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Let it Snow!

Let it snow writing on fresh snow

Children are always looking for ways to enjoy the snow in the winter. Learning about snow is a wonderful way in incorporate STEAM into story times. The following two rhymes can be used to reinforce a snow story or a snow experience a child may encounter over time. Using your hands to tell a story is a clever way to show children how to incorporate numbers and singing into everyday learning. 

It Is Snowing (Are You Sleeping?) 

It is snowing!  

It is snowing! 

Watch it fall.  

Watch it fall. 

Snow is all around.  

Snow is all around.  

Let’s go play!  

Let’s go play! 

Snowflakes! 

One little, two little  

Three little snowflakes. 

Four little, five little 

Six little snowflakes. 

Seven little, eight little 

Nine little snowflakes! 

Ten little snowflakes on your nose! 

Here is a simple science experiment that is sure to encourage young children to play in the snow! 

Melting Snow and Ice 

Ingredients: 

-3 clear cups with lids or 3 mason jars with lids 

-1 spoon 

-crayon or dry erase marker 

Directions: 

  1. Take a clear mason jar and fill the jar with water until it is about ¾ full. Put the lid on the jar. 
  1. Take another clear mason jar and with a spoon, scoop and pack snow into the jar until filled. Put the lid on the jar. 
  1. Take the third clear mason jar and with a spoon, put ice cubes into the jar until it is full. Put the lid on the jar. Make sure there is enough air in the jar for movement of ice. 
  1. Put the jars beside one another and record the finding every 15 minutes. 
  1. Ask the children what they think will happen. 
  1. Record how full each jar is at each fifteen-minute mark. This can be done with a crayon drawn on the side of a clear plastic cup or a dry erase marker on the side of the mason jar.  
  1. When each of the jars have melted, compare the snow, ice and water filled jars and see which one has the most water in it? Which one has the least amount of water in it? 

This experiment can lead to discussions about snow, ice, and water. 

Check out some eBooks on snow through Hoopla! 

What is Snow? by Tammy Brown 

The Story of Snow by Mark Cassino 

First Snow by Nancy Viau 

First Snow by Bomi Park 

S Is for Snow by Ashley Marie Mireles  

Está Nevando (It’s Snowing) by Celeste Bishop 

Snow by Andrea Rivera 

Snow by Carole Mohr 

It’s Snowing! by Amy Tao 

It Snows by Tamra B. Orr 

Check out some movies on snow through Hoopla! 

Highlights – Snow Day! 

Snow Day for Mouse 

Pororo Snow Fairy Adventure 

Check out some books on our website! 

Here is a list of books about Snow! 

Websites about Snow! 

Snow Facts for Kids from Facts Just for Kids 

How to Be Safe in Ice and Snow from Kids Health 

Play a game with Sid’s Snow Search on PBS Kids 

Watch a Snow! Day on Martha Speaks through PBS Kids 

Watch how to make The Snowed in Snow Globe  on PBS Kids 

Winter Activity Information and Fun on PBS Kids 

Tracy

Hello! My name is Ms. Tracy and I am a librarian assistant in the Austintown and Michael Kusalaba Library. I am a new librarian assistant and I enjoy reading nonfiction books about travel and animals. My favorite part about being a librarian is helping all of the wonderful people that I get to meet.