Toddler Storytime Spotlight: Snowy Stories

I’m baaaaaaack with another snow-themed storytime plan!

Sing: Now It’s Time to Say Hello*


Sing: Hello, Hello by Nancy Kopman

Set Expectations

Sing: What’s Inside My Story Bag?*

Read: Bear and Hare: Snow! by Emily Gravett

I love the Bear and Hare books for toddler storytime! After reading the story, we recalled all the ways Bear and Hare had fun in the snow. Then we built our own snowman on the flannelboard!

BK Bear Hare Snow 2

Book Excerpt: Bear and Hare build a snow hare. Bear stands shivering in the snow under a tree; Hare smiles while tying a scarf around the snow hare’s neck.

Rhyme: Chubby Little Snowman (Flannelboard)

Sing: Bunny Hop by Katherine Dines

Sing: Snowflake, Snowflake (scarves)

I forgot the Jbrary version I usually use, so I made up my own words on the spot!


Snowflakes, snowflakes, in the air,
Dancing here and dancing there.
Snowflakes spinning round and round.
Now they’re falling to the ground.
Snowflakes, snowflakes, in the air,
Dancing here and dancing there!


Play: Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairies (scarves)

Read: The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats

Our toddler storytimes are HUGE, so I always try to read big books when I can! Being able to see makes such a difference with audience engagement.

BK Snowy Day 3

Book Excerpt: Peter, a young Black boy, relaxes in a bubble bath after a busy day of playing in the snow.

Peter’s snowy day adventure ends with a bubble bath, setting the stage perfectly for…

Play: Bubbles!

Lit Tip: Playing with Bubbles Prepares Kids to Read AND Write!

Grown-ups, did you know that when you play with bubbles, you actually help your child get ready to read and write? Bubbles help your child develop important visual tracking skills and hand-eye coordination. Playing with bubbles TODAY helps your child get ready to read and write letters TOMORROW!

Sing: If You’re Happy and You Know It…*

Sing: Now It’s Time to Say Goodbye*

Stay and Play

Lit Tip: Play and Print Motivation

Grown-ups, one of the reasons we play after storytime is because we want your toddler to have fun! Learning to read feels far away, but the more positive experiences your child has at storytime NOW, the more they will love books – and the more motivated they will be to crack the reading code later!

*Please visit this page to learn more about my regular storytime songs and routines.

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