Friday, 7 December 2012

Flannel friday - Snowman Storytime

Towards the end of December we usually offer a Seasonal Storytime.  Last year the highlight was the Rudolph's Nose Game and rhyme.

Rudolph, Rudolph flannel game

This year the rhymetime crowd is younger, and I've found I need to bring the flannels to the children, which is why I devised a hand held flannel board. However, Rudolph is too big to fit on the board, which is only 12" across, and his antlers just aren't study enough to be handled by our wee ones!

I thought I'd adapt the idea of photo props to use the snowman rhymes we've been learning since we got our first fall of snow a week or so ago. Here is the result ...

... we have a natty trilby (from an image at Open Clip Art), a carrot nose and some coal buttons, each with a wooden handle.
The rhymes are adapted from Librarian Lisa's blog Snow Storytime.
... with hat and buttons
I'm a Little Snowman
(to the tune of 'I'm a Little Teapot')
I'm a little snowman
Short and fat
Here are my buttons,
Here is my hat.
When the sun comes out,
I cannot stay.
Sadly I just melt away.

... with hat and nose
The Natty Little Snowman 
(finger play rhyme)
The nattylittle snowman
Had a carrot for a nose.
Along came a bunny
And what do you suppose?
The hungry little bunny
Looking for some lunch
Ate that carrot nose
Munch, munch, munch!



are ready to print in JPEG format, either for printing, or as patterns to cut from flannel or paper. I hope to make extras so that the kids and parents can play with them later.

If you like the idea of using photo props in your storytimes there is a fun roundup of photo prop ideas here.

Want to know more?

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This week's Flannel Friday Roundup can be found at Cate's fabulous blog - Storytiming!


  1. I love the idea of using props with these rhymes! I'm doing I'm a Little Snowman with my toddlers in a few weeks. I just might have to print out the buttons and hat to go along with it!

    1. The hat and buttons one was my group's favourite! I like the idea of using photo probs, if you find more ideas please share.


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