Mr. Bear is feeling festive in his elf hat and I'm rocking my new infinity scarf crafted by one of my sweet storytime mamas
Book: Jingle-Jingle by Nicola Smee. This is a really fun book to read one-on-one, but I like to read it in groups too. Every time I shake the bells, everyone chimes in saying, "Jingle -jingle, Jingle-jingle" with me (I definately add a few "jingles").
Letter of the Day: Ss
Action Rhyme: Five Little Snowmen
Five little snowmen standing in a row (stand up, hold up 5 fingers)
Each with a hat (touch head)
And a big red bow (make bow in front of neck)
The sun came out and stayed all day (hold arms above head)
And one little snowman melted away (wiggle body while melting "down")
....Four, Three, Two, One
I got these pre-assembled snowmen from Hobby Lobby for $6.50 a piece (discounted price) back in October. They are about a foot tall and made of sparkly foam balls. Everything is attached by Velcro or straight pins so I could use these snowmen for other props if I wanted.
Movement / Music (CD): "Roll, Roll, Roll Your Ball"
We pretended these plus balls were snowballs:
This song encourages kids to roll, bounce, pass, toss, and catch their balls: