First Day Of Winter Songs

First Day Of Winter

First Day Of Winter Songs

First Day Of Winter song activities for preschoolers through second grade.


The snow is falling down (tune: farmer in the dell)

The snow is falling down, the snow is falling down.

Great big white flakes that do not make a sound.


The Winter Song

(tune: Farmer in the Dell)

Let’s sing a winter song,

Let’s sing a winter song,

The days are short, the nights are long.

Let’s sing a winter song.

The winter wind is cold,

The winter wind is cold,

It freezes noses, ears, and toes.

The winter wind is cold.

Winter now is here,

Winter now is here,

Put on your coat, your hat, your gloves, Winter now is here.


(To the tune of Ring Around the Rosie)

Winter Winter Wonderland

Pockets Full of Mittens

Snowflakes, Snowflakes

We All Fall Down!


You put your right mitten in,

You take your right mitten out.

You put your right mitten in,

And you shake it all about.

You do the winter pokey, [shiver]

And you turn yourself around.

That’s what it’s all about!

Others Include:

You put your left mitten in….

You put your right boot….

You put your left boot….

You put your winter hat in….

You put your snowsuit (whole body) in….


It Is Winter

(sung to “If You’re Happy And You Know It”)

It is winter

and it’s time to ride a sled!

It is winter

and it’s time to ride a sled!

It is winter

that’s the season!

We don’t need

a better reason!

It is winter

and it’s time to ride a sled!


Teaching little ones to “zipper” is a trying task especially when winter comes and you’re getting ready to go out to play in the snow. During circle, choose a child’s coat. Show them the two parts of the zipper, the insert (the baby’s feet) and the zipper (the Bed), and practice zippering using this poem. Put the baby’s feet in the bottom of the bed and pull the covers right over his head. This usually takes a few times for them to catch on but you will find them repeating the poem to you or parents.


Our preschool is a special needs program where most of the children have language delays. We made up this winter song to help develop language skills.

Put a pile of winter clothing into the center of the circle. (boots, hat, mittens, snow pants, scarf, etc.

Song: (sung to tune of “Are You Sleeping”

“It is snowing, it is snowing,

On my head, on my head

I need a hat, I need a hat,

On my head, on my head”

As you sing name the body part, let the children pick out the correct article of clothing to finish the verse. For example, if you say feet…they would pick boots.

We did this at circle time with child-sized clothing and as we sang, the teacher “put on” the clothing. The children found this very funny.


(To the tune of “Clementine”)

First the snow pants,

Then the boots,

Then the jacket,

Then the hat,

And the mittens go on last,

So we can go outside to play.

I have visuals hanging up on the wall with numbers, so we can point to what comes next. It works well with 3-year-olds.


Snowflake Song (Tune: I’m a Little Teapot)

I’m a little snowflake, fat and round

Falling softly to the ground.

When enough of me falls hear me shout,

“Here’s a snowball, better watch out!” (pretend to throw a snowball)


Come Sing a Song of Winter —

Come sing a song of winter, of winter, of winter, Come sing a song of winter, the cold days are here.

With snowing and blowing and rosy cheeks are glowing, Come sing a song of winter the cold days are here

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