Do you want to build a snowman? We did at Storytime today, after we read a few stories about snowmen and snow! We began with a new book, If Snowflakes Tasted Like Fruitcake by Stacy Previn, a beautiful rhyming book about what would happen if snowflakes tasted like things like cocoa, gumdrops, fig plums, and marshmallows. Then we read First Snow by Bomi Park, another beautiful new book about a little girl who awoke in the night and went outside to build a snowman. We loved Snowmen at Night by Caralyn Buehner, and laughed at all the fun things that snowmen did while their creators were sleeping. We finished with a favorite, Perfect Soup by Lisa Moser, about Murray, a mouse who bartered creatively to get the missing ingredient to make his favorite soup.
Using a blue paper plate as a base, we made a snowy scene, with cotton "snow" on the ground, a fancy dressed snowman, and evergreen trees. When the scene was complete, we sprinkled it with a handful of fake "snow", then glued it underneath an inverted clear plastic plate. We shook the blue plate, and it looked like it was snowing on our beautiful winter scene!