Snowpeople Songs

For our snowman theme, I cut out three circle shapes — one large, one medium, and one small out of white felt for the snowman’s body. I made a scarf from material scraps, two arms from brown pipe cleaners, a “carrot” nose from an orange pipe cleaner (bend in half to make a point), a black hat cut from black felt, a smile from red yarn, eyes from black felt, and a sun from yellow felt. I purchased large buttons and put felt on the back of them. During our circle time, I read this poem that I made up:

One little snowman short and fat,
Wearing a scarf and a big black hat.
He has two eyes so he can see,
And also a smile, just for me.
Two sticks for arms,
And a carrot nose,
Buttons down the front,
Almost to his toes.
When the weather is cold,
He stands up tall.
But when the sun comes out,
It makes him very small.

As I read each line, I put the corresponding part on the felt board. The second time I read it, I let the students put the part on our snowman. For added reinforcement, I cut out the various parts of our snowman out of scrap materials with different textures for each child and placed them in a baggie with his/her name on the baggie. We read the poem again and each child gets to put his/her snowman together. I sent home a copy of the poem for the children to recite and act out with their snowman parts for their families. The children really enjoyed this, and they can do it over and over again!

I learned this song from a toddler teacher I student taught with. I’m not sure where she learned this song. I use it with my Pre-K class (3’s, 4’s and 5’s) and they absolutely love it! I made 3 snowball shapes to go along with the song, and decorated the small ball to resemble a snowman’s face, and posted it on a felt board as we sang.

“Snow Pal Song” tune: “Frere Jacques”

“Great big ball, great big ball, Made of snow, made of snow. Rolling down the street, landing At my feet, great big ball, great Big ball.

Medium-size ball, medium-size ball, Made of snow, made of snow. Rolling down the street, landing At my feet, medium-size ball, Medium-size ball.

Teeny tiny ball, teeny tiny ball, Made of snow, made of snow. Rolling down the street, landing At my feet, teeny tiny ball, teeny Tiny ball.

Watch my snow pal grow as up the Balls they go… 1 2 3, 1 2 3!”

Five Little Snowpeople

Five little snowpeople, jolly and fat.
The first one waved a big, black hat.
The second one clapped his hands in the cold.
The third one’s eyes blinked and rolled.
The fourth one stamped his feet up and down.
And the fifth one turned around and around.

I do this fingerplay having five children standing up front and doing the motions. The rest of the class is reciting the fingerplay. We do it often switching the children who are doing the motions.

For the Christmas holidays use the old tune “I’m a little teapot”. Use these words and move accordingly.

I’m a little snowperson short and fat.
Here are my buttons, here is my hat.
When the sun comes out, I cannot play.
I just slowly melt away!

“I Built a Little Snowman”

I built a little snowman. { make circle with hands }
He had a carrot nose. { point to nose}
Along came a bunny. { hold up to bent fingers}
And what do you suppose?
That hungry little bunny, { make bunny again }
Looking for his lunch, { hop bunny around }
Ate the snowman’s nose. { pretend bunny is eating nose }
Nibble! Nibble! Crunch! { pretend to be eating a carrot }