5 Favorite Snowflake Stories: Storytime @ HRL

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Welcome back, Storytime Friends!  After watching Frozen last week at Handley Library’s Family Film, we’re welcoming snow and ice at our storytimes this week.  Don’t forget to come to Handley Library and meet Elsa this Saturday.  You can find more information on our calendar here: Meet Elsa.

Books to Share:  

  • Snowflake Bentley by Jacqueline Briggs Martin ; illustrated by Mary Azarian – J Martin
  • A biography of a self-taught scientist who photographed thousands of individual snowflakes in order to study their unique formations.

 

 

  • Snip, snip … snow! / Nancy Poydar – J Poydar
  • Sophie wants it to snow and anxiously awaits a predicted snowstorm. Includes instructions for making paper snowflakes.

 

 

 

  • Millions of snowflakes / by Mary McKenna Siddals ; illustrated by Elizabeth Sayles – J Siddals
  • In this simple, baby-friendly tale, a child rejoices in the falling snow.

 

 

 

  • Before morning by Joyce Sidman ; illustrated by Beth Krommes – J Sidman
  • Let snow fall overnight and change the world before morning, making it “slow and delightful and white.”

 

 

 

  • The story of snow : the science of winter’s wonder / by Mark Cassino ; with Jon Nelson ; illustrations by Nora Aoyagi – J 551.57 Cas 2009
  • This book about the science of snow features photos of snow crystals in their beautiful diversity and includes how snow crystals are formed into different shapes and snow-crystal-catching instructions in the back of the book.

These books, and many more, are available at the Handley Regional Library.  You can find the books listed here in the HRL catalog under the tag: #snowflakestories   Many of our collections of books on popular subjects are also available right here on the blog on the Booklists page and are also available in hardcopy at your library.

Songs, Poems, and Fingerplays to Share

Snowflake, Snowflake
Snowflake, snowflake dance around,
Snowflake, snowflake, touch the ground,
Snowflake, snowflake, soft and white,
Snowflake, snowflake, snowball fight!

Colorful Mittens

(Sung to the tune of “Six Little Ducks”)

Colorful mittens for me and you
Red ones, yellow ones, blue ones too.
But the one pair of mittens

that rhymes with fellow,
They’re my favorite mittens,
they’re the color yellow!

Continue with rhymes pairs for each color:
bed/red                                      shoe/blue
bean/green                               crown/brown
sink/pink                                    track/black

Snow is Falling Down
The snow is falling down  (flutter fingers – sing down the scale)
Hushhhhh (touch floor gently)
The snow is falling down (flutter fingers – sing down the scale)
Hushhhhh (touch floor gently)
Whisper Whisper Whisper Whisper (flutter fingers)
The snow is falling down (flutter fingers – sing down the scale)
Hushhhhh (touch floor gently)

I’m an Icicle
I am a frozen icicle hanging in the sun (stand straight)
First I start to melt,
then I start to run (sag body)
Drip, drip, drip, drip,
melting can be fun! (sink to floor)

Snowflake, Snowflake, Fancy Free
(tune: Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star)
Snowflake, snowflake, fancy free,
Snowflake, snowflake, dance with me.
First on my head, then on my toes,
Then on my nose, where the cold wind blows,
Snowflake, snowflake, turn around,
Snowflake, snowflake, touch the ground.

Snowflake, snowflake, fancy free,
Snowflake, snowflake, dance with me.
Touch my ear, then my knees,
Snowflake, snowflake, I’m about to freeze!
Snowflake, snowflake, turn around,
Snowflake, snowflake, touch the ground.

5 Little Snowflakes
One little snowflake with nothing to do,
Along came another and
Then there were two.

Two little snowflakes laughing with me,
Along came another and
Then there were three.

Three little snowflakes looking for some more,
Along came another and
Then there were four.

Four little snowflakes dancing a jive,
Along came another and
Then there were five.

Five little snowflakes having so much fun.
Out came the sun and
Then there were none.

Craft Suggestions

A great craft for a mixed-age group, paper snowflakes can be a complex or as simple as you want to make them, giving enjoyment to toddlers through adults.  This craft gives kids an opportunity to practice scissor skills.  Try some of the patterns included in this ebook you can download right at home: Snowflakes for all seasons by Cindy Higham.

We hope to see you at storytime!

Bowman Library
Toddler Time – Mondays @ 11AM
Storycrafters – Tuesdays @ 6PM
Preschool Time – Wednesdays @ 11AM
Baby Time – Thursdays @ 11AM
Preschool Time – Saturdays @ 11AM

Clarke County Library
Preschool Time – Tuesdays @ 10:30AM

Handley Library
Preschool Time – Mondays @ 10:30AM
Baby and Me – Tuesdays @ 10:30AM
Toddler Time – Thursdays @ 10:30AM

Check the calendar for more children’s programs and special events throughout the system.

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