Friday, January 18, 2013

Mr. Sun, Sun

...Mr Golden Sun,
Please shine down on me!

I love this song and yet I never seem to use it.  It's too long for me to sing without the CD and almost too short to need the CD.  But if you know me, you know I can not carry a - I think I will use the YouTube video from Cullen's ABC's in story time because I like everything about it....happy, positive, energized, fun, and it makes me smile! My story time moms are much more comfortable with their singing, they will catch on to this quickly.  I think it will be fun with the hand motions..  Take a look, click here:  Mr Golden Sun

I am in love with snowmen, snowdogs, snowbears, etc.  When I saw the adorable snowmen on their sled on last week's Flannel Friday post for Lisa @ Libraryland, (click and check it out), I just knew I needed to do my own twist on it.  I wanted to make the heads fall off.  I call it funny and I am sticking with that!!  Take a look! they go...give the sled a push! 
Good job!! 

Three little snowmen sliding on a sled,
one fell off and...

lost his head!!  
Frosty called the doctor and the doctor said
No more snowmen sliding on the sled!  

And so it goes!  

Predictable and silly - I love it!

Oh, here's a part I hadn't anticipated...
Where's my head????
Can you match them up?

In case  Mr Golden Sunshine melts your snowmen you might need Carole  Peterson's I'm a Little Snowman from her CD H.U.M. (Highly Usable Music)  Highly suggested by Piper!!  We have great dramatic fun with this song.  

There are many beautiful snow and winter books...but here, for reading aloud,  I am quite classic,( if I say so myself!)  Ezra Jack Keats' The Snowy Day is wonderful.  Word by word, a perfect book, with pink and purple and blue snowflakes.  I just adore reading it again and again.  

I like this one too. 
 It reads with a snowy... peace - full - ness. 
It's magic!  (great job Kevin Henkes!)

Piper wants to be sure that you remember the indoor snowball fights from last winter!  So I will provide the link to an earlier post here, a tutorial on making  indoor snowballs and a song to accompany your snowball fights!  What?!!  You don't play music when you have snowball fights?!  You will now!!

Thanks for stopping by Piper loves the library.  Do you have a favorite winter book that we can "flannelize"?   Just let us know in the comments.  Maybe we can make flannel pieces to tell the story of your favorite book.  

This week's Flannel Friday host is Katie -


  1. OH MY GOSH! You and Piper have out done yourselves this week!!!

    I am totally blown away by your creativeness and those adorable snowmen. <3 I am almost speechless ~ almost! ~ but I can form the words "thank you!" for making me laugh and inspiring me to make yet MORE snowmen!!!

    Love your post! And love you and Piper! I will someday visit your library...

    1. K- thank you for the compliments. It's cute that we were working with the same idea this week. Well all snowmen are melting away today in CT, but tomorrow will be fridgid here. Come visit us on a warm day!!! xo

  2. Fabulous snowmen! I like the falling heads too.

    1. Thank you Andrea, I just knew I wanted their heads to fall off. They were fun to make. And that printed it!

  3. Way too cute!! Love the snowman who were having so much fun they lost their heads!

    1. yes, Leah! I think I've actually done that myself...had soooo much fun...laughing my head off!!!

  4. Those snowpeople's outfits are AWESOME!

  5. I am in love with these! Your sled is beautiful, your snowmen have the best clothes, and I can just imagine tiny hands at the end of storytime switching their heads around. :D

    1. My snowmen shop at Michael's craft store! I started thinking Radio Flyer Sled and then I just had to make one. A labor of love! Thanks for commenting :)

  6. This is adorable and so much fun!! I like to use Lois Ehlert's book Snowballs when I do my snowman theme. Thanks for sharing this super cute idea!

  7. Thanks Kathryn - Lois Ehlert's Snowballs is a perfect book for a snowman theme. Thank you for stopping by and commenting


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