were 3.

3 little snowballs, I’ll share them with you. You have 1 and I have 2.

2 little snowballs, left out in the sun. 1 melted away and then there was 1.

1 little snowball left all alone. I’ll put it in my pocket and take it home.


One royal penguin, feeling very blue, called for his brother then there were two.
Two royal penguins swimming in the sea, called for their sister, then there were three. Three royal penguins waddle on the shore, call for their mother, then there were four. Four royal penguins learning how to dive, call for their father, then there were five.


Peter, Peter Penguin, marching by, toes turned out and head held high (Stand very tall with legs together and toes pointing out)

A long black coat (Sketch coat down back)

And a clean white vest (Pretend to hold edges of vest in hands)

Peter, Peter Penguin, you’re the best! (Waddle like a penguin)


This snowman song is sung to the song “5 little pumpkins”, I just changed some of the words.

5 little snowmen sitting on the ground, (pat hands on floor)
the first one said; “oh my aren’t we round.” (make circle with arms)
The second one said; “there are snowflakes in the air.” (wiggle fingers above head)
The third one said; “but we don’t care.” (shrug shoulders)
The fourth one said; “lets run and run and run. (pat hands quickly on the floor)
The fifth one said; “I’m ready for some fun.” (smile)
Whew went the wind (blow) and out came the sun (make circle with arms over head)
and the five little snowman knew their fun was done.( pretend your melting)

note: I made 5 sets of snowmen out of tag board and glued on Popsicle sticks. Each set were wearing the same colored hats and scarves (2 red, 2 blue, 2 green, 2 blue, 2 yellow). I gave 5 kids a snowman to hold during the song and make dance and had the other 5 on the floor (kids that did not have a snowman to hold did the actions to the song). At the end of the song the children with the snowmen came up and told me the color and matched it to the correct one on the floor. Repeat song till everyone has had a turn holding a snowman.


Once there was a snowman, snowman, snowman,
Once there was a snowman tall, tall, tall. (reach to the ceiling)
Then the sun it melted, melted, melted,
Then the sun it melted small, small, small. (pretend to melt.)


It Snowed Last Night
Oh, it snowed last night It snowed last night.
The sky bears had a PILLOW FIGHT, tore up all the clouds in sight, tossed down all the feathers white.
Oh, it snowed last night, it snowed last night.


To foster rhythm, we do this rhyme either with our rhythm sticks or with our hands:

Snow is falling, falling down; Snow is falling hit the ground. (Move hands down, wiggling fingers like snowflakes)
Flurries, flurries (slow beat, slowly said)
Snowing, snowing (faster)
Blizzard (Loud and very fast)


I made props for the following song by cutting out blue construction paper circles and gluing a doily the same size on top of the circle to look like a snowflake. I then glue it onto a fat Popsicle stick and glue a copy of the words on the back.

You can let your children hold and move them as you sing:

I’m a Little Snowflake (tune I’m a Little Teapot)

I’m a little snowflake, Look at me.

No other snowflake is just like me.

I am so unique, as you can see.

And just as special as I can be!


I am a snowman made of snow (stand still)
I stand quite still at 10 below.
With a big long carrot for a nose, (indicate body part)
And worn out shoes to make my toes. I
have two apples for my eyes,
And a woolen coat about this size. (measure)
I have a scarf that’s warm and red. (circle arms around neck)
And a funny hat upon my head. (touch hands to head)
The sun is coming out, Oh dear! (make circle overhead w/arms)
The sun is melting me I fear (begin to sink to floor)
Oh my, I was so nice and round,
Now I’m just a puddle on the ground! (curl up on floor)


five little snowmen FAT(Make A big belly with hands) each with a funny HAT(put hands on head like a hat) out came the sun and melted one (raise arms in a large circle above head then wiggle down to the ground. what a sad thing was that. BOO! Whooo Booo! Whooo(Put hands over eyes like your crying.) Then repeat 4, 3, 2, 1.

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