My Snowman Buddy
When it's cold and dreary outside, stay warm inside with your child and act out this snowman fingerplay!
What to do:
- Spend some quality time with your child as you act out this fingerplay:
I rolled a little snowman
(roll hands up to head)
From his head down to his toes.
(sweep hands from head to feet)
I gave him raisins for his eyes,
(touch sides of temples)
A carrot for his nose.
(elongate nose with fingers)
I put a hat upon his head
(place pretend hat on head)
And berries for a smile.
(touch sides of cheeks and smile)
I shook his frosty snowman hand
(shake child's hand)
And said, "Please play with me, my friend."
- If possible, plan an outdoor activity and make a real snowman with your child. Dress the snowman as is described in the fingerplay. Take a photo of your child with his snowman buddy for a lasting memory.
Let's Talk: Ideas to Explore Together.
- Would you like to have a friend who is a snowman?
- How would it feel to shake the hand of a snowman? Hot or cold? Wet or dry? Good or yucky?
While you are having fun together, your child is developing language skills.